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« Christianity Worth Thinking About | Main | Under the Influence? »

August 24, 2007


>>“But to the U.S.'s increasingly assertive cadre of atheists, that argument will seem absurd”

The above is what’s absurd. It’s a catch-22; anything remotely Christian should be absurd to an atheist….so what? Or better…what’s new?

“Most Christians go through dry times; some Christians rarely experience such feelings. None of that changes the conviction that Jesus is the Savior and the trust we put in Him to reconcile us to God.”

This is great Melinda. Feelings don’t amount to much in the area of evidence and truth.

In light of the fact that one of Mother Teresa's key insights is we need to discover Christ in the "distressing visage of the poor" (And the King will answer them, `Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me') it seems almost fitting that as she embarked upon her mission to the poor of Calcutta she was deprived of the sensible consolations of prayer.

A piece by Sam Harris on ten so-called myths of atheism is making the rounds in my corner of the blogosphere and it contains the following:

"Do the positive experiences of Christians suggest that Jesus is the sole savior of humanity? Not even remotely — because Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims and even atheists regularly have similar experiences."

He assumes that such 'positive experiences' are the Christian's primary (or perhaps only) evidence.

This is a great response to that erroneous assumption.


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