Sunday, December 28, 2008

This pretty much settles it:

From (h/t Conservapedia):
Top Scholars Confirm Truth of Christianity

Thursday, December 25, 2008 7:22 PM

LOS ANGELES — A new survey recently showed that 70 percent of people in Great Britain doubted the biblical account of the birth of Jesus Christ, but they are “gravely mistaken,” says Ted Baehr, a professional scholar and theologian.

Christianity is true as well as historical, factual and “intellectually sound,” said Baehr, who founded The Christian Film & Television Commission ministry in 1985.

“Top scholars, historians and experts have confirmed that the Bible is the most historically and intellectually reliable ancient text in the whole world, including the Bible’s account of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and the apostles and disciples who wrote the New Testament documents,” Baehr said.

He cited the work of numerous top scholars, historians and experts, such as C.S. Lewis, Gary Habermas, F.F. Bruce, William Lane Craig, John A.T. Robinson, John Warwick Montgomery, Bruce Metzger, Simon Greenleaf, Stuart C. Hackett, J. Gresham Machen, Ronald Nash, Edwin Yamauchi, Craig Blomberg, John Wenham, Lee Strobel, Paul Maier, and N.T. Wright.

“These people are wonderfully astute thinkers, investigators and writers,” Baehr said. “They have refuted all of the important lies, half-truths and silly comments against Jesus, His apostles, the Bible, and Christianity made by non-Christians and even by some allegedly former Christians.”

“Not only can you have complete faith in the New Testament documents and what they say about the virgin birth, divinity, Crucifixion, Resurrection, and teachings of Jesus Christ,” Baehr said, “but you can also rely on what they say about non-Christian places, people, and events, such as the names and titles of Roman government officials.

“Jesus is both God and man,” he said. “He was born of a virgin, never sinned in his life, died for our sins, and rose on the third day. Turn away from your sins and faults, believe in Jesus and his teachings, and be baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.”


When a Christian has to spend so much time and effort trying to prove the existence of God, the divinity of Christ, or that the Bible is historically accurate, it demonstrates that deep down inside, he strongly suspects his religion is phony and false.

Most Christians don't worry about proof, because it runs counter to the concept of faith — either you believe, absent proof to the contrary, that God exists and that Jesus Christ died for your sins, or you don't.

For right-wing Christianists, however, faith is not enough. They need confirmation of their beliefs, so that they know they're not just wasting their time believing in salvation and an eternal life in heaven, time that could be better spend snorting coke off a naked porn star's tummy.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/29/2008 10:54 AM  

Ipse dixit. It's so because he said it's so.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/30/2008 5:22 PM  

My giant invisible friend
My giant invisible friend
He knows all about you
He knows everything that you do
My giant invisible friend

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/05/2009 9:16 AM  

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