Earlier this month Sean the Blognaught published a book review on “Jesus Lied – He Was Only Human” by C J Werleman. Surprising as this may sound, I actually found it refreshing.
Why? Because the anti-Christian challenge was focussed on Christ for once! Instead of focussing on secondary figures, like the Paul and the prophets, or secondary issues, like the days of creation and the laws of Moses, which is what I’ve come to expect from New Atheist authors, this guy gets that Christ is central to Christianity.
That’s so cool! I get so exasperated by the misdirected challenges that castigate Christians for believing x, when I don’t believe x, or for behaving like y, when I don’t behave like y, or for belonging to z, when I don’t belong to z. Even more so when my Christianity is challenged on the basis of the attacks not fitting me! It’s so intellectually hypocritical, particularly for people who claim to pride evidence-based reasoning above all else. So I welcome an Atheist who has the guts to go for the hard core essentials for once.
And as a consequence I find myself rather bemused by Sean’s comment that this guy is too snarky. Mate, hey, they’re all snarky. Could it be you’re only noticing it now because of the target? I find it intriguing that it makes you uncomfortable.