4 Pieces of Wisdom from a Street Level Apologist
By Billy Dyer
One reason I believe in Christianity is because it speaks of reality closer than any other worldview. This isn’t the only or even the main reason but it is one of the reasons. Even if Christianity is not true (I do not doubt Christianity) I am convinced that atheism is wholly false. That is because atheism contradict the real world at every turn. I try to point this out to skeptics all the time and I’ve learned a lot about how to deal with people. Here are four observations I’ve made about our culture.
Understand our culture is hypocritically skeptical about history
Have you ever noticed that modern man is very skeptical about what happened in history? Of course he isn’t skeptical at all about the information we have in the Present. As if the present is some sort of infallible guide to truth. To our culture it seems as if the present contains the whole field of vision for truth. That is, if we believe it today then it must be true. Furthermore, they have the snobbery of believing that ancient man has nothing to teach us. But what I find most interesting is that this skepticism about history only goes back so far. Once you get back to the pre-historic days then somehow history becomes a matter of science and we all know science is infallible. Therefore, the study of dinosaurs is reliable but the study of the early church are ransacked with error.
- Realize they have a strong distrust of ancient text
Modern man just cannot stomach the concept that the Bible has been copied. If it has been copied then assuredly it has to have been corrupted many times over. Admittedly this is a difficult topic to address not due to the evidence being in their favor but because of time. That is, we simply do not have the time, during those moments of objection, to sit down and teach them about textual criticism. At the same time, though, we can use their faith in science to our aide…
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