If you want to rid the world of Christianity, here’s what you should do:
Prove Jesus didn’t rise from the dead after he was crucified.
Christianity without the resurrection is like an omelet without eggs.
Like a racehorse without legs.
Without the resurrection, Christianity is done.
Disproving the resurrection is tricky, though.
There’s just so much freaking evidence to negate.
It won’t work to do this:
And no again.
Suppose “The Podunk Daily Beacon” featured this headline:
“Local Hunter Shoots 300-Pound Duck!”
That’s a pretty big duck.
Skepticism is justified.
You look for sources other than The Podunk Daily Beacon.
You are frustrated to learn that PDB is the only newspaper publishing the story.
Stop the presses!
The 300-Pound Duck story is a collaboration!
Turns out, 3 separate reporters submitted the story to the PDB.
Let’s call them…Mark, John and Matthew.
The newspaper compiled the independent sources into one place.
Try to understand.
The Bible is a collection of information from different sources.
The sources are compiled into a single book.
Have I lost you?
This isn’t super-hard to understand.
Just because the PDB is the only paper with the story, it doesn’t mean the story is untrue.
The Podunk Daily Beacon has a pretty good track record so far.
Like the PDB, the Bible has proven to be a reliable source of information in the past.
You need to explain why you “have no confidence in the authenticity of the bible”.
And your explanation must include historical facts…not religious speculation.
(That’s really important.)
You have the right to say, “I don’t believe in 300-pound ducks”…
…but that doesn’t prove that a hunter hasn’t shot one.
You have the right to say, “I don’t believe people come back to life”…
…but that doesn’t prove the resurrection didn’t happen.