Excellent podcast! However, your position in regard to Christianity and the written scriptures seem to give the impression that it is impossible to know whether or not that Christianity and The holy bible is both authentic and accurate When numerous (Historical) evidence states that they are. Unfortunately, there is this myth that somehow the Bible was written in a vacuum and what we have today is nothing more than shallow and loosely based information that can't be trusted or should be viewed as suspect. When (again )countless information states otherwise. Secondly, I think it is unfortunate that Laurie Favors encountered a bad experience with religion or some form what was suppose to be Christianity, however, we should not allow our experiences to be a determination on what is truthful, accurate and in accordance with rightful standards. There are unethical pastors, ministries, clergyman, and preachers just as there are unethical lawyers, judges, policeman, doctors, teachers, congressman and so forth. Therefore to state that all parts of Christianity is convoluted and not concrete based on experience is misleading. I can assure you that the Holy Bible can defend itself Furthermore as a professional attorney wouldn't it be more. pertinent to look at the evidence, the writings, the witness statements the content and context of a passage, etc, etc as well as other pertinent matters, and investigate whether it measures up? Therefore to take a position that is subjective, esoteric, and self-refuting is not fair and balanced. Please note not all experiences are bad however they are not all conclusive to what may or may not be true. Lastly, one of the comments that were started (I believe) to defend the unreliability and inaccuracies of Christianity was a statement that was made by Mrs. Favors somewhere at the beginning of the podcast which was in reference to Christianity being a. "fairly new religion" or "new religion". Yes, and with certainty, Christianity is new in comparison to other religion however I believe the "newness" supports the accuracy and truthfulness of Christ's teaching and not that the Bible is inaccurate. The teaching and the gospel message was written somewhere between 15-20 years after the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ "why is this important?" Well for two reasons 1. It was not enough time or years for it to be a myth during that time period. Most myths take years or sometimes centuries. If you review when and the time the gospel was written it does not correspond with the time table of a fable or myth 2. Jesus and his message were monotheistic the majority of the religions during that time period were polytheistic this is just one ( and again I emphasize just one ) of the historical findings that make Christianity different and unique not confusing, Loosely based, or a fable. If the Bible and the words of Christ were just another myth or fable then it would have been beneficial for Christ to mention more than one God not just one. Conclusively you have three choices when it comes to Christ and his teaching 1. He was a liar 2. He was a lunatic 3. He is who he says he is and that is Lord However he can't be all three or the two.
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