I noticed a prevalent phenomenon. That’s right—I said phenomenon! It seems that there is a common conception that Christians must check their brains at the door before entering the church building. When picturing this, I imagine a big mobster in a black pinstripe suit collecting the brains of Christians on a huge offering plate. Some how, everyone (in general) thinks Christianity is irrational and to even suggest that Christianity is true with a capital “T” is ridiculous and can be reduced to wishful thinking.
First, as a Christian, I don’t think that Christianity can be “proven” with all certainty. If it was such a clear cut case, everyone would be a Christian. I could be wrong about Christianity, but one must investigate and make the most sensible conclusion from the evidence. I do; however, think that it is more reasonable to believe in Christianity than anything else. I am not just emoting and wishing that Christianity is true. I think that there is good reason to believe so. The problem is, nobody checks it out, or tests the claims of Christianity. More often than not, I suspect, people just repeat the slogans drifting through he market place of ideas without really reflecting and investigating them. People just repeat what others say; just like a parrot.
Part of the problem is our [Christians] own fault. I have to say, most Christians don’t know nothing about nothing! This is especially true when it comes to defending Christianity. I don’t have all the answers, but I do know why I believe. I see Christians get clobbered by fancy clichés and “parrot” talk. But the Christian fails to engage these challenges and often retreats to “it’s just true for me.”
I think I have heard just about every argument against Christianity there is. Some arguments are really challenging, but most are trivial and are answered without difficulty. It is not my point to blog all day about different arguments; or make a case for Christianity—that might be a blog(s) for another day. I only want to state that Christianity is intellectual, scientifically compatible and true. There are many brilliant people out there who do not believe Christianity is true, but their dissent, I believe (at least in general), is for poor reasons.
As I stated above, I could be wrong, but nobody has given me sufficient reason, in so far as I can tell, to recant my belief in Jesus Christ. If Christianity is false, I want to know. I don’t want to waste my life on meaningless piety, but my convictions (rational and emotional) tell me otherwise.
Why go through life without thinking about what’s most important; go back to the mobster and get your brain back if you have given it up…