Why are Christians told that we should read history, and specifically which history, in order to be responsible Christians?
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Lee Strobel lies outright in his books, and has been caught in lies (and has had to backpedal) numerous times. I find them humorous - Wm Lane Craig is intellectually dishonest and likes to use a lot of circular logic which is incredibly amusing.
Care to provide examples and evidence?
you need evidence to prove that william lane craig talks in circles? Just listen to him. Listen to his debate with Bart Ehrman, for example. And if you want a case against Strobel, read Nailed by David Fitzgerald.
Even if you can make a case against Strobel, you would still need to discount the evidence provided by the numerous scholars referenced and consulted in his series.
As for Craig I will watch the debate, but I have not yet seen him talk in circles.
Good points. I'm not familiar with Strobel and Craig. But it would be nice for @JMcFarland to provide an _example_, rather than a source.
Perhaps that's asking too much. Saying "lies outright in his books" is a generality. Not a good sign.
The reason I've been vague is comments are limited in character - about 250 characters, to be exact, and by the time I get to the point, I'm just about out of room. I think that's reasonable, don't you?
I'll do a Hub on this subject, if you guys don't mind me quoting you. That way you can make more in depth comments.
I started a Hub. I hope you guys will continue to comment there. https://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Why-do-at...
Hi JMC, So what sources should Christians use? Thank you for responding!
I'm personally a fan of "the dark side of christian history" by hellen ellerbe, but there are literally thousands of books that exist - without built-in christian bias that try to excuse their attrocities - that can be found easily.
That reminds me of reading grocery store tabloids to find out the truth about your parents. :p
why, because you don't like the title? If you read "christian" books about christianity's history, you can expect a certain bias. This is true in any field. Try reading a history book written by an actual historian w/out a need for an agenda.
I'd like to see a "history" book without a bias.
"It" has done? No! People with egos have done. Sometimes the simplest ideas are the hardest to grasp, especially for someone with an ego bias.
Created in God's image; but He is not Homo sapiens!
JMC, from grade 1 through 12, I never read anything about a Black person - good, bad, or otherwise. I learned about white people. During the Civil Rights Movement I began hearing about Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad, Benjamin Banneker, et