A while back my good friend Ty posted a series of questions addressed to me on his blog. Don’t know if they were rhetorical, but I suppose not. Here are his questions and my answers (in italics). Thanks Ty!
Is war evil? I think most people would recognize some level of evil in war. The questions, I suppose, are (a) whether it is a “necessary” evil, and (b) whether it is categorically evil.
What do we do if Christ really wasn’t raised from the dead? Something else. I’m with Paul on this one; if Jesus wasn’t raised from the dead, then Dawkins, Hitchens, and Onfray are right – we are pitiable idiots.
What if it were actually proven that He didn’t? Therein lies the problem: it can’t be. To put it in technical terms, the resurrection is nonfalsifiable. There is simply no way for it to be disproven. On the flip side, there is thus no way for it to be proven either.
Is the church – or to what degree is the church – merely a form a societal mind control? Continue reading