Lee Strobel Only Says What He Knows to be True

Screen shot 2009-11-13 at 12.31.55 PMI ❤ Lee Strobel.

I’m not kidding.

I’ve read a couple of his books, including one on my book shelf titled, “The Case for Christ”. I sincerely recommend it for anyone who’s struggling with their faith. Strobel is a dynamic Christian apologetic, a self described former atheist who searched out the “facts” of Jesus’ life/death/resurrection by interviewing various people. He came to the lawyerly decision that the case for Christ is so convincing that disbelief is completely asinine.

I am asinine. I was not convinced.

Why not? Because it didn’t work. Even if Jesus existed, he would hardly be impressive enough to devote my life to. I mean really. Remove the threat of hellfire, and there really isn’t much of a reason to carry on a one-sided effort to have a relationship with someone, real or invisible. I used to talk to Jesus all day as a believer. It becomes rather empty and uneventful after a while.

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Cynical C Rewrites the Sermon on the Mount, Einstein Solves Crazy New Science Conundrum, Because Jesus Beat Him to the Punch

I liked a post over at Cynical C where he says he’s underwhelmed by the golden rule. Like Richard Dawkins reading his “love” mail, Cynical C gets a lot of “love” mail too. And the lot of it is vile, “Jesus, save me from your followers” type of stuff.

I particularly appreciate the closing in which he explains the sermon on the mount that would really impress him:

“Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth.

Oh, and clean are the hands of the surgeons, for their patients will live.

And E equals m times c squared, for time will slow for those whom approach c.


There. Now that’s a sermon from a mount that we could actually learn something from.”

Now that’s a savior I can get behind! Who’s with me?


“So give him tidings of a painful doom”

If you’re curious what the whole thing says in the holy book 32 verse 7: “And when Our revelations are recited unto him he turneth away in pride as if he heard them not, as if there were a deafness in his ears. So give him tidings of a painful doom.

Oo oo, how about this one, book 7 verse 32, “… on the Day of Resurrection, will be only for those who believed during the life of the world.”

10:70 is SUPER awesome: “We make them taste a dreadful doom because they used to disbelieve.”

2:194 shows how much you are loved! “One who attacketh you, attack him in like manner as he attacked you.”

87:12 and 13, also a charmer: “He who will be flung to the great Fire Wherein he will neither die nor live”

21:97 is kind of gentle: “Behold them, staring wide (in terror), the eyes of those who disbelieve!”

I’m liking this one a lot: “As for him who rebelled And chose the life of the world, hell will be his home.” Thanks book of “Those Who Drag Forth”. You are so explicitly loving.

“Those who disbelieve take their comfort in this life and eat even as the cattle eat, and the Fire is their habitation.” 47:12

In the book of “The Clear Proof,” surah 6 says, “Lo! those who disbelieve, among the People of the Scripture and the idolaters, will abide in fire of hell. They are the worst of created beings.”

These are all scriptures from the Qur’an. That should be all you need to convert.