Christianity No Longer Makes Sense by Evan Davids
Christianity no longer makes sense. The human authors who penned the words that became holy scripture lived in a world far removed from ours. They held prescientific beliefs and ancient moral standards. Naturally, the Bible reflects the views of its ancient authors. The problem is that, for Christians, the Bible is supposed to be more than just an interesting record of ancient Near Eastern beliefs. The Bible reveals the will and teachings of God and provides the foundation from which Christian doctrine is built. But the ancient ideas found in the Bible have collided with modernity. Over the last 500 years defenders of the faith have fought scientific and moral change. Once the new science or morality prevails, defenders of the faith then endeavor to adapt (or mute) their scriptural and theological positions. At some point, these efforts must lose credibility. At some point, the cognitive dissonance must be too apparent. Christianity No Longer Makes Sense makes the case that we have indeed reached this point.