Re: Destructive criticism of Christian apologists (was Denigrating falsehood)

Ed Brayton (
Tue, 26 May 1998 17:11:30 -0400

Ron Chitwood wrote:
> >>>One can BE a
> Christian even if Christianity is false<<<
> No, one can't. A pseudo-Christian, perhaps, but not a Christian. Come to
> think of it, why would you even want to. Jesus is either a liar or a
> lunatic, isn't he?

I'm not going to get into a debate over the validity of Christianity on
this list. It is not the appropriate forum for that discussion. But the
validity of Christianity has exactly NOTHING to do with whether one can
be a Christian or not. By your absurd logic, there is no such thing as a
Hindu, Buddhist or Muslim since those religions are not true. One can
believe in something that is not true. Hence, one can BE a Christian
even if Christianity if false, just as one can be a Hindu even if
Hinduism is false. Any contrary claim is simply semantic nonsense.