Debunking myths about Christianity
New book takes aim at pervasive lies
- Duration 3:32
- Date Jul 8, 2012
New book takes aim at pervasive lies
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Guest says that Christians are the victims of negative press that depicts them as stupid and bigoted his new book attempts to debunk myths.
Joining us a broadcaster and author of -- -- ten lies they spread about christianity Michael -- and good to see you Michael.
Morning on posted in -- about that -- revelation a company that I think you're not alone they are gonna drink -- Coke out of the bag are you.
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Our special earnings lies about christianity in your opinion being spread.
Well pretty much everywhere I mean -- -- illustrations when the few exceptions and my station in Canada but.
Mainstream media universities.
It and in the workplace now my golly even bats in the highest places.
In in Washington the idea to Christen somehow awful of hate their intolerant and -- intelligent but it.
In the progressive and most open and I mean this most of the great changes and achievements and North American European society in the hands of Christians and I'm not looking for special treatment or just on a level playing -- -- us with the same sensitivity you might even treat Muslims perhaps don't know how to cut off of that that that's too much but.
Just just treat people fairly listen -- their arguments and that hasn't happened with Christians.
I said the best -- the twenty years now.
You touched on this 11 of the top -- that most offense you you say that it's the ones that Christians that the belief that Christians are stupid.
What would get example anywhere you hear people touting -- Well I think universities in particular ferocity young person -- -- to -- university.
The general assumption is that the Christian it is not very bright.
That was the case that happened in Ontario just few months ago where professor actually say put your hand up -- -- -- one Q did.
And he said I guarantee you won't be by the end of the year.
And I -- I -- because I'm relatively woman in this country is interest in the public square I'm inundated with emails from kids -- having a hard time of this.
I think -- public media to.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You can say things Saddam vote you respect very profound about theology and and that believed.
If a Christian comes forward somehow that that the basic assumption is is is that really credible to they have an intelligence behind that.
There there are stupid -- of course the rather stupid atheists but it's not about intelligence but it's about faith and in the final analysis when you think of yeah CS Lewis and Thomas the quietness and cardinal Newman that that the great intellectuals and -- christianity.
But I don't think the general view today in the mainstream particularly amongst the shattering plus this is -- Christensen.
A very bright.
And perhaps most fundamental you think you wanna point out -- number two on our list the notion that Jesus didn't even exist.
-- Yeah you -- this thing a great deal from people who think -- Clinton Jesus didn't even exist but you have to believe he was from the side that that he's up to you guys of faith.
Although I think that's a lot of compelling evidence that he was but pacifists and at a younger -- for -- -- go on pagan.
And I know Christian Jewish practice of ancient world who most of the critics of christianity -- -- -- huddle they could even spell them for goodness sake.
These people testify Jesus the existence all Jesus who they -- Chris -- That that's an abundance there's more evidence -- Jesus having insisted that most of the figures we take for granted in the ancient world.
To this -- -- we don't even if -- existed anyone who says that to you know they have not not on -- -- looking anyway it'll.
The book is -- C ten lies they spread about christianity thanks so much for coming in your perspective on --