Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Limbaugh v. Taylor

Joel C. Rosenberg's Flash Traffic today pointed to an interesting sounding column by David Limbaugh. I should've kept working, but I went and checked it out.

Limbaugh is promoting a book by Norman Geisler and Frank Turek called I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist. He writes, "Geisler and Turek confront the conventional wisdom that Christians are an unthinking lot whose faith is devoid of intellect and that atheists need no faith to sustain their belief system."

Towards the end of his column he states:
But when you closely examine the evidence supporting many Christian claims, you'll find that they "are certain beyond reasonable doubt." As such, "it's not faith in Christianity that's difficult but faith in atheism or any other religion. That is, once one looks at the evidence, we think it takes more faith to be a non-Christian than it does to be a Christian."

It takes more faith to be a non-Christian? Yeah, okay, whatever. Please be sure to tell that to the brethren in the Sudan and North Korea. I'm sure they totally agree with that. Pfui.

Me, I'll stick with Steve Taylor: It's harder to believe than not to.