Do you prefer "Jesus of Nazareth" instead of "Jesus Christ" ?[/b]Originally posted by ivanhoe
There are people who do not find the evidence for the evolution theory compelling and I'm sure some of them never will find it compelling. So what ?
I feel that this is analogy is a little loose, but not wholly inapplicable.
I do believe that schools should teach the weaknesses of the theory of
evolution -- the things hitherto undiscovered, missing links and such. If
this raises some doubts about the evolutionary theory, that's fine because
it will lead to inquiry and exploration. I feel that information and the
quest for it is never a bad thing (or at least I can't think of an example).
If it ratifies the theory, then great! If it alters it, then great! If it supplants
it with a new one, then great!
Similarly, people should be aware that the evidence for Jesus's existence
is not air tight/rock solid. The fact that the ancient evidence for Jesus in
non-Christian sources is pretty little thin leads to developments in our
understanding of 1st-century Judeo/Proto-Christian world.
I've said that I think it is improbable that Jesus didn't exist a number of
times, even highly improbable. But it is more probable to think that He
didn't than to think that the earth is 6000 years old.