Originally posted by hoven5th
Faith is belief without evidence. Blind belief is belief that ignores contrary evidence. Do you fall into the latter category?
Here is my view regarding Christianity, so you may judge for yourself.
By rejecting Christ, one is claiming that Christ, his disciples, and his followers all deceivers and the Bible false. If this is the case, then the magnitude of this lie has been enormously profound. Think of all the wars, persecution and martyrs. Think of all the people who believe in Him. Consider all of the good works that have been done in his name.
By accepting Christ, one is acknowledging divine intervention. One is acknowledging that although bad works have been done in the name of Christ, calling oneself and one’s actions Christian does not make them Christian. Being a Christian requires one to believe that Jesus Christ is God, adhere to the principles Christ’s advocates, living a Christian life.
[C. S.] Lewis said there are three options:
1. Jesus was telling falsehoods and knew it, and so he was a liar.
2. Jesus was telling falsehoods but believed he was telling the truth, and so he was insane.
3. Jesus was telling the truth, and so he was divine. (wikipedia, trilemma)
Lewis’s trilemma is “based on Jesus' own words [as according to the Bible], not the words of others.” (wikipedia, trilemma) I cannot fathom how the trilemma is overly simplistic.
There is not a middle ground here; one either believes in Christ, or chooses not to believe in Him. Choosing to reject or accept Christ is not intellectually easy for me. I’m not saying the believers or non-believers are correct; I do not know – how can anybody know? What is the evidence supporting and detracting from Christianity? The Bible presents some very compelling evidence supporting Christianity.