Originally posted by bvbI saw him on the Colbert Report. Very interesting.
Yes he is an excellent professor. I have his course entitled "The Historical Jesus" on video tape. If all Christians were like him I would have a lot more respect for Christians.
Originally posted by telerionHe started out as a fundamentalist christian. But after studying the matter in an impartial manner he came to the conclusion that the case for god is a rather sketchy one.
I saw him on the Colbert Report. Very interesting.
He also called himself an agnostic.
If more xians were agnostics, I'd have more respect for them too.
Originally posted by FreakyKBHNo for the honest skepticism of their own beliefs.
For what: their double-mindedness?
Originally posted by telerionI agree. The concept of an agnostic Christian is not a contradiction. It is based in having a clear understanding of the relationship between faith and knowledge. Another good guy on this subject is James Hall at the University of Richmond. He calls himself an "agnostic Episcopalian. For myself, I simply prefer to leave it at "agnostic" then keep everybody guessing.
No for the honest skepticism of their own beliefs.
Take for instance my position:
I believe that their isn't a god out there and that gods are anthropomorphisms that arise from projecting ourselves onto the world around us. However, I do not claim to know that there is not even one god that exists anywhere. I could certainly be mistaken, and if I st ...[text shortened]... e position about all sorts of other magic creatures, and I have yet to believe in a single one.