Monday, January 5, 2009

The God Who Wasn't There?

I don't know if this will turn into anything, but I saw some ads today for the DVD release of the 2005 movie The God Who Wasn't There. Every spring we tend to see another assault on Christ, His resurrection, or Christianity in general; will this be that event?

No serious scholars doubt that Jesus of Nazareth even existed, but every few years some nut blows the dust off of this one, and this movie is just such an attempt.

Our brave documentarian is Brian Flemming, also known for founding the "Blasphemy Challenge," who, along with such careful, impartial thinkers as Sam Harris and Jesus Seminarian Robert Price, claims that "Jesus Christ never existed," "the early founders of Christianity seem wholly unaware of the idea of a human Jesus," and that "contemporary Christians are largely ignorant of the origins of their religion."

Whether this turns out to be anything or not, just about every year produces something of this kind. It is wise to be continually learning about the evidence for the historicity of Jesus as both man and Christ so that we can be ready to answer those who are convinced or simply concerned about the latest, greatest would-be mythbuster.

You also might be interested in:
The Resurrection: A Story No One Would Make Up

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