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Hitchens on Pullman, Lewis, and Jesus

From Christopher Hitchens’s review of Phillip Pullman’s new revisionist book on Jesus and early Christianity, published last week in the NYT:

Belief in the divinity of Jesus of Nazareth and belief in the virtue of his teachings are not at all the same thing. Writing to John Adams in 1813, having taken his razor blade to the books of the New Testament and removed all “the artificial vestments in which they have been muffled by priests,” Thomas Jefferson said the 46-page residue contained “the most sublime and benevolent code of morals which has ever been offered to man.”

Ernest Renan, in his pathbreaking “Life of Jesus” in 1863, also repudiated the idea that Jesus was the son of God while affirming the beauty of his teachings. Continue reading

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It Can Be Dangerous to Have a “Leader”

There are some religions and/or denominations that have coined a leader, so to say. I say that this can be a dangerous thing. Maybe I am just blind to this fact, but I would say that Christianity does not have a human leader. Of course I know that Jesus is the leader of Christianity, so to say. When I reference people like John MacArthur, John Piper, Charles Spurgeon, C.S. Lewis, and others, yes, I view them as people who I would like to emulate in their walk with Christ, but I in no way view them as a leader of Christianity in the sense that other religions do. What I am getting at is that some religions have human leaders and/or false gods, and that makes them false religions. Continue reading

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Old Time Writing

I have been giving thought and reason to old time writing. I read books by old authors, namely A.W. Tozer and C.S. Lewis among others (notice how I said old authors, not outdated authors). When I read these books, I realize that authors of today just don’t write like that anymore. The eloquence at which the words were written, the use of the English language…you just don’t see that today.

The first question that I ask myself when I realize anything is “Why?” So, I have been trying to figure out the reasons on why there is not writing like this anymore. I have narrowed it down to the fact that education today just “ain’t what it used to be.”

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