claysmithr wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:48 pm
I feel bad for posting this, since I realized that Dawkins is basically a professional troll. Mods feel free to delete this thread.
I looked up what Dawkins thinks about Jesus, and he thinks that Jesus would've been an Athiest if he lived in our time, which shows a profound lack of biblical knowledge on Dawkins account.
Don't feel bad, what Dawkins says of God in the OT is a common vein Atheists love to vampire upon.
Yet, many Atheists think fondly of Jesus, a "shining star" that cut through many otherwise social norms and prejudicial bs of his day, who nonetheless saturated by the period of time in which He lived. Hence why Dawkins believes Jesus would be Atheist if he had lived today.
Yet then, Dawkins in light of his comments about the OT God, needs to seriously answer some questions that don't add up.
Jesus was a Rabbi with followers, right? He fully studied, even understood the Jewish Scriptures clearly, even believed in them did He not? Did Jesus at any point reject the Scriptures? And yet, everyone wants to accept Christ (and indeed rightly should) was one of the best and wisest humanitarians who lived! That doesn't add up.
Now, by comparison to Dawkins, or even myself as Christian or theological as I am, I have nothing on Jesus' understanding of the OT Scriptures aka the Tanakh. And yet, we have Jesus coming out of that foundation as the direct opposite of everything Dawkin's attributes to the God of the OT. That doesn't make any sense. Someone brainwashed by such, shouldn't be like Jesus but rather Stalin, Hitler or something much, much worse. Right?
Perhaps, just perhaps, Dawkins and many Atheists who attribute so much evil to the God of the OT are missing something. Maybe the answers can be had in Jesus' own words, the books of prophets in the OT, and the teachings of His own disciples who taught others after Christ. These teachings that are now found in the repository of books that comprise our New Testament.