Here in the middle of our God Questions series, there is some timely news from the “Coming Soon” department: two new films highlight some inconvenient truths for those who claim to have the facts on their side and deploy them against the Christian worldview.
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
Ben Stein asks the question: what are Darwinists afraid of? Why is the so-called “Intelligent Design” hypothesis such an intolerable suggestion? And why are people losing their jobs if they dare to question Darwinism?
Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion) was so upset about this movie that he crashed a screening last month.
The Jesus Tomb Hoax
Last year, The Discovery Channel aired The Lost Tomb of Jesus, a documentary that claimed to have found Jesus’ remains. Now, The Jesus Tomb Hoax not only highlights the embarrassing fact that the whole thing was thoroughly discredited, but goes on to call attention to an important fact: if Jesus did not rise from the dead, being a Christian is worthless.
William Lane Craig’s statement bears repeating:
If the bones of Jesus were to be found, I would cease to be a Christian… Christian faith will not survive in the face of such attacks without, I think, an intellectual component of that faith that says, “Christianity is objectively true; here are the reasons why; and here are the answers to those who challenge it.”