Friday, December 11, 2009

Jesus-style apologetics

I've been thinking a bit recently about how Jesus tended to answer difficult questions. When they came from people who were out to trap him, he tended to answer them with another question of his own which exposed either the underlying false assumptions or the underlying hypocrisy.
So what would this look like with the whole issue of Old Testament genocides? Maybe something like this...
[Questioner] Doesn't God command lots of genocides in the Old Testament?
[Jesus] You answer me a question first. Was William the Conqueror a war criminal or not?
Just a thought...

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