Monday, March 30, 2009

Ehrman is Not a Debunker of Christianity?

I was surprised to find this sentence: "Ehrman is not a debunker of Christianity," in a recent article in the Charlotte Observer (link to article).

On what basis does the author of the article make that claim? On the basis that Ehrman acknowledges that Jesus was an historical figure. Apparently, to be a "debunker of Christianity" today, one must not only be opposed to the miraculous, but also a denier of the most-well attested historical figure of 2000 years ago.

It's amazing what the world's come to.



Nick Norelli said...

Perhaps to be a 'debunker' of Christianity one would actually have to 'debunk' Christianity. If that's the case then there are no 'debunkers', Ehrman included.

Turretinfan said...

Good point - I wish it were the point of the author of that article!

Kyle said...

I liked this comment that someone left at that website:

"Ehrman's problem is that he never met the Author."