Thursday, January 2, 2014

Sola Sisters: Christians and Conspiracy Theories

A long time ago, I made a post about Christians and conspiracy theories. Recently, Dr. James White of Alpha and Omega Ministries had a debate with documentary filmmaker Chris Pinto on Chris Rosebrough's Fighting for the Faith. The topic? Whether or not Codex Sinaiticus was a forgery. Ultimately, the topic was a conspiracy theory.

Listening was painful, to say the least. Chris Pinto presented facts in his opening arguments, but these were quickly shot down by James White in his responses and in the cross examinations. Ultimately, all Chris Pinto could argue was, "Well, can't you say it's possible?" And there, of course, was the problem with the conspiracy theory mindset: it's not based on facts, merely areas of gray in the realm of doubt. I'm glad the debate happened, as it brought to the forefront the faults behind such a mindset when it comes under scrutiny by the other side (as debates are supposed to do).

The two female apologists over at Sola Sisters made a good post regarding this whole issue, pretty much saying what I've said before. I tried to tweet this, but Twitter apparently thought it was spammy or dangerous...dunno why. Maybe there's a conspiracy somewhere in there...

Sola Sisters: Chris Pinto and Conspiracy Theory Thinkin'