I've decided to take a little break from political posts this week in honor of the celebration of Holy Week or Passion Week or whatever you call the week before the Easter celebration.
Easter celebrates something that is the defining moment of all religions, the resurrection of Christ. If the resurrection is false, then Christianity is false and all other religions have a possibility of being true. However, if the resurrection is true and did happen, then Christianity is true and all other religions are false, especially Islam, which directly attacks the resurrection.
Over the next couple of days, I'll present some points that will hopefully lead to a good discussion in the comment threads. One thing I'll try my best to do is present my side from provable facts and historical records and not say, "the Bible says it therefore it is true." While I absolutely do believe everything in the Bible is accurate and true, I feel that as Christians we too many times neglect science and history because of a false assumption that to use those disciplines is not "religious." At one time in history, people looked to the Church for the latest and greatest new discoveries and intellectual training, but we have given up that role by going to the other extreme of taking everything on faith and faith alone.
To clarify, I'm not in anyway downing faith, because ultimately the final decision to accept Christ or not will be by faith, but we also don't have to completely forfeit all scientific and historical discussions purely because we have our faith. Look forward to hopefully a couple of good discussions.