I’ve had a difficult few days on Twitter, I’ve been besieged by people attempting to prove that my faith is irrational, that Jesus did not actually exist because there are no contemporary accounts, pro-abortionists and a man who attempted to equate a human embryo with a fungus or an STD. I am emotionally rather overwrought due to the non-stop apologetics. Huge thanks to Thirsty Gargoyle again, who was able to bring far more expertise and depth of knowledge to the subject than I. He has written an excellent academic evidence-based post, dealing with the subject of the physical existence of Christ, here. It is essential reading for any Christian apologist.
I am taking a short break from the internet for a while. Here’s why:
All of these were hard-core atheists who seem to get their kicks from trolling twitter feeds of those with religious beliefs and launching straight into insults, at least two of those were unsolicited, it was that user’s first contact with me.
Here’s the tweet that has perhaps upset me the most, penned by someone who should, I think, know a lot better. He did delete it after a few comments, but I wonder is this really what a New Statesman columnist and successful media lawyer really thinks about Catholics? Or was it a cheap and dirty shot, one designed to discredit and smear? Like the other comments I shan’t dignify the comment with a response, but there it is. David Allen Green believes that there is objective evidence to believe that every single Catholic priest is a pedophile. How very misconceived.