Above, the Infidel Guy (Reggie) interviews agnostic Bible scholar Bart Ehrman. One interesting thing about the interview is that it’s clear Reggie has been listening to too many atheist apologists rather than actually becoming a student of history and historical method.
I see this quite often among both skeptics and believers. They familiarize themselves with how apologists for either side use logic and evidence in the context of a very narrow debate about atheism vs. theism, while being relatively oblivious to the larger picture. This is obvious above when, for example, Ehrman has to explain to Reggie that “we have more evidence for Jesus than we have for almost anybody from his time period.”
This focus on Christian apologetics or atheistic apologetics is a real handicap. I realize that for many people the atheism vs. theism debate is but a passing interest. But for those who spend as much time on it as I do, it’s really important to make sure your introduction to logic and epistemology and historical method and philosophy does not come solely to you through the lens of atheism vs. theism. There are bigger lessons to be learned here.
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