There is certainly plenty of fodder: the Inquisition, the Crusades, the Salem Witch Hunts…so many ways to show how the church fails at its supposed mission.
But do these attacks really mean that the church is not what it seems? That its influence has been bad over the years? That we would be better off without it?
This Sunday at McCoy I will look at this attack from the New Atheists and draw my review to a close.
The goal has not just been to vent. It has also been to help us see where the new atheistic flavor is taking religious discussion in our day and to arm ourselves…with both content and conviction…to accept the opportunities when they arise to talk about our faith.