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Billboard Wars

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American Atheists recently put up a billboard on the New Jersey side of the Lincoln tunnel saying, "You KNOW it's a Myth, this Season, Celebrate REASON!" The Catholic League then retaliated with it's own billboard on the Manhattan side of the tunnel with the message, "You Know it's Real. This Season, Celebrate Jesus." CNN's Jeanne Moos recently produced a humorous look at this debate which you can view here.

Watching the CNN piece sorta takes me back to elementary school. "I know you are, but what am I?", "I don't make monkeys, I just train them," etc. Both sides in this debate seem to have a lot of dogma and enthusiasm; what appears to be missing is a reasonable defense of each view. Years ago Monty Python's Michael Palin rightly pointed out that "An argument is not the same as contradiction," and Christians would do well to think about the apologetic implications of this sound advice.

Book and Audio Recommendations
Tactics (A White Horse Inn-terview with Greg Koukl):
Part 1: [audio:http://www.whitehorseinn.org/whiarchives/2009whi965oct04.mp3|titles=WHI 965|artists=White Horse Inn]
Part 2: [audio:http://www.whitehorseinn.org/whiarchives/2009whi966oct11.mp3|titles=WHI 966|artists=White Horse Inn]

Tactics, by Greg Koukl
The Reason for God , by Tim Keller
Holman QuickSource Guide to Christian Apologetics, by Doug Powell

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  • Guest - Mike Sapp

    Did anyone notive the ISAIAH 53 Billboard at :50 in? He suffered and died...

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  • Guest - Mike Sapp

    Notice, not notive and actually, it shows the first time at :26 in. Funny, no one seemed to notice or even know to what it was referring.

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