"My reaction is faith in Jesus Christ is not at all logical. When your beliefs are based on faith, you're believing something you can't see. Being able to prove that scientifically in a debate – it could be hard to win."I have to confess that Mrs. Harrell may be the most honest Christian I've heard in a long time. I have a great deal of respect for her straight-ahead assertion of faith. Seriously.
I don't share Mrs. Harrell's beliefs, and I think she might find it enlightening to participate in that discussion with the student atheist group. But Mrs. Harrell is an honest Christian, one who has a strong faith. She doesn't pretend it's based on science or that other religions aren't valid. She just has faith in Jesus Christ and is honest enough to admit it.
The Christians who bug me are the hypocrites and liars, the ones who try to twist science and history so that it "proves" that Christianity is right. It's perfectly honest to accept something on faith and to admit it's nothing more than faith. But Christians who try to use logic and science to prove that their religion is true get no respect from me. It shows me that their faith is really not that strong at all. It shows me that they're questioning the foundations of Christianity, that they know their faith is on shaky ground. They need science to validate their beliefs because their beliefs can't stand on their own.
Christians and all people of faith should take a lesson from Mrs. Harrell. Either you believe or you don't. Your religion isn't based on logic, historical research, or science. It's based on faith.