As discussed in my previous blog, the books my aunt promised to send arrived today. She sent me Josh McDowell's The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict and Answers to Tough Questions Skeptics Ask About the Christian Faith. I have just over three weeks off from college for the holidays and I hope to have the books read within that time. I will also be posting my thoughts, questions, and interesting quotes from the books on here for your entertainment.

Thanks to everyone who commented last time, and I'm looking forward to this endeavor with you all!

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Comment by Reggie on December 11, 2009 at 9:36pm
I look forward to your responses.
Comment by Dave G on December 11, 2009 at 10:35pm
I'm with Nelson and Reggie. It should be interesting.
Comment by Laura on December 16, 2009 at 2:29pm
Have you told your aunt that you'll read her books if she reads yours? I found that to be a pretty effective way of dealing with well-meaning relatives who try to "educate" me about why I'm wrong to be an atheist.
Comment by Matthew on December 16, 2009 at 3:01pm
I'm going to third Laura's suggestion - only read your aunt's books if she'll read yours.

I'm looking forward to seeing all the action!
Comment by Dave G on December 16, 2009 at 3:05pm
Comment by Kristi on December 16, 2009 at 3:54pm
I have considered sending her a couple of books, namely Bart Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus and Sam Harris' Letter to a Christian Nation.

I started reading chapter one of Evidence last night. I'm already seeing a lot of unfounded claims, although I keep telling myself to wait and see what the rest of the book says. I'll try to post another blog soon.
Comment by Laura on December 17, 2009 at 10:09am
For what it's worth, I think you should. You can frame the discussion in such a way that it's not insulting to her. Just let her know that you want her to understand where you're coming from so that she doesn't assume that you haven't thought this through. Let her know that you'd like to continue the discussion but that you feel like it's one-sided right now, so you'll be happy to read the books she sends if she agrees to read the books that you send to her. I think Misquoting Jesus and Letter to a Christian Natoin are great books to start out with. I suspect that after reading one of the books, she won't want to play anymore, and you'll stop getting reading material from her.


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