Your rights end where their feelings begin at Oxford!

I saw this interesting article on the Spectator about a disturbing trend among university students in the UK.


I was attacked by a swarm of Stepford students this week. On Tuesday, I was supposed to take part in a debate about abortion at Christ Church, Oxford. I was invited by the Oxford Students for Life to put the pro-choice argument against the journalist Timothy Stanley, who is pro-life. But apparently it is forbidden for men to talk about abortion. A mob of furious feministic Oxford students, all robotically uttering the same stuff about feeling offended, set up a Facebook page littered with expletives and demands for the debate to be called off. They said it was outrageous that two human beings ‘who do not have uteruses’ should get to hold forth on abortion — identity politics at its most basely biological — and claimed the debate would threaten the ‘mental safety’ of Oxford students. Three hundred promised to turn up to the debate with ‘instruments’ — heaven knows what — that would allow them to disrupt proceedings.


Incredibly, Christ Church capitulated,

Read more at  Your rights end where their feelings begin at Oxford!.

Stepping Up to the Plate: The Call for Community Apologists | Christian Apologetics Alliance

World renowned philosopher William Lane Craig says that,

“It’s not just Christian scholars and pastors who need to be intellectually engaged with the issues. Christian laymen, too, need to be intellectually engaged. Our churches are filled with Christians who are idling in intellectual neutral. As Christians, their minds are going to waste. One result of this is an immature, superficial faith. People who simply ride the roller coaster of emotional experience are cheating themselves out of a deeper and richer Christian faith by neglecting the intellectual side of that faith. They know little of the riches of deep understanding of Christian truth, of the confidence inspired by the discovery that one’s faith is logical and fits the facts of experience, of the stability brought to one’s life by the conviction that one’s faith is objectively true.”
To read more please click on the link below.

via Stepping Up to the Plate: The Call for Community Apologists | Christian Apologetics Alliance.

The Most Important Apologetic

I would never downplay the role of the mind in Christianity. It is part of the most important commandment
Matthew 22:36-38 (NIV)
36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your MIND.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment.
(emphasis mine).
But the mental aspect of apologetics isn’t as important as living as a Christian. It doesn’t matter one bit how intelligent your words are if you are living like the devil. There are way to many people out there who say they are Christian, and turn around and commit terrible crimes! Most infamously people like David Koresh, who claimed to be a Christian for most of his “ministry” but later claimed to be Christ himself, and priest who were overly fond of little boys. But there are a lot of people who claim to be Christian with their mouths, but live in ways that completely contradict the word of God. If you are mean, and nasty in one breath, and in the very next talk about the love of God, no one will listen to you. SOME of the things the Rev. Phelps guy says are technically correct but his behavior is so vile that any somewhat decent person who hears him speak will reject everything he says.

Always keep in mind that any time you identify yourself as a Christian people will be watching your conduct. They see you as a reflection of our God. If you act like a jerk, or commit newsworthy crimes this reflects poorly on Christ.
The closer you live to God’s word, the more believable your words about God will be.

Yes, you do have the right to believe anything you want.

We have a right to believe whatever we want, but not everything we believe is right. ― Ravi Zacharias

People tend to have a hard time accepting that they could be wrong about something. I admit I am wrong all the time and I often have to swallow hard before I do it.  Quite frequently I bump up against people who run out of answers for my questions and accuse me of trying to take their right to believe what they want away from them.   I am not trying to take away anyone’s rights. You have a right to believe that green is red, and red is green if you want to, but I would not suggest you try to drive a car.  It doesn’t matter how strongly you believe the light in the middle of the road is green, if it is really red. Eventually your wrong belief is going to hurt. But if on the other hand you believe that green is in fact green and red is in fact red your life will be enriched by the truth you will more safely be able to drive a car and many other things will come into proper focus with your true belief.
When I witness to people I am not trying to take away anyone’s rights, I am telling people what I think is true, and it has served me well.
And I am hoping that you will see my truth as true, and that your life will be enriched by that truth as well.

You can believe what ever you want. If you want to believe that everything in the universe is comes from nothing and the order in the universe sprang from random chance you are free to do that.  If you want to believe we are all a dream of some deity and nothing is real you can believe that too. But be prepared to realize that one of us is wrong.