Now I’ve witnessed shoddy Christian apologetics to the extent where the Christian apologist is making stuff up or just presenting nonsense. Here we see a Christian apologist, Sam Shamoun of ABN, presenting an explanation of Numbers 31:17-18 which he seems to have just made up on the fly.
Do these Christian apologists actually think about what they are saying or do they automatically assume their Christian audience is half-asleep and/or stultified of mind?
Here’s the passage the Christian apologist attempts to explain:
17 Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, 18 but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man. [Numbers 31:17-18 NIV]
Watch this astonishingly confusing explanation of Numbers 31:17-18
If video does not play, please see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRoXngFaiDY
What’s that I hear?
Do I hear a stampede of disgruntled Christian donors to this Christian apologist’s house asking for their cash back? Do I hear Bassim Gorial calling the bank to cancel any cheques he handed this man for such an insufficient and confusing explanation?
I remember reading in a book that said all the intelligentsia left Christianity for communism a few decades ago. I genuinely believe Christians have lost many of their intellectuals to secular humanism in current times and thus are reliant on a string of apologists who are not the best intellectually (in the case of this Christian apologist, Sam Shamoun, almost bankrupt in this regard).
I can say I’ve had some dealings with this particular apologist, Mr Shamoun, he strikes me as somebody who is quite dim and even lacking mental balance:
The question I have for the Christians out there, why are you relying on folklike the apologist in the video? Surely it only presents you and your community in a negative (and even intellectually dishonest) light…
I publish this video to counter this man’s money making operations on the net and warn people from his shoddy and intellectually dishonest apologetics. Do you really think he should get paid for such arguments?
This is one of the problems with amateur Christian apologists who are collecting cash on the net. Rather than just saying they don’t know, they turn up with a dud light-bulb stuck to their head presenting theories that just don’t make sense and/or make them look intellectually dishonest.
As for the Numbers 31:17-18 that Christians (and Jews) struggle with, why not just accept a Muslim understanding of them – that’s to say you don’t know whether those teachings are actually from God or just forgeries added to the OT?! Simple. Problem solved!
Christians need to stop employing amateur Christian apologists who make stuff up to make them feel better about Old Testament passages they don’t understand.
For a believer, if they believe God did something they don’t need to make up excuses.
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