A few days ago I posted a link to a book I had recently published entitled Betting on Jesus. I submitted the post on Reddit’s Christianity sub-group in hopes of stimulating a vigorous discussion on some of the issues I talk about in the book. By clicking on the link I posted you are taken directly to the book’s Amazon page and allowed to read a good portion of the book in their “Look Inside” option for free, and one of those Reddit members had indeed done just that.
Well, it would be an understatement to say that my mission was accomplished. I did indeed stimulate a vigorous discussion – specifically on the matter of evolution. One of those I engaged with challenged an assertion I made in the opening chapter – that assertion being that the Theory of Evolution and Christianity were mutually exclusive. He wrote in his first post that billions of Christians would disagree with me on my point, and he went on to tell me that the Theory of Evolution was no longer a theory – rather, it was now considered a scientific fact.
My initial response was to challenge him on his unsupported claim that billions of Christians believed that evolution was no longer considered theory. He relented on that point when I established that there are only about 2.2 billion Christians in the world today so the odds of “billions of Christians” believing evolution is a fact – his words – would constitute a very bombastic embellishment of the truth.