Atheism / False Witnesses / religion · July 29, 2013

Christian Credentials – Redux

Christians who make a living “being Christian”, benefit from having a sordid past and a dramatic transformation.  The more sordid the past, the more dramatic the transformation, the better.

This directly translates into marketability as a Christian.  And when dollars are on the line, who can blame someone who “embellishes” their past.  Like a fisherman talking about “The One That Got Away”, the story grows to impress the audience.

When a Christian speaks of their sordid past, how much of their story based on fact?  I don’t doubt that there is some truth – but how much?  In many cases it’s impossible to know for sure.  

Hement Mehta has found that some very famous Christians, who make a decent living from recounting their sordid pasts, are not completely (and in many cases are not even partially) honest.

But I already pointed this out.