Thursday, July 14, 2011
The Bible, A Nonreligious Book
"On the basis of biblical Christianity a rational discussion and consideration can take place, because it is fixed in the stuff of history. When Paul was asked whether Jesus was raised from the dead, he gave a completely nonreligious answer, in the twentieth-century sense. He said: 'There are almost 500 living witnesses; go and ask them!' This is the faith that involves the whole man, including his reason; it does not ask for a belief in the void. As the twentieth-century mentality would understand the concept of religion, the Bible is a nonreligious book," The God Who is There, pp. 69-70.