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Dr. Ravi Zacharias is a Christian Apologist which means that his job is to defend the Christian faith,particularly in debunking the idea that one has throw their reason away in order to be a Christian in this day and age. First, it is an interesting fact that he goes to many schools like Harvard, Dartmouth and others just to provide a defense for the Christian faith by simply providing an alternative for skeptical college students who have turned away from religion in general.

He is interesting because he is not afraid to address the hard questions of life like Can man live without God, Americas declined interest in religion, and Truth. These are questions people are starving to get an answer from and he provides these answers  through books, and by speaking at venues such as colleges. I think his answers are applicable to all areas of life. For example in the clip below he mentions Nietzsche and says that ” once God died, humanity would have to find another absolute moral reference” As I see it this is the biggest problem that our society faces because we tell each other to “be good” and to “be moral” but if you follow these arguments there really is not a compelling argument to do those things because our society no longer has an absolute moral reference point everything is relative to each person.

Dr. Zacharias provides a different perspective that is much needed on our campus as well as in our world. I think he would be an excellent person to bring to campus, at first I thought that he might not be well received but the fact that he has been to ivy league schools listened to,and well-received I am confident that he will be well-received or at least an interesting person to have on campus. He would be offering to something new and different to students who have unconsciously rejected what they do not even know Christianity-Truth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvghod2uv_0&list=PL226C0F2391D46652

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6 responses »

  1. Jordi says:

    I don’t think he was on my list. How did you find him?

  2. Jordi says:

    Would you tell a Jew or Muslim or Hindu that they have no moral reference as they are not Christian? How does one integrate a democracy and freedom of worship with the fundamentalism of believing one’s religion is the one true way?

  3. Jordi says:

    Some very good statistics on religion in America can be found here. Pew is a research think tank that does good work.

    On the one hand, you are correct. 25% of 18- 29 year olds report no religious affiliation.

    “The survey finds that the number of people who say they are unaffiliated with any particular faith today (16.1%) is more than double the number who say they were not affiliated with any particular religion as children. Among Americans ages 18-29, one-in-four say they are not currently affiliated with any particular religion.”

    On the other, this is country that considers itself 78% Christian. Protestantism is about to become a minority, but still the largest group. (51% now). In many ways, it seems like a profoundly religious country compared to similar countries in terms of economics and political systems.

    According to this site, the proportion of people in the UK with any religious affiliations looks like about half the population.

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