Almost two weeks ago I posted an introductory blog entry on a series I was beginning, “What Is Evidence to Christians?” The discussion on that has now run to 269 comments, which is great, I love discussion like that. But in the meantime I also posted an entire series on the genocide in Rwanda and the remarkable reconciliation that some of the killers and survivors have found with each other through Jesus Christ. It’s a stunningly strong contemporary demonstration of the reality of the Gospel, related to one of the most significant world events in our generation.
Someone in the long discussion recently complained that Christians there weren’t presenting much evidence in support of their claims, a complaint that I think was answered within the context of that discussion. At the same time I would point out that they took no note whatever of the long defense I was posting at the same time of one of Christianity’s evidential claims: that Jesus Christ changes lives. They took no note of the discussion we posted with the author of the book on that subject, or of the research she did herself on the topic in Rwanda. She presented lots of evidence. I covered it pretty thoroughly. No response.
I just find all that very interesting.
So to the atheists and skeptics reading here, I ask, what do you make of the reconciliation in Rwanda?
There was also very little response from Christian readers, I might add. To Christians reading here, I have the same question for you that I asked the others, but for entirely different reasons: what does this mean for each of us in our quest to live reconciled lives?