Author Topic: Interview With David Fitzgerald on Liar for Jesus Lee Strobel  (Read 167 times)

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It's a real money-spinner. Maybe I should convert!  :lol:

"How 'Case for Christ' Author Lee Strobel Fabricated His Best-Selling Story—An Interview with Religion Critic David Fitzgerald | Valerie Terico Blog

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Many Evangelicals think of Lee Strobel as the man who can cure your doubts about their religion. His 1998 book, The Case for Christ, has sold millions of copies, was made into a 2017 movie by the same name, and was recently re-issued in a “new and updated” edition.

The story that Evangelicals find so convincing and delicious is this: Strobel, a tough-as-nails atheist journalist and his atheist family are out to dinner when his daughter is saved from choking to death by an evangelical nurse who felt called by God to go to the restaurant that night. Strobel’s wife converts, and Strobel sets out to prove her wrong, using the same strategy that made him a fearsome investigative journalist. He lines up scholars and theologians and confronts them with the hardest possible questions about their faith—and comes away convinced that the Evangelical view of the Bible and Jesus is true. He accepts Jesus as his savior and proceeds to lay out those persuasive interviews in his book, which goes on, as I said, to become a religion best-seller.

The problem, according to author and religion critic David Fitzgerald (and others), is that key parts of this story are distorted at best and fabricated at worst.

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Re: Interview With David Fitzgerald on Liar for Jesus Lee Strobel
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2019, 09:27:39 AM »
You don't need to convert. You just need to exploit the gullible as Joseph Smith and Brigham Young did :)
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Re: Interview With David Fitzgerald on Liar for Jesus Lee Strobel
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2019, 11:45:50 PM »
Looks like the guy is utilizing the same old shit in order to fleece those desperate people who need some kind of additional affirmation for their "faith".