False Rumors (or lies?) About My Teaching - Bart Ehrman

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    Feb 09, 2015 5:14 PM GMT
    Question to Bart Ehrman:

    In my talks with my family I have referenced your work, and my family typically rolls their eyes and tells me that they hold no respect for your work. When pressed on why I have gotten different answers most of them I can dismiss easily but lately they have been sticking to a new story and it goes like this.

    “I have a friend from church who has a son and he as a faience who took one of Dr. Ehrman’s classes at UNC. The first day of class he walked in and asked if there were any Christians in the room. He then told them that if they were still Christians by the end of the course that they are idiots and would probably fail. “

    So first off please let me know if you have ever said anything like this before and if so why or was it in jest?
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    Feb 09, 2015 5:26 PM GMT
    Steefen

    There are numerous people and circumstances which require people to seek Salvation. This is why Christianity is classic.

    However, Preservation of Christianity dictates that Christianity be appreciated for what it is and never criticized. There is no deference in criticism. "Don't go changing ... I love you just the way you are" Christianity. One thread of Christianity pulled by New Testament Criticism ruins the whole thing; and, don't go looking at it too closely, either.