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Hillary Morgan Ferrer is the founder of Mama Bear Apologetics. She is the chief author and editor of Mama Bear Apologetics: Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural Lies and Mama Bear Apologetics Guide to Sexuality: Empowering Your Kids to Understand and Live Out God’s Design. Hillary has her masters in Biology and has been married to her husband, Dr. John D. Ferrer, for 15 years. Don’t let her cook for you. She’ll burn your house straight to the ground.
I believe that a “one size fits all” approach to debating Christians is misguided. I recently wrote a post on my blog entitled, “How to Debate a Christian”. I believe that the key to debating Christians is to know which type of Christian he or she is: a Liberal, a Moderate, or a Fundamentalist. I believe that each of these three types of Christian has a different weakness in their Christian belief system; a weakness which the atheist/skeptic can take advantage of to win the debate. I would be interested in a Christian critique of my post if anyone has the time and inclination.
Blog: Escaping Christian Fundamentalism
Post: How to Debate a Christian
Gary, I couldn’t agree more! I look forward to reading your blog about it. I think it’s also important to know where the person is on their journey. Are they a learner, seeker, doubter, hardened doubter, or firm believer. (see podcasts here and here) And I think we could add to the “firm believer” category, what kind of believer? A Liberal, Moderate, or Fundamentalist? Good thoughts!
(Although, I must add that I think sometimes believers spend too much time debating one another and not enough time focusing on the more important battles. There is much value in emphasizing the areas that we agree, and having grace on debatable issues for the purposes of unity. There is too big of a battle going on out there for the souls of people to be caught up in debates over minor doctrines. I’m sure you’re referring to much larger issues though.)