Christianity

Would a loving God send someone to Hell?

Of all the plot formulas in literature, perhaps the most popular and enduring is that of the epic journey. The reader who follows Frodo as he walks to Rivendell or Harry Potter as he hunts down Voldemort’s horcruxes quickly becomes a participant in the journey. Sharing in the adventure and the danger of the road, the reader realizes that he has also, in the process, made a pilgrimage into his own soul.

Did Jesus exist?

To sum up, modern critical methods fail to support the Christ-myth theory [that Jesus never existed]. It has “again and again been answered and annihilated by first rank scholars.” In recent years, “no serious scholar has ventured to postulate the non-historicity of Jesus” or at any rate very few, and they have not succeeded in disposing of the much stronger, indeed very abundant, evidence to the contrary.