Q: I know I ought to tell others about Jesus and urge them to believe in Him, but the last time I tried I failed so miserably that I haven’t attempted it since. I couldn’t answer their questions, and I know they must have thought I was a fool, but I couldn’t help it. — M.McC.
A: I am not surprised you had a hard time answering questions about Jesus. The stories in the bible are completely absurd and contradictory. Instead of spending your time telling others about the story of Jesus, you would be better off researching the origins of the story. Most of the stories and themes in the bible (both New and Old Testaments) were borrowed, adapted, or copied from older cultures and religions in the Middle East and Mediterranean regions. The books of the New Testament were written decades after Jesus supposedly lived and died, and the authorship of those books is not known. These facts combine to erode the credibility of the bible. Don’t take my word for it, however. Research this topic for yourself, and if you approach it with an open mind, you are likely to come to a similar conclusion. If you eventually reject the bible, Christian teachings, and belief in the supernatural, you’ll likely have more time to spend on worthwhile efforts (e.g., doing something you enjoy, spending time with your family, and helping others).
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