I looked inside, so you don’t have to.
A few months back, I participated in a panel with a Christian group. Their pastor gave us a goody bag filled with one item: an atrocious book called Is God Just a Human Invention?: And Seventeen Other Questions Raised by the New Atheists by none other than Spawn McDowell.
Before I begin, recall, dear reader, that this book was handed to me presumably in good faith, in the hopes that it would persuade. I can only conclude from the fact that it is filled with such unimaginably bad logic, emetic moral reasoning, and inadvertently hilarious juxtapositions as to make Baby Jesus Cry, that they either didn’t read it or are stupid. And I’m being generous with that “or.”
Like this one, from chapter 18:
Christianity is not a fairy tale; it is rooted in the events of history. The same cannot be said of the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, or even the beloved Santa Claus. Adults are not converting to belief in Santa Claus on their deathbeds or after a life of investigating the evidence for good old Saint Nicholas (though after investigating the evidence, you’ll discover that Saint Nick definitely believed in Jesus).
So unlike Jesus, Santa Claus is not rooted in the events of history. No one would waste their life investigating the evidence for good old Saint Nicholas, who is nothing more than a fairy tale.
Yet even Saint Nick, the historical figure upon whom Santa Claus is based, totally believed in Jesus.
Take that, gnu atheists!
It’s not as if I had to comb through this book and cherry-pick examples to make this point. That paragraph? That’s how it appears on page 237 of this extended ream of extra-coarse TP.
Next up: Chapter 13. Is God Just a Genocidal Bully? Subtitled: killing babies is basically a moral imperative.