Re: My husband has recently become religious and I'm sooo not
What is it about "Christian history" you love? History is just history. There isn't Christian math, or Christian physics. History is simply documented events. The history of Jesus is not clear, it is open to debate. Can I assume, what you like about history, is when it seems to corroborate a belief you have? A Christian may think, if a man named Jesus is proved to exist, then my religion and all of its beliefs must be well-founded? I think the stumbling point for non-believers is that, the ultimate construct of "god" and "religion" is an unproveable notion. There can be fact-based, intelligent debates (well, there CAN be, not saying they all are) about paleontology, geology, engineering (could the Ark actually have been built, e.g.), etc..., but all of those will never get at the issue of, does there exist this unseeable, intangible, nebulous supreme being? In essence, all of the things that would finally prove god fall OUTSIDE of all the things we would use to prove ANY other claim. This is where all discussions seem to just road block, non-believers say, "well, that's convenient, no form of proof works on god," and believers say, "exactly, that's why we believe," or some version of that.