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How Pink Floyd Explains Whether Christians Pick and Choose What to Believe

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Doubter's Guide to the Bible

Is Christianity just a pick-and-choose religion, as skeptics have charged, that inconsistently affirms some aspects of the Old Testament, while arbitrarily ignoring others?

John Dickson addresses this charge head-on in his new books A Doubter's Guide to the Bibleinsisting "It is not the case that modern-day Christians pick and choose the bits of the Bible they like based on cultural climate or a liking for pork." (83)

He also points to an unlikely illustration as a helpful object lesson: Pink Floyd.

In today's video, Dickson answers our question by pointing to his Pink Floyd t-shirt, the one from The Dark Side of the Moon with a prism. As he explains, "Think of the Old Testament as light, and the teachings, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus as the prism—he refracts the teaching of the Old Testament..."

Watch the video and buy Dickson's book to understand how to answer this skeptics charge.


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