On March 24, an event billed as “the largest gathering of the secular movement in world history” will be happening in Washington, D.C. The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, in partnership with several other stateside atheist and humanist organizations, is sponsoring what they call the Reason Rally.
In response to the Reason Rally, several Christian apologetics organizations have established True Reason, which will, in their words, “demonstrate a humble, loving, and thoughtful response to the Reason Rally.
When I first heard about True Reason and their plan to hand out water bottles to thousands of atheists, my reaction was similar to Han Solo as he approached the Death Star and muttered to himself “I have a bad feeling about this.” Then I wondered why I was having such a strong, instinctive reaction to something that a lot of smart, reasonable, loving Christians seem to think is a good idea?
The answer turned out to be something that I should have realized in the first place—that talking exclusively about “reason” and ignoring experience, emotion, and imagination cannot hope to communicate what it really means to know Christ.
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