The Thankless Task of Defending Christianity

If you're considering reading Heresy: Ten Lies They Spread About Christianity by Michael Coren, you'll be well-suited to consider your personal biases.  If you're a conservative and a Christian (and particularly if you're a Catholic), this book will go down like sweet, delicious candy.  If you're a liberal and/or an atheist, on the other hand...well, it might feel rather like something else. The point of Heresy is as bitingly straightforward as Coren's writing style: the West is replete with innuendos, fabrications, and outright malicious lies about Christianity and Christians, and it's time to set the record straight. It's pretty clear that Coren, the author of Why Catholics Are Right and a Catholic himself (could you guess?), favors papists in particular, but mainstream Christians of every stripe get their day in the sun in this one.  And it is definitely a sun worth basking in. Throughout Heresy's 230 pages, Coren takes out the long knives (or perhaps a sword and...(Read Full Article)

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