Brock, it was a pleasure meeting you and talking with you the last few weeks. I can’t remember meeting someone with your combination of intelligence and honesty.

Intelligence, but not wisdom.

Honesty, but without a sense of morality.

Imagine someone saying, “I’m a murderer. I like to kill people.”

Honest, but lacking something in the way of morality.

I appreciate your honesty in admitting that you’re a “parasite,” and even “pathetic,” for your desire to let others work while you discuss literature and watch theatre.

I hope you’re here, willing to continue the conversation, because you are hearing a call to become more human, to work and serve rather than sponge and criticize, producing something of value to others, benefiting the lives of others.

Without answering that call, I don’t see how a person could ever want to take Christianity seriously. If you’re here you must be hearing that call. You admitted you didn’t take life and ideas seriously enough to bother “debating” truth. There is no truth to debate, or to seek. Life is absurd.

If life has meaning, it is the call to service. Christianity, the message of the Bible, encourages us and strengthens us to become more human, and to be willing to ignore those who seduce us with the idea of being perpetual parasites.

Here are some links to ideas we talked about. Perhaps they’ll form the basis of your exploration.

The Bible is the greatest piece of literature in human history. It’s the most fulfilling story, and it’s true. The central event in the story is incarnation, which is built on the prior creation and rebellion of human beings against their Creator. An incredible array of characters. The “plot” is optimistic: Micah’s “Vine & Fig Tree” Prophecy.

Christianity is not a Sunday event; it’s a world-and-life view.

To deny the incarnation is to deny our history as human beings. It says that human beings who demonstrate love and self-sacrifice are probably pathological liars. It says that the most commonly-accepted systems of resolving disputes and arriving at the truth cannot be trusted. It is to repudiate the conclusion drawn by Simon Greenleaf, co-founder of the Harvard Law School and world-renowned expert on the Law of Evidence, who said that the resurrection of Jesus Christ could be proven in any court of law. When the resurrection is denied, murderers walk.

But if the resurrection is true history, then we have duties. We can’t just get checks from parents or the government to hang out at trendy tea houses and impress each other, while despising the human beings who grew our tea and served it to us.

As you admitted, this is pathetic.

I hope you’re deciding to honor the Creator and become more truly human. But if you’re only here to debate, to argue that the greatest work of literature in human history is not true, I’ll accept the challenge, because at least it shows you’re willing to take seriously the idea that there really is truth.