John Dickson defends the message of Easter. . .
In recent years the Easter slogan that "Jesus died for the sins of the world" has been ridiculed beyond belief. Richard Dawkins, former Oxford University professor and author of The God Delusion, scoffs that "it is vicious, sado-masochistic and repellent". And, in a daring piece of historical commentary, he insists it was not even taught by Jesus himself, but was invented later by the apostle Paul. We should therefore "dismiss the idea as barking mad. If God wanted to forgive our sins, why not just forgive them?"
HT: Murray Campbell