November 2011

November 2011

CNY Skeptics Presents Mike Affleck

“How Christians Got It All Wrong”

Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 7:00 pm

DeWitt Community Library at Shoppingtown Mall

Buckland Community Room

Photo of statue of St. John the Baptist

We invited Mike Affleck back to talk on any topic of his choosing. He picked a compelling one:

How Christians Got It All Wrong

Two Jewish teachers emerged at the same time and in the same place: first century Judea. They offered two very different perspectives on the same catastrophic situation: Rome’s assault on the life of the Jews. The difference in their perspective has largely been lost in the surprising embrace of the teachings of John by followers of Jesus. 

John looked at Rome’s occupation of the Jewish Homeland and made a bold prediction: God is coming, soon, to make things right. Jesus looked at the same situation and concluded that John was very nearly right, but his timing was wrong. God is not coming soon. God’s kingdom is already here.  Yet the followers of Jesus nearly universally side with John.

How is that?

Mike Affleck is an art model and actor, theologian, and social activist.

Photo of John the Baptist by Lawrence OP on Flickr.