"Man is by nature a political animal."Aristotle
Christian Apologists despite their claim they represent the divine all powerful supernatural God act and argue like the natural beings they are. Christian Apologists are Political Animals. With ad hominems and machismo like declarations "atheists are scared", "atheists owned", "atheists destroyed", "atheists stupid". What you see here is a very political reactionary response to a tribes natural opposition. I see no divine humility or wisdom with the New Christian Apologists and their smug dismissive attitude and posturing.
There is alot of cynical talk of youtube atheism but the average Christian apologist on youtube engages in ego shining and identity politics. Ad hominems are not a good argument but they do make the Christian tribe feel better and help protect the ego from the uncomfortable questions from those with different perspectives. Christianity is a man made religion and its defenders keep underlining that point for us in how they go about defending their God concept.
Where is the humility, kindness, justice and genuine faith in modern Christian Apologetics? It lacks these but it has plenty of pride, sophistry, smugness and indifference.
"Now we see a blurred image in a mirror. Then we will see very clearly. Now my knowledge is incomplete." -The Apostle Paul
Christian Apologists are human mortals with all the limitation, baggage and bias that we all carry. Their knowledge is incomplete. Can they even admit what the Apostle Paul stated? Or are they so invested in protecting their pride and their tribe that they fail to see their own weakness and fragility?
The irony of this argument from Christian apologists who say that there needs to be a higher degree of biblical scholarship before commenting is that most of the Christian beliefs they defend are believed by people who have no such scholarship. IF more Christians studied the Bible at a higher level I think there would be more doubt and less fundamentalism. Is this what christian apologists want? More likely they use it to bully people into silence and obfuscation.
"They muddy the water, to make it seem deep."Nietzsche
"The Excessive importance attached to 'apologetics' is therefore an undeniable proof of the decline of the religious spirit...such apologists themselves furnish the proof of their complete ignorance of the real character of the doctrine whose more or less authorized representatives they believe themselves to be."René Guénon (The Crisis of the Modern World)