It is easy to believe in Jesus. Simple belief (as in assent to an idea) really is easy. One can believe the historic Jesus existed… that He was a good man who made nice, pithy statements that were kind and charitable.
One might even go so far as listen to Christian radio because it provides a warm and positive tone for a harried work day. Our American cultural Christianity is one that requires nothing of us – it’s the ultimate in “easy believism.” It requires no faith, no confession of sin or acceptance of Christ as Savior. It requires an elementary knowledge of Christ and maybe a few Bible stories. Most claim the title “Christian,” accepting the hate-free warm fuzzies of spirituality and distancing themselves from “extremists” who might muddy things up with theology. Jesus, mom, baseball, apple pie… they are all nostalgic and nice.