C.S. Lewis wrote that "very little of the opposition we meet is inspired by malice or suspicion. It is based on genuine doubt, and often doubt that is reasonable in the state of the doubters knowledge." My experience has led me to agree with Lewis. Most people who debate Christianity with me simply don’t know much about it. They assume certain doctrines to be true that aren’t and end up presenting one straw man after another, destroying positions that orthodox believers simply do not hold. Their doubt about the truth of Christianity is based on a caricature.
Joel Stein’s Starbucks coffee cup offers a good example of this. It reads: "Heaven is totally overrated. It seems boring. Clouds,
listening to people play the harp. It should be somewhere you can’t
wait to go, like a luxury hotel. Maybe blue skies and soft music were
enough to keep people in line in the 17th century, but Heaven has to
step it up a bit. They’re basically getting by because they only have
to be better than Hell."
Does Stein actually think Christianity teaches that Heaven is about "blue skies and soft music?" I don’t know, but if he does, he needs to read the Bible, or at least Revelation. And perhaps supplement that with a bit of Randy Alcorn.