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https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/289959587/group.jpgChristianity has survived for over 2000 years. It is highly adaptive and is obviously not monolithic. There are many shades of grey.

For a start, there are two kinds of Christians: Galilean and Galileon.

Galilean claims are faith-based and Galileon claims are evidence-based.

There is, of course, plenty of room for both.

Joseph was an orthodox Jew. This is not debated. So was his son, Jesus, who also became famous as the founder of Christianity although this is still widely debated after 2000 years. Some say it was really a Roman invention.

Jesus learnt from his father Joseph who became famous as the teacher of Jesus …
http://schoolofthinking.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Joseph-Sayings.pdf

Galileo was a very curious and clever lateral thinker. He was the founder of science. He even invented the telescope so he could see things ten times better.

He became famous because of his clash with the orthodox Galileeans who hauled him up before the Grand Inquisitor and forced him to retract his evidence-based heliocentric claims.

Even today there is an global eschatological ‘climate change’ clash between the faith-based Galieans and the evidence-based Galileons.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/24/Galileo_arrival_at_Jupiter.gif