" respects the faith man places is his own rationalization over faith in Christ."
No friend. I believe the Ascension is true because it is recorded in God's Holy Word. But that does not mean apologetics are unnecessary. The question Spong raises is a difficult one for many. I think my explanation directly addresses Spong and reaffirms the truth of God's Word for doubting minds.
I think Spong is grasping at ridiculous reasons to not believe. When a man gets to this point, you know their conscience is really working overtime. I mean really. This objection is just laughable.