Sunday, May 27, 2007

Just a litle amusement

Matthew 10:16 - 'Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves'

Certain Christian apologists, such as JP Holding, respond to this by claiming '....according to the metaphorical lexicons of the period, doves were reputed as vicious fighters?'

Such a bizarre reading can be found Here

Who would have thought Jesus was urging people to be vicious fighters?

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

One quarter of professional biologists doubt evolution

This is not true, but imagine if it were.....

Gary Habermas writes 'Of these scholars, approximately 75% favor one or more of these arguments for the empty tomb, while approximately 25% think that one or more arguments oppose it. Thus, while far from being unanimously held by critical scholars, it may surprise some that those who embrace the empty tomb as a historical fact still comprise a fairly strong majority.'

Habermas on the resurrecion

If one quarter of professional biologists doubted Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection, creationists would be trumpeting that fact from the rooftops and claiming that the theory was in enormous trouble.

Even I would claim that the theory of natural selection was controversial if one quarter of professional biologists disputed it.

If 25% of astrophysicists thought there were good arguments against the Big Bang, would Big Bang theory be a) undisputed or b) controversial?

Even defenders of the resurrection have to admit that their theories are in big trouble.