I put down the book and wrote in my notebook, ‘the evidence surrounding the claims of Christianity is simply overwhelming…
“Expectation colored perception to such an extent that the most obvious single fact about biological evolution–nonchange–has seldom, if ever, been incorporated into anyone’s scientific notions of how life actually evolves. If ever there was a myth, it is that evolution… Read More ›
From the atheist philosopher of science Michael Ruse. “Evolution is a religion. This was true of evolution in the beginning, and it is true of evolution still today.”
If Jesus existed and was so famous, we should have heard a lot more about him in historical sources outside the New Testament and the Church Fathers.
The simple answer to this absurd claim is that the historical textual evidence for Jesus is convincing. It is convincing in its earliness and abundance… it is really that simple.
The resurrection is the hinge on which all of Christianity turns. It’s the foundation on which everything else rests, the capstone that holds everything else about Christianity together. Which means—crucially—that when Christians assert that Jesus rose from the dead, they… Read More ›
Yesterday I was told I was delusional because I am a Young Earth Creationist. Not surprising, it happens all the time. Interesting thing though is that in over 20 years I have never been called delusional because I am YEC by anyone other than evangelical non-believers.
To sum up, modern critical methods fail to support the Christ-myth theory [that Jesus never existed]. It has “again and again been answered and annihilated by first rank scholars.” In recent years, “no serious scholar has ventured to postulate the non-historicity of Jesus” or at any rate very few, and they have not succeeded in disposing of the much stronger, indeed very abundant, evidence to the contrary.
Archaeology is a scientific discipline requiring dozens of specializations. Despite its complexity, it has the unenviable distinction of being a field in which anyone with sufficient interest and a modicum of experience can claim to be a specialist.