Thursday, February 02, 2006

Holtz on Objectively Compelling Miracles

Holtz says:
Confirmed miracles are indeed a valid criterion. Unfortunately, Christianity can boast of no miracles confirmed by objectively compelling evidence (or else the percentage of non-Christians would be about as low as the percentage of flat-earthers!).
Biblical miracles are confirmed by objectively compelling evidence [1], but many people lack objectivity. Objections to Biblical miracles do not stand up to scrutiny. The Old and New Testament witnesses were truthful, not prejudiced, and sufficient in number, and do not contradict each other. Eastern religions' miracles are proven tricks, psychosomatic cures, and natural anomalies. The New Testament witnesses are attested by contemporary witnesses. [2]

[1] a. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/01/secular-humanism-must-be-abandoned-by.html
b. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/01/new-testament-authors-did-not-invent.html
c. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/01/holtz-says-that-extra-scriptural.html
d. more posts coming soon
[2] a. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/01/holtz-says-that-extra-scriptural.html
b. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/01/new-italian-court-case-over-existence.html
c. more posts coming soon