Sunday, February 16, 2014

Using methodological atheism against atheists

I friend mentioned to me that unbelievers won't give credence to the Biblical claim that the prediluvians lived for 800-900 years, to which I responded:

Well, I'd approach it differently. To begin with, there are scientists who think that if we can discover why people age, we can figure out how to reengineer the body to halt the aging process.

Be that as it may, there's a larger issue. As you know, secular scientists are fanatically insistent on methodological atheism. But you can turn that against them. They oppose divine intervention in the natural world because they think that once you allow for that, then all bets are off. 

Well, what about that? By their own admission, if God is active in the world, then there's not much they can rule out in advance. So you can turn tables on them based on their own concessions. 

Unless they can prove that God isn't active in the world, what is there in Bible history that they can preemptively exclude? 

And this isn't just hypothetical. If there's credible evidence for miracles, then that sinks methodological atheism.

1 comment:

  1. As might know, atheists who will not even allow for a Creator even as a hypothesis - while entertaining space-seed theories - cannot allow there is any credible evidence for miracles, no matter how much deified coincidence becomes.