Answer by John Mackay There are several issues here that must be thought through: 1. How do we know when words are symbolic? For example: a teenager can say “that was wicked!” when they really mean “it was great!” and yet their youthful colleagues will know what is meant. What clues tell us one word […]
The original question was: Richard Dawkins claims the giraffe is so badly designed it can’t have been created, but surely bad design is still design and not a random arrangement, so my question is how can we recognize design anyway, good or bad, and how would it differ from random or natural arrangement? Answer by […]
Answer by John Mackay The new biology teacher asked on the first day of term, who in the class believes in creation? A young Welsh final year High School science student (name withheld) was the only one to raise her hand. The teacher told her loudly she would never get anywhere in biology with such […]
The original question arose in a debate between atheist Philosopher Dr. Alex Rosenberg and theologian Dr. William Lane Craig on the existence of God at Purdue University Friday 1st February 2013. Rosenberg challenged that he would “turn Christian” if Craig could explain why God would allow evil. Craig, who does not take Genesis seriously, never […]
The original question was: Why do you treat the Bible as a science book when there is no way the early chapters of Genesis ever could be scientific? Answer by John Mackay Our answer is simple – we don’t! The Bible never claims to be a science book, but more importantly – it does not […]
It comes mainly from taking the plain meaning of Genesis
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