Some Friday Fun: Theologians, Philosophers, ID Theorists and Apologists Answer the Big Question

by Melissa

Chicken_Crossing_roadI’m sure you’ve seen that email that has gone around for a couple of years now, the one that has politicians and other public figures answering the question:

Why did the chicken cross the road?

I received the email again this morning, and I decided to come up with a list of my own, imagining how various theologians, philosophers, ID Theorists, and Apologists might answer this age-old question. Here it is. If you can think of some to add, please comment!

John Calvin: The chicken absolutely had to cross the road. He had no choice. It was predetermined that he would cross the road.

Plato: It wasn’t actually a chicken that crossed the road. It was the idea of a chicken.

William Lane Craig: He crossed this particular road because it’s the best of all possible roads. We also know it was an event that started sometime in the finite past; we have excellent evidence that at one time he was not crossing the road, and then he did. He has not been eternally crossing the road.

Jacobus Arminius: He crossed the road of his own free will.

Greg Koukl: He crossed the road because he knew it was absolutely a road. It wasn’t just a road for him, personally. All chickens should cross the road…

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