Is the Evidence for Miracles Credible?
by Amy Davison
I’ve been plugging away at this blog life for about 3 months now and if there is one thing I’ve learned through this process is that Twitter is one of the places to go for biblical debates.
Usually, I prefer the role of active observer (in part because I don’t have tiny Barbie hands so my text-typing skills are mediocre) but a few weeks ago a comment by Ben the atheist skeptic caught my attention.
I had retweeted a quote by William Lane Craig about the importance of educating children in apologetics which Ben disagreed with. Kids, he said, need facts and reason not belief without evidence.
Really? No evidence at all? I couldn’t help myself, so I asked what he meant by “without evidence.” It turns out that Ben thought that evidence is only credible if it can and had been verified by science. Since there was no way to empirically evaluate the supernatural claims of the Bible then it couldn’t be considered credible.
In fact, no evidence for any supernatural event has ever been verified or even recorded in all of history, and since science has provided us with all the information we know about the world, anything outside of that is basically imaginary.
You’re probably thinking that this guy is stacking the deck against the credibility of miracle evidence, but his conclusions are the logical result of a growing philosophical movement known as scientism…