Re: [asa] Methodological Atheism in Biblical Studies

From: j burg <>
Date: Thu Oct 02 2008 - 12:02:23 EDT

I think what the gentlemen are saying in Dave's quote is simply
thatone needs to examine ALL the evidences, fairly and without any
"agenda," and this methodology must apply to studies of religious
matters as well as those of science.

Suppose I held to biblical inerrancy (I don't) and studied the Bible
with that presupposition. Would I not be liable to postulate all sorts
of weird ideas to get around the clear inconsistencies there, and
"cherry pick" any and all extra-biblical evidences to support my
"findings?" Do people actually do this? Of course, the net has 1000s
of web sites devoted to such nonsense.

Suppose I held to a young earth? Same arguments.

It is difficult to set aside one's chosen worldviews and examine
things soborly and fairly. But it has to be done.

I agree with Moorad, however, that when this is done in biblical
studies, the results may well be that a person might be converted. As
I understand it, that is what actualy happened to CS Lewis.

And me.


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