H2: 12/30/09 Greg Koukl, Michael Shermer

December 30, 2009 by  
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12300902 Hugh Hewitt: Hour 2 – Hugh continues his three hour conversation ending the broadcast year debating God with Greg Koukl of Stand To Reason, and Michael Shermer of Skeptic Magazine.

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3 Responses to “H2: 12/30/09 Greg Koukl, Michael Shermer”
  1. tennkan says:

    Another way to determine which “Holy Book” or worldview is true is the presuppositional approach (a la Douglas Wilson). The discussion in this hour knocked on the door of this method but didn’t open it.

    Mr. Shermer seemed trapped into restating his position rather than going from one explanation to another.

    I thought the discussion was very well handled on both sides.

    • Jason Moore says:

      Wow, I could not agree more. I thought Mr. Shermer needed to be shown how arbitrary and inconsistent his position is. Mr. Koukl did get him to admit that he has a faith position but (perhaps for lack of time) could not compare their two faiths.

      Regarding the evidence, Mr. Shermer takes DNA too lightly. DNA is a 4 letter code. There is a 100% inference that codes come from human intelligence with zero counter examples. You don’t get more scientific than that. I’d bet my life that the God of scripture created that code and not aliens.

  2. Christian Schultz says:

    Regarding the penalty of death for disrespeting one’s parents; it is my understanding that the harsh penalty is not intended as a deterrant to disrespectful behavior as much as it was intended as a method of elevating the importance of respect. Further, as I understand it, and I’ll concede I’m certainly no scholar, the burden of proof necessary to mete out the punishment was sufficiently high as to make it nearly impossible to prove. Lastly, as I understand it the historical record is nearly void of examples of the penalty being exercised.

    So, while it is commonly dragged out by those who argue that the Bible is deeply flawed what it does is reveal their unfamiliarity with the subject they are debating. It is difficult to, credibly, condemn a thing one does not fully understand.

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