Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Science in the bible

When the bible say people says that people were demon possessed and Jesus cast demons out of people did the authors not know how mental illness was caused?


lilpixieofterror said...

So since some instability like the Bible records is linked to mental instability that therefore means everybody like that must have mental instability. That doesn't follow Mikey, try again.

Nick said...

Yep. You're begging the question. You have to rule out demon possession somehow entirely. It's a fallacy of equivocation. Because two things have some things in common, they have everything in common.

For a good look at the Bible and Science, read books like Alister McGrath's "The Twilight of Atheism", John Lennox's "God's Undertaker, has science buried God?", and Rodney Stark's "The Victory of Reason." For the other side, read Andrew Dickson White, "A History of the Warfare of science with theology in Christendom."