Rossiter on the Essentially Arbitrary Nature of TE Distinctions
|January 23, 2017||Posted by Barry Arrington under Intelligent Design|
Wayne Rossiter holds a PhD in ecology and evolution from Rutgers and is an assistant biology professor at Waynesburg University. In a comment to another post he writes:
Literally, Jesus is their great stumbling block. Consider the words of Darrel Falk (one of the BioLogos founders):
“Faith in Christ’s resurrection is thus the single most important belief that Christians hold. Is it scientifically credible? . . . It is not. Yet this is the position we hold. to a scientist . . . the belief in a risen body is irrational.”
They think that purely scientific explanations for the world are compatible with Christian theism…except on Jesus. There, they will fly in the face of their science. But why? And if there, why only there? They all make space for miracles in principle, but never tell you which they actually accept. And what do they do with petitionary prayer, the miracles surrounding Jesus (in the NT). Heck, most aren’t real warm to the concept of angels.
I’ve continued to evaluate all manner of TE-types. All have massive contradictions and unfounded claims. But boy, they’re an atheists best friend. That’s why Salon magazine called TE “training wheels towards atheism.”
One might quibble with Dr. Rossiter’s use of “literally.” Otherwise, this is about as penetrating and succinct a statement of the issue as one could hope for.