Abortion is the most common elective surgical procedure currently performed in the U.S. And 93 percent of all abortions in the United States are birth control (convenience) abortions.
— Norman Geisler and Frank Turek, from Legislating Morality, p. 157
From a hypothetical conversation between an Atheist and a Christian.
Atheist: If objective interpretations are possible, then why are there so many different interpretations of the Bible.
Christian: Why do so many people get their math sums wrong? Is there no right answer to arithmetic problems?
Atheist: Language is different. I think that there are many interpretations of a sentence or a Bible verse that are true. That’s why you get so many denominations. Continue reading
In our culture today, tolerance no longer means to put up with something you believe to be false (after all, you don’t tolerate things you agree with). Tolerance now means that you’ve supposed to accept every belief as true!
— Norman Geisler and Frank Turek, from I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, p. 46
Miracles are unusual and unique, easily recognizable, and only God can do them.
— Norman Geisler and Frank Turek, from I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, p. 201
Religious skeptics believe that books like this one can’t be trusted for objective information because such books are written by religious people who have an agenda. In fact, that’s the way skeptics view the Bible—it’s a biased book written by biased people. Continue reading
The whip the Roman soldiers use on Jesus has small iron balls and sharp pieces of sheep bones tied to it. Jesus is stripped of his clothing, and his hands are tied to an upright post. His back, buttocks, and legs are whipped either by one soldier or by two who alternate positions. The soldiers taunt their victim. As they repeatedly strike Jesus’ back with full force, the iron balls cause deep contusions, and the sheep bones cut into the skin and tissues. As the whipping continues, the lacerations tear into the underlying skeletal muscles and produce quivering ribbons of bleeding flesh. Pain and blood loss set the stage for circulatory shock. Continue reading