Friday, 20 January 2012

Christopher Hitchens on Theistic Evolution: It's Not Logical

Atheists do not have a need for God in this scenario. Image courtesy of José-Manuel Benito Álvarez, Wikipedia.

Joel Kontinen

Some Christians, especially those affiliated with the BioLogos Foundation, have recently spoken about the need to embrace evolution.

However, atheists think that this is not logical. In a debate with Kenneth Miller on the topic Does Science Make Belief in God Obsolete? the late Christopher Hitchens said:

I can understand you avoiding my question about resurrection, but if you want to stay focused on science then you can’t have this both ways.”

In other words, if we do not believe that God could do miracles in Old Testament times, why would we assume that He could do them in the New Testament?

A truly biblical worldview begins with the supernatural creation described in the book of Genesis and includes a supernatural resurrection.


e-Skeptic: Debate: Christopher Hitchens vs. Kenneth Miller 11 January 2012.