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The blog God of Evolution posted the above response to Ken Ham. Much more succinct than my own!
One of the most telling pieces of the Ham critique is the phrase “what Moses wrote in Genesis”. It speaks volumes about assumptions of a written document by an informed author. If one said “Genesis as recorded by Moses” is begins to open the door a bit. If one said, “the collection of oral traditions recorded and ascribed to Moses” it’s impossible to make the Luke argument. Besides, what if the prophets take a different view? And while I’m at it, was creation really the centerpiece of the lesson Dives (not Lazarus) was to hear from Abraham?
I guess Ham is also apparently a 2PC: a “2 Passages Creationist”, denying that there are “3 passages” despite the clear evidence that there are more than 2 passages.
Ironically, the “Were you there?” gambit won’t work for him on this one.
Ken Ham saying that he will provide two biblical passages and then actually giving more than two isn’t a contradiction or a mistake. Since he gives three there are actually also two passages there. It would only be a mistake or a contradiction if he had said something like: “only 2 and not 3 passages” 😉
Well, to be fair, would Ken Ham expect the Spanish Inquisition?
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