Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence (ECREE), Part 7: Christian Apologist Glenn Miller Agrees!

Not all theists or even Christians reject ECREE. One example of a Christian apologist who accepts ECREE is my friend Glenn Miller. Glenn writes:

I personally agree with this principle…and so does God, apparently…why else would there be such an emphasis on it in the bible?
The only issue I would have with the skeptic would be how ‘extraordinary’ does it have to be before it counts as ‘extraordinary’?

I address this issue in my reply to William Lane Craig.

Glenn then proceeds to argue that the post-mortem appearances of Jesus do constitute extraordinary evidence for the extraordinary claim of Jesus’ resurrection. In this way and at a very high level, Glenn’s approach is very similar to that of the McGrews.

I think Glenn’s approach (and that of the McGrews) is the best possible response to ECREE: agree with the principle and then argue that we do have extraordinary evidence for an extraordinary claim.

About Jeffery Jay Lowder

Jeffery Jay Lowder is President Emeritus of Internet Infidels, Inc., which he co-founded in 1995. He is also co-editor of the book, The Empty Tomb: Jesus Beyond the Grave.


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