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How do Christians rebut Matt Dillahunty's objection that the resurrection of Jesus is untestable, unfalsifiable and thus unreasonable to believe?

On April 8, 2021, during a debate between Matt Dillahunty and Catholic Apologist Trent Horn titled Is belief in the Resurrection reasonable? Trent Horn Vs Matt Dillahunty Debate, hosted by Pints With ...
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How do young earth creationists reconcile the age of the universe with the speed of light, and visible distant objects?

I am not trying to be argumentative, this is an earnest question, as this question got me in huge trouble when I was growing up attending a southern baptist Christian middle school. This question (and ...
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What is an overview of Christian epistemological views on scientific skepticism and the epistemic value of eyewitness testimony?

Most atheists & agnostics are known for practicing scientific skepticism. They reject any miracle/supernatural claims unless solid scientific evidence is provided. A consequence of this ...
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Do miracles violate the laws of physics? [closed]

I asked a Christian today whether he believed that Jesus turning water into wine literally happened, or was just a metaphor. He said it literally happened, and also that other miracles literally ...
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What is the biblical basis for John Lennox's claim that Christianity is testable?

In a debate between John Lennox and Peter Atkins on the topic "Can science explain everything?", at minute 44:47 John Lennox claims: Lennox: "And the major reason why I believe that ...
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What is the Catholic Church's position on the scientific theory of evolution?

Understanding the scientific [Biological] theory of evolution simply as descent [from a common ancestor] with modification through Darwin's proposed mechanism of natural selection, starting from the ...
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How do Young Earth Creationists account for radiometrical dates of more than 7000 years?

How do Young Earth Creationists account for all the things which have been radiometrically dated to more than 7000 years ago? For example, the oldest carbon-14-dated seed that has grown into a viable ...
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Why do OEC discount the literal interpretation of the book of Genesis?

This is to rephrase the question Are scientific findings a test to Christians' Faith? It seems to me that, without any outside interference, the Bible itself gives no suggestion that the Book of ...
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Is there a Biblical basis for not believing that Global Warming is occurring?

This is something that has confused me over the years. It appears that many Christians stand against the belief that global warming or climate change is occurring. But I have yet to hear any biblical ...
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Have any healings during modern revivals been medically confirmed?

Introduction My question is inspired by the fascinating phenomenon of revivals and the testimonies of supernatural healings that usually accompany them. Just to give you an idea, the Wikipedia article ...
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Do any Christian groups or denominations teach reliable methods for scientifically minded individuals to seek and find God?

My question is inspired by an insightful chat discussion on this answer to the question How do Christians rebut Matt Dillahunty's objection that the resurrection of Jesus is untestable, ...
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How do Latter-day Saints rebut GM Skeptic's objection against the epistemic value of personal spiritual experiences?

Who is GM Skeptic Genetically Modified Skeptic is the name of a very popular YouTube Channel (487K subscribers as of March 2022) and also the alias of his owner, Drew McCoy, an American atheist ...
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How do Christians understand the omniscience of God in relation to the Uncertainty Principle? [closed]

One of the foundations of modern quantum mechanics is the Uncertainty Principle. This principle is not an assumption, but rather is derived from assumptions made with regard to the structure of ...
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What does the Bible say about Science? [closed]

It's a debate that atheists seem to thrive on. Fact vs. Faith. Personally, I believe in a co-existence of the two, but I'm interested in what the Bible has to say about us learning about our ...
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According to Creationists, what are the strongest arguments against abiogenesis?

From Abiogenesis - Wikipedia: In biology, abiogenesis (from a-‘not’ + Greek bios ‘life’ + genesis 'origin') or the origin of life is the natural process by which life has arisen from non-living ...
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Have Creationists advanced any particular Theories of Origin that they claim are falsifiable via the scientific method?

This is an attempt at an on-topic and useful version of this question - any edits or feedback to ensure that it meets both of those aims are welcome. To clarify the key term in use: ...
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Biblical literalness and the speed of light [duplicate]

How do biblical literalists defend that if a star is 10 million light years away and we can see the light from it, therefore the Earth would have to be at least 10 million years old? That is, ...
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Do Young Earth Creationists believe the evidence for YEC is unmistakably conclusive if studied diligently, unbiasedly, sincerely, and open-mindedly?

Young Earth Creationism postulates two main theses: Creationism/Intelligent Design: the thesis that the universe was created by a divine entity. Young Earth: the thesis that the Earth is ...
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Have there been notable scientific research articles with ground-breaking results in Young Earth Creationism research?

I previously asked Are there scientific research articles published in reputable journals that provide supporting evidence for Young Earth Creationism?. Here I'm relaxing the conditions. In other ...
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Do cases of scientific foreknowledge in the Bible come from Exegesis or Eisegesis?

There are many apologists who say that scientific knowledge can be found in the Scriptures, although they are not really explicit. [The only fact I can see clearly stated is that the Universe had a ...
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How do believers in present-day miraculous healings respond to skeptics requesting thorough scientific medical documentation accessible worldwide?

In my previous question Do any Christian groups pray for the sick to get healed of medically incurable diseases?, a user posted this answer. And in response, about some claimed healings, a skeptical ...
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Do any Christian groups pray for the sick to get healed of medically incurable diseases?

The practice of praying for the sick, anointing them with oil, is based on James 5:13-18 (ESV): 13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. 14 Is anyone ...
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How do Christians who reject pre-fall death reconcile their views with the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event (66 million years ago)?

Many Christians believe that creation was cursed because of Adam & Eve's fall into sin, and that death entered creation because of the fall but not before. In other words, the idea of pre-fall ...
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What is the Biblical Basis of a "water canopy", and is there scientific evidence to support it?

Some Creationists have asserted that in the pre-flood world that there may have been some sort of water vapor canopy that perhaps doubled the air pressure and caused things to be much healthier than ...
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Could there have been a pragmatic purpose for the OT legal dietary restrictions?

Were swine prone to transmit disease in the conditions around the time of Moses? This consideration and similar are what I'm interested in. Please answer only if you have a clear and solid source to ...
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How do Christians who reject Young Earth Creationism respond to the "God is not a liar" argument?

Young Earth Creationists often argue that denying a young age for the Earth amounts to adopting the naturalist/materialist perspective prevalent in secular science. They suggest that this denial ...
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What is the physical evidence for a local flood?

Some Christians believe Noah's flood was a local event rather than a global flood. What physical or geological evidence has been given by such Christians to support their position?
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What are Christian responses to the atheistic argument that God is an unnecessary and overly complicated extra step?

One presentation of this argument is put forward by Carl Sagan: "If the general picture, however, of a Big Bang followed by an expanding universe is correct - what happened before that? Was the ...
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How do Christians understand the existence of God in relation to the scientific concept of energy? [closed]

In physics, the quantity of energy is the most fundamental aspect of existence. All "entities" have a some sort of energy (either kinetic or potential) as an intrinsic aspect of their being. Though ...
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Are there scientific research articles published in reputable journals that provide supporting evidence for Young Earth Creationism?

I'm interested in whether there are peer-reviewed scientific articles, particularly in respected journals like Nature or Science, that offer supporting evidence for Young-Earth Creationism. This ...
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Is there an explanation for pre-humans from a biblical point of view? [closed]

Does the bible/ Christians / the church (any church) say anything about pre-humans, not just neanderthals, but all the other kinds of pre-humans? Points to consider. I read in a National Geographic ...
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Is there any scientific explanation for the Sabbath Year?

For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops. But in the seventh year the land is to have a year of sabbath rest, a sabbath to the Lord. Do not sow ...
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How important is the historical verification of Biblical events to traditional Christian faith?

Two answers to a question regarding the Book of Mormon contain the following: Without the Book of Mormon, nothing at all remains. If the Book of Mormon is true, Joseph is a prophet and everything ...
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What is the Catholic Church's position on the relationship between science and religion?

Hugh Ross in his book Navigating Genesis states that the "non-overlapping magesteria" model for the relationship between science and religion (of whom Stephen Jay Gould is a proponent) is endorsed by ...
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Which biblical verse was used against Galileo?

Which biblical verse was used against Galileo by the Church to punish him for his blasphemy? Which biblical doctrine was erroneously interpreted by Galileo for such a punitive action by the Church?
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Neurotheology and God [closed]

Does the field of Neurotheology present a threat to Christianity? Neurotheology is a field of science that tries to correlate brain states to spiritual experiences, such as speaking in tongues, ...
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Are scientific findings a test to Christians' Faith? [closed]

Science suggests that the earth is millions of years old, and many Christians accept this premise. Instead of accepting that God created everything in six days, they accept the finding of scientists ...
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Do the Scriptures support the 'Simulated Universe' idea?

If you were to Google "simulated universe" you'll find that major science institutions are starting to hypothesize that the universe is 'very possibly' a 'simulated environment' at the lowest level - ...
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How do Christians present the teleological argument for God's existence in an era where abiogenesis and evolution are so widely accepted?

The teleological argument is defined as follows: The teleological argument (from τέλος, telos, 'end, aim, goal'; also known as physico-theological argument, argument from design, or intelligent ...
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According to Christian proponents of Intelligent Design, is Satan blinding the minds of the advocates of naturalistic abiogenesis and evolution?

Proponents of intelligent design in both the universe and biology highlight several noteworthy features of nature. These include the fine-tuning of the universe, the surprising applicability of ...
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Why do Old-Earth Creationists and Theistic Evolutionists reject (purported) scientific evidences for a young Earth?

I previously posed the question Does Young Earth Creationism presuppose Biblical inerrancy?, an answer to which contended that one doesn't need to rely on Biblical inerrancy or a specific exegetical ...
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Have there been any Christian writings on the genetics of Jesus? [closed]

Mainstream Christians believe that Jesus was the son of God the Father and Mary, a virgin. From a scientific perspective, this means that he would have had no genetic material provided from a male ...
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Have any Christian theologians discussed whether Jesus resembled Joseph?

Mainstream Christians believe that Jesus was the son of God the Father and Mary, a virgin. So my question is, have any Christian theologians discussed whether Jesus only resemble his mother Mary, or ...
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How do Christians who believe in exorcisms respond to skeptics demanding convincing evidence?

Fr. Carlos Martins (profile, personal YouTube channel), author of The Exorcist Files, has made the following declarations in a recent interview entitled Famous EXORCIST Reveals His Worst CASE: So in ...
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How do proponents of the Skeptic's Prayer counter arguments challenging its legitimacy as a scientific test?

I have previously asked two questions about the "Skeptic's Prayer": Is there scriptural support for the "skeptic's prayer" as a legitimate plea that God might be open to ...
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What is the biblical basis for consulting psychiatrists to rule out natural explanations before declaring someone demon-possessed?

This question addresses the epistemological challenges of determining whether someone is possessed by demons. Belief in demon possession has to contend with skepticism from those who view it as a myth ...
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Can the scientific method be applied to the study of the supernatural from a Christian perspective?

The scientific method involves developing theories about how reality operates by formulating hypotheses, making predictions, and conducting experiments to determine if the outcomes match the ...
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Does Young Earth Creationism presuppose Biblical inerrancy?

Suppose X is a neutral, honest, open-minded truth seeker, and let's say Y is an apologist for Young Earth Creationism (YEC). If Y intends to persuade X of the truth of YEC, must Y first establish the ...
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Is there any scientific evidence for God's existence?

I became a Christian a couple of years ago and then converted to the Roman Catholic faith, but very recently I have started having doubts in my faith, especially the evidence for God, so my question ...
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In Christianity, why is the natural world accessible to everyone, while the supernatural realm is accessible to only a privileged few? [closed]

My question is based on the common understanding that everyone knows the natural world exists. We constantly experience it through our senses, scientists study its patterns, experiment with it, and ...
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