Thursday, September 24, 2009
Biblical Contradiction IX
While displaying ignorance in multiple areas, atheists demonstrate this deficiency frequently in their description of Biblical “contradictions.” What is a contradiction? A simple definition comes to us from Stanley Jevons’ Elementary Lessons in Logic: “Nothing can both be and not be” (1928, p. 117).
See you tomorrow.
The Setting: 1st Century Palestine. Two workers are going home from a long day working at the quarry. Living next door to each other, they say their good nights. The one, Simeon says to the other,
“See you tomorrow when the rooster crows.”
“Yep,” says, Cephas, “when the rooster crows.”
Later that evening, a relative from the country stopped by for a drink and a visit. They talked about how hot it’d been and about how Rome was making life difficult for everyone. When the country visitor asked, “How’s work going?” Cephas replied, “We’ll it’s going good. The days are long. When the rooster has crowd twice my neighbour and I are on our way.”
Is he lying? Is this a contradiction? Atheists may or may not be able to accept what happened in this story. But when something similar happened in the Bible, the atheist yells, "Contradiction! Contradiction! You can't trust the Bible because it's full of contradictions."
Matthew 26:34 ; Luke 22:34; John 13:38 / Mark 14:30