Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Strobel's Intellectual Dishonesty

In surfing the blogosphere yesterday I ran across this on the Zondervan Quote of the Day:

"If Darwinism is true, then there are five inescapable conclusions: there's no evidence for God, there's no life after death, there's no absolute foundation for right and wrong, there's no ultimate meaning for life, and people don't really have free will."Lee Strobel, The Case for a Creator.

Strobel knows perfectly well that this is not true and anyone who has read his book should know this is not true. In fact, Strobel's book contains many arguments for God's existence based on cosmology, astronomy, and physics that are not effected in the slightest by the truth or falsity of Darwinism. Strobel himself finds each and every one of these arguments inescapably convincing.

The only thing that is effected if Darwinism is true is Strobel's irrational insistence upon a literal interpretation of Genesis.


  1. Lee Strobel - another Liar for Jesus. Why am I not surprised?

  2. the chaplain said
    Lee Strobel - another Liar for Jesus. Why am I not surprised?

    Because you are capable of rational thought.

  3. Well I don't see how it's a result of Darwinian thought, but rather of basic reasoning and trust in empirical evidence that one would arrive at 4 out of those 5. I don't see where he gets the bit about no free will though.

    There's no evidence for those other 4: god, afterlife, absolute right and wrong or a universal meaning to life.