Rebuttal to Miracles and Probability from Lourdes to Lazarus

This past week, in the course of a discussion concerning the resurrection of Christ, Nicholas Covington borrowed an argument from philosopher Matt McCormick in an attempt to show that eyewitnesses to alleged miracles are very, very unreliable. The focus of this post is on slide 2 from McCormick's presentation, where he makes the following assertions: …

Index to My Partial Review of The End of Christianity

This post is an index to my partial review of The End of Christianity edited by John W. Loftus. I'll include links to other reviews, as I come across them, at the end of this post. Introduction by John W. Loftus I. Why Two Thousand Years Are Enough Christianity Evolving: On the Origin of Christian …

Review of Chapter 8 of The End of Christianity

Introduction In chapter 8 of The End of Christianity, Matt McCormick argues that, "by the conventional epistemic standards we already endorse in other comparable cases like the Salem Witch Trials" (Loftus 195), we are not justified in believing that Jesus was resurrected. He believes that if we applied the same standard to both the Salem …