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First of all, no archaeological find has ever contradicted the Bible. Archaeology has only confirmed what the Bible says.

Matt Slick, CARM 55 Comments [9/7/2012 3:39:43 AM]
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Mudak

There's no archaeological evidence for anything in the book of Exodus as an easy example. You'd think people in the desert for 40 years would leave some remnants...

9/7/2012 3:44:09 AM

solomongrundy

In Ezek.26:7-14, 26:2 and 27:36 God says that Tyre will be destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar and never rebuilt It will never be found again according to God in Ezek.26:21.

But Mark 7:24, Matt.15:21, Acts 21 :3, and Mark 3:8 show that Tyre existed throughout New Testament times.

It still stands today.

There's no evidence of Nazareth existing before the 4th century CE either.

9/7/2012 3:55:44 AM

Leighton Buzzard

I see Matt is like Mitt, and not greatly bothered by fact-checking.

9/7/2012 4:06:54 AM

Gawd

Well, that's certainly easy to say isn't it?

9/7/2012 4:17:58 AM

Dr. Razark

You've gotten "contradicted" and "confirmed" swapped there.

"Raiders of the Lost Ark" was not a documentary.

9/7/2012 4:21:49 AM

Doubting Thomas

Except that nobody's ever found any evidence of a large group of people wandering in the desert for 40 years, no evidence of any place called Sodom or Gomorrah ever existing, no evidence of Jesus' tomb, no historical records of someone named Jesus being executed by the Romans, etc.

Your problem is that no archaeological find has ever supported anything in the bible. Not to mention that modern science pretty much disproves everything in it, too.

9/7/2012 5:03:15 AM

Mister Spak

Except for those Sumerian city-states that remained fully functional during the world-destroying flood.

9/7/2012 5:23:58 AM



"Except for those Sumerian city-states that remained fully functional during the world-destroying flood."

Or China who have no record whatsoever of a worldwide flood.

9/7/2012 5:39:57 AM

Oh My Dog!

Funny, ancient Egypt seems to have survived Noahs flood without even noticing it.

Wouldn't you say that a whole civilization that somehow manages to exist during the time of a worldwide deluge is a pretty strong archaeological contradiction to the Bible?

9/7/2012 5:57:06 AM

Fpqxz

This is the caliber of factual accuracy we've come to expect from CARM. That is to say, none at all.

9/7/2012 6:13:32 AM



The Chinese invented writing prior to the biblical creation of the world.

No contradictions there.

9/7/2012 6:36:25 AM

Scorpius

Too much stupidity for this early in the morning.

9/7/2012 6:44:27 AM

Ebon

That's not just stupid, it's a flat lie.

9/7/2012 6:46:17 AM

Papabear

Let's not get bogged down in fact checking, eh, Matt?

9/7/2012 7:17:24 AM

dionysus

How about the unbroken existence of Chinese and Egyptian culture before, during, and after the flood? how about the cave paintings that are more than 40,000 years old? Oh shit! I forgot to include my "Creationist warning: you may stick your fingers in your ears and go 'la-la-la' now" warning. Well, you can still ignore everything I said while us "evolutionists" continue to talk about real evidence.

Speaking of real evidence, Google maps can prove you wrong.

If you didn't go to the link or know what it is, it's the city of Tyre, which the Bible says shouldn't exist.

9/7/2012 7:18:49 AM

Arctic Knight

The dog was domesticated long before your god supposedly created the earth.

9/7/2012 7:21:17 AM

KittyKaboom

No evidence of a worldwide flood, there has never been a bat unearthed that shares a common ancestor with a bird, no evidence of several key locations mentioned in the bible ever existing...oh, and where the fuck is Eden?

Let's see...this is a combo of historical, scientific and biblical illiteracy. Nice trifecta!


9/7/2012 7:33:45 AM

JeanP

Archaeology is only one of the sciences whose fingings contradict the Bible.

9/7/2012 7:46:27 AM

Szena

That's true if you're very selective about the archaeological evidence you are willing to consider. I'm quite sure you close your eyes if you happen to see any of the evidence that contradicts the Bible.

9/7/2012 7:50:41 AM



CARM: for when Conservapedia gets too sciencey for you.

9/7/2012 8:14:21 AM

breakerslion

"Archaeology has only confirmed what the Bible says."

Say what?

Where?

http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/jim_meritt/bible-contradictions.html

Which verses do archaeology confirm exactly?

9/7/2012 8:27:08 AM

anevilmeme

You mean like that well documented trail of kangaroo fossils leading fr Mt Ararat across Asia down to the "land down under"?

9/7/2012 8:28:07 AM

Osiris

So where is the Egyptian army at the bottom of the Red Sea?

9/7/2012 8:51:27 AM

MK

Wow, and I thought Matt Slick had some actual sense. I guess his appearances on The Atheist Experience are totally misleading.

9/7/2012 9:05:53 AM

Justanotheratheist

Oh sure, and no deep sea diver has ever found water in the ocean.

9/7/2012 9:15:30 AM
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