David Platt claims man raised from dead in Southeast Asia with zero documentation. https://t.co/mtyQVlb78F
— Dee Parsons (@wartwatch) September 27, 2016
As I’ve said many times over the years, belief in anything becomes permissible under the rubric of faith. If you can believe without evidence that Jesus rose from the dead, then you can just as easily believe that an Invisible Friend wants you to steal an airplane and fly it into a skyscraper. If it’s a virtue to believe without evidence — or even in spite of evidence — why should Platt reject such an improbable story? Especially a story so flattering to his superstitions?
Science and engineering have epistemic standards; they demand evidence. That, in a nutshell, is why science and engineering have been such a positive force in human history, and why religion has nothing to show for itself but Niagaras of bloodshed.