Norm Smith Medallist
- Jun 14, 2013
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I don't have a problem accepting that many of the biblical accounts are based on actual events. The problem lies in proving any of the magic in those accounts.If he is, he's an honest one, as he was quick to qualify the findings with a reminder that there's no *scientific* evidence for Tall el-Hammam actually being Sodom. He's a retired Earth Scientist, Professor Emeritus at UCSB in the University of California system. He's from New Zealand has no formal theological qualifications to indicate he is a Christian. He may be religious, but if I were guessing, I'd say no. Almost certainly no fundamentalist, even if he is religious. https://www.gulfbase.org/people/dr-james-p-kennett
Yes, noted. The academic paper I linked to, written by Collins, is a refutation of Merrill's work.
Did a large scale flood happen? Sure.
Did fire reign from the sky? Sure, why not.
Did god impregnate a virgin to give birth to a messiah? That's a little less believable.