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Karl's Korner: David & Goliath ... Fact or Fiction?
Mon., Nov. 14. 2005 12:23pm EST

Here's a note from ApologetiX lead guitarist/producer Karl Messner:

Sure there are many religions in the world, but are they all true? How can they be? Yet another "unbelievable" event from the Bible finds support from the science of archaeology.

I don't know what I'll have for breakfast tomorrow. It could be anything: It could be my current favorite cereal (Smart Start Healthy Heart) or my favorite hot dish (cheese omelette, whole wheat toast, and grits). I just haven't decided yet. BUT, what I had yesterday is now a part of history. It either happened or it didn't and how it happened is how it happened. There's nothing I can do to change that. I didn't eat ONE THING for one person and ANOTHER THING in the mind of someone else.

The same is true with more important events in history like the assassination of President Kennedy, the Civil War or the "discovery" of America (only we arrogant humans would claim to have "discovered" a continent, even though our arrival barely interrupted the dinner of its 57 million inhabitants in 1492. That's more than the 2004 population of the top 50 US cities combined!). All these things happened the way they did, and whether or not we all agree on how it "went down," it only "went down" one way. It is what it is.

To me, that's a huge argument for Christianity. Either Jesus lived on this earth, said what He said, died the way He said, and rose from the dead the way they said, and appeared to the hundreds of people over the course of more than a month, as is recorded.... OR HE DIDN'T. it either happened like that, or it didn't happen like that. If we can show that it's very reasonable to conclude that it did indeed happen that way, then sorry, those who don't believe it are... wrong.

The media continually misrepresenting the argument for "Intelligent Design" by saying that proponents contend that the universe is so complex that it must have had a creator. Although that is true, it's an oversimplification of the viewpoint, intended, in my opinion to make proponents look less academic. Well, there IS plenty of "real science" to back up the claims of the Bible, and a new one came out this past weekend.

A shard of pottery was found in Tell es-Shafi, on a mound believed to be the ancient city of Goliath's home of Gath. The shard had early Semitic style spellings of "Alwat" and "Wit", likely Philistine renderings for the name "Goliath" according to Aren Maeir, the head of the archaeology department at Nar-Lian University in Tel Aviv, and who directed the excavation.

The biblical stories continue to be reinforced by all disciplines of science. True science is in no means at odds with religion. At least not with Christianity, because TRUE science comes to the table with no preconceived notions, and lets the evidence tell the story of what happened, whether or not it's what we want to hear. It happened the way it happened.

For the record, after working all night on the new live CD, the website and the new button designs, I ended up only getting 45 minutes sleep, so indeed yesterday's breakfast was a protein bar and a bottle of water at the airport on the way to Vero Beach. ;)