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It’s in the Bible:The Original CSI

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David Barton, theocrat and liar for Jesus

If you watch any of the CSI TV programs you know how important DNA evidence is. What you may not know is that using DNA evidence can be found in the Bible.

Christian theocrat David Barton believes that the earliest use of DNA evidence is found in the story of Cain and Abel:

Biblically, the death penalty could not be applied unless there were at least two eyewitnesses to the incident. Circumstantial evidence, even when strong, is not the equivalent of multiple eyewitnesses and therefore does not meet the Biblical standard. Interestingly, however, the Bible long ago acknowledged a specific eyewitness that only in recent decades has become recognized in Americans courts.

Recall the account of Cain’s murder of his brother Abel from Genesis 4:8-10. When God asked Cain where his brother was and Cain lied, God specifically confronted him with the declaration: “The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to Me from the ground” (v. 10). Blood cries out? Blood has a voice? How can that be? We now know that DNA has a voice – that it serves as an eyewitness to specific crimes, just as when it cried out to God about Abel’s death. This voice therefore Biblically qualifies as one of the “two or three eyewitnesses” needed to secure the death penalty in a capital crime.

This is another reminder that you can make the Bible say anything. Thoughtful Christians should be embarrassed by this kind of thinking, but I suspect Barton’s revelation will be seized upon as a-n-o-t-h-e-r proof that the Bible is an accurate, up-to-date, infallible science textbook.

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    Geoff

    In the same way that ‘join the triumph of the skies’ (no idea if it’s bible wording or just a Christmas carol) predicts motorcycles.

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      Bruce Gerencser

      Bible literalism is the problem. Imagine doing this to any other work of fiction. Why, you would be laughed out of town. Not with the Bible…it is treated as a non-fiction book…and we end up with all kinds of crazy.

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    Ian

    Oh, I remember hearing stupid things like this and thinking they were the greatest tidbits of information. I am actually ashamed of myself, when I think back on it.

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