Nothing Fails Like Bible History 7 by Holy Koolaid
Atheists try to intellectually browbeat Christians into throwing out the Bible.
It’s a tale as old as time. Their standard Modus Operandi (MO) is to apply a ridiculously high standard of truth to the Bible narrative (and sneaking in a few lies about it) and then hoping against hope that the Christian won’t apply those same standards to the atheist’s assertions. When Christians can’t meet the impossibly high standards, then the atheist quickly claims victory and runs away, hoping that no one will apply those standards to his assertions in a balanced way.
God has a comment about that.
A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight. Pro 11:1
Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good. Pro 20:23
In an honest debate almost any standard is fine as long as it is applied to both sides of the argument. I have yet to find an Big Bang, Darwinian atheist who will apply standards honestly. I’m not an “ahonestatheist”. I’m sure honest atheists probably exist, I just haven’t run into any of them yet.
This “youtuber”, Holy Koolaid, is not an honest atheist.
I don’t know much about the man, but he says some interesting things about himself and his “ministry”. His catchphrase is “Dare to be curious, but don’t drink the kool aid.” Which is a reference to turning off your brain. He is encouraging people never to turn off their brain. To this we would agree. This mindset is the reason that I am a saved, King James Bible only, dispensationalist, even though I didn’t grow up in a family that taught this and I have a BA in History from a major state university in America. What I have observed is that many atheists drink the kool aid given out by the high priests of the atheist religion, ie Scientists; be they Archaeologists, Biologists, Linguists, or Paleontologists. I agree with the youtuber here but I will apply it across the board: Don’t drink “science’s” kool aid, either.
He also asks his supporters to “support scientific skepticism and critical thinking.” This is ok as long as you observe Doctor Ruckman’s maxim to “Be Skeptical of Skepticism”. Unfortunately, if this video is any indication of his beliefs, we don’t expect “Holy Koolaid” to be skeptical of skepticism.
Most reactions to this article will be that instead of defending my position, I am attacking the position of Holy Koolaid. This is true, on the main. But it matters little. We can be assured that he doesn’t believe his standards are the proper standards to apply. We know this, because he doesn’t apply his standards to his religion of Atheism and Scientism.
His Basic Questions
The youtuber begins by asking “Is there any evidence that it (the Tower of Babel) actually happened?” and “Does it go against archaeological findings and scientific data?” These are decent questions. But we must remember the nature of this beast called, “science”. Proving a negative is hard, especially in “sciences” like archaeology. Just ask the “scientists” who said that there was no evidence for Troy and Nineveh. And then ask those same “scientists” about it after those cities were found. That is the nature of the beast of science. Don’t let a YouTube video fool you. They haven’t found one bit of information that proves the Bible wrong, including the Tower of Babel story.
It’s amazing how supporters of “science” forget how “science” works when they come to the Bible. It’s almost as if there are spiritual issues at play…
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 2 Cor 4:4
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Rom 1:28
I’m reminded of when Ben Stein was told by an evolutionary scientist that life was created on the backs of crystals. Let’s apply Holy Koolaid’s questions to that scenario since he won’t. Is there any evidence that it actually happened? NO. Does it go against our findings and scientific data? MOST CERTAINLY, YES. See the law of abiogenesis.
Watch Ben Stein’s Expelled video HERE.
When Was Genesis 11 Written?
Holy Koolaid comments on when the story was first written by saying, “We don’t know, but the earliest written fragment of Genesis is from 200BCE” (more correctly known as BC). This is a conflation of two different issues. We do know when Genesis was written and the earliest written fragment that we have has nothing to do with its date of writing. Even if Holy Koolaid wants you to think so.
Moses wrote the Law or the first five books of the Bible according to the Lord Jesus Christ who was God manifest in the flesh. Luke 24:44. This is also the beliefs of the Jews going back as far as anyone can tell. Moses lived somewhere around 1450 BC. Therefore the story of Babel would have been in writing at that time. Not one shred of evidence exists that conclusively proves anything in this paragraph wrong.
Secondly, no one dates the writing of old books from our oldest copy or fragment of them. The fact that Holy Koolaid says what he says without mentioning this fact shows him to be dishonest. No one claims that Julius Caesar wrote Commentarii de Bello Gallico in the 8th century AD. But that is the date of the oldest surviving copy. We know for sure that the book was written in the 1st Century BC from many other facts and they ignore the age of the oldest copy. This is standard procedure and any honest historian knows this.
He also mentions that the word “Shinar” appears in Revelation 17:1 although I haven’t found it. This has nothing to do with the topic at hand, but it does show what kind of researcher Holy Koolaid is…
He also mentions that Nimrod built Shinar, although I cannot find that in the Bible.
And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.
And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah, Gen 10:8-11
Before “debunking” that Nimrod built Babylon, you have to prove that the Bible says that Nimrod built Babylon. It doesn’t. In fact, if you read it, none of those cities are clearly shown to have been built by him and as I read it, Nineveh, Rehoboth, and Calah look like they were built by Asshur. So, I don’t know where Holy Koolaid is getting this from. But I suppose he feels really smart debunking his strawman!
The youtuber then goes on a nice speil implying that Nimrod’s empire consisted of a mere 88 people. Holy Koolaid is just being lazy. He knows better than that.
Yes, at the time of Nimrod’s birth there are probably only a few dozen or so people living on earth. But by the time he is ascending his throne, there would be many factors more than 88 people on earth.
There are multiple issues at play here. How long are people living? Biblically, we can see that they were living a lot longer than 80 or so years. Abraham came later and he lived to be 175 (Gen 25:7) Shem lived to be 600 or so years old. By the time Nimrod was forging his empire, Shem was still alive.
With bodies and atmospheric conditions conducive to lifespans of over 600 years, then why would anyone assume that the current fertility rate is anything like the rate of today? Only a fool would think those numbers are the same. Oh wait: The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.
These genetics are also the answer to Holy Koolaid’s smug assertion that Nimrod’s generation would be “severely inbred”. Meanwhile there is no comment on how early humans in the evolutionary model were able to not be “severely inbred”. Unlike the biblical narrative, evolution has some real issues that it has never dealt with.
While implicitly conceding that Nimrod was a city dweller, the youtuber then talks about this group of people are “hunter gatherers”. Apparently, he thinks he can have it both ways. You can’t. If Nimrod was a city dweller, then population and fertility statistics of hunter gatherers doesn’t matter in the discussion. Holy Koolaid is trying to pick apart the Biblical narrative, but his own statements can’t stand up to logical scrutiny.
Almighty Science’s Dates
HK asserts that “we know they weren’t all founded by the same person” when speaking about the cities in Genesis 11. We have already shown that the Bible doesn’t say they were. HK is doubling down on his strawman. Typical.
He claims that Uruk was founded in 5000BC. Nineveh in 6000BC. Babylon in 2300BC. Apparently HK is going to “educate” us on how we can be sure of those dates in a future video. After having studied the dating methods of atheists, materialists, and evolutionists for over 20 years, we won’t lose any sleep over it. For sure the dates will come from dating of rocks and pottery and radiometric (and other) dating methods that are all fudged and based on assumptions that have been proven false conclusively. There isn’t one shred of evidence in the universe that any of those cities wasn’t founded soon after the Flood of Noah.
“Science” and “Scientists” want us to believe them with blind faith. We won’t.
HK claims that the ziggurats of Mesopotamia weren’t abandoned which is a ridiculous comment to make. He knows that we don’t know the history of EVERY ziggurat. There could easily be an unfinished ziggurat that we haven’t found yet. That is the nature of Archaeology. We don’t know what we don’t know. HK is smart enough that he should know this.
His statements about step pyramids and Lapis Lazuli in Egypt are all based on the false assumptions of modern dating methods and in no way prove the biblical narrative wrong. But that doesn’t stop HK from presenting them as if they are some kind of slam dunk.
I have applied what I believe to be a balanced standard to HK’s video. His assertions have been weighed and found wanting. Some of us don’t hide our heads in the sand. We have spent years looking at the claims of atheists and they never hold up.
We have spent an equal amount of time looking in the Holy Scriptures of God known to us as that King James Bible. It comes through right on the money every time.
Atheists like HK act the way they do for one of two reasons. A bad experience in a junky church (which is probably HK’s issue) or just plain emotional panic. They don’t want God to exist because then they’d have to give an account to him. It matters not. He exists. Future judgment is real. Only a fool wouldn’t prepare himself for that great day.
…it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: Heb 9:27
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 1Ti 2:5