Tuesday, September 29, 2009

You Can Lead A Moron Anywhere

There is a new theist apology book with the nasty title that most assuredly comforts the believers: You Can Lead and Atheist to Evidence but You Can't Make Him Think.

Here are two 'reviews' found on Amazon:

Editorial Reviews

I find it so encouraging that in these challenging times of 'culture wars,' Christian leaders like my friend Ray Comfort are passionately defending the authority of the Bible from its very first verse. --Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis

Ray Comfort has once again laid hold of the greatest power on earth, the power of the Gospel. Here he brings that power to bear, makes that light to shine in the darkest corners of our times, among fools. He proclaims with fidelity and winsomeness, remembering that such were once we, walking in the paths of darkness. --Dr. R.C. Sproul, Jr.

'The paths of darkness,' he said. Defending the authority of the Bible,' said the other. Funny stuff, really. Reminds me of the pot and kettle.

Darkness, as in ignorance. One can only imagine how the 'fear' and 'trepidation' psychology, foisted on the masses for thousands of years, kept them in line and manageable, like sheep and the dog. Darkness, as in lack of knowledge- belief in magic and spirits and winged-creatures, vanishing, appearing, and vanishing once again. The carnival comes to town.

The authority of the Bible. Two questions arise: what authority and who doled it out? To my oh-so righteous, daily fundamentalist readers- I don't want 'the answers,' please. Authority, as in parents, police, teachers, boss, preacher... Childhood. Control issues. Dumbed-down.

It is a real hoot, actually, when I discover nonsense like this book. It brings a big smile to my face to think that there are people in this day and age who put on their morning blinders and wander through the day avoiding the realities of life that research scientists bring to light 24/7.

Darkness and the authority of the Bible. Thanks for the chuckle. By the way, what 'evidence?'

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