A sneer is as good as a wink to a blind manJuly 9, 2008 — Deacon Duncan
Check this out. The Tekton Apologetics Ministries guy has finally decided to “address” some of the comments I’ve made about stuff on his web site.
Not long ago I discovered yet another site by a pissant Skeptic with zero credentials and no inclination to use any sort of Biblical scholarship. In fact, it seems that his most advanced source is stuff like Strobel. Not that there’s anything wrong with Strobel: As I always say, his stuff is good “gateway” material. But as is typical, our man here — who I’ll call Dumplin’ Dumbash — seems to think that making a few cutie-pie comments is enough to do the job.
What is it with Christians and this compulsion to commit the same “sins” they accuse me of, in the very act of accusing me of them? Cutie-pie comments indeed!
I’ll be adding this to my list of blog fodder, but I thought some of you might get a kick out of it in the meantime. What’s really funny is that he’s just dying to call me a Dumbass, but he can’t! Baby Jesus might cry or something, so the best he can do is call me “Dumbash.” Why not just call me Dumb-diddly-um-dum, Ned?
It’s clear where he puts his faith anyway: in the credentials of men, and in human scholarship. Not that this is a bad thing; after all, since God doesn’t show up in real life, it’s not like he has any opportunity to put his faith in Him. It’s up to men to work up reasons for believing, in God’s absence. Meanwhile all I have is myself and my God (since my God does show up in real life). Poor me, nothing but the Truth to hold onto in the face of this withering gale of criticism!