March 19, 2014

Dan Barker's Fundamentally Flawed Rationale

Dan Barker of the Freedom from Religion Foundation seems like a heckuva nice guy. Unlike so many of the obstreperous atheists on the Web, he is intelligent, respectful and polite. But I am only basing this on a couple of interviews on Christian radio shows that I heard. Still, he does not have a reputation for being nasty.

The first one I heard was with Matt Slick of CARM. An attempt to schedule a debate had fallen through, so Dan was a guest in the studio with Matt. There was no specific agenda or topic. To listen to that, click here, but do not click on the "listen now" button. Instead, use the link "Carm_Podcast_2-7" to get the MP3. Also, Matt had a show where he discussed a debate he had with Barker a few years earlier, that show is here.

When hearing this show, I had feelings similar to those that Matt expressed, how so much was touched upon and a week of one-hour shows could stem from it. Barker had numerous instances of bad reasoning, word games, philosophical excuses and bad theology, so several visits would have been quite interesting.

After this, Dan Barker was on "Stand Up for the Truth" prior to a debate with Dr. Jerry Bergman of the Genesis Foundation. This was more formal, and they discussed not only his justifications for atheism, but how the Freedom from Religion Foundation conducts itself. You can listen/download here. Barker was caught in some glaring inconsistencies. Mike LeMay pointed out some of those in an article. One thing that I don't think anyone caught was how he claimed to be for everyone's religious freedom, but when Obamacare violates religious freedom, there's not a peep from FFRF. Double standard much? But the SUFT team does not let Christians off the hook because bad theology and lack of commitment (and understanding) on the part of Christian teachers that helps give us people like Dar Barker.

Somewhat related is the next interview on "Stand Up for the Truth", where Dr. Bergman is interviewed about the religion of secular humanism, Barker and other related topics. You can listen/download the Dr. Bergman discussion here.

March 8, 2014

Camels, Anti-Bible Prejudice and Media Hysteria

You'd think that National Geographic would learn about hastily publicizing bad science after the Archaeoraptor fraud. But no, they had to jump on the anti-Bible bandwagon and do what "skeptics" often do: Rush to proclaim that the Bible is wrong. In this case, the claim that the Bible is wrong about camels in the early days.

This kind of assertion has been pulled before and primarily based on incomplete evidence. In this case, the biases and assumptions are added to the façade of scientific research through carbon dating. Archaeology students in Tel Aviv did the "research". Like Bill Nye's attacks on creationists, they ignored existing research that was readily available. This story was picked up by the Institute for Creation Research, Creation Ministries International and Answers In Genesis, (among others) who have provided some valuable information. Despite the efforts of "skeptics" (I put the word in quotes because so many people who call themselves "skeptics" already have their minds made up and reject any evidence that they dislike), the Bible still stands firm (Isaiah 40.8, Matthew 24.35). Perhaps if these mockers did not start from faulty presuppositions, they would not have these problems.

Let's go a step further. On Real Science Radio, Bob Enyart interviewed archaeologist Dr. Titus Kennedy about domesticated camels, refuting the hasty claims reported in National Geographic and other media. Click here for the page where you can download or listen live.

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February 12, 2014

Questions for Creationists on Question Evolution Day

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To celebrate the third annual Question Evolution Day, I'm going to keep this post simple. Here is a video that is just under half an hour. It's from Ian Juby's "Genesis Week", and contains information that anti-creationists ignore, ridicule, misrepresent and do whatever they can to keep people from hearing the truth and thinking for themselves. Go ahead, you know you want to watch it!

January 11, 2014

Genius In Action

A clever lad just wanted to argue. An Admin at "The Question Evolution Project" on Facebook dismantled a ridiculous quote by Thomas Jefferson, and here is a response we had to deal with from a joker who had to say something — anything — to argue with the st00pid dumb Xtian. I guess this evolutionist is a "freethinker", huh?

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January 5, 2014

More Facebook Double Standards

In a previous post, I discussed and documented the blatant double standards of Facebook, especially against conservative viewpoints, both political and Christian. Here is some more material about that.

J.D., the originator of a parody Page called "Atheists Shouldn't Be Allowed to Reproduce", had complaints and his Page was taken down by Fazebook. He was also put in the time-out corner for a while.

Why? "Atheists Shouldn't Be Allowed to Reproduce" was a parody that J.D. described as being similar to Mad magazine (presumably from the good years). Ironically, Mad magazine is on Facebook, but this parody that is inspired by it was taken down. It did not have obscene images, profanity, racism or offensive to a religion.

Wait...religion? Although atheism is a religion, misotheists do not want to admit this (despite their denials based on ignorance of religion and philosophy). So they are unlikely to have complained that "Atheists Shouldn't Be Allowed to Reproduce" was offensive to their religion. 

Meanwhile, nasty stuff is allowed to continue. I am thinking of Ephesians 5.11-12, that even the names of many of the atheopath groups on Facebook are disgraceful. To avoid offending readers, I obscured the obscene name of this Page:
Even the name of the Page is nasty, let alone the content. Yet, it does not violate their alleged "standards". (I told J.D. about this and learned that he not only reported it, but got the same response.) Others have reported similar wicked Pages and had the same kind of "sucks to be you" responses from the brilliant, kind, compassionate folks at Fazebook. A very few of those Pages have come down, but it amazes us that such blatant hate speech is allowed to continue. Kids see that stuff, you know.

Oh, and the suggestion to ask the owners of the Page to take it down? Yeah, sure. What will you get besides abuse? It's happened to me, I tried the "Ask Whozit to remove the comment you find offensive" because they claim it's the fastest and easiest way to resolve things, and all I got was harassment.

Aside from being nasty, this guy is also amazingly stupid, and is proud to show it in his remarks.
The power behind Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, is an atheist. I wonder if that is part of the problem, that a parody Page about atheists gets shut down, but multiple atheopathic obscene hate speech Pages remain? Even common sense would say, "Shut it down". (There are even Pages set up to attack individuals, and those are also allowed to stand.) I believe that bigotry is rampant in the Facebook management.

By the way, Facebook, these images are posted under Fair Use for information reporting purposes. We wouldn't have to do this kind of thing if you were consistent in your "standards" and bothered to clean up your act. You're sure into political correctness, though, and go after other parody Pages. Don't think this won't backfire on you and affect your market share. Remember when Myspace was the big thing? They faded big time. It can happen to you, too, Buttercup.

January 1, 2014

Keeping Busy in 2014

Buon giorno. I hope you're having a good New Year's Day, and wish you a prosperous and blessed 2014.

This is pretty much a check-in. As you can see, this Weblog is mostly dormant. Since I have put a great deal of effort into many of the articles, I keep it for reference. And some articles have repeated traffic, and I don't want to disappoint those people, capice?

I have two heartfelt New Year's articles if you're interested. The first one is at Radaractive, where I do occasional guest posts. It's called "Secularist 'Wisdom'". Second, and more New Year's related (and personal) is at Piltdown Superman, "The End at the Beginning". 

My main effort is my Weblog with material supporting biblical creation and refuting evolution, "Evolutionary Truth by Piltdown Superman". The truth is, there is no truth in goo-to-you evolution; you've been lied to and only shown the happy spin of Darwin's Cheerleaders. Oh, they're more than happy to jump on the bandwagon and pretend that wild-eyed guesses from scientists and the science press can be pawned off as real science with evidence and so on. Thinking people laugh at or ignore them.

Related to that is The Question Evolution Project, and we have a Facebook Page that is growing, much to the fury of anti-science anti-creationists. We freely use Maxwell's Silver Banhammer on trolls.

Not bad, January 21 is our two-year anniversary.

Although some people think I am only seeking my own fame and fortune, what I do is ultimately to spread the truth of creation and the gospel; everything is for the glory of God. Using evolution as an excuse to justify the rejection of God and salvation through Jesus Christ is intellectually untenable and spiritually disastrous — because eternity is a long time.

I'm going to be busy, and in the next five weeks, will have to work hard to get press and more radio interviews because February 12 is Question Evolution Day! So, have a happy New Year. I'm busy, but will make the occasional post or article here just to say hello.

November 9, 2013

Atheism is a Religion. Google Said So.

When people claim that atheism is not a religion because there is no deity to worship, they are showing their ignorance of philosophy and of religion. Worse, when they invoke the redefinition of "absence of belief", they are not only being ignorant, but this is not intellectually honest. Yes, atheism is a religion, as this post (with its supporting links) demonstrates.

I found this amusing. Google didn't get the "atheism is not a religion" memo, apparently. When uploading a video and selecting tags, they made suggestions. I grabbed this one:

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