Intelligent Deception … March 27, 2013

Ignorance has its intelligent proponents. Its major difficulty is how to convince people something is right, when it is so terribly wrong. The proponents, of course, do not think what they are supporting as being terribly wrong. If they were convinced of this and still promoted it they would be in another category: Liars for Jesus.

For the Intelligent design proponent the problem is clear. How to prove something which cannot be proven. These people fully believe that what they are doing is providing support for the truth. Yet, in the past when they have attempted to prove the correctness of what they believe they have found it impossible to do so.

Think-tanks are formed, like the Discovery Institute, in an attempt to come up with proofs for that which cannot be proven. After much consideration it seems as if their solution to the problem is this: Complexity. No, not irreducible complexity, though that concept has its supporters too, just complexity.

confusedThe Discovery Institute decided after much debate to fabricate enormously complex proofs for intelligent design concepts. The complexity is such that the average joe could not, but also would not, attempt to understand these explanations. The average Joes and Janes are the targets of these con-men. Through many large events, drawing crowds of thousands, these masters of deception have bilked willing yokels out of millions of dollars.

Experts have unraveled their complex but obscure proofs and found them gibberish.

William Lane Craig is another deceiver that cloaks his “proofs” in unintelligibleconfused 2 longwinded, and quite never-ending speech. The only plus the man has is that he is an expert debater who could probably convince some poor gullible slob that up is down and down is up. Although supposedly winning most of his debates it is through obfuscation and deception that he has done so. If the person you are debating doesn’t have a clue about what you are talking what chance do they have of responding? Craig uses various bombastic tricks he has honed over the years to confuse and outclass his opponent.

confused 3In the end, deception is all they have left. If their god truly does exist, that god has left them blowing in the wind. Not a shred of evidence exists to substantiate the reality of their god, including Jesus. The only thing they can resort to is attempting to prove that which cannot be proven, with demonstrations of deception.

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10 Responses to Intelligent Deception … March 27, 2013

  1. john zande says:

    I think it’s passed time people stopped saying William Lane Craig is a good debater. As you pointed out, his skill is in delivering endless drivel. From here on let’s just call him for what he is: an insane dickhead.

    Excellent post, as always. It seems there there is only one course available to the rational world in dealing with these creationists: ridicule. It’s clear they’re in no mood to accept facts, so we must mock and belittle them at every opportunity. Literally, they must be laughed off the stage.

  2. drenn1077 says:

    When the willing accept the absurd, without question, in great numbers, that tends to worry me.

  3. john zande says:

    Well, the truth is it’s not great numbers. To be perfectly honest it was only a few years back (when i used to troll Fox News message boards) when i first encounter it. it was so weird i thought people were just joking at first. No one outside the US believes Genesis. Well, i’m sure many Muslims do, but they’re just as batshit crazy as your homegrown Fundies.

  4. drenn1077 says:

    The U.S. is what worries me, being a resident thereof. The fundies are hard at work proselytizing the younger generations. Like the Islamic adherents, the fundies seem to have a lot of patience, that is, with the exception of a few who have infiltrated the government and are constantly trying to pass laws. You can have minority numbers and accomplish quite a bit if your members are actively participating.

  5. john zande says:

    Oh, I agree, and i too would be worried if their positions weren’t just so insane. Fortunately for everyone, there’s no wiggle room here. You either fall for this bullocks or you laugh at it. The really positive thing i see happening of late is that people are casting aside their “treat religion respectfully” personas and hammering the absurdity for all its worth. The regressive actions of the religious right have counteracted once pervasive notions of tolerance.

  6. john zande says:

    Have you seen this quote before?

    “I don’t debate with creationists because it would look good on their CV, not mine.” Robert May

  7. drenn1077 says:

    Yes, I agree that hammering the ignorance is a good tactic. One area of the general public I am concerned about is that group called the “Stoopids”. If the efforts to undermine public education continue unabated, that group is sure to grow. This constant talk of vouchers and the fact that many after school programs conducted by the “Good News Club” and others are geared at undermining public education is something that needs to be countered as well.

  8. drenn1077 says:

    Yes, I have seen this quote before. This is one reason Richard Dawkins will not debate Craig.

  9. john zande says:

    Understandable.

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