Malleable Morals

In the middle of a pile of feel-good, but unproven, religious claims, the amateur Christian Apologist suddenly – CLEARLY – wrote….

But we know genocide is evil. Since it IS morally wrong, we know there must be a standard beyond us which is the standard of goodness, righteousness, and justice.  That standard is God. And without God, you can’t say genocide is wrong because that’s just your opinion.

If genocide is evil, and morally wrong, why does the God of the Bible not only condone it, but urge and support it??! I’d ask the Amalekites, but…. you know.   😳

The Amalekites were burning their new born babies over statues as a sacrifice to their gods. They were raping and murdering people. That’s who they were. They were evil and wicked people.

 Is genocide evil and immoral, or not??! You posited a concrete, objective statement that it was, with God as the good, moral, righteous and just basis. Now you seem to be claiming that even though God caused and aided the genocide, the people who were wiped out deserved it.

Maybe they did, but you can’t have it both ways. Now your claims and morals, and the morals of your God, are suspect and subjective. Even your God’s little flood snit-fit to cover the fact that He had made a mistake, and was not in control, was the greatest example of genocide ever recorded…. or made up. The Egyptians and the Chinese don’t seem to have noticed it.   😯

One of my readers wondered why I seem to avoid addressing good Christian arguments, and only pick on the stupid ones.  Partly, it’s because of the entertainment value, but it’s mostly because there are no ‘good’ Christian arguments – only less stupid ones.  It’s all low-hanging fruit.

A young – but none too bright – Apologist has his own YouTube channel, where he posts videos refuting Atheists’ claims, although it often seems as if the whole point is to make Atheists look good.  He supported Ray Comfort’s Holy Banana theory, until an Atheist shot it down in flames.

He recently posted a video in which he, in all apparent seriousness, claimed that, Evolution must be false, because it’s racist.   Darwinism relies on “Survival of the Fittest,” and, if we evolved from African-Americans, how could there still be African-Americans??

If Americans came from Europeans, why are there still Europeans??!  If God created us from dust, why is there still dust??!  So few words – so many mistakes/lies.

Apologists don’t even like to use the word Evolution, lest it gain some validation.  They use the pejorative, Darwinism, dismissing it like crystals, or reiki, or horoscopes.  It does not ‘rely on’ Survival of the Fittest – which does not mean what this racist little fuck seems to think it does.  And, “Evolved from African-Americans”??!  He’s not even smart enough to deny that we evolved from monkeys.  😳

A 15-year-old, male Atheist, tired of listening to his Bible-thumper mother, conned her into calling in to The Atheist Experience podcast.  With absolutely no training in Theology, Philosophy, logic or debate, she faced a moderator who was.

She tried to present a variety of silly, unprovable, kindergarten-level claims, which he quickly and easily refuted.  Her defense then was that he had spoken sternly to her and embarrassed her in front of her son.  The poor dear!  For many of them, that’s what it comes down to.  Some of them need to be spoken to, sternly.  👿

16 thoughts on “Malleable Morals

  1. Daniel Digby says:

    Gee, you’re being so harsh. If it weren’t for Christian apologist very stable geniuses like Kent Hovind, I wouldn’t know all about THE theory of evolution. (Like the theory of gravitation, it’s only a theory.) It was invented by Darwin, who divided it into 5 parts:
    1. The big bang
    2. Creation of chemical elements
    3. Creation of stars and planets (and as we already know, Earth was created before the stars)
    4. Creation of life from non-life (spontaneous generation, which also explains spontaneous combustion)
    5. Evolution of one kind to another (evolutionists often mistake kinds for species).

    Let’s take these Darwinian fantasies and destroy them one by one.

    1. As we all know, Darwin applied differentiable manifold theory (again, just a theory) to Einstein’s gravitational equation to derive a Friedmann universe (i.e. the big bang). Cosmological inflation was just an afterthought. Unfortunately, as clever as Darwin was, a much simpler explanation is “God did it”, and by Occam’s razor, God wins.

    2. Once Darwin invented the periodic table, he just used B2FH nucleosynthesis to fill in the table with the elements created through this process. Poor Darwin. Again, he loses to “God did it”.

    3. Darwin simply used Vera Rubin’s discovery of clumping of WIMPs (Weakly Interacting Massive Particles — dark matter) and the virial theorem to explain the formation of galaxies, stars, and planets. Darwin screwed up again by thinking that stars began coalescing before planets, which we know is wrong, thanks to biblical inerrancy.

    4. As Kent Hovind so eloquently points out, evolutionists believe that all life, including humans, evolved from a rock! He earned his doctorate from a Bible college housed in a trailer in Arizona, so who would know better than a doctor what evolutionists believe? Those evolutionists are so dumb.

    5. As Dr. Hovind reminds us, animals are the only form of life on Earth. A kind must produce the same kind. Just show him an example of a banana (or a rock) giving birth to a monkey. (By the way, evolutionists think that humans descended from African-Canadians).

    I finally had to give up and admit that creationists are incredibly persuasive. And I learned all those amazing things that Darwin had in his “Origin of Species” that I missed on my first dozen readings. Thank you for opening my eyes to the Lord, Dr. Hovind.

    Something else Dr. Hovind alerted me to — I thought that

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    • Archon's Den says:

      I’m sorry, sir. You’ve been cut off.
      I know, but should that affect my hearing. 😉 😆

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    • rather amazing how Daniel has invented Darwin knowing about the Big Bang, when that was quite later.

      As always, these conservative Chrsitians depend on their willful ignorance and outright lies.

      I do love a religion that has a morality no more sophisticated than might equals right. So much for the lie of objective morality existing and coming from a such a petty god.

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  2. Daniel Digby says:

    [Microsoft cut me off]
    Darwin consistently used the phrase “natural selection” and that Herbert Spencer introduced the phase “survival of the fittest” when he invented “social Darwinism” so that he could claim racism is scientific. Your Christian apologist seems to have found the same quotes as Dr. Hovind.

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    • Archon's Den says:

      I think that we should have a G.O.A.T (Goofiest of all time) comedy contest among a big bunch of these guys and gals. My money is on Frank Turek as the funniest of the bunch – sorry, Holy Banana. 😳 Kenneth Copeland would receive the lifetime award for the best imitation of the Grinch. 😯

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  3. Jim Wheeler says:

    The major problem many people have with evolution is, I submit, a failure to comprehend large numbers. The age of the universe is 13,800,000,000 years. That is at least 25 times as long as there has been any kind of written history! (200,000 divided by 8,000) The age of the human species is somewhere between 200,000 and 300,000 years, about 0.0018 percent of the age of Earth. A lot can happen in such vast periods, including adaptation to climates different from Africa’s and the extinction of offshoots like the Denisovans and Neanderthals. That evolution is real is backed up by tons of evidence. To argue that it is “only a theory” shows a lack of understanding of science. A theory is different from a hypothesis.

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    • Archon's Den says:

      There’s a lot of that lack of knowledge of proper English usage, and scientific understanding, in much of the Apologists arguments. It is difficult to determine whether it’s mere ignorance, or deliberate obfuscation. 😕

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  4. G. J. Jolly says:

    I don’t claim to be an Atheist or a Christian. I don’t affiliate myself with religion. However, I will say I’m an agnostic because I’m quite sure there’s something better, stronger, and more intelligent than anything or anyone on earth.

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    • dbenn says:

      G. J. Jolly: Well, there *may* be powerful extraterrestrials out there, sure… Is that what you mean? Or do you mean a god of some sort? They may seem like gods to us… IMHO, the most important thing about finding that we on earth are not alone one day, is to further dethrone us from the centre of things, to take us further on the Copernican trajectory…

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    • Archon's Den says:

      It might benefit you to become more knowledgeable about definitions. Either you are convinced that a ‘God’ exists – or not. No matter what you call yourself (or not), or who you affiliate with, if you are convinced, you are a Theist. Anything else is an Atheist. An Agnostic is one who does not know. If you do not know, you cannot be sure that something bigger and better exists. 😳

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    • “I don’t claim to be an Atheist or a Christian. I don’t affiliate myself with religion. However, I will say I’m an agnostic because I’m quite sure there’s something better, stronger, and more intelligent than anything or anyone on earth.”

      why? it seems that you find you need a magical supporter.

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  5. dbenn says:

    “Partly, it’s because of the entertainment value…” 🙂

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    • Archon's Den says:

      The wife doesn’t understand why I waste time watching Atheist Experience videos on YouTube. Aside from learning things, some of them are HILARIOUS!!
      Recently, a caller ‘Proved God’ because the entire world operates on the God-given 7-day cycle. I thought that the co-host was going to fall off his chair, laughing.
      The caller demanded, “Can you refute the argument?”
      Between more chuckles, the co-host finally said, “It’s not worth refuting. I’m just going to sit here and laugh at it.” 😆

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