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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Winston Smith Erases Einstein

My first post here and I must say, I was excited to get the invite. I like the idea of this blog, as my own blog, DisComforting Ignorance, is primarily focused on Ray Comfort.
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My fellow Raytractor, Lance, posted on Ray's Winston Smith. He exposed the editing of one post to tone it down and chastised him for not acknowledging his mistake on the behemoth-dinosaur conjecture (which I give an analysis of here). This is similar to him losing the banana argument and then, instead of admitting that he conceded it because the supermarket banana is engineered, claimed "atheists" were unscrupulously editing it to make him appear foolish.

My blog actually started by exposing him doing this very thing. We are all familiar with how Ray loves to distort, quote mine, and invent Einstein's religious positions. He actually in a recent post said that Einstein believed that God intelligently designed him without citing any source.

Did you know, though, that Ray had made a post wherein he claims that Einstein believed that the Bible was the Word of God? Here is the text of the post:
Weaver said..."The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish." -- Einstein

I never knew that Einstein believed that the Bible was "the of Word of God." I knew that be was a believer in God's existence (see quote on Blog-header), but this quote is very encouraging. The Scriptures sure were an honourable product of human weakness. God chose to inspire the weakness of men to write His Word to humanity. Albert naturally reacted to it as I did before my conversion. This reaction is explained in Scripture: "But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned" (1 Corinthians 2:14). [emphasis added]
I have a screen shot along with commentary and analysis in my blog entry on it. When Ray was called out on it, did he post a retraction or acknowledge his mistake or even admit he's never actually read anything Einstein wrote in its entirety? No. His employee Winston Smith simply went to work and flat out deleted it.

It is ignorance exacerbated by dishonesty of the greatest degree.

4 comments:

  1. How would he ever live with himself if he lost face in front of his sheep

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  2. I genuinely try hard to be polite on his blog, but it's so hard not to call him an idiot.

    I'll do it here though, since nobody's censoring me.

    He's an idiot.

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  3. I've tried to post this limerick -- most recently on the "Thank God for Science" thread -- but Ray doesn't like it. I don't know why (she said, widening her eyes faux-innocently):


    Not the Atheist's Nightmare

    For Ray and his little friend Kirk
    The banana's a marvellous work,
    ("Ain't no better fit
    For H. Sapiens' mitt!")

    Despite all the research they shirk.

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  4. Isn't it interesting that Ray's faith is not enough to enable him to simply dismiss an Einstein or a Hawking altogether? -- rather, he seems desperate to co-opt them for his cause. This says something about both the nature and the extent of Ray's actual beliefs, n'est-ce pas?

    More and more, I'm coming to agree with Daniel Dennett's postulation that believers don't actually believe in their imaginary friends, but they retain the concept of belief as a virtue and that's what makes it so difficult to reason with them.

    Of course Ray isn't about to admit this, if he can even understand it.

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