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April 28, 2010

One of the things I really struggle with is when Christians demonize the academy and humanism:

HT: James McGrath

Or when Christians are willfully, and almost impossibly, ignorant

HT: Unreasonable Faith

All we would need to make this package complete–a real unholy trinity of stupidity–would be someone arguing that the world is flat, or that Galileo is a heretic because obviously the earth is the center of the universe: “The sun rises and the sun goes down, and hurries to the place where it rises.”

All those humanist scientists in the academy insisting that their data proves the sun is at the center of the universe…

*sigh*

12 Comments leave one →
  1. Chris E permalink
    April 28, 2010 10:26 am

    I’m sure that given time I can dig out a video:

    http://www.geocentricity.com/

  2. April 28, 2010 10:36 am

    All those humanist scientists in the academy insisting that their data proves the sun is at the center of the universe…

    Wow, when you put it that way, it makes all that pain and suffering over the question seem so ridiculous. Many light-years, parsecs, light-millenia — vast measures of distance; these would be worth arguing over. But the renaissance Church and argued over a few light-minutes, a single astronomical unit?

    Thanks for clearing this one up, Scott: the sun, not the earth, is the center of the universe. AiG, take heed…

  3. April 28, 2010 11:57 am

    Silly, silly. Everyone knows “I” is the center of the universe.

  4. Jake permalink
    April 28, 2010 7:18 pm

    The Sun is the centre of the universe? My friend Mr. Hawking may debate you on that.

    But regardless of where the centre of the universe is, the only thing that matters is that Han Solo made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs. And that’s awesome.

  5. Jake permalink
    April 28, 2010 7:20 pm

    Also, the centre of the universe is right between the letter v and the letter e. So… There that is.

  6. Zachery Oliver permalink
    April 28, 2010 9:00 pm

    Those videos are unwatchable.

    Honestly, I can’t do it. I get 30 seconds in, and I stop because it’s just too much.

  7. Pete permalink
    April 28, 2010 10:18 pm

    I hate to say it, but I could almost agree with where I think MBJ was heading with his “message”. Here goes, if I don’t look for cancer in my breast area (which is right on top of my sternum and clavicle, thanks for that visual lesson, Jefferson) then I will not find cancer in my breast area (Lord knows you’d find a lot of hard things in the aforementioned places). But, if I DO look for breast cancer, I will get what I look for…

    Boobies.

    This man is brilliant.

    Discuss.

  8. April 29, 2010 9:37 am

    Um, we’ve got the third member: The Flat Earth Society.

    It’s not technically a Christian group … but still.

  9. May 3, 2010 6:04 am

    Maybe the Earth’s surface is the periphery of the universe, and the sky is in the middle?
    http://www.wizard.gen.nz/inside-out.html😉

    • May 4, 2010 11:28 pm

      This just reminds me of 1976’s At the Earth’s Core for some reason.

  10. Headless Unicorn Guy permalink
    May 4, 2010 1:31 pm

    Um, we’ve got the third member: The Flat Earth Society.

    It’s not technically a Christian group … but still.

    It began as one — the “Zetetic Astronomy” Movement of Victorian times, “defending SCRIPTURE against Godless Science” with similar arguments and tactics to Ken Ham et al.

    There is a LOT more resemblance between the early Flat Earth Society and Answers in Genesis than Christians like to admit.

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