Apolegetics: You’re Doing It Wrong!
Apologetics has always struck me as an ironic Christian enterprise. On the one hand, “No one can say Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit.” (faith) That is, the metaphysical speculations of faith require… a leap of faith and the Holy Spirit.
However, on the other hand, persons socialized into Enlightenment thinking try to “prove” beyond a reasonable doubt why their faith is true (rationalism, empiricism, whatever you want to call it). That is, faith is not required because knowledge has made it unnecessary.
There is better and worse non-faith apologetics. One of the worst examples ever is Ray Comfort’s delusional and ignorant rant about bananas:
If you don’t know why Comfort is absolutely, ignorantly talking out of his ass in the above video, and so impossibly full of crap, then watch this.
But people like Comfort inspire dilettante thinkers to “prove” their faith as real.
Enter Dan Delzell
Apparently, Mr. Delzell went to the Harold Camping Seminary of Mathematical and Historical Stupidity. He recently authored a piece titled, The Mathematical Proof for Christianity Is Irrefutable, that is so poorly conceived, so incredibly ignorant of textual development or historical consciousness, so unaware of hot memory or retrojective remembering, so full of weak arguments, so… well you get the point.
It’s bad. Real bad.
I’m not going to take the time to point out all of the flaws (actually, I don’t have that much time!), but if you want to lose some IQ points, read it and be horrified at the stupidity.