Sunday, June 3, 2012

Interlude - Sophisticated Theology

Reasonable Doubts ("Your Skeptical Guide to Religion") has a podcast available that discusses the debate between Dinesh D'Souza and Susan Jacoby from earlier this year. One thing that stuck in my head - among many - was D'Souza's claims that atheists argue against the most simplistic understanding of the Bible. This implies that the literal view - that the Bible says what it means and means what it says and is inerrant - is wrong. My response to that is if it takes a Sophisticated Theologist™ to understand what it really means, then God is one of the worst communicators of all the deities that I know of. The Bible can then be considered unreliable for that vast, vast majority of us, who are not Sophisticated Theologists™, and we must rely on the sooth being said from Dinesh D'Souza and his ilk.

Looks like a scam.

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