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Opening my dashboard on WordPress today, I saw on my “post of the moment” feature a jaw-dropping example of the kind of fundamentalism that makes Pat Robertson, KJV-Only advocates, and Benny Hinn look quite rational and reasonable. It was a blogpost entitled Heliocentrism is an Atheist Doctrine. Click on the title to read it. An excerpt:

What’s even worse than the debate raging in American schools about the teaching of the soulless doctrine of evolution, is the non-debate over an issue that rational Americans have foolishly conceded to the secular among us: the issue of Heliocentrism, or the idea that the Earth revolves around the Sun.

It seems clear that it may occasionally be convenient to assume that the calculations of Copernicus and Kepler were mathematically sound. However, for both moral and theological reasons, we should always bear in mind that the Earth does not move. If it moved, we would feel it moving. That’s called empiricism, the experience of the senses. Don’t take my word for it, or the evidence of your own senses, Copernicans.

The blog author then proceeds to quote Scriptural “evidence” from a couple of “authorities,” ignoring totally the inconsistency of what one source actually says with the position the blog author is espousing, and then quotes a form of the great discussion-ender:

The Bible says it, I believe it, that settles it.

If you want a great example of hermeneutical gymnastics and shoddy apologetics, look no further than this article.

And that’s your Weird-O-Cron™ for this week.

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