Running and running …

December 4, 2010

So I spent my morning responding to another crazy north westerner named Justin so there will be no new posts (apart from this one) until I get back this afternoon from another shoot. He’s not the Pullman Wa, baby, wah wah Justin from long ago.

He’s a new Justin, with the same old take on Van Til … no one understands Van Til unless you’re a Christian … which basically means Christians admit how much of a failure Van Til is. If no one understands him except a believer, what’s the point?

I clearly showed how astute I am not in my review. Clearly. I would love you to point out my failures, too. It’s fun.

How people, like new Justin, spend so much time arguing about a book that they clearly haven’t read, I don’t know. He ripped out of the gate clearly showing he hasn’t read Van Til’s “Why I believe in god,” and then demonstrates over and over ad nauseam that he hasn’t picked up the 16 pages of complete nonsense.

Van Til clearly establishes that he suffered from aural hallucinations and lived in a fantasy land.

I have to run out the door with camera in tow. If it’s snowing by you, go play outside. It’s like nature is dressing the world in a wedding dress and it’s your job to rip it up and pour mud all over it.

HONK.


Book review: Why I believe in God, by Cornelius Van Til.

February 7, 2010

As a part of the thrilling challenge that I’ve made with creationist Mark Tetzlaff to read Richard Dawkins’ “The Greatest Show on Earth,” I agreed to read two Christian books of his choice. I put no pressure on him to decide which books. He chose ones that I assume speak to him, his intelligence, and his cause. I’m still working to complete the first book, “Evolution, the Grand Experiment” by Dr. Carl Werner. The second book, “Why I believe in God,” by Cornelius Van Til arrived Friday in the mail, and I decided I needed a little change of pace, so I went ahead and read it.

For the record, I read “Why I believe in God” out loud, word for word, in my kitchen, and read a couple pages four and five times. I read it out loud because I wanted to really digest its words, not because I’m a poor reader. I typically read fast, but I wanted to carefully examine Van Til’s message.

For a bio on Van Til, go check out his wiki. He’s Dutch by birth and moved here with his family at a young age. Everyone knows I hate Dutch people, so the book didn’t go over very well with me.

Honk.

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