George says I’m right.

Dear Christian reader. Let me pose a scenario to you. I say a whole bunch of things and say they are true. I claim that if you ask George, he will confirm all that I say is true.

I say yesterday I got home at 5 PM, then left my house and went out for a jog. Around 6 PM I was back home, showered and changed, then went out with a friend to a movie and caught the 7:30 showing of “The Happytime Murders” with Melissa McCarthy.

Curious, you ask George. George confirms I own a house, but he saw me at the bar around 5:30, noted I was there for quite some time, and as I write this today, “The Happytime Murders” won’t be in theater for another 10 days.

I have a question, dear Christian. Does George confirm my story? Unless you are a fool, the answer is clearly “no.”

I mention this because this is the tactic used by any person that utters the phrase “science supports the bible.” Either that person is a fool, or they think I am.

Just because George confirmed I own a house does not confirm a single other detail of my story, and much of my story is in conflict with George’s account. And similarly, because science has confirmed that the Earth hasn’t always existed does not confirm that God poofed it into existence in 6 days, and about 6000 years ago. Quite contrary to biblical claims, the conclusions of science involve billions of years and natural processes. This stands in stark opposition to the creation story.

The sun was not created after the earth, and certainly was not created after the sun. Animals evolved. The moon does not give off light, and there is no such thing as “lesser light.” Rabbits do not chew their cud. Breeding sheep don’t have striped offspring if they see stripes. The sun isn’t carried across the sky, and can’t stop for a while.

Jerusalem and Jerico may have existed, but that doesn’t confirm the life and times of Joshua or Jesus. Further, the archeological record contrasts these stories in numerous ways.

Animals may not be able to breed with other “kinds” of animals, as the bible says. But then again, anyone living in an agricultural community should know cows can’t breed with pigs. Sure, DNA now inform us why that is true, but it isn’t exactly revealed wisdom.

And invoking DNA to try and prove the bible is right about that ignores that DNA confirms evolution, which of course contradicts the bible yet again.

You can’t invoke science, and at the same time reprimand those that follow the science. This is cherry picking to a high degree. Yet at every step, the bulk of science is completely ignored, and a tiny sliver of science, stated quite vaguely, that can seem to match a biblical saying, is somehow immediately vindicated? I should not have to reiterate, but this is not very convincing.

So please, dear Christian, stop saying that science confirms the bible. Don’t do it for me, do it for George. He says I’m right.

The Spartan Atheist

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15 thoughts on “George says I’m right.

  1. Good post, I have recently had a debate with one of these delusional Christians who claim on the one hand they like and accept science and insist it is compatible with the Christian faith, while on the other hand rejecting 150 years of biological evolutionary evidence by embracing a couple of creationist You Tube videos regarding the Mt. St. Helens eruption as the evidence.

    I think that if I did not understand religious indoctrination, I would be completely convinced that these people can purposely decide to want to be the dumbest humans ever.

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    1. Yeah, at the end of the day, we are challenging a lifetime of bad information sold as the truth. It can take a while to chip away all that bullshit.

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  2. Well written post: calmly stated; well laid out arguments.

    Just been having a look around this site. There’s some good stuff here. Keep it up.

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    1. Thanks, Chris! Enjoy and follow me!

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  3. Excellent post. Wasn’t overly aware of this “science backs the bible’s truth” argument. What tripe. Now that I’m aware of it, I simply must develop some decent smart-ass replies for it. Perhaps I’ll quote the Quran in a sort of “Poe’s Law” sort of way and see if any Christian fish take the bait and bite? Naw. On second thought, only an a-hole would something like that. And, clearly, I’m not one. πŸ˜€

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    1. LOL! Yeah, it’s so prevalent that the really dishonest apologists (like Answers In Genesis) have entire “science” departments. If the newspaper title of a published science paper seems to say something that sorta confirms their beliefs, they jump all over it. Despite the fact that the actual science paper isn’t titled like the newspaper article, nor does it confirm anything they believe, and frequently directly contradicts one or many of their beliefs.

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      1. Ah, yes, I’ve forgotten about Answers In Genesis. Good ole Ken Ham. Idjit extraordinaire. I wrote my first blog post on him. It’s a piece I wrote after I’d seen him on Fox News some years back at Christmas time explaining how evil atheists were. I wrote a post saying, “Yep, I’m an atheist and I’m evil and I’m gonna eat you, Ken Ham, for my Christmas Diner to prove it.” Ham actually re-posted the piece on his AIG blog and blasted the eff outta me. I then thanked him for moving my blog views from negative 6 to 10 thousand. That pissed him off, too. I must say, getting under that dude’s skin was one of the proudest days of my life. Another was me telling him that all he had to do was ignore the bait I laid out for him and my blog views would have stayed in the negative numbers, but his enormous ego wouldn’t let him. Ahhhhh! I feel joyous just basking in these memories.

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      2. Christian fish always bite the most obvious and ludicrous bait and take it SO seriously. Again, only a real a-hole would take advantage of this; so, me being the innocent person I am, never would. But, others I hear have. BTW, The Quran is the perfect word of God because it says so right in it. Thus, Christians are wrong. πŸ™‚

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  4. Yeah. It’s sooo likely science confirms the specific Christian account of the world, (as opposed to all the other world religions out there). The more specific the claim, the more specific the evidence needed πŸ˜‰ Most religious people don’t actually read the “fine print”, only trusting what others have told them their holy books say.
    https://aladyofreason.wordpress.com/

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    1. I wish I had a dime for every time someone told me something was or wasn’t in the bible and they were wrong.

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  5. I can remember once a christian in ark’s blog was trying to say that because
    1) The bible stated that the sun is brighter than the moon and science proves it
    2) The bible says that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west and science proves it
    Therefore, the bible is scientifically authentic
    I am not aware of any science claim in the bible that would not have been arrived at by the first stage of the scientific method ( Observation )

    It is amazing how most christians set the bar low to proves the claims in the bible, but set an impossible bar for the claims of other cultures mythology. If we were to judge all god myths by christianity standard almost all ( if not all ) would pass the test

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    1. Also a ridiculously high bar for anything that negates their silly religion.

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  6. This … And invoking DNA to try and prove the bible is right … is what’s really crazy. How do you invoke something that SCIENCE came up with to prove that science is wrong and the bible is right?

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    1. The very thing that proves the bible is wrong… is used to try and prove the bible is right. Apologetic thinking at it’s finest.

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