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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: May 17 2004,20:11   

Casey Luskin Invokes Tolkien

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An ominous force, lurking in the courts of kings, the halls of learning, and even the towers of wizards, threatens to dominate a society. Those who opposed the force have been systematically excluded from power. Some make peace with the force, advancing their personal interests, but are foolishly deceived into believing the force will not consume them and their descendants. Others refuse to acknowledge the force and stay secluded in their shires, pretending there is no impending threat to their way of life.

Yet one small alliance, composed of brave souls with differing backgrounds, cultures, and belief systems realize the weakness of the force and have organized a fellowship to stop it. No, Iím not talking about The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien - Iím talking about the intelligent design (ID) movement, and the force of materialistic philosophy.


Of course, Luskin invokes Tolkien badly:

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A second significant tribute came from Biola professor of philosophy John Mark Reynolds, who compared Johnson to Gandalph from The Lord of the Rings.


Tolkien fans figuratively eviscerate people over misspellings like "Gandalph".

Edited by Wesley R. Elsberry on May 17 2004,20:11

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