|"Rev Dr" Lenny Flank
Joined: Feb. 2005
|Quote (Arden Chatfield @ July 25 2007,13:33)|
|My take is she was basically being disingenuous. She really believes in a young earth, but she's afraid to come out and admit it, and really let her freak flag fly. So that's how she postures like she's 'keeping an open mind'. She's quite unaware of how freakish it sounds.|
All part of her 'all facts are equally valid' debating strategy.
No, I think it's because FTK has at least enough brainpower to grasp the basic ID strategy ------ Big Tent demands that they piss off neither the YECs nor the OECs. And more importantly, since YEC already got decapitated by the Supreme Court, ID legal strategy demands also that IDers of any sort must ixnay on the oungyearthnay. (It's why Paul Nelson keeps his mouth shut nowadays about all his YEC crapola.)
The whole "legal strategy" thingie is also why FTK (and Joey) fall all over themselves to declare that the Designer doesn't necessarily have to be God. (I find it funny that Joey's "does ID demand we worship a god?" argument is precisely, word for word, the very argument made -- and rejected -- in Arkansas, by Normie Geisler. As I've always said, creationists simply haven't come up with anything new in decades.)
That's why I think FTK is, at least marginally, smarter than the basic dolts at UD. She at least grasps the basic concept of the strategy and understands, however dimly, why she needs to keep her mouth shut about such things.
The typical UDers like Joey are, of course, utterly oblivious, and simply can't shut their mouths.
And that, of course, is why ID will never win in court.
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