Hip and Thigh: Smiting Theological Philistines with a Great Slaughter. Judges 15:8

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Phillips on LGF

I have documented over the last year or so how Charles Johnson's once informative blog, Little Green Footballs, has descended into anti-creationist madness. I think what stirred up his angry bigotry against creationists, and the ID movement in particular, was a conservative political hero of his, Ben Stein, making his movie Expelled. In fact, it was probably last spring or so, just a few weeks before Stein's movie was released, when Johnson began posting links to atheist websites supposedly debunking ID and creationism.

Since then, anyone of any prominence in the Red-state conservative opinion world who either comes out against or in support of ID theory, Charles will note on his blog adding his pronouncements of praise if the person chose in favor of Darwinian evolution or hurling his curses if the person supports ID.

Another "hero" of sorts for Charles has been British opinion writer, Melanie Phillips, who has written hard and wise against social leftism and the European governments succumbing to Islamic sensibilities. However, she has gotten on Charles bad side because she recently published a post supportive of ID ideology. This irritated him to no end and he just had to make his own ignorant comments upon it. Specifically, he repeats the same myth he has repeated now for nearly a year: ID is stealth creationism only wanting to turn every public school into a giant Jesus camp.

Now, never mind the fact Phillips is a self-described Jewish agnostic and she merely wishes to "follow the evidence where ever it leads" as a rational thinking human being. She has done the unforgivable: Going apostate from the secular community by thinking forbidden thoughts and suggesting that Darwinian evolution doesn't have all the answers about life. Ironically, Charles unyielding secular fundamentalism is just as extreme and irrational as the Islamic mullah's in the PLO he routinely criticizes in his blog.

None the less, Phillips responded to his comments with a pithy post centering on answering the absurd claim that ID is just stealth creationism.

The Secular Inquisition

In spite of her wrong-headed definitions of biblical creationism, her response to Charles is highly amusing. He is yet to give any response to her in return except linking to some atheist propagandist who equally smears Phillips as an evolutionary apostate.

Man. You would think she has thrown off the veil or something.

Or maybe the burkha?

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Blogger Truth Unites... and Divides said...

Could you post Phillips's response to Johnson?

Also, last fall during the national elections... I observed numerous Republicans who wanted social conservatives to serve as "useful idiots". They want the votes, but they don't want social conservatives to influence party policy. Fiscal conservatives and national security conservatives who weren't theists despised social conservatives.

Look at how McCain's team blamed Palin.

My gut feeling is that GOP elites view social conservatives as useful foot soldiers who they pander to for votes and these same elites will turn their backs on the loyal footsoldier for political or media gain.

8:02 AM, May 06, 2009  
Blogger Fred Butler said...

Could you post Phillips's response to Johnson?It's linked under the title above, "The Secular Inquisition"

I am not sure at the moment if she has posted anything new in response to Charles.


8:07 AM, May 06, 2009  
Blogger DJP said...


That Phillips.

11:16 AM, May 06, 2009  
Blogger Blocky said...

Remove LGF from your blog roll then! That guy Charles Johnson is a few cards short of a full deck.

11:32 AM, May 06, 2009  

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