And here is our Daz with a brilliant summation of Bob Hutton’s latest travesty of logic ( For the beginning of this “debate” I urge you to read the previous post). Daz is always funny and to the point but there are times when real brilliance shines through. Here he is.
The latest from Bob, aka The Internet’s Greatest Philosopher And Theologian, in a reply to a set of questions posted on his blog.
1. I do not believe in “debating” with unbelievers. This is because the word “debate” suggests that there are viewpoints on both sides. The Christian Gospel is not a viewpoint but a fact based on the truth as it is found in Jesus who proved His claims by rising from the dead.
2. The reason I suggest the use of the google search engine is to test the sincerity of my opponents. If they really want to know how I know the Bible is true then let them google the words “How we know the Bible is true” and they can search the answers for themselves.
3. You write about the risk of devaluing my cause. There are two problems with that statement – a) the cause of the Gospel is God’s, not mine. The Gospel is God’s truth and I simply declare it and b) if people do not believe the Bible, if they do not repent of their sins (including the sin of unbelief) and accept Jesus then the eternal loss will be theirs. It makes no difference to me if they die in their sins. I have given them the opportunity to be saved.
If I may paraphrase:
1: I am not actually interested in persuading unbelievers to the truth, thereby saving their souls. I just like to spout off.
2: I am incapable of forming any arguments of my own, never having really examined my beliefs for elements of truth, reality or logic.
3a: It’s God’s word, not mine. I just like to spout off.
3b: I am a hard-hearted bastard, uninterested in saving anyone from the tortures I believe they will suffer. “It makes no difference to me if they die in their sins” (direct quote), therefore I have no reason to be telling people that they’ll burn in hell, except that I enjoy publicly wallowing in thoughts of their putative suffering, whilst excusing this as ‘trying to save them’, although as shown above, I am trying to do no such thing.
Good summary Daz. I think you nailed him spot on.
And Bob. Ah Bob, Bob, Bob, sometime you simply must learn the fine art of shutting the fuck up. Really Bob! You have consistently been your own worst enemy in nearly everything you have said here. And as for your imaginary friend… Well, let’s just say that the best proof I now have of God the Bastard’s non-existence is fact that he doesn’t come to earth and beat the shit out of you for making him look like such a douchebag. Everytime you pick up your brush to paint him as majestic, he just ends up as some nutless jackass masturbating in the corner.
Michelangelo, you are not. Have a good day Bob.