Friday, August 6, 2010

L 1.10

In one sense, Loftus makes a reasonable plea that “I know that some Christians who refuse to deal with the arguments later on in this book will use the personal information I’ve just shared to attack my character”. (p.31)

This is a very interesting preemptive move to block attempts at tying his motivations to his intellectual reasons for rejecting Christianity. Yet, he goes to great lengths to chide Christians for accepting Christian explanations or rejecting non-Christian reasoning because of a preexisting supernatural bias. In essence, he’s hypocritically saying that it’s ok for him to have an anti-supernatural bias and his arguments remain reasonable whereas the Christian has a delusion and their reasoning is not acceptable substantiation for that worldview. This is a blatant double standard.

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