This is the first article in a series of articles based on an open letter to non believers written [I’m assuming] by Colin Robinson. I met “Colin” on twitter, and read his blog which contains many offensive and anti-social views that he claims are based on the teachings in the bible. I’m not going to address his
or any of his other hate based views, I’d rather examine the basis for what he claims gives him the authority to hold these views. Is it a reliable source of factual information or a conglomeration of self supporting mythicism written over time to maintain a facade of self righteousness by the morally deficient?
It has been my experience that many christians who make claims of
or cite the scripture as the sole source of authority, do so in woeful and/or deliberate ignorance of the history and authenticity of the text. In fact, it’s already been repeatedly demonstrated that the bible cannot pass the “affirming anything that is contrary to fact” standard of truthfulness. Assuming there were only one mistake in the bible, to me that is like carefully dipping out a drink from a punch bowl with a turd in it. Christians think as long as they don’t actually get a lump in their cup that somehow the rest of it is all right.
In my next post, I’ll discuss what evidence actually is, [some christians are going to be surprised, I think] why it’s crucial to have independent sources of verification, and why it’s important to use evidence on the path to justified truth.