Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Great Debate

Former teen actor Kirk Cameron appeared on the O'Reilly Factor to respond to atheists. Apparently, he fancies himself a spokesperson for religion.

He warmed up by saying he was once an atheist so he understood how they thought. Then he said he was convinced otherwise by arguments that can't be denied. Quite a claim.

His first volley: the argument from design--any complex system implies a designer. So far so good, but this is the beginning of the argument, not the end--except for Kirk, who had pretty much shot his bolt.

What he said from this point on was, instead of an argument for a deity, merely anti-evolution twaddle, such as the claim that Darwin can't account for the eye and that there are missing transitional forms in the fossil record.

He ended by saying how angry atheists (such as the ones he's debated) are. O'Reilly noted that jihadis seem pretty angry, too. Kirk looked like he was about to respond, but it was time for a commercial.

That's too bad. Maybe Cameron was about to note that they believe in a false god--now that's a debate I'd like to see.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Slate just did a piece on Cameron's silly arguments.

2:23 PM, May 10, 2007  

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