Cop Out of the Month – March 07

Is there potential for a new “feature” here? Reading through a variety of news sites and the like, I came across an article on newsweek (I would hat tip whichever atheist blog sent me there, but I can’t remember who covered it – sorry). On this article, there is something which strikes me as one of the “best” theistic cop-outs I’ve read in March 07. So, (drum roll) ladies and gentlemen, I present for your reading pleasure the Theistic Cop Out of the Month for March 2007:

[Newsweek] Is the Bible inerrant?
[Rick Warren]: I believe it’s inerrant in what it claims to be. The Bible does not claim to be a scientific book in many areas.
(read original)

don’t you just love empty sayings like that?

5 thoughts on “Cop Out of the Month – March 07

  1. This was a good runner up from the same article and the same person:

    [Rick Warren]I do believe Genesis is literal, but I do also know metaphorical terms are used.

    What babbling nonsense.

  2. It gets better:

    [Newsweek]So, parse that. God gave you an immigration attorney, but God killed a little girl.
    WARREN: Well, I do believe in the goodness of God, and I do believe that he knows better than I do. God sometimes says yes, God sometimes says no and God sometimes says wait. I’ve had to learn the difference between no and not yet. The issue here really does come down to surrender. A lot of atheists hide behind rationalism; when you start probing, you find their reactions are quite emotional. In fact, I’ve never met an atheist who wasn’t angry.

    I suspect he has never met an atheist before. What glorious nonsense in defence of the faithful.

    (I will stop commenting on this now…)

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