There is an article in the current issue of the Times Educational Supplement which reports on how a Christian fundamentalist school curriculum in Britain has been endorsed by a government agency – the National Recognition Information Centre (Naric) – responsible for assessing the validity of qualifications awarded by various educational bodies.
The so-called “Accelerated Christian Education” programme (ACE), which originated in 1970s Texas, includes claims in its science and history textbooks that the Loch Ness monster disproves evolution, apartheid in South Africa was a good thing, and there are “unquestionable proofs” and “unarguable evidences” for creationism.
As you can imagine, the overwhelming majority of commenters are aghast at this shocking report, and there is no shortage of righteous indignation following the article. But one individual managed to hijack the discussion. The gentleman’s name is “BobHutton”, and he hath seen the light / is fucked-up on Jesus (delete as appropriate).
The arguments presented by BobHutton will convince none but religious psychotics and the especially hard of thinking. Mr Hutton is living proof that teleology is bunk, and that human beings cannot possibly be made in the image of his chosen personal saviour.
Given this indisputable fact, why bother reasoning with such a person, as a number of article commenters have attempted to do?