Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A Correction

It's been a week for making mistakes, I've made two.  Well, two that I'll admit to.

RMJ pointed out that I misheard Walter Brueggemann in the short post yesterday.   I turned up the volume and have to conclude that he is right.  

I quoted him as saying,"All This Silly Atheism of Richard Dawkins And So On, They Don't Even Know What They're Talking About"... when what he said is.... , "they don't even know what WE'RE talking about."  

However, since they are always characterizing what we're talking about,  if they don't understand that, then they don't understand what they're talking about.   They really don't generally know that, nor would they want to, since their arguments depend on mischaracterizing what we do say and, not infrequently, what we do. 

RMJ's piece taking off on that post, or, rather, Brueggemann's answer, is very much worth reading. 

1 comment:

  1. The arguments of Dawkins and his ilk depend entirely on ignorance, and the ignorance is entirely their own.

    It's a neatly closed loop tied up with a bow.