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“Peter”, a commenter at UcD, claiming to be “a student at St Michael’s taking a M.Th.” said (on the subject of Denyse O’Leary’s intelligent design class being offered at the University of Toronto)

The vitriol in their comments make me wonder if John 3:20 is accurate here: “For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.”

Does this person lack any sense of irony, or are they just utterly clueless about the topic? Science lives “in the light”. Everything you do is subject to scrutiny. ID, on the other hand, is necessarily a creature of the shadows. They shun peer review, either publishing their ideas in books, or, in the case of the Sternberg affair, getting a friendly editor to bypass peer review and improperly slip their stuff into a journal.

I suspect that “Peter” is unaware of the irony of his statement. And that, I find, is terribly sad, especially for someone entering the ministry. Pastors are placed in a position of trust. It isn’t acceptable for them to knowingly lie, and it also isn’t acceptable for them to be so intellectually lazy that they just regurgitate talking points without figuring out what the facts of the matter are.

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