Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Joe The Plumber & the Bible vs. Science

Samuel Wurzelbacher, aka Joe the Plumber, aka Gun Control Caused the Holocaust, explained to Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody on the 700 Club how his pastor convinced him of the truth of Christianity. Wurzelbacher’s pastor claims the truth of the Bible since it has never been revised, whereas science books are revised all the time!

“‘Revision Seven.’ He said, ‘now look at the Bible, what does it say’? I said, ‘Holy Bible.’ He said, ‘see any revisions on it Joe’? I said, ‘no.’ He said, ‘the reason why is because this is God’s word…man’s always looking for an answer, that’s why it’s revised.’”

That is airtight reasoning right there, son! Not to mention it is completely false. The Bible has been revised a number of times and has specious sources to boot.  Science is, of course, going to revise itself often based on the accumulation of information, revision and correction. It admits its mistakes. If it didn’t it would be useless.

It has to be noted that Right Wing Watch likes to point out that the pastor “…seems to believe that faith and science are incompatible….” (emphasis mine)

That’s because they are. One can still operate via science in one instance and faith in another, but that is the result of compartmentalization. They are utterly incompatible in unison.



Adam said...

If you listen closely to his little conversion narrative you'll notice that the youth minister called him "Joe." The man changed his life forever with a claim about the bible (that could use a revision) but totally forgot that his real name is Sam. Also, he's not a plumber.