Take a look at the title of David Klinghoffer’s latest post at the Discovery Institute’s creationist blog: Under Materialism, No Meaning to Life — and No Life, Either.
We could have fun just talking about his title, but the post isn’t very long, so let’s find out what he has to say. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
In what our friend Eric Metaxas calls the “scientistic materialist” perspective, there is not only no ultimate purpose or meaning to life. “If we are just material beings,” says Eric, “then there is actually no such thing as life,” either.
Eric Metaxas isn’t officially a Discoveroid, but they quote him all the time. We refer to him as a Discoveroid fellow traveler. Regarding the bizarre statement just quoted, Klinghoffer says:
That’s a profound point that comes out of his new radio and podcast interview with J. Scott Turner [link omitted].
Yes, profound. BWAHAHAHAHAHA!. After that he tells us:
Turner’s spot-on phrase [during his interview with Metaxas], the “Reverse Pinocchio,” captures the idea well. The wooden boy wished to become a real, living boy, and in the movie, he gets his wish.
What does that have to do with anything? Klinghoffer explains:
Materialists, on the other hand, look at life and deny that it is what it seems to be, a dance of purpose and desire not explicable in the familiar mechanistic terms of Darwinian ideology.
Did you get that, you pathetic materialist? Life is “a dance of purpose and desire.” Klinghoffer continues:
In seeking to explain the phenomenon of life, says Dr. Turner, Darwinism “falls flat on its face.”
Darwin never attempted to explain “the phenomenon of life.” Only its evolution. Let’s read on:
He [Turner, the interviewer] explains that that is why it has to bracket words such as intelligence and design in “scare quotes.”
We always put the word “theory” in quotes when referring to intelligent design, but it has nothing to do with the dance of life.
The rest of Klinghoffer’s brief post is a plug for a new book by Metaxas. You can click over there if you’re interested.
So this is where we leave him, dancing his dance of purpose and desire, while you, dear reader, pathetic Darwinist that you are, are not truly alive.
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