Although this is a genuine comment, and I find it quite funny, there is a serious side.
As a warning so you understand a little context of where this chap is coming from. He believes there is no evidence to suggest there was not a global flood and all this entails, thus we should trust the bible. This might seem an odd way of putting it, but this is what he is like. There is a certain type of person that uses this form of ambiguity, maybe they think it makes them come across as better informed, more learned or something. Who knows?
You can draw your own conclusions, I’m sure.
Here we were discussing Moses and the Exodus and in particular Kadesh Barnea.
I have included all the pertinent parts of the comment so you can ponder on why, for some reason, he thinks I am ill?
I especially enjoyed the term ”secularist delusions”, and I guess that includes you lot too! What a thrill, right? You are all as mad as I am. Bunch of Heathen Nutters! Send an S.A.E. There might be a Badge.
*The emphasis are mine.
I have no doubts about Kadesh, Ark:the Bible says nothing about the Israelites staying there for forty years and archaeology has confirmed that they didn’t. Yes I know that lots of people who should have known better have said that they must have but you simply cannot insist that if they were wrong then the Bible must be. It does not follow.
I’m looking through the Book you linked to:p. 7 Suitability of Kadesh for a settlementp.33 Fortress in Kingdom Periodp. 60 Exodus Period but no Bible referencep. 67 Dispute over two possible sites for Kadeshp. 68 Map.p. 77 Says archaeological record does not accord with what we expect from Exodus but does not give any reference to a Bible verse.It’s time for me now to apologise to you for my part in the worsening of your condition. On your own blog one of your friends told you to stop doing this — he called it ‘staring into the abyss’ and cited Nietzche ( Ark says: I think this sounds like Argus, who is now fired, the miserable kiwi git! 🙂 ) — but you have continued to the point of making yourself ill. I confess too that I’ve ignored the signs because I’ve found you to be a very useful source of what I’m going to call secularist delusions. I’ve been deluding myself, however, that your wild exaggerations — e.g. ‘Not a shred of evidence’ — were just the accepted way of talking among your circle of online friends, but it seems you can do no else, even when your argument would be greatly strengthened by taking a more nuanced view. I have been holding it as a possibility that your continual humiliation here was due to the moth-drawn-to-the-flame-effect but ‘megalomania’ seems more like it.Sorry I have not helped. This is goodbye. Kadesh has been the last straw for me.
Numbers 20; 1-29