I should know when to leave well alone , but sometimes ….
David Robertson adamantly insisted, yet again, that the child psychologist was Dorothy Kelman and Dawkins cites her in God Delusion, ( a claim he also made in an article he wrote for Christianity today) ….
This is interesting because whereas most contemporary atheists think it is an obvious point that humans are born atheists and have to be ‘indoctrinated’ to believe in God, there are those who agree with Richard Dawkins, who with psychologist Dorothy Kelman believes children believe in a Creator instinctively
Not only is this a blatant untruth note that he states that Kelman and Dawkins both believe children believe in a Creator (Capital C).
And back to his post …
And then our erudite Pastor suddenly did an about face … but not without his usual barbed asinine passing shot.
Again, he insists that Keleman is stating that kids are ”intuitive theists”. However, what Dawkins/ Keleman actually wrote was this ….
Children are especially likely to assign purpose to everything, as the psychologist Deborah Keleman tells us in her article ‘Are children“intuitive theists”? ‘Clouds are ‘for raining’. Pointy rocks are ‘so that animals could scratch on them when they get itchy’. The assignment of purpose to everything is called teleology. Children are native teleologists, and many never grow out of it.
And just so our Pastor didn’t lose too much face and show to all his faithful how even those who write about evolution accept that kids are ”intuitive theists”, he added this final … scientific recommendation.
I wonder if David Robertson actually knows what honesty is or for that matter what the Discovery Institute is?