I’d forgotten about our favorite ex-gay guy until I received a trackback to my entry on Natalie Angier from his blog. It appears that Ben thinks that we silly atheists take delight in our own ignorance of theism, God and Christianity. I’m not entirely certain why he thinks we’re ignorant or that we take delight in said ignorance and he doesn’t bother to elaborate further in his entry. I also don’t understand why he’d start poking a stick at a hornet’s nest after all the complaining he did the last time he attracted the attention of SEB regulars and wasn’t happy with the comments he was receiving. Perhaps he’s bored and figures this will give him something new to complain about as he busies himself removing any comments he might receive.
I always find it amusing when someone tries to tell me how ignorant I am of theism in general and Christianity in particular. Not only was I a member of said groups at one time, but the very nature of the conversations that take place here regularly makes it kind of hard to be ignorant. Not to mention that I’ve probably studied the Bible and Christian theology more than most Christians have both before and after I stopped believing. I won’t even bother pointing out how stupid said comment is when applied to the likes of Decrepit Old Fool.
But, hey, the poor guy can’t even accept himself for who he really is so why should I be surprised that he’s clueless about others?