Pastor’s Kid Annoys Me

There is no deep philosophical, political or even atheist angle to this post. I’m just annoyed at this blog post.

Not Even for the Pastor’s Kid: Equality Under the Law

I don’t know much about this guy other than he has a blog on Patheos. I would have just put this in his combox, but he doesn’t seem to want to read anyone’s feedback.

The post is basically just an attack at the Attorney General of the United States for not charging Hilary Clinton for a crime. I haven’t followed the story closely, but even I know that the FBI investigated her, for months, and did not recommend charges… because it did not find evidence of intent, a necessary element of the crime. He either doesn’t know this or doesn’t care, because his post suggests she got special treatment because of her political status. Well this just isn’t the case. What she did, and it was wrong, was not as bad as what General Patreus did some time ago. Clinton sent classified documents over a private server  which meant they were more vulnerable to hacks, but she did not intend anyone who shouldn’t see those documents to see them. Patreus intentionally sent classified documents to his mistress and he wasn’t charged. So contrary to Reynolds’ contention, it would have been unequal to charge Clinton in this case. It would have been treating her worse than others.

Of course, none of this context or any link to this context is provided in the piece, he is too busy bragging about how virtuous  and fair he and his pastor father were. Money went missing during a collection and he as a kid was the last to hold the plate. His dad asked him if he stole the money. He said he didn’t, and his dad believed him, but still searched him, apparently in front of others so that no one would think he was getting special treatment.

I think this story actually argues for the opposite of the point he is trying to make.  He is suspected of a crime, people may trust him but don’t take his word and investigate. The investigation fails to find evidence of a crime and they let him go. Exactly what happened with Clinton.

And the story is not a story of equal treatment. He seems to have been singled out, was everyone searched or just him? Did they pick on him because he was a kid, or a pastor’s kid?

This man  calls himself a philosopher, and is president of a school that “aspires” to educate children from preschool to college, which sounds like indoctrination to me. It astonishes me at how much he has underestimated the intelligence f his readership.

Rant over.




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10 – Secularism – A Salmon of Doubt Podcast

On THIS episode of A Salmon of Doubt Podcast

We Have No News!

Secularism Discission

Quebec Charter of Values

Prophecy Potential Prediction Playing-around

Isaiah “Prophecies”

Aaron Ra on Prophecy

Holy Bible Time

Matt Slick tries to show Isaac is Jesus

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9 – The Euthyphro Dilemma – A Salmon of Doubt Podcast

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Kim Davis… yeah… I know.

She meets a Pope

Fallacy Fun Time

The Sunk Costs Fallacy

The Apologetics Counter

The Euthyphro Dialogue itself

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8 – The Problem of Divine Hiddenness – A Salmon of Doubt Podcast

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Disabled Man Knocked off Pubic Housing Waiting List on the Basis of Relgion

Religious Hypocrasy and Ashley Madison – Christians deal with it


Fallacy Fun Zone

The Anecdotal Fallacy

Apologetics Counter

The Problem of Divine Hiddenness

Schellenberg’s Paper

A Doubtcast on this

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A Salmon of Doubt Episode 7 – Kalaam 2 – There is Zero Energy in the Universe

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The Non-Conference happened

Another atheist or secularist blogger or writer murdered in Bangledesh.

Info on Canada’s blasphemy law.

Apologetics Counter

There is zero energy in the universe.



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Ep. 6 of A Salmon of Doubt – The Problem of Induction

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Holy Bible Time

Hoofprints on the Ceiling of Your Mind

The Strange Notions story that Brian is reacting too.

Leviticus 18

Leviticus 19

“My” Old Testament Course


In the News

The Anti-Gay Sweet Cakes Wedding Cake Case

A good article on the real story

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry decision

Canadian Teacher Investigated for Tweets About Islam


Philosophy Forrest or Epistemelogical Epicerie

The Problem of Induction

Bayes Theorem

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A Salmon of Doubt Episode 5 – The Problem of Evil.

Click HERE to listen to the show.

An Anectdote

by Matthew Toobee (I haven’t watched this link at all, but it is what comes up when one searches for Battleship Myths.)

 The News:

Ontario Divisional Court Upholds the Decision of the Law Society of Upper Canada to not credit Chirstian Trinity Western University as a feeder law school.

Apologetics Counter – The A Problem of  Evil

My description of the Argument.

Pretty thorough treatment of the argument and counters here. (We haven’t read this…)

Good fun conversation about the evidential POE.

From whence the argument about god’s delegation of responsibility to angels and so on came.


The Non-Conference

The Atheist Community of Toronto

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