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  • Robert Baty
    References: Matthew 7:1,2 & James 3:1 cc: Maury_and_Baty YAHOO! list cc: Creationism YAHOO! list ... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OriginsTalk/message/30876
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 23, 2013
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      References: Matthew 7:1,2 & James 3:1

      cc: Maury_and_Baty YAHOO! list
      cc: Creationism YAHOO! list

      --- In OriginsTalk@yahoogroups.com,
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OriginsTalk/message/30876
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/creationism/message/75062
      Victor McAllister proposed, approvingly, the following:

      > The Bible contains hundreds of verses
      > with the expression "if" and "then." 
      >
      > Biblical "if - then" statements are
      > related to the commonplace meaning of
      > words and ordinary affairs. 
      >
      > For example, Genesis 24:8:
      >
      >> Major Premise:
      >>
      >> If the woman is not willing to follow Abraham's servant,
      >> then Abraham's servant will be free from the oath.
      >>
      >> Minor Premise:
      >>
      >> The woman is not willing to follow Abraham's servant.
      >>
      >> Conclusion:
      >>
      >> Abraham's servant is free from God's oath. 

      In that context, consider the following earlier claim from Victor McAllister:

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OriginsTalk/message/21401

      > GOLIATH OF GRAS IS A
      > VISIBLY FALSE CONSTRUCT.

      >> Victor McAllister
      >> http://godsriddle.com/

      Now, notice how the "Goliath of GRAS" argument has the same "construct" as Victor's Biblical example above:

      MAJOR PREMISE:

      > IF (A); God's word (the text) says
      > everything began over a period
      > of six days, and
      >
      > IF (B); God's word (the text) is
      > interpreted by some to mean it
      > was six 24-hour days occurring
      > a few thousand years ago, and
      >
      > IF (C); there is empirical
      > evidence that some thing is
      > actually much older than a
      > few thousand years,
      >
      > THEN (D); the interpretation of
      > the text by some is wrong.

      MINOR PREMISE:

      > (A); God's word (the text) says
      > everything began over a period
      > of six days, and
      >
      > (B); God's word (the text) is
      > interpreted by some to mean it
      > was six 24-hour days occurring
      > a few thousand years ago, and
      >
      > (C); there is empirical evidence
      > that some thing is actually much
      > older than a few thousand years.

      CONCLUSION:

      > (D); The interpretation of the
      > text by some is wrong.


      Step #1 is still waiting for the repentance of Victor McAllister and his works meet for such repentance.

      Step #1:

      Do you think the "Goliath of GRAS" argument
      is so constructed that if its premises are true
      its conclusion will follow as true therefrom?

      > Robert Baty - Yes
      > Victor McAllister - ???

      Sincerely,
      Robert Baty
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