Even though I consider myself to be a Christian, I freely admit that contradictions exist in the Bible. They simply do.
But creationism evangelist Kent Hovind has just put forth a theory on why those contradictions exist that no only doesn’t make sense, it merely makes him look as ignorant as he appears at first glance.
Hovind, responding to a follower who pointed out contradictions in the book of Acts, asserted:
“If I was God. I would write the book in such a way that those who don’t want to believe in me anyway would think they found something. ‘Aha, here’s why I don’t believe.’”
One problem with that theory, Brother Hovind: the Bible clearly states that God wants everyone to believe the Bible. So why is a God who represents truth going to be a liar just to trip up those who are skeptical?
Hovind wasn’t finished, however, also commenting:
“And then they could go on with their own life because they don’t want to believe God anyways. I would put things in there that would appear without digging to be contradictions. I don’t think that’s deceptive, I think that’s wise for the Heavenly Father to weed out those who are really serious.”
But why would God want to be deceptive? If we can establish that God is attempting to deceive us, then wouldn’t the entire Bible then be in question? How do you square that circle, Kent?
Finally, Hovind ended with this bit of inanity:
“I know others who have decided, ‘I’m not going to believe it until you prove everything is right. Okay, you do whatever you want to do, but I made the opposite decision.”
Everyone is free to believe or not believe as they choose to, but something tells me Kent Hovind’s reading of the Bible is about as accurate as that of an illiterate person.
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This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.