A good friend of mine sent me a link this this video clip. As soon as the video clip started I became painfully aware of the video creator’s tactic. It’s the same old boring straw-man.
“Straw-man” is a valid form of argument. First, you set up a caricature of your opposition. You do this because your opposition is so complex that it is necessary to assemble a composite of your opposition. That’s the straw-man. Secondly, you attack that in hopes of overcoming the argument of your opposition.
If every Christian believed that God literally wrote the Bible, then we’d have to take this video clip seriously. The straw-man isn’t truly representative. What do you think?