Sorry for my absence of late. It’s difficult to keep up daily posts when so many other responsibilities are at hand. Plus I got a new Kindle so I was wasting a lot of time loading it up with stuff. Boys and their toys and all that….
This past weekend we celebrated Darwin and Aish Ha-Torah, the home of the Orthodox kiruv (outreach) specialists, responded with an extended excerpt by Rabbi Moshe Averick from his book, Nonsense of a High Order: The Confused and Illusory World of the Atheist.His argument, about the origins of life, is a run-on sentence that might as well just read, “Life’s really complicated so someone made it.” It’s a “God of the Gaps” performance with light and mirrors and all those fallacious and boring so-called philosophical arguments that make you want to skim the page or pass out, not necessarily in that order. It’s main flaw is that, like all similar efforts, it considers the components of something that is obviously created analogous to atoms and the forces that work on them.
He also tries to answer the problem of infinite regress by saying that it doesn’t count with God on account of he’s so special and not material at all. So there.
Please forgive the childishness of my tone. Maybe it’s because I’m so confused and illusory.