Sunday, May 27, 2012

FacePlant of the Day - Debunking Christianity: Bible Believing Fundamentalist Peter Ruckman, PhD Lectures on the Bible

Harry McCall has posted a link to a video that mocks Dr Peter S. Ruckman and seems to think that he is representative of what Christian Fundamentalists believe.

If Dr. Ruckman makes more sense than his enemies (as noted at the video’s end), it’s only because his enemies are Christians!
Listen and Learn!! .

From his web page: Dr. Peter S. Ruckman received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alabama and completed his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Bible at Bob Jones University. Reading at the rate of seven hundred words per minute, Dr. Ruckman had managed to read about 6,500 books before receiving his doctorate and still he manages to average one book a day. Dr. Ruckman stands for the absolute authority of the Authorized King James Version and will debate any scholar who tries to find any textual problems with it. In 1965 Dr. Ruckman founded Pensacola Bible Institute and runs Bible Baptist Book Store in Pensacola, Fla. HERE.

Pointing to a proponent of King James Only-ism and criticizing it as proof that Christianity is rather stupid and short-sighted. Christians who have bothered to study anything in reality recognize that a translation can't be held as a standard. It's just simply wrong. The translators of the KJV recognized themselves that their translations was not inerrant. We need to go with the Greek and Hebrew texts whenever there is a question as to what the meaning is. Ruckman indeed has lost many debates on this subject. Trotting Ruckman out as an example of what Christians believe is akin to arguing that all atheists think like Jefferey Dahmer. A really pathetic argument. It is also like the animated gif above - trying to arrest a drunk girl and ending up on suspension.

If you want to see how Christians really think about the garbage things that Ruckman believes, read this following response by Dr James White: A Response to Dr. Ruckman

Debunking Christianity: Bible Believing Fundamentalist Peter Ruckman, PhD Lectures on the Bible