Secularists’ cognitive dissonance at play

Speaking in the context of religion and law, the Secular Party of Australia employed the following rhetoric:

There are no grounds whatsoever for contending that rules based on dogma derived from ancient cultural mythology should be preferred to modern ethical standards.

On this basis, the Secular Party is guilty of chronological snobbery.

Now, speaking in the context of science, David Rosevear employed the following reasoning:

The ancient Greeks believed in the spontaneous generation of life. More recently, Louis Pasteur showed that life did not arise from non-living material. Yet those who deny the Creator’s existence must believe it happened once upon a time.

On that basis, the Secular Party is also guilty of cognitive dissonance. When it comes to law, the party distances itself from ancient cultural mythology—only to reel it back in when it comes to science!

To think that (a tiny minority of) people voted for this party!

Quote sources

  1. Perkins, J.L. (2006). National Inquiry into Discrimination against People in Same-Sex Relationships: Secular Party Submission. Secular Party of Australia. Available http://www.secular.org.au/media-releases/. Last accessed 21st Mar 2015.
  2. Rosevear, D. (1999). The Myth of Chemical Evolution. Institute for Creation Research. Available http://www.icr.org/article/myth-chemical-evolution/. Last accessed 21st Mar 2015.

 

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