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Kent Hovind Update

Kent Hovind, famed creationist, tax fraudster, and felon has been released from prison. Here are my top 3 predictions for what comes next:

1. He’ll be on a speaking circuit almost immediately being paid handsomely to tell all about how he has suffered for the faith at the hands of the godless evolutionists in the IRS.

2. His sermons, books, and videos will continue to in no way represent reality on any topic you care to name. You can already see the way the narrative is shaping up in this interview.

3. He’ll be on his way back to jail within a decade. He’s just that kind of delusional.

Making Movies

Steven Anderson and Kent Hovind team up to make a movie? What could possibly go wrong??

And just to sweeten the deal director Paul Wittenberger also directed “What in the World are They Spraying?” One can only hope that whatever it was they were doing it against a wall while standing up.

And just when you think it can’t get any worse you find out that the reason for this video is that they want you to DONATE your money to making it. How could you possibly resist?

Reasonable Rhetoricians

On this site we often focus on the preachers and teachers within fundamentalism who are shocking and perverse. The bullies, the screamers, the jokesters, the criminally insane, and so on. Truth be told, these are really not the most dangerous people within fundamentalism because although their presentations will gather a certain number of loyal followers they will inevitably turn most people off with their unusual antics.

In fact, the most dangerous of all fundies is the one who gains your trust with reasonable-sounding words and a smile. He is no less a fundamentalist than the crazy variety but he masks his rhetoric in pleasantries and humor. He speaks in soft tones and cajoles rather than confronts. Beware, a man can smile and smile and be a villain.

One such fundamentalist is defender of Creationism — and more recently convicted felon — Kent Hovind. He’s a man who (if you didn’t know anything else about him) you can listen to for a few minutes and instinctively feel you can trust. This just goes to show that your instincts should be locked away somewhere safe where they can’t hurt you.

Consider this video…

He sounds so reasonable and so easy to believe…right up to the second where he endorses a book full of distortions and half-truths by a woman from the lunatic fringe of fundamentalism that is anything but reasonable.

Some days I miss being that trusting.