When it comes to the content of his beliefs, I sometimes have serious issues and back in July I did a response to his video "Eight death penalty offenses once righteous judgement comes back to America"
It struck me as something of a dystopian nightmare.
Rudy responded to my piece soon afterwards
With some qualifications, that would reduce the body count, he allowed that I had pretty well captured the essence of his piece. There are a couple of things he said about me that are worth me qualifying a bit. One is that he thought somebody must have brought the piece to my attention. As it happens, I regularly check Rudy's channel just as I do Kent Hovind's although I don't watch that many of the videos, but some I find irresistible.
Then there is the matter of "retarded". The biggest impression I ever made on Rudy apparently is when, while interviewing Kent Hovind, I asked Kent to not call people he disagreed with "retarded". Rudy thinks that given that Kent was in prison surrounded by all this inappropriate language and behavior, it was kind of silly to chide him about that and I was too caught up in political correctness. Although, I get his point, I actually think that I was giving Doc Dino good advice, as the use of that term in that way can really grate on the nerves of people who have or know kids with special needs. I'm glad to say that I think Hovind has dropped that term from his armory. Now if we could just get rid of the vaseline, but that might be too much to ask.
More significantly and now we get to the buried lede. Rudy gave a pretty accurate assessment of my belief system as it relates to the bible. "Peter thinks we can learn from all the knowledge of the world" as opposed to Rudy's world view which holds the Bible, particularly the King James translation, as supreme. It happens that I favor the King James translation, but that is just because it sounds so, you know, biblical. Regardless, Rudy could not remember the term I used to describe myself, so I thought I would fill him in. It is Unitarian Universalist. Unitatarian Universalism is non-creedal. Rather than write a personal essay, I would like to share with Rudy what we have that passes for official. You can find more on UUA.org. Here we go
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