RC: The following guest article is the third in a series of articles written by Captain Charles Tuttle, US Army (Retired) the owner of The Many Lies of Mike Zullo and Carl Gallups Facebook page: (Part I and Part II were published previously.)
Why Lyin’ Carl Gallups may be the worst birther in the world.
Capt. Charles Tuttle, MD, US Army (Ret)
Part III-How Carl’s “Biblical World View” affects the way he sees everything
I have often heard Lyin’ Carl say that he comes from a “Biblical World View”. Based on everything that I have heard him say, I believe he means that he accepts the bible both as being historically accurate and the literal word of God. This shapes, or more accurately distorts, his views and opinions on everything. I will not debate the existence of God nor whether the Bible was written with divine inspiration. I will leave that to minds that are far greater than mine. However, Carl’s “Biblical World View” can be disproven in a matter of a few minutes and with a just a few passages from the King James Version of the Bible.
If one accepts the premise of an all knowing deity, then one must also accept the premise that everything God knows is correct. Such a God can never be wrong. If God can never be wrong and the Bible is the literal word of God then you would not expect to find any mistakes in it. But you do.
There are several passages in the Bible that refer to “the four corners of the world”. According to those passages, the world is both flat and four sided. As the earth is a sphere, either the bible is not the literal word of God or God made a mistake. Which one is more likely?
The reality is that the stories in the Bible were orally passed from generation to generation long before any pen was ever put to paper. One only has to recall the childhood game of “whisper down the lane” (sometimes called “telephone”), where one person says something to the next person in line, who then repeats to the next person in line, who repeats it to the next person in line, and so on, until it gets to the last person in line. By the time it gets to the last person the statement had changed significantly. Why would we expect that stories that are passed through time in the same manner would remain faithful to the original version of the story?
Of course, when the Bible was then put down on paper it was not written in English. In actuality, the Bible has been translated and then translated from the translations. It has also been edited to exclude certain ancient stories from the Bible. The History Channel aired a documentary dedicated to the religious stories left out of the bible. It can be seen here. In fact, there is a movement today among some conservatives to “rewrite” the bible, to take out “liberal bias”. From my perspective, accepting the Bible as being historically accurate and the literal word of God is just silly.
I am not presenting this information to trash the Bible in any way. Rather, I am trying to show that the base view of the world that Carl has is fundamentally flawed and, more importantly, how that view lays the foundation for Carl’s birtherism, among other things.
First time I ever head Carl speak was in a video of his appearance at Rudy Davis’ Birtherpalooza in Texas. If you do nothing else, I suggest that you watch that video in its entirety because the one hour presentation will confirm most of what is written in this series of articles.
In the very beginning of that presentation Gallups talks about his supposed training and experience as a law enforcement officer (another thing that there is no evidence to support). According to him, he is trained to think analytically, in other words, to think like a detective. I call BS because that is directly contrary to having a “Biblical World View”. It is the difference between using inductive and deductive reasoning. It is also the difference between birthers and birther debunkers.
Inductive reasoning starts with a desired conclusion and the search for evidence that supports the conclusion. Deductive reasoning starts with a question and the search for evidence to provide the answer to the question. For a great comparison of the two, see the recent “debate” between Bill Nye and Ken Hamm concerning evolution. Bill Nye took a scientific approach to origins of man and the earth by asking a question and looking for evidence to find the answer. On the other hand Ken Hamm took a “Biblical World View” and started with the conclusion that the Bible was literal and accurate and then looked for evidence to support that conclusion. It is not a coincidence that many birthers are also self-Identified fundamental Christians who have a likeminded “Biblical World Views”. Birthers START with the premise that President Obama is not eligible and then grab onto everything that they believe supports their conclusion and reject everything that shows that they are wrong. Carl is an expert at this, both in religion and birtherism. It is what shapes his view of everything. It is the source of his hatred. It is the source of the ugliness that permeates every aspect of his life.
END OF PART III