(so what else is new)
In what I can only assume is an attempt at humor because it is so laughable, Jimmy Moore wrote a "Grokie Do" list for the paleo community the other day. I'm considering discussing some points further, but his very first bullet point was regarding Paleo Christians:
This to me is one of the great unspoken taboo topics that’s been simmering beneath the surface for the past several years in the Paleo community that nobody really seems to want to address. I attempted to do just that in this November 2010 blog post, but the not-so-subtle digs at people who believe in God and also support and use the Paleo lifestyle has only gotten worse. ... Whether you choose to believe in God or not, that’s a personal decision made by the individual that should be respected. Unfortunately, somehow there’s this misconception out there from some people in the Paleo community who seemingly have such utter contempt for Christians that they think if you believe in Jesus then you obviously don’t believe in the theory of evolution, you must think the Earth is only 6,000 years old, you can’t possibly believe there was such a thing as the Paleolithic era and other such examples exposing their downright ignorance of what Christians actually believe. ...
Note Jimmy's assumption that stating a "fact" for many Christians, translates in his eyes to someone showing "utter contempt" for Christians. I've seen an awful lot of unwarranted ridicule around this community, but it is equally unwarranted to attach malice to those making a legitimate point on that basis. This is nothing new for Jimmy to conflate anonymous bashing with legitimate criticism ... whatever to stir the pot. Which, by the way, I will point out is not very Christian himself and I'm pretty sick of Christians hiding behind their religion to avoid criticism which is something Jimmy Moore does with regularity. But I digress ...
In comments Jimmy has this exchange:
Well, first it's nice to see Jimmy acknowledge I'm not the only negative nanny out there! LOL. But let's get to the meat of his response. First, it is interesting to note that he makes a distinction between his public disclosures and his beliefs. So others are being chastised by Jimmy Lie in Plain Sight Moore for supposedly spreading misconceptions, when his statement above is quite consistent with a privately held belief that would make their misconceptions not misconceptions at all. That was a mouthful! Put another way, Jimmy seems to be having it both ways so he can bash others using the technicality that his beliefs have never been expressed publicly. Not that he doesn't hold them. Clever.
But it's a lie. Here's Jimmy again:
Earlier this year I wrote a blog post entitled “Can A Christian Follow A Paleo Low-Carb Diet?” and Kevin responded to my question by denying the existence of an evolutionary perspective. I knew when I recorded this episode that it was gonna fire people up–boy did it ever! When you receive both praise and hate mail from people about the same interview, you must be doing something right.
To Repeat:One of the people who e-mailed me after hearing this podcast, which he described as “bad,” exclaimed matter-of-factly that “evolution is a fact…the Bible is a fairy tale.” Because I shared in a follow-up e-mail with him that I’m a Christian who does not believe in the Darwinian theory of evolution and that the Bible has great meaning in my life, he actually cancelled his reservations for The Low-Carb Cruise coming up in May 2012. Oh well, it’s his loss and seems rather immature to do over a simple disagreement about something a podcast interview guest shared. Very strange.
mrfreddy: Haven't you said before that you didn't believe in evolution?
Jimmy Moore Jan. 24, 2013: I've never publicly stated my position on that issue.
Jimmy Moore Dec. 23, 2011: I’m a Christian who does not believe in the Darwinian theory of evolution.Gee ... I wonder where these people get their misconceptions from ....
This guy has some nerve criticizing others for pointing this out and painting them as ridiculing Christians for merely pointing out the common conceptions of Christian beliefs.