Readers of talk.origins may remember Ray Martinez, a particularly dense and combative young-earth creationist. I’d been having fun this past week or so reading his antics at Conservapedia.
Like the time when Ray wrote about theistic evolution that:
Logically, real Christians accept the Biblical version of origins and not the version which all atheists rabidly support.
restored admitted atheist corruption of original text; only conservatives are allowed to make edits of this nature
Alas, it was not to last. Conservapedia apparently didn’t recognize Ray’s genius and make him properly welcome, so he decided to take leave. From his resignation letter:
Apparently, I have lost my bid to have non-conservatives to be declared ineligible to edit controversial pages. This means that Conservapedia is not faithful to its own vision of relaying facts which justify the conservative viewpoint. It makes no sense to let non-conservatives edit the type of pages at issue since there is no chance the conservative point of view will get communicated. Administration has no objective criteria in place to fulfill the reason for being of its stated goals as long as non-conservatives are allowed to edit said pages. […] I do not respect Administration or their “intellect” and do not want my name associated with this type of convoluted reasoning
I am going to start a Wiki where BOTH sides write for each controversial topic.
So I guess Ray will no longer be a source of fun on Conservapedia. In the meantime, maybe he’ll continue contributing to Creationwiki. He should blend right in.