The essence of the matter is this: Christianity is based upon the model of Divine Creation.
Once a person accepts the idea of a “Creator God” they are beholden to embrace the morals of their Creator. This is exactly what Phil Robertson and all other Christians are doing.
The Christian “Creator God” religion has seven basic tenets:
1. The Creator God of the Bible created the universe and humanity.
2. Humans rejected God.
3. God has spoken to humanity through the Bible.
4. The Bible is the infallible Word of God.
5. Those who accept God’s message of salvation in the Bible are Christians
6. Christians are God’s Chosen People.
7. The views of God’s Chosen people on morality, and everything else, are inherently superior and moral because these views derive from God’s Word and are inspired by the Holy Spirit.
What this self-serving theological tautology reveals, and what Robertson’s comments demonstrate, is that the notion of “God’s Chosen People” is nothing more than a religious code word for Master Race.
Phil Robertson was expressing the fundamentalist Christian Master Race ideology.
No one should be surprised by Robertson’s remarks. Likewise, no one should be surprised by his the ardent support shown Robertson by other members of the fundamentalist Christian Master Race.
The fundamentalists must stand up and fight to maintain their tautological system of Theological Apartheid. The rest of us, after all, are sinners in need of the salvation offered by by God via the fundamentalist monopoly on salvation.
There are many easy-to-locate videos on YouTube of Phil Robertson preaching in churches where he condemns LGBT people, rails against immorality, and states that his idea of happiness is killing things. Phil Robertson is a Christian in America and he has the freedom to do and say anything he wants.
An uproar ensued only because Phil Robertson is a celebrity who very publicly expressed the abhorrent nature of fundamentalist Christianity.
In doing so, Robertson reignited the long-running Culture War in America that began with the Scopes Trial and has never ended.
The premise of my book What Caused the Big Bang? is that there was no Divine Creation as described in the Bible.
Divine Creation is the keystone of Christianity.
Take away the concept of Divine Creation and Christianity collapses and is seen for what it is: A 2,000 year old belief system that is being systematically dismantled over time by the forces of an expansive and highly diverse global culture that is not based upon monotheistic religion.
My book offers an alternative to both Divine Creation and the atheistic model of an uncaused-spontaneous Big Bang.
My work is part of the larger effort to intellectually and spiritually dismantle the model of Divine Creation in favor of more powerful, expansive, and futuristic views of the human condition.