The following is an excerpt from a little comment exchange I had earlier on the blog.
First off, what is Woo? For our purposes it's going to include just about any example of pseudoscience or superstition that you can think of, like homeopathy, anti-vaccination, and religious claims. Because most of these groups basically use the exact same arguments in support of their brand of woo, the term should be interchangeable.
This is an antitheist apologetics post by Seth Kurtenbach. It is meant to show how easily one can make a ridiculous theological argument. Of course I don’t endorse any of the premises that follow, but many theists do, and so I show that by twisting faith-based beliefs one can conjure up almost any argument.
So, as everyone has heard, Hurricane Irene is crawling its way up the East Coast. Scientists have built models to determine its path, community members have reinforced homes and businesses, families and friends have offered hands of help, and, last and definitely least, the priests and pastors have offered prayer and spiritual guidance.