@deuteroKJ this seems to be exactly the situation. It is easy to misinterpret their posts as attacks. More charitably, they are probing me and trying to figure us out. From private conversations, I’m convinced it is the later.
They may ultimately not be able to come this way with us. To do so, they are going to have to give up a lot of things they care about. However, just like everyone else, many people in the ID movement are not happy with the current equilibrium. I think we need a better way, A Secular-Confessional Society that dignifies public confession and defangs the scientific debate.
The will have to decide how they will respond. It will take them time. Talking to scholars under 40 in the ID movement, it seems like a very large proportion would go this way with us. Some of the older ones are adaptable, but some also will struggle to change course. Time, I think, is on our side. A New Generation Wants a Better Way
For that reason, holding of the ridicule helps. I opens a way for them to back off of a bad approach with dignity. We should give then as much space as they need to do this.