Friday, 20 September 2013
I think for them 'sophisticated' means 'you believe in it'.
This criticism is known as the Courtier's Reply: How can you say that the Emperor has no clothes, when you clearly haven't studied imaginary textiles?
Your understanding will never be as sophisticated as that of someone who's wasted their whole life studying it. Not only that, if you point out nonsensical or contradictory bits of the Bible, the Courtier takes this as evidence that you simply don't understand it. If you understood it like he did, you'd have constructed an elaborate apologetic to defend it, like he has.