Joined: Jan. 2006
Reading through the PT pages, you occasionally get a nutjob with his (Invariably his; why is that?) stupidfucking christian blog listed. Regular readers of PT learn to spot them right away. Today's post "Dan Ely’s colleagues take down his Kansas testimony" made me mad and I posted this:
|Posted by BWE on March 6, 2006 04:20 PM (e)|
Once again, we are brought round to the elephant. Religion makes people nuts. k.e. put it rather succinctly this time:
Seriously don’t you think that over pandering to postmodernist “equal time for kooky ideas” is why this whole thing is such a big problem.
It is almost as though everyone is treating each other as though they were over emotionally sensitive babies.
There probably is a history behind the letter and there does seem to be a sense of frustration, but their professional reputations are at stake as well.
Daddy what did you do in the culture wars ?
I’m sorry Raging Bee, but religion is nutty- and it’s OK to say that. It creates jobs out of lies, death out of truth and a wastland of peace. I don’t know anything better but goddamn, I’d be pissed too if I were the other faculty. I wouldn’t want to just brush him off, I’d want to cut him off at the knees.
I know that this is totally antithetical to our western society and that it is also sort of a catholic church to galileo kind of thing with that same potential but where does it stop? The Earth IS round. The Earth DOES go round the sun. The Earth IS ~4.5billion years old. Some #### force bends light around celestial bodies. God is not anything that anyone has ever said god is and religion is absolutely nothing more than human attemopts to explain things. No one has EVER “talked” to god. NEVER. And these nutjobs get up and try to tell us that we need to believe a pile of crap and we, for fear of being insensitive or politically incorrect, say, “Well, that is one way to look at it.” When in fact it is the way a brainwashed nutcase would look at it.
I thought to myself, whoo! How could I say such an inflamitory thing? But then, I realized that, no matter how sensitive I could make myself (like imagining saving a fundy's life for example) I just couldn't feel sorry for what I said.
Then, on another thread, How to disprove evolution This guy called "seeker" makes a boneheaded comment and I realized that I could guess an aweful lot about the guy by his comment. I looked at his blog and, sure enough, I could.
Which brings me to this question: Is this just me or do you get the same thing?
Who said that ev'ry wish would be heard and answered
When wished on the morning star
Somebody thought of that, and someone believed it
Look what it's done so far
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