Friday, November 11, 2005

More Idiocy

I love Dover, Pennsylvania.

The great citizens of Dover on Election Day voted to oust all eight school board members that introduced "intelligent design" as an educational alternative to evolution and instead elected eight people who oppose the idea. Wonderful, at least the people of Dover haven't completely lost its collective mind.

But religious nutbar Pat Robertson is pissed, because apparently God is really pissed. He responded thusly to the story: "I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover: If there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God. You just rejected him from your city."

He then added: "God is tolerant and loving, but we can't keep sticking our finger in his eye forever. If they have future problems in Dover, I recommend they call on Charles Darwin. Maybe he can help them."

Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't God also create these natural disasters that lead the people to call on Him? Or is that his niece Mother Nature's department? And do people ever really call on Charles Darwin, or do they simply cite his work? Oh ye Darwin, help me in this time of need.

More importantly, should I take these latest comments in the same manner as the time Robertson said feminism encourages women to "kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians"? Because lesbians is cool.


At 3:58 PM, Blogger dhodge said...

If P-Rob really is a Christian fundamentalist, shouldn't he be upset by evolution AND intelligent design? The Bible only mentions creation, and intelligent design curricula all stress that the so-called designer is not necessarily God. The people of Dover were screwed either way, since none of the former or current school board members were proposing to throw away all of the textbooks in every subject and replace them with the Bible.

At 4:15 PM, Blogger JesusIsJustAlrightWithMe said...

They probably shouldn't call on the flying spaghetti monster either.


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