Monday, December 08, 2008

PZ Myers Gets Mail

You know, people ask me, sometimes, why I don't like God. It's not GOD I don't like. After all, you can't prove God exists. Even if the sun failed to rise tomorrow morning, it would be a fallacy of equivocation to assume that meant God exists. There could be lots of reasons why the sun didn't come up. So I don't not like God. It's his followers I could do without. You never hear this kind of lunacy from non-Christian religions. You don't hear Buddists throwing the term "Marxist" around to describe scientists. You don't often come across a Jew who compares evolution to Nazism. One of the goals of modern Christianity seems to be the eradication of science (not just evolution), and it gets old.

People like Bonnie vote. They vote in droves, and are furthermore elected to public office. This worries me on a constant basis.

EDIT: How the heck did I forget about Ben Stein? I probably just blocked him out, as should we all, really. Okay, so there's ONE Jew who compares evolution to Nazism. And yeah, I didn't mention Islam, but there's a reason for that: I don't think the goal of radical Islam is the eradication of science so much as the eradication of Homo sapiens.

9 comments:

Nick Gardner said...

*Myers

It's interesting that you say 'You never hear this kind of lunacy from non-Christian religions' but then don't mention Islam. Hahrun Yayha...?

lantaro said...

You do hear individuals of Islamic religion not only throwing around slanderous terms, but bombs and various other terrorist actions, though. Well, at least they only want to eradicate all who don't agree with them, and not science.

lantaro said...

wow, that letter was half-full of crazy. on the other hand, why exactly was this guy interfering with a museum in a completely different state? doesn't exactly seem like his business, if you ask me.

ScottE said...

"You don't often come across a Jew who compares evolution to Nazism"

Often enough; Ben Stein's a pretty loud example of just this.

More to the point, it doesn't matter where the lunacy comes from (and I have personally debated with plenty agnostics and atheists whose viewpoints on science were nothing short of moonbatty).

PZ Myers gets targeted because he is VISIBLE, and I suspect this leads him to a larger share of Crazy Cheese Pie.

ScottE said...

"Homo sapians"

H. sapiens.

We gotta get you to proofread, son.

lantaro said...

Although crazy cheese pie does sound delicious.

Ivan said...

Over here in my part of the world, "cheese pie" sounds a lot like a commonly used vulgar slur in the Hokkien dialect, referring to a part of the female anatomy. The adjective most commonly appended to the term is "chao", which is "smelly" in Hokkien. So "smelly cheese pie" really sounds like vulgar to me. =P

*nudges Zach* Don't forget to edit your post title to correctly reflect the spelling of PZ Myers' name...

lantaro said...

crazy cheese pie just lost a lot of its appetizingness.

ScottE said...

"crazy cheese pie just lost a lot of its appetizingness."

Only the insane covet Crazy Cheese Pie.

Only the insane would dare.