Monday, June 30, 2008

Fun With Fundies

One of my favorite things to do on the Internet is watch porn all day long read the comments section on my local paper's website The lunatic fringe of the city is usually out in full force, and the comments often serve better than caffeine to get my blood boiling first thing in the morning. Take this recent back and forth I had with some one calling themselves 'Smiling.' We'll start with Smiling's first comment:

Scientists have proven the earth was flooded, they have found Noah's Ark... God says in Genesis that he will never again destroy the earth with floods. He makes a bow, a rainbow to validate his promise. We still see rainbows today. This world gets uglier and uglier the further away from God we get. Believing that 'man' is the ultimate being...

Well this was certainly news to me. I had no idea the universal flood had been proven AND they (archaeologists, I suppose) found Noah's Ark!!! I thought news like this would have been plastered all over the front pages, and discussed ad nauseam on Fox News. I mean isn't this pretty much definitive proof of one of the world's major religions? It must be the liberal media plotting to keep this wonderful news from us.

Being the Skeptic (that's my sj-r handle) that I am I did some research into this matter. Sadly, I could find nothing to confirm Smiling's story. Being the cynical asshole that I am, I posed Smiling with this query:

Smiling, since you are so willing to accept that scientist's have proven a worldwide flood in Noah's time (they haven't by the way) are you also equally willing to accept other areas of science such as evolution, abiogenesis, and big bang?

This is reasonable, right? If good ole Smiling is willing to take the word of science to prove his ridiculous flood/Noah story, he must also accept the other facets of science he doesn't find so desirable. But, true to his fundie roots, Smiling did not see my point of view:

No, Skeptic, I will not concede to the evolution, big bang, etc. theories! Sorry! My belief is in a God, a higher being than myself, certainly not a scientist, who by the way is also a human being, not a higher being! Human beings are imperfect, I choose to believe there is One who is ... perfect. I HAVE to believe there is One who is better than - us.

At this point I can only conclude that Smiling has gone insane, using exclamations, ellipses, capital letters, and dashes all willy-nilly. This is typical fundamentalist nonsense. Smiling is willing to accept the science that gave him the computer he types on, his air-conditioned home, the medicine and vaccines that have saved millions and millions of lives without batting an eye. If you approach him with evolution or the big bang theories; all of a sudden science is clueless? Go figure.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

My Blog Coming Soon

Hello. I hope to have my first real blog post up sometime this week. Until then please enjoy this ridiculous 80s choreographed gang fight featuring the older brother from Mr. Belvedere.