Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Creationists Can't Take a Joke

People for the American Way recently posted Dicovery Institute's Evolution "News" blog. The author from the DI, laments the "underlying anti-religious mindset" of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Luskin complains about how the FSM "mocks traditional Judeo-Christian religion."

I've said it before and I'm saying it again: fundamentalist Christians will find anything they can to show they're being presecuted. It's pathetic. The FSM is a parody meant to show the absurdity of intelligent design/creationism. Besides, the whole thing is extremely hypocritical considering the treatment homosexuals have to endure from the Religious Right every day, and that is certainly not satire. They can't even begin to complain until they treat all of humanity with respect.

More importantly, as Glenn Brock of the NCSE asked, "Why would mocking traditional religion be of concern to a purely scientific organization?" Excellent question Glenn. Perhaps the DI has an alterior motive? Anyway, I recommend you read the article.

What's that you ask? Can I take a joke about atheism? Of course I can. Even though his recent material doesn't seem as funny as his older stuff, I still found Dane Cook's atheism joke hilarious. Besides, if an atheist gets offended from someone politely saying "God bless you," then he's a jerk and deserves wahtever he's got coming to him.

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