Thursday, February 15, 2007

Texas Legislator: Evolution is Just the Beliefs of a Jewish Sect

In an amazing display of ignorance, Texas State Representative Warren Chisum passed around a memo from Georgia State representative Ben Bridges aruging that modern science is nothing more than the religious beliefs of Kabbalah, an ancient Jewish sect. From the Dallas Morning News:

Mr. Bridges' memo claims that teaching evolution amounts to indoctrinating students in an ancient Jewish sect's beliefs.

"Indisputable evidence – long hidden but now available to everyone – demonstrates conclusively that so-called 'secular evolution science' is the Big Bang, 15-billion-year, alternate 'creation scenario' of the Pharisee Religion," writes Mr. Bridges, a Republican from Cleveland, Ga. He has argued against teaching of evolution in Georgia schools for several years.

He then refers to a Web site,, that contains a model bill for state Legislatures to pass to attack instruction on evolution as an unconstitutional establishment of religion.

Mr. Bridges also supplies a link to a document that describes scientists Carl Sagan and Albert Einstein as "Kabbalists" and laments "Hollywood's unrelenting role in flooding the movie theaters with explicit or implicit endorsement of evolutionism."

It's amazing how low these legislators have sunk to "prove" that evolution is a religious belief. They use the website of Gerardus Bouw (You can see it here, but be careful because your head might explode from a massive overdose of ignorance), a quack "scientist" who claims the Earth is the center of the universe because the Bible says so. That's right, a couple of state Republicans are trying to use the "research" of a real-life geocentrist to support their agenda. Not only that, but Bouw actually uses the claims of a few Kabbala loonies who assert that modern science has verified the beliefs of the Kabbala religion (see Bouw's "evidence" page). I suppose if you're stupid enough to begin with, you'll fall for the claims of an obscure religious sect that's trying to prove its validity to a world that doesn't care.

Seriously, do Chisum and Bridges really think the Earth is the center of the universe? Is that really what they want to associate themselves with? I hope this gets them laughed out of office. Plus, I think this qualifies as a new low for American Fundamental Christianity.

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