Friday, November 11, 2005

God Please Bring a Plague Upon Their House

No, not the folks in Pennsylvania. Pat Robinson needs a plague sent his way. This “man of God” has once again opened his mouth and spewed more unchristian filth from his mouth. Some Pennsylvania school board members were ousted by the voters for trying to inject Intelligent Design into the public school curriculum. (Thank God they were ousted - pun intended)

To that, ole Pat responds with: “I’d like to say to the good citizens of Dover: if there is a disaster in your areas, don’t turn to God, you just rejected Him from your city”.

Obviously he doesn’t think they’re good if he wants a disaster to happen. And if one does, now they should not turn to God. Wait, shouldn’t they actually BE praying to God? Pat, you’re one screwed up dude. Make up your mind. In fact, I really think he needs an exorcism since he is obviously possessed by the devil. Honestly, how can such a person be so nasty yet portray himself as a “preacher”.

On a related topic of people losing their minds, the
Kansas school board has decided to redefine science. In a recent vote they have decided that science should no longer be limited to the search for natural explanation of phenomena. That is what science is all about – proving phenomena through facts, observation and testing of theory- not matters of faith.

"It gets rid of a lot of dogma that's being taught in the classroom today," said board member John Bacon, an Olathe Republican. Seems to me, they are opening the door for more dogma. Namely, teaching of religious dogma which has no place in science classes. If it were in a social-science class, it would make sense to present information about different religions in the world with historical and cultural context. That certainly happens here in Arizona.

There isn’t any room for religion and faith in teaching science. If one wants to teach intelligent design, do it in a private school where religion is taught. Geez, I went to Catholic school for 12 years of my life. Science was taught there and so was religion. They weren’t taught in the same class and evolution WAS taught. They can coexist.

To that point, even the Vatican has come out and said that the two are not mutually exclusive and many biblical scholars have said that parts of the Bible are not meant to be taken literally. To my way of thinking, Creationism is a faith-based representation of how the world came about as could be explained to and understood by “early man”. How “creation” was “implemented” was through evolution and all the “systems” of nature. If you’re a person of faith with some rational thinking and maybe some science background, it isn’t so hard to comprehend that maybe God did design all the complexity in our universe and purposely set things in motion in a specific way. Oh, man, I think I just made an intelligent design argument. Doh!

Still shouldn’t be taught in public school.