It's been a long time since I posted here. Even so, every once in a while I get emails from people discussing something or other I wrote long ago. Such is the joy of blogging. Apologies if you are one of these people and I didn't respond. It was nice of you to get in touch. And I do appreciate it. You are all lovely.
The problem is, though, some times I do respond, and sometimes when I respond to evangelising christians, I get dragged into meandering discussions of such intense depressitude that it puts me off the whole blogging endeavor yet again.
What is it with these people? Why can't they love me as their neighbor and accept I might not want to be a batshit crazy as them, talking daily as they do personally to their lord and savior and all? I'm sure they are very nice. But they are so ingrained in their voluntary brain-damage that it hurts. I'm too smart to believe in evilutionism, they say. Did I know about the 6 million prophesies in the Bible that Jesus personally fulfilled? Maybe if I could just for one minute ask their God to come into my heart I'd be prepared to blow myself up for His Mercy. That kind of thing.
Case in point.
I heard about this one movie "Expelled", which claims that the Fundamentalists nutjobs who run large parts of Americanian culture are being discriminated against because they aren't allowed to bring their invisible friend with them when they go to science class. As ever with these lying scumbags, the movie (from its publicity material) doesn't even bother to explain to the audience what "evolution" and "intelligent design" are... It just allows them to wallow in their ignorance, portraying the intelligent, educated segment of the culture as atheistic pondlife, intent on corrupting America's daughters. (Which is a fair point. If any of America's daughters out there would like to be corrupted, drop me a line. 18+ only. 14 in Iowa with parental consent, apparently).
And this ignorance has been headily on display on the IMDB message boards for Expelled, where I've been hanging out a bit, and where the quality of "debate" from the "pro-ID" crowd has just brought home to me time and time again why I stopped talking to these assholes in the first place. Some of them even seem embarrassed by the crapness of their own arguments. Others post the same non-sensical garbage over and over again, doubtless in the hope that everyone else will get bored eventually and go home and they can claim victory.
There are some nice things in blogland. The Church Burning Ebola Boys have brought a smile to myself... And it's been fun watching the IDiot crowd trying to get their heads round some of the extremely technical ID-related sciency arguments posited at Overwhelming Evidence.
And if you've got this far, why not leave a wee comment and then check out Radio Otherfunk?
That's me for now. Fight the good fight :)
"...I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me..." [Deuteronomy 5:8-10]