"...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]

Monday, January 28, 2008

Teach The Controversy? Not in ID-land...


It's a sad day for free speech. I've only been back blogging a short while, and already I'm being silenced. It's like there is some sort of conspiracy...

First, Reasonable Kansans wouldn't publish my comment on their blog entry about what a nasty racist Charles Darwin was. All I did was agree with them that racism didn't exist before Darwin. What's so controversial about that?

Then, the very same blog ripped off my crappy picture of Darwin with scary eyes and didn't even say where they got it from. That's cold, man.

Even worse, I have a whole bunch of comments "awaiting moderation" on a thread at the ID Blog Uncommon Descent. There's nothing rude in them... But I guess they might be considered "awkward questions". I mean - are my meandering words really going to bring the whole edifice of ID down if they are published? It seems unlikely.

And finally, due no doubt to some administrative oversight, my access to the press section of the forthcoming movie "Expelled" seems to have been revoked. I can't think why.

I'm not saying in the slightest that blog owners should not have the right to moderate or even delete comments... But one has to ask oneself, surely, why Creationist and ID websites and blogs practically never link to sites with opposing viewpoints. Compare that with their "enemies". We almost universally do link to creationists and IDers.

Ask yourself why.

For now, I'm going to try that "faith" I keep hearing about. I'm going to pray really hard, and maybe, just maybe, Godthe Intelligent Designer will speak to someone with the courage to stand up to censorship (Enbay Einstay!?) who will come to my rescue.

After all, we know for a fact that the ID community regularly use the supernatural in their work as engineers, lawyers, journalists, computer scientists and speech writers. That's how they are so sure that "Materialistic ideology has subverted the study of biological and cosmological origins". If it works for the ID crowd, surely it will work for me too!

I'll let you know if anything changes. Fingers crossed. Pray for me.

PTET

Update 1:

Reasonable Kansans let me comment on the ripped-off-picture:

LOL...Oh, I knew you'd be slithering around soon enough and provide us with said link.

Thanks for a horrible night's sleep. Your Darwin is creepy...it made me dream about freaky transitional zombies chasing me in an attempt to kill off the weaker link. Oh the HORROR!!!
Nice. Still nothing on their racist Darwin thread. But hey...


Update 2:

My comments are no longer "awaiting moderation" at Uncommon Descent. They've been deleted entirely. Damn! And I was so close to bringing down "Intelligent Design" too. So much for the power of prayer. It's no wonder I hate God so much.

7 comments:

Mister DNA said...

Hey PTET,

FtK also stole the "Regarding Comments" statement on her blog from Wesley Elsberry's blog. Then she turned around and said Wesley lacks integrity.

FtK's world seems to be dominated by one simple motto: Do as I say, not as I do.

By the way, I haven't heard that Billy Joe Shavers song you mentioned. *cough*mp3?*cough*

PTET said...

Jumpin' jehosephat. And still nothing on Uncommon Descent to say it ripped off that M&M Parody.

I guess lyin' and stealin' ain't wrong as long as you're doing it for the Lord.

It's like all these versions of "Deck Of Cards" you hear which end "I was that soldier"... No you weren't, you lying piece of c__p!

:)

Christensen said...

Of course racism existed before Darwin.

But, to borrow a phrase from Dawkins, "Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled racist."

PTET said...

Yeah, Christensen, just as The Curse of Ham made it possible to be a religiously fulfilled racist, right?

In any case you are wrong. Darwin's views on "race" were liberal for his time... And the science resulting from "Darwinism" has shown over and over that racism is based only on ignorance and fear.

Tell me this, Christensen... Was the racism which poisoned much of North American and South African history based on "Darwinism", or religion?

Christensen said...

At what point in time?

And whose theories fueled the eugenics movements? Darwin even praised the work of his cousin, Francis Galton (father of eugenics) in The Descent of Man.

Darwin was a racist elitist, who predicted the elimination of the "savage" "negro" races.

Who ya kiddin? Besides yourself?

I repeat, "Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled racist."

PTET said...

I love the way Christensen ignores what I write and just repeats himself. That's a sure-fire way to ingrain ignorance.

The eugenics movement, was of course, shameful pseudo-science.

As it happens the American Churches had a dark involvement with it too:-

Evangelical Engagements With Eugenics, 1900-1940

Course, some people want to learn from history and science. Others just want to score points.

Mister DNA said...

Goddamn, you've already a troll infestation? Good job!

I think an "intellectually fulfilled racist" is an oxymoron. There's no rational basis for racism, so one reaches the conclusion of racism from non-intellectual means.

by the way, thanks for the songs. Have you heard any of the other tracks from Jello Biafra & Mojo Nixon's collaboration? I've got the entire CD.

One of these days I'll tell you why I haven't seen Trainspotting and can't listen to John Prine - they're connected...