Sunday, August 16, 2009

If Athiests Ruled the World

The video below (something I've been holding onto for a while) features actors reading actual posts from fundamentalist Christian websites' forums. They are both hilariously uninformed and frighteningly ignorant.

I think I've said before that I consider myself to be a Secular Humanist with Agnostic leanings. I have no idea how the Universe was created. But I'm pretty sure it happened a lot longer than 6000 years ago. I really shouldn't need to say this, but the speed of light is a proven constant. If the Universe is only 6000 years old, why can we light from stars that are 30,000 light years or more away?

I mean, I know that I am preaching to the choir here, for the most part (and you should excuse the allegory), but honestly. How stupid can one be?

Well, as the video proves, pretty stupid.

My grandmother was barmaid, and she had lots of colorful expressions which she passed down to my mother and consequently, to me. One of them is: "He talks like a guy with a paper asshole." While I have no clue as to the phrase's etymology, I know what it means. The folks who posted these comments obviously have paper assholes, because the crap they are spewing is pure nonsense. Take a look for yourselves:

I'm not saying here that people don't have a right to express their opinions - far from it. But what I am saying is; if you don't know what you're talking about, then just shut the hell up. Believe in God or Allah or Buddha or Yahweh; Isis, Gaea, Cthuluh, The Flying Spaghetti Monster or nothing at all, I don't care. Just don't try to me tell me that what I believe is wrong, if you don't have all the facts.

Okay - I'm done ranting for tonight. More movies, theatre and general nonsense, anon.



Kathi said...

Scarier than sad to me. These are the people that want to be in control of our schools, government, etc. If I wanted to live in a Theocracy, I'd move to Iraq. It's no more misogynist and anti-gay than the Christian religion. I've argued and argued until I'm blue in the face that you don't have to have a religion to have morals.

Prospero said...

My sister has a great saying about so-called Church-Going Christians:
"You can sit in a garage all day sunday, but it doesn't make you a car."