The light of day is scary to the head that has only known the inside of an anus. This head even goes as far as to think that being out of the anus is a problem and those who see the world around them are actually missing out on the glorious, timeless truths one finds in their own ass! Many people don’t like learning new things and changing their views. It’s much easier to try and force inconsistencies into compliance. Obviously, I just came back from the Creationist Museum in Cincinnati, OH.
Image by Jeff Macpherson via FlickrI have never been subject to the complete bullshit that is creationist pseudo-science. My parents had no desire to look into it; they are happy with Christianity and see no need to justify their belief. The total hypocrisy, the belligerent bias, and the intellectual dishonesty of that museum will have you laughing and then crying. You’ll walk away with a little less faith in humankind.
Let me tell you some of their arguments. They say Noah was able to fit all of the animals on the ark because juvenile versions were brought aboard. Also, all species of dog, cat, and such like that can be traced back to two originals so they say not all of the species alive today needed to be on the ark. In other words not even they can deny the basics of evolution, that we all come from a common ancestor. Of course creationists only use enough real science to attempt to rationalize their bullshit.
The idea that those ancient animals could have come from an even older common ancestor is as taboo as creationists seem to think questioning evolution in the classroom is (have they ever even been to school?). Creationists also don’t care at all for the fact that juvenile animals need their parents to teach them necessary survival practices. The Bible itself (never being one to feel it needed science on its side) says the two animals were “the male and his mate” (Gen 7:8). There are many, many other obvious, rational debunkers that can be found with one simple Google search if any creationism decided to pull their head from their ass. Instead they just did enough research to justify their brainwashed beliefs to themselves.
Of course there was plenty other bullshit. The old, debunked argument that you’d be able to walk across the ocean if the world were billions of years old because more salt runs into it than out, the Grand Canyon and continental movements being the product of Noah’s flood, and Helium leaving rocks too quickly to name a few. Now, rising above it all there was something thing said by one speaker, a fucktard (Excuse me, but he is. Look into him) named Carl Kerby. Kerby says that the Bible never talks about race, that it is evolution that says we all come from different places and thus gives birth to the idea that we are all different races. He then blames evolution for the bigotry of America’s past.
Ok, step back and take a deep breath. That really pissed me off and I doubt I’m alone. Now sure, racists did try to use science to justify their racism just like creationists try to use science to justify their outdated, stubborn belief. That being said let’s have some fun tearing this idiot’s statement apart, shall we? Ok so at the core of the Bible and theology is the idea that the Israelites are (some would say were) his chosen people. Much of the Old Testament talks about the evils of intermarrying (that is, marrying people form other RACES), killing entire other races because God did not like them as much as his chosen race, and the foundation of other races from illegitimate unions and distrust in God. The KKK uses these passages to justify what they are doing.
Oh but that’s the Old Testament, right? In the New Testament Jesus preaches to love every man and brings the “good news” to the entire world! Unity at last, right? Absolutely not. Consider this passage, Jesus is the main character.
21-22From there Jesus took a trip to Tyre and Sidon. They had hardly arrived when a Canaanite woman came down from the hills and pleaded, "Mercy, Master, Son of David! My daughter is cruelly afflicted by an evil spirit."
23Jesus ignored her. The disciples came and complained, "Now she's bothering us. Would you please take care of her? She's driving us crazy."
24Jesus refused, telling them, "I've got my hands full dealing with the lost sheep of Israel."
25Then the woman came back to Jesus, went to her knees, and begged. "Master, help me."
26He said, "It's not right to take bread out of children's mouths and throw it to dogs."
27She was quick: "You're right, Master, but beggar dogs do get scraps from the master's table."
28Jesus gave in. "Oh, woman, your faith is something else. What you want is what you get!" Right then her daughter became well.
Oh… that’s just Jesus testing her faith, trying to see how much she believed in him! Fuck that. You don’t call someone you love a dog, never. Ever. I would say this passage was included to back the emerging idea that gentiles have a part in Christianity. Jews would have had no problem with this passage and the humble gentile would be glad that they can get table scraps. The thought of anyone being happy about this passage is sickening. Jesus wanted her to know her place because she was born a different race.
All of that is without looking at the years and years of persecuting people for not being Christian, the us vs them mentality that all fundies have (it’s seen everyone in the museum), and the passages in the bible that outline how to “properly” sell your daughter into slavery, how to buy slaves, and the like. The Bible also fueled a lot of antisemitism once “gentiles” took full control of Christianity. Yet this fucktard writes books about the racism of science. Then Christians claim they are persecuted. Christians, the ones who are able to make a museum like this and write books like that. Not to mention that if someone wanted to be president they may as well forget it if they are not some sort of Christian.
I’ll end with a final outline of creationist thinking and why it is harmful. Recently a dinosaur bone was found with tissue around it. The creationist wants the world to be only 6,000 years old because then the bible wouldn’t be complete trash. Rather than researching this tissue and looking into other possibilities such as the fact that the tissue could be any number of other things, they jump right to what they want because they have been brainwashed into thinking everything the Bible says is true. They want to jump to the conclusion that the tissue belonged to a dinosaur because they think that lets them jump to the conclusion that the world is 6,000 years old and therefore God obviously made it and so the Bible and Christianity must be true! I’m really sorry Bible-belters, you must have to put up with so much of this…
Creationists try to find information to back their conclusions while science tries to draw a conclusion from information it finds. Scientific theories are thrown out and put to a gauntlet of tests. Creationists are just happy when they find something that doesn’t sound like total iron age bull. Science uses observation; creationists use faith in old words someone told them were important. Carl, the fucktard from earlier, admitted to trying to indoctrinate us because he thinks that public school systems do the same. No, a good school system teaches kids how to think for themselves. Our current system is not perfect, but it does pass on knowledge gained from careful observation of the natural world rather than sweeping conclusions brought on by emotions and bias. Keep your indoctrination, Carl.
On that note I was awakened to the importance of knowing real science. Please suggest to me books I can read because I really know only the absolute basics of evolution. Oh, and by the way… they think that dinosaurs survived alongside humans for many years after the flood in small numbers, but humans called them dragons! That’s why so many cultures have dragon stories! Lol…