These (the creationists) are the guys who convinced me until a few short years ago that my natural American political allies were the Democrats. They still make my teeth itch.
They're Democrats!?!? That't not the impression I got from them when I watched the shows on PETA and environmentalism.
Posted by: Kevin at Sunday, August 13 2006 06:24 PM (++0ve)
Sorry, a bit oblique there.
Penn and Teller are libertarians. (Don't know how they vote, but they are definitely small-L libertarians.)
The creationists are usually Republicans, of course, and before the Democrats publically went bananas in 2001, the creationists (and others among the religious right) annoyed me so much that I assumed that I was ideologically closer to the Dems. And maybe I was, in fact, before they went nuts.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, August 13 2006 07:09 PM (dluiY)
Well this is one Republican who is NOT persuaded by Creationism - I have a degree in anthropology - my biggest objection to creationism isnt the insistence of God's hand (which is supported by my own personal beliefs) but the utter lack of respect for the scientific method that came up with the theory of evolution. Creationists use the Bible as a scientific text when it clearly was not meant to be so, and they extract scientific data that suits their argument, but they have yet to establish clear lines of thought from scientific methods that support their claim that the earth was created in the amount of time that their literal interpretation of Genesis indicates. The actual science of physics, astronomy, geology, chemistry, and biology argue against them, and anthropology, in its effort to ensure its own scientific method, employs the hard core science evidence to support a theory of evolution.
I think it is undereducated and overly rated public school teachers, who are not required to place themselves under the rigors of the scientific method, only teach it, that have bungled the understanding of the history of the theory.
Doesnt make me a Democrat though... *grin* ...Im sure Creationists would like to think I am, but I have also been told I am not a 'real' Christian if I entertain the possibility of the theory of evolution.
Posted by: Sharon Ferguson at Tuesday, August 15 2006 08:48 PM (jtWK4)
There are lots of Republicans who aren't Creationists - most of my best friends online are Republicans who aren't Creationists. I do understand that while most Creationists are Republicans, it doesn't work the other way. And Democrats have an even bigger anti-rational movement going on with Post-Modernism.
You're right in your assessment of Creationism. I have no real problem with Theistic Evolution. If you say yes, evolution happens, but God designed the universe in which evolution takes place
, then okay. I might not agree, but it's not false
Creationism, on the other hand, is a morass of falsehoods and special pleading. And Creationists are all too often smug sonsabitches who need to be smacked in the face.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, August 16 2006 12:55 AM (FRalS)
Where are you downloading the penn and teller Bullshit!
s from? I'm trying to find a show called Tripping the Rift and was wondering if you'd have any ideas. I checked google videos but no luck.
Posted by: Mookie at Monday, August 21 2006 06:03 PM (+OVgL)
I'd suggest trying Mininova
, but then you'd need a BitTorrent program like Azureus
and anyway downloading TV shows off the internet is wrong. So don't tell your dad. ;)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, August 21 2006 09:36 PM (FRalS)
As a Christian, I find the creationists embarassing.
Posted by: TallDave at Tuesday, August 22 2006 01:52 PM (oyQH2)
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