Tom DeLay is a (Corrupt) Moron

"Our school systems teach the children that they are nothing but glorified apes who have evolutionized out of some primordial soup of mud."

While sermonizing on the school shooting in Littleton, Ohio, Tom DeLay proves he's an idiot.

I have no patience for people who 'don't buy evolution.' Anybody who won't accept a scientific conclusion like evolution is a willfully ignorant, antediluvian, drag on our society.

And what pisses me off the most is the "it's only a theory" defense. Not only does this expose the person making the argument as an uninformed, ignorant, mouth-breathing moron, it's disingenuous. Gravity is "just a theory" as far a science is concerned. What's next - Intelligent Falling?

If you want to interpret a story literally that was meant to be taken symbolically (like the mustard seed thing) that's your own problem. If it makes you feel better to think you were special because God created you like a magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat rather than being the peak of billions of years of constant refinement, I guess that's your choice too.

But for the love of God, don't force your Dark Ages ignorance on my kids.

This is a secular country. For all the talk of 'Christian Nation,' Christianists really aren't that concerned about building a society based on the ideals of Jesus Christ. "Turn the other Cheek?" "Render unto Ceasar what is Ceasar's?" "That which you do for the least amongst you, you do for me?" Those don't really sound like NeoConservative talking points.

"“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."
- Mahatma Gandhi

Christianists are not concerned with Christianity anymore than Islamicists are concerned with Islam. They seek to protect or create a powerful position in the society in which they live. They seek to reinforce their prejudices and justify their violence (physical or more subtle versions) against the 'others' that threaten them. The are both attempting to create a bygone 'golden age.'

We are suspicious and fearful of political Islam being preached in Mosques around the world but Senators and Congressmen tripped over each other to be seen at Justice Sunday III right here in our own country so that they could absorb some of the political Christianity preached there. Religious fundamentalism is Religious fundamentalism no matter what religion is preached, what language is spoken, or what part of the world it resides in. All Religionists are at best dangerous and at worst, the most hideous sort of evil imaginable.

The Christianists in this country won't stop with Evolution. (Or sex-ed, for that matter.) How far backwards will we allow ourselves to be dragged by these hold-overs from the Dark Ages? Our future is one of a knowledge based economy and society. These Christian fundamentalists will destroy our ability to compete in the international community. Fundamentalism didn't really work out for Afghanistan, why should it do any better here?

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