Shit that Pissed me off this Week – 10/4

New Ulm Creationists Torpedo a Production of “Inherit the Wind”

New Ulm is home to Martin Luther college, which is run by the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.  They believe in a literal interpretation of the bible no matter what observable evidence might suggest and “Inherit the Wind” has the nerve to suggest that maybe god whispered to Darwin.

Yeah, that line is in there.  The play doesn’t deny the existence of god.  It only suggests that maybe god works in allegories every now and again.  And why not?  He created them, didn’t he?

The bullying tactics engaged are what really get me riled up.  The play is was being put on by a community theatre off campus.  Unfortunately, the director and some of the actors attended the college.  They, apparently, were placed under considerable pressure by their professors and chose to withdraw from the play.

Look! The play includes a big banner that says “Read your Bible!” How bad can it be?????

Is this play so threatening to their faith that they can’t just leave the kids alone?  Are they afraid that one play will turn these budding conservative Christians into raving liberals who have the audacity to think that god whispers to them?

College should be where kids go to learn how to think.  It would appear that Martin Luther college would like them to do just the opposite.

Government Shut-Down Closes National Parks and Puts 800,000 People out of Work

I know I’m a liberal and I’m biased.  I’ve been reading opposing viewpoints to try to figure out how the Republican party isn’t being a bunch of idiotic jackasses but not a single one of them has convinced me.  This idiotic shutdown is on the doorstep of the Republican party.

Why?

Because if they allowed a vote to come to the house floor, it would pass.

That’s the way Democracy works, fuckers.  Sometimes you lose.  Rather than put thousands of people out of work, why don’t you swallow your medicine and lose?

If the House leadership had allowed a vote, they would have lost.  But their far right Obamacare hating wing could have bitched about it on C-Span so they’d all have youtube clips to use at their next fundraiser.  The more moderate Republicans could have given themselves an easier road to re-election by voting to fund the government and they all would have looked great.

Right now, they look like obstinate morons who are more interested in lecturing Park Rangers for biting the bullet and doing a difficult job rather than biting the bullet and doing their own embarrassingly simple one.

Saudi Cleric says Women Shouldn’t Drive because Driving could Damage their Ovaries

Seems that there are a lot of reforms going on in Saudi Arabia these days.  The current ruler of the country is looking at making women second class citizens instead of third.  Women will actually be able to vote in 2015. You have to respect the attempt.

If you are a religious leader, though, you don’t have to.  Instead, you can instill fear in the populace by making some really fucked up claims with no scientific proof to back them up.

If we allow a woman to walk a dog, the dog will get AIDS! God told me so!

That is not a surprise or anything.  It is simply an example of why religion cannot be given power because it will always choose superstition over reason or the basic self-interest of its citizens.

OK, enough preaching about the danger of religions.  Now I want someone to tell my why driving can harm your ovaries but riding in a car apparently does no damage at all.  And why is it that testicles are fine when they have so much less protection?

I’m sure the cleric thought of all that before he opened his mouth.  Because he seems like the sort of guy who would.

Check out this Week’s Meme that Pissed me off

This one is getting shared on Facebook and you know what, it is about as offensive as it comes.  Read on (sorry – it’s pretty long)!

***A MUST READ***
A man of 32 years, was smoking, while smoking his cigarette, he puffed out some smoke into the air and said:’God, that’s for you.’
He died at the age of 32 of LUNG CANCER in a horrible manner.

The man who built the Titanic After the construction of Titanic, a reporter asked him how safe the Titanic would be. With an ironic tone he said: ‘Not even God can sink it’ The result: I think you all know what happened to the Titanic

Marilyn Monroe (Actress). She was visited by Billy Graham during a presentation of a show. He said the Spirit of God had sent him to preach to her.
After hearing what the Preacher had to say, she said: ‘I don’t need your Jesus’. A week later, she was found dead in her apartment.
Bon Scott (Singer) The ex-vocalist of the AC/DC. On one of his 1979 songs he sang: ‘Don’t stop me; I’m going down all the way, down the highway to hell’.
On the 19th of February 1980, Bon Scott was found dead, he had been choked by his own vomit.

Campinas (IN 2005) In Campinas , Brazil a group of friends, drunk, went to pick up a friend….. The mother accompanied her to the car and was
so worried about the drunkenness of her friends and she said to the daughter holding her hand, who was already seated in the car:
‘My Daughter, Go With God And May He Protect You.’ She responded: ‘Only If He (God) Travels In The Trunk, Cause Inside Here…..It’s Already Full ‘
Hours later, news came by that they had been involved in a fatal accident, everyone had died, the car could not be recognized what type of
car it had been, but surprisingly, the trunk was intact. The police said there was no way the trunk could have remained intact. To their surprise, inside
the trunk was a crate of eggs, none was broken

Christine Hewitt (Jamaican Journalist & entertainer) said the Bible (Word of God) was the worst book ever written. In June 2006 she was found burnt beyond recognition in her motor vehicle.

Many more important people have forgotten that there is no other name that was given so much authority as the name of Jesus. Many have died, but only Jesus died and rise again, and he is still alive….

I have done my part by sharing this with you, Jesus said ‘If you are embarrassed about me, I will also be embarrassed about you before my
father.’ You are my 8 in 8 seconds. I am not breaking this.. No way!

I’M TOLD THIS WORKS!!!!! Bishop T..D. Jakes ‘8 Second Prayer.’ Just repeat this prayer and see how God moves!!

‘Lord, I love you and I need you, come into my heart, and bless me, my family, my home, and my friends, in Jesus’ name. Amen.’
As you pass this message You will receive a miracle tomorrow. I Hope that you don’t ignore.

God bless you as you share this divine message

Now this is a pretty old meme but I just can’t believe the damn thing is still around.  Not only is almost all of it false, it cherry picks a few examples and fails to mention how many devoutly faithful people have died in horrible ways.

If God is wandering around killing people who deny him, he’s really kind of slacking, isn’t he?  Why doesn’t he do something awful to Richard Dawkins or PZ Myers?  They just keep cutting him down and yet God has failed to make an example of them over and over and over again.

How is it that God sank the Titanic but he didn’t manage to get rid of Dawkins before he finished “The God Delusion?”

Do people sharing this thing actually read it?  And if the read it, do they think about it?

Given the behavior of the folks over at Martin Luther College (callback), I would expect the answer is no.

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Geek, movie buff, dad, musician, comedian, atheist, liberal and writer. I also really like Taco flavored Doritos.

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