Stephen Colbert explains “How hurricanes work”
Stephen Colbert explains “How hurricanes work”
When I posted that sign I really wanted you guys to come back and tell me it was fake. I’ve known about the Creation Museum for years, but never really gave much thought to what they actually exhibit there. Clicking on the link above led me to a trip to the museum taken by Skeptical Monkey, and these are just a few of the horribly ignorance inducing things in that “museum”:
This is just a small sample of what children who enter this place are exposed to. These outright lies and inaccuracies are beyond harmful! People paid to built this place, it’s been open since 2007. In those 5 years how many children have walked through that building and had these lies fed to them? How many young minds have been warped by things that aren’t even plausible? The image of a human co-existing with a dinosaur is alarming and rage inducing. Their explanation that human bones weren’t found with dinosaur bones because they weren’t buried together infuriates me. How insulting can one place be?
I usually go after the religion and not the religious, but for this particular post, I’m calling out the people who run this place, and the parents and churches who take their children there. Normally I can laugh off something like this, but when children are being harmed, it pisses me off. Yeah, I meant to say harmed, and I challenge anyone to tell me why this is not harmful. How can one possible justify this?
The silver lining exists that not all Christians believe this rubbish; I sure as hell never did. However, I have also admitted here several times that the biggest conflict I had was trying to reconcile what I knew to be true with what my religion told me was true. To simply relegate the things that didn’t make sense to the “wonders of God” was never enough for me. So while the majority of Christians may not bring their children to this awful place, the fact that it is still open makes my heart hurt for the children who have been exposed to it. ~ Kim
Source: divineironySantorum Takes Climate Change Denial To A Biblical Level
Climate change denial has become a litmus test for modern Republicans, but Rick Santorum, in his fondness for melding faith and government, has become one of the precious few to cite the Bible as evidence that the science-accepting crowd has it all wrong — and apparently the first to bring that thinking to the presidential stage.
“We were put on this Earth as creatures of God to have dominion over the Earth, to use it wisely and steward it wisely, but for our benefit not for the Earth’s benefit,” Santorum told a Colorado crowd earlier this month.
He went on to call climate change “an absolute travesty of scientific research that was motivated by those who, in my opinion, saw this as an opportunity to create a panic and a crisis for government to be able to step in and even more greatly control your life.”
THE ENTIRE WORLD IS WATCHING THIS HAPPEN IN AMERICA! THE ENTIRE WORLD! Yes that was in all caps because I was yelling. I’m so embarrassed and I’m not the one saying this shit. But people will say, “Americans are stupid” not just Santorum and his ilk. I can’t not blog about politics because our politicians have turned into televangelists. Un-freaking-believable! ~ Kim
“This book has it all. Cutting off women’s hands for helping to fend off their husband’s attackers; directing the slaughtering of children with a bear attack and by mass murder; genocide galore; human sacrifice and the threat of it; and killing an innocent on behalf of others to placate himself. It doesn’t take much to come to the conclusion that the author is one sick puppy with major issues, namely he is obviously a psychopath.
The author also claims to love all his children, but wow, he sure has a weird way of showing it. When my children disobey me, and I know they will, I almost never throw them out of the house into the street and place a curse on them and their children for all time. And I sure never nail gun them to the playroom wall, well, ok…just that once. But hey, I’m also sane.
In one chapter he demands fealty from everyone and makes it part of his major ten requirements, obviously an ego maniac. In the same list however he neglects to make pedophilia or slavery a crime. I’m guessing those things are ok by him. No wonder so many of his self appointed publicists are child molesters, and that it took 1800 years for slavery to finally be banned by reasoned folks… no thanks to the author.
But look, if you enjoy mass murder, incest, inexplicably hideous and laughable laws, talking snakes and donkeys, the destruction of pigs and fig trees, magic tricks, over one-hundred contradictions, the ravings threats of co-author maniacs, the complete rejection of science, reason, reality and intellect and think you need this book to be moral …then this obscenity is right down your ally.”
This is serously just all sorts of awesome - also, they opened a comment thread on it, so go read the responses and laugh :D