Thursday, November 10, 2005

Riding The Short Bus To Heaven

Time to go for the hat trick on the Intelligent Design hooplah for the week. The lunacy reigns supreme when that subtle voice of ideological moderation, Marion "Pat" Robertson, weighs in on the issue.

From JS Online:

Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson warned residents of a rural Pennsylvania town Thursday that disaster may strike there because they "voted God out of your city" by ousting school board members who favored teaching intelligent design.

I'm sure the residents of Dover, PA, who this week voted to restore educational integrity to their school board, are just quaking in their boots at the thought of Pat's displeasure. Robertson always has such an elegent, In the Mouth of Madness way with words. But don't take my word for it:

"I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover: If there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God. You just rejected him from your city."

At least I have to give Pat credit for actually revealing what the Intelligent Design supporters try so hard to hide: that their phony theory is really just Biblical Creationism stripped down to its girders. Of course, he may be saying that God was actually on the school board and voted off; it certainly wouldn't be the nuttiest thing he's ever said.
So what does Pat have to say to the Dover residents, now that they've sent the Intelligent Designers back down to the minors:

"God is tolerant and loving, but we can't keep sticking our finger in his eye forever," Robertson said. "If they have future problems in Dover, I recommend they call on Charles Darwin. Maybe he can help them."

See now, Pat, that's just being a poor sport. Intelligent Design had its day in the marketplace of ideas there in Dover and the voters gave it due consideration. Hack theology lost and good science education won the day. Besides, it's terribly presumptuous of Robertson to claim he knows the limits of God's grace; one might almost call that blasphemy.

Of course, what do you expect from someone who advocates murdering foreign leaders, wants to use a nuclear bomb on the state department and claims that feminism causes abortions, lesbianism and witchcraft, oh my!? Pat Robertson is nothing more than Jack Chick without the surreal comic strips.

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