Thursday, May 24, 2007

theater of the absurd - Adam and Eve in the Land of the Dinosaurs












http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/24/arts/24crea.html
not content with living in complete denial of what science tells them, creationists have spent $27 million on a museum that depicts man living in complete 'kumbaya' harmony with dinosaurs.

The Creation Museum will be upfront that the Bible is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and practice, and in every area it touches upon.

We’ll begin the Museum experience by showing that “facts” don’t speak for themselves click here for a proposed drawing of this exhibit). There aren’t separate sets of “evidences” for evolution and creation—we all deal with the same evidence (we all live on the same earth, have the same fossils, observe the same animals, etc.). The difference lies in how we interpret what we study. We’ll then explore why the Bible—the “history book of the universe”—provides a reliable, eye-witness account of the beginning of all things.

After that, we'll take guests on a journey through a visual presentation of the history of the world, based on the 7 C' s of History”: Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, Confusion, Christ, Cross, Consummation. Throughout this family-friendly experience, guests will learn how to answer the attacks on the Bible’s authority in geology, biology, anthropology, cosmology, etc., and they will discover how science actually confirms biblical history.

i don't fret about people holding views other than mine, in fact i'm all for encouraging free thinking, but when the very bedrock of our civilisation, science is ridiculed, and children are exposed to what they are taught in state schools is wrong, then those responsible are guilty of the worst intellectual crimes. to actually discount not just one branch of established fundamental science but several, is tantamount to proclaiming that you are in fact, mad.

for instance, people have to drive to see this museum. how is this possible without the advances due only to modern science, and not biblical prophecy? i haven't read anywhere in the bible about the lord jesus christ and the four-stroke internal combustion engine... or for that matter god so loved the earth that he conveniently made plants and insects so that one day man might dig it all up, process it into crude oil, burn the petroleum in our combustion engines and in doing so release massive amounts of CO2 into our atmosphere and threaten mass extinction of animal and plant species and the well-being of the very poorest people on the planet (which he made in 6 days for us and then oddly decided to take a day off). can't see god's divine reasoning behind that. seems pretty fucked up to me that the richest people on earth can screw over those with the least say in the matter.

bugger! god must be a republican...no wonder the anthem goes 'god bless america'

o.k so he takes a day off. er, what's he been doing since? - his resume is not looking good...

hobbies - self-titled 'god', an omnipotent being, likes to force people to worship him, or else he threatens to torture them by burning them in hell for all eternity while their sins are read out.

let me get this right; he wants me to worship him...

no, these fully clothed (made in large industrial factories in china, shipped in giant container ships and sold in strip malls) fat americans, fed on processed food that is pumped full of chemicals, clutching their modern printed bibles, are going to get out of their air-conditioned cars, nod in agreement on how wonderful this 'exhibit' is as their absurd belief system is massaged with no awkward questions , and when they get back to their homes, built to engineering code by approved house builders, they will no doubt turn their tv's on using generated electricty (another scientific marvel) where they will no doubt watch pat robertson preach on about how sinful they've all been while they were out..."please give generously"

...meanwhile in the real world

Car Bombing in Fallujah Kills 21

Halljuah! - praise the lord!

...no questions asked. wasn't that modern man living in the dark ages?

i presume that when these creationists and their loved ones get injured or fall seriously ill, they immediately turn to the very best medical diagnosis and treatment available that modern medicine provides...

if they want to be a creationist and eschew science, that's fine. i say let them. completely strip them of all their modern comforts and give them kansas.

let them form their 'removed from this world societies' and let god's law be their only law and sing their terrible hymns for their only entertainment. no metal tools of any kind because you need science to smelt metals and make metal tools, so no pianos for your
'kumbaya's'.

let them grow or hunt their own food without metals, build their own crude homes from trees (try that without an axe or saw, & good luck when it rains or the weather gets really cold or the odd tornado touches down) have no heat in winter except for fire they provide, have no a/c in summer, collect their own rainwater to drink or from streams, make their own clothes, go without toothpaste or use herbs and plants. they can forget toilets - a hole in the ground will do, oh and no loo paper. no trash collection, or cold storage apart from winter because there isn't any! no vacations, no visiting family and friends, and are finally, no pat robertson because there isn't any tv or electricity, and no printed paper, unless they can grow papyrus on their plots of land...and no going to the doctor when you break a bone or fall ill.

this is exactly the world our ancestors came from.

if they are serious creationists, they should flock back to this world. a world without science, a world without any rational explanation for what we see around us.

why should they worry, because they will all be together with jesus that much sooner, anyway...

they just might then all shut the fuck up and stop trying to brainwash the rest of us with their bollocks.

...and the government can simply issue warnings not to visit kansas.

2 comments:

sunchaser said...

"not content with living in complete denial of what science tells them, creationists have spent $27 million on a museum that depicts man living in complete 'kumbaya' harmony with dinosaurs."

I'm so proud to be an American (sarcasm obscured by internets)

nutty said...

hello,

luckily, i'm not an american, but i do live here.

and i intend not to get stuck in kansas...just in case.