Saturday, March 31, 2007

Stupidity in Answers in Genesis

Funny story, I was on a discussion board and someone posted a link to an online review of Chris Hedges' American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War On America found at Answers in Genesis.

Now, before I continue. I should mention that I haven't yet read Hedges' book (I heard about on The Colbert Report and have ordered it via my local library) but I gotta say that I kinda agree with Mark Looy. It is an insult to compare Fascists and Creation-Scientists because, let's face it, no matter how unpopular they are among liberals, they've made small, positive contributions to the society around them. The Facists at least made Italy's trains run on time, while Creation-Scientists has contributed relatively nothing compared to their Evolutionist counterparts.

Then this grabbed my attention (highlights mine):

Incorrect assertions by Hedges include: erroneously suggesting that AiG is a political organization; erroneously suggesting that creationists blame Darwin for social evils like racism; erroneously describing the exhibits inside the future Creation Museum; and totally misrepresenting events in the school system of Dover, Pennsylvania, regarding the teaching of evolution and intelligent design, etc.

I entered "racism" into their search engine and found this:

How have evolutionary ideas contributed to racism and violence?

Looy must not be very familiar with his organization's website.

Before I go, I'll just leave you with some comedy gold I found in an add for a book I found on the web-page:

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Things I Learned From Christian Comics: Archie's Datebook

Hello everyone. Cynic Sage here starting off my new blog. And what better way to do so than with a series I like to call Things I Learned From Christian Comics.

First up is a rare treasure of my childhood. The "Christian-Archie" comic known as "Archie's Datebook" drawn and written by Al Hartley, a comic-book artist who, when the Holy Spirit convicted him, realized that drawing boobies was wrong, that he should repent of his sin and use his talents in a way that would bring glory to God by highjacking other people's characters to use in poorly written religious propoganda.

Let's get started, shall we?

  • Archie lies.
  • Dilton Doiley invented the internet.
  • On what he originally intended it for, we can only speculate.
  • When Archie wants help in his love life, he breaks the fourth-wall. He does this because he knows that the best people to get relationship advice from are those who have not yet hit puberty.
  • Books written in a time and culture where pre-arranged marriages were the norm are also a great source of dating-advice.
  • Archie and the gang will occasionally travel to the sleaziest part of town for the sole purpose of frowning in the direction of an adult movie theatre.
  • There are people out there that are turned-on sexually by the thought of hiring lawyers, dividing estates, and making alimony payments, and that’s were divorce-fetish pornography finds it’s market niche.
  • Archie needs to wear a shirt that reminds people where his face is.
  • Watching the sun rise with your backs to each other is wrong wrong wrong! YOU FACE IN THE SAME DIRECTION THE WAY GOD INTENDED!
  • Betty and Archie's dates are never x-rated, although you will notice plenty of subtext if you look for it.
  • There's nothing wrong with the occasional bible-study sex-romp, but heaven forbid the woman doesn't pay for her meal.