8th March 2012

“The immediacy of the fundamentalist threat to science, education and human rights starkly demonstrates that the problem of religion extends beyond its inherent irrationality.”

Amanda Marcotte

6 Responses to “8th March 2012”

  1. archaeopteryx Says:

    That throwaway aside – ‘inherent irrationality’ – says it all, really.

  2. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    The Trinity as a mystery is essentially an inherent irrationality. How can anyone explain a supposedly biblical doctrine that is simply not taught in the Bible.

  3. Jeff Says:

    With both Mr’s Gingrich and Santorum cheerfully suggesting that we substitute their versions of theology for constitutional law in the US, the immediacy of the threat should become all the more clear to anyone who is listening. However, as usual in this country, there are more than enough neo-fascists willing to give up their individual liberties to make such voices seem “main-stream”.

    The fundamentalist threat is to life, liberty and the pursuit, and anything less than a recognition of that fact is folly.

    I strongly suggest Robert A. Heinlein’s “If this goes on…” to anyone interested in a novella concerning the subject.

  4. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Great suggestion Jeff, Heinlein wasn’t afraid to embrace just about any topic.

    I wonder; Is Nehemiah Scudder actually Rick Santorum? (Instead of George Bush)

    I wonder if Sinclair Lewis would say “It Can’t Happen Here?

    So much for “social credit”?

  5. Jeff Says:

    Sinjin, A few years ago, I would have said the first, but now, who knows. And I doubt that Sinclair would have said that today.

  6. R J Says:

    YAY JEFF !!!!!!!