Friday, February 16, 2007

The Truth at Last

I would like to refer my readers to today's Cannonfire post. It seems that Georgia state Representative Ben Bridges of Georgia, a Republican of course, has fallen in with a bad crowd; namely anti-Semitic geocentrists. Yes, that's right, people who believe that the Jews are concealing the truth that the Earth does not move and the rest of the cosmos revolves around us, just like they believe the Bible says. Now, you might think that no one in their right mind could believe this, and you would be right, of course. Nonetheless, geocentricity seems to be making a small come back among creationists. There is even one astronomer, Gerardus Bouw Ph.D, who holds to the geocentric position, according to his website, which calls itself the official geocentricity website. Dr. Bouw is, of course, a religious nut. Now, before anyone takes offense, I respect all religions (except Scientology) but if your religious beliefs lead you to believe that the Sun orbits the Earth, or that the Universe is 6000 years old, you are a religious nut, and you might as well wear the label proudly.

Now, back to Rep. Bridges. He is also a religious nut, of course, and wants to ban the teaching of evolution in the public schools. He has backed away a bit from the geocentric nonsense but did have this to say:

“I agree with it more than I would the Big Bang Theory or the Darwin Theory. I am convinced that rather than risk teaching a lie why teach anything?”

Now, I am sure that Rep. Bridges is not opposed to teaching, say reading and writing, so long as children are not allowed to read science books that might lead them to believe that life evolved from more primitive forms, or that the Earth is billions of years old, or that the Earth rotates and revolves around the Sun. Because those beliefs, you see, offend some people's religious sensibilities.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you have against Scientology? It is just as valid (or invalid) as Christianity or any other mythology.

3:04 PM  

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