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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Pitiful Opining Pre-Evolved (POPE) Mass

The Pope slams evolution.

What a conspiracy theoriest! Well, they're all over.

Here's your chance, Katherine Kersten. Are you willing to stand up to this pseudoscientific, conspiracy-mongering, "poisoning of the atmosphere"?

I can't hear you. Did you say something?


Blogger PiGuy said...

I'm not quite sure what to think of this. On the one hand, if the Pope touts ID then it's difficult for IDers to promote its inclusion in the schools - Establishment Clause and all that - or to keep claiming that it's really science. On the other hand, the Pope has a great deal of influence in the world. For some people, this is the ultimate appeal to authority. A lot of people are going to be saying, "See - I told you so!"

You know, I can't help but think that if the Pope has a personal stake in all of this. If he were to actually deny a literal interpretation of the Bible, he essentially writes his own pink slip. That would pretty much undercut his whole business base and then who would by the Pope-on-a-Ropes in the Vatican Gift Shop?

Most of the cleric comments, save those of Rev. Coyne, are the same old crap. Stuff like "...more attention should be given to the holes..." and "Accounts about Man don't add up without God" are thrown out there as though they actually explain something; as though the fact that things "don't add up" automatically indicates that there must be a designer.

Enlightened indeed.

September 12, 2006 4:01 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Yep, this Pope’s a dope.

What gets me is this “unreasonable” crap. First, science is “unscientific,” and now, reason is “unreasonable.” Right. Yeparooo.

“More attention should be given to the holes..” Well, I daresay that the Catholic church is in trouble precisely because too many priests were paying too much attention to the, er, holes.


September 12, 2006 5:03 PM  
Blogger JanieBelle said...

Kristine gave me a chuckle when she quipped, "Yep, this Pope’s a dope."

If I may, let me amend that to encompass something from PiGuy's comment as follows,

"Yep, this Pope’s a dope on a rope."

The question is, "Who's holding the other end of the rope?"

Well, I daresay that the Catholic church is in trouble precisely because too many priests were paying too much attention to the, er, holes.

Good show, and quite right. Perhaps if they spent more time filling holes... oh wait.


September 12, 2006 8:24 PM  
Blogger PiGuy said...

Amend to your heart's content!

I think that I'm going to look into having some T-shirts made up. "Clean your act up with The Pope's a Dope on a Rope".

September 13, 2006 10:39 AM  

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