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Wednesday, March 21

Ignorance and Fear in Amerika

Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.
-Aldous Huxley

Isn't it curious how the christianists are willing to jump on the science bandwagon when it suits them? And even if the science is still sketchy and inconclusive, if it can possibly seal their agenda, they are all over it. There is conclusive evidence that the world is round and revolves around the sun, yet you don't hear about christianists jumping on that bandwagon.

And have you ever wondered why the Southern Baptists are so crazy? Look no further than their leaders.

Case in point- R. Albert Mohler Jr, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kentucky put forth in his blog that if science can prove that gayness is biological, then there ought to be a way to "cure" it before a baby is born... say with a patch the mother can wear on her belly that would alter the baby's hormones. Mohler says it would be biblically sound to alter a baby genetically before it's born. Is he suggesting that God made a mistake when he invented gayness? Isn't that a sin? Perhaps God created gayness in order to help scientists segregate the "stupid gene" as displayed so prominantly by religio-fascists.

Are the christianists funding scientists to discover the gene that makes people eat shell fish, an abomination that comes before the abomination of gayness in Leviticus? Perhaps Mr Mohler should check with the Catholics who have supercharged baptisms that wipe away original sin.

Pre-natal interventions are only considered by doctors when there are serious, life threatening circumstances. Gayness is not life threatening unless you live near a bunch of church going homophobes. Should serious after-life circumstances now be addressed by science? In that case, why not investigate ways to prevent humans from committing the top 10 sins as put forth by Moses? I can imagine a much better world if say you could engineer humans who don't lie or kill.

See also: Is Your Baby Gay?

Sunday: A day given over by Americans to wishing that they themselves were dead and in Heaven, and that their neighbors were dead and in Hell.
Sunday School: A prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.
-H.L. Mencken

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