Inherit the Wind: 2008 redux
by epiphany, Sat Aug 30, 2008 at 08:35:22 PM EDT
The real battle has now begun.
The Dark Ages or Enlightenment.
Mysticism or Science.
Regression or Progression.
In this election year, in this country, a fundamentalist is on a presidential ticket.
In this country, founded by those who eschewed religion.
In this country, born out of the age of enlightenment.
Yes, in our country, created by men (and women) of reason, a fundamentalist has asked for our votes.
I visit this blog and read the comments. I lurk in the background and wonder at the ridiculous requests for civility. At the mock outrage over sexism when noone is saying what is so glaringly obvious.
This woman is a throwback to the Dark Ages. She is an example of small intellect and should not be allowed to rise to a level of power that can affect the intellectual growth of our nation.
Beliefs held by the Fundamentalist Christian Right:
The Bible (a book written by people) should be interpreted literally as the word of God.
The world was created by God 6,000 years ago in six 24hr periods.
Men and dinosaurs walked the earth at the same time.
Satan rules the world and his actions affect our daily lives.
God not man is the reason for global warming. If he sends a great flood to sweep us into the sea, he will also send a boat for those who remain faithful.
Man has dominion over all the animals.
I will not go any further in this diary because I do not believe it is neccessary. While everyone quibbles over experience and integrity, I will ponder one question.
Who is willing to push back against ignorance?