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Scalzi’s Creation Museum report

Published November 21st, 2007 by Bobby Henderson

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Author and blogger John Scalzi has posted an amusing report of his visit to the Creation Museum.

Some time ago he said that he’d visit the museum, which was built near his home, on the condition that his readers donated $250, with the added incentive that any extra money would be given to Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. His readers came through and donated over $5000.

So he went, took a bunch of pictures, and posted a very thorough report.

An excerpt:

Here’s how to understand the Creation Museum:

Imagine, if you will, a load of horseshit. And we’re not talking just your average load of horseshit; no, we’re talking colossal load of horsehit. An epic load of horseshit. The kind of load of horseshit that has accreted over decades and has developed its own sort of ecosystem, from the flyblown chunks at the perimeter, down into the heated and decomposing center, generating explosive levels of methane as bacteria feast merrily on vintage, liquified crap. This is a Herculean load of horseshit, friends, the likes of which has not been seen since the days of Augeas.

You can read his entire report here.



331 Responses to “Scalzi’s Creation Museum report”

  1. PacificPam says:

    Oh my FSM, what the hell?

  2. pieces o'nine says:

    @ Old Grouch
    Yeah, I’ve been following the Fetus Rights freak show.
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    I notified certain relatives about the increasing number of pharmacists who are refusing to fill birth control prescriptions because it ‘violates their religious beliefs’ but they just shrug saying, “If it’s what they believe…” and act like it could never affect them. Why do they feel safe from this trend? Because they are … [pieces o'nine pauses to laugh hilariously to herself] … married, Catholic, and taking it for legitimate medical reasons other birth control. The irony escapes them. The first time some holier-than-thou zealot refuses to fill their prescription, all hell will break loose and I will be *very* tempted to just shrug and say, “Well, if it’s what they beleeeeeeve…”
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    I’m waiting [until an imaginary hell freezes over?] to hear of a Religiously Righteous pharmacist refusing to fill a prescription for Viagra without a written affidavit that the man is (a) duly married and (b) intends to use it *only* for the purposes of begetting an heir.
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    Sigh.

  3. rmw says:

    @Old Grouch and pieces o’ nine–ah yes. The glorious work of the fundies. Look, I try to be respectful of others’ beliefs (sometimes not hard enough admittedly), but I angers me that there are those who are not only trying to cram their beliefs down my throat, but are using the law and medicine to do so. Like pieces o’ nine pointed out, not everybody who uses birth control uses it as a contraceptive. There are other, legitimate medical conditions hormonal birth control treats. And I’m sorry, but no pharmacist has the right to deny anybody a medical prescription because it conflicts with their religious beliefs. I’ll be watching the state issues very closely. Maybe if I leave CO before the elections, I’ll keep my residency there, just so I can vote “NO” on this unbelievable amendment these whack-jobs are trying to pass.
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    also @ pieces o’ nine–re: Viagra: yeah, *that’ll* be the day!

  4. neal says:

    @pieces o’nine. They just keep getting more and more intrusive into everyday people’s lives. The Jesus “el kada” is alive and well in our nation. Everywhere from a chief justice of the Alabama supreme court who puts two volkswagen sized monuments to the ten commandments in the people’s hall of justice, to the whack job pharmacists who are CO’s about birth control. Does that mean no condoms sold as well?

    How ridiculous.

  5. rmw says:

    @neal–”Does that mean no condoms sold as well?”
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    Probably.

  6. Momi Pink Shoes says:

    @Everyone who told me to bring someone – I will bring someone to slap me when I start laughing too hard. Once my face turns purple, they can slap me. But then I think I would start laughing at that too.

  7. neal says:

    I’m thinking about visiting that place, but I’m sure I would need security because I would be laughing so hard at the stupidity of it, that some irate fundies would decide to physically put me in my place. I’m sure I could handle 1 or even 2, but if it got to be more than that even the 5 years of kick boxing training might not be of much help.

  8. Old Grouch says:

    @neal – It just manages to get worse, as we go along. A few days ago, the Rocky Mountain News ran a full page blurb about the teenager who is – supposedly – the one “inspired” to plug this bit of “personhood for the fertilized egg”. In this blurb, it was mentioned that one of the purposes of the idiocy was to also outlaw nearly all forms of contraceptives – presumably including condoms – as “abortifacients”. Seems as if we are back to the medieval attitude of “sex only for procreation”.
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    The getting worse is illustrated by the current battle over whether or not the Sisters of Charity should be allowed to take over – fully – the operation of two major hospital facilities out in the counties. Seems as if this bunch of constipated and menopausal old maids follow the Roman “Guidelines of Medical Ethics” – or however it be called. And this position is one in which NO INFORMATION concerning birth control, NO ABORTION, even in medical emergency, NO FORM OF PREVENTION, especially NO TUBAL LIGATION, AND NO VASECTOMY is allowed anywhere under Roman control.
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    The medical staffs are up in arms, as the old Lutheran Hospital – now Exempla Lutheran – is the only place in Jefferson County currently offering a full range of “women’s health care”, ALL OF WHICH would be “streng verboten” when the old maids took over. (Much approved by the Hitlerite in the Vatican, of course; and the pudgy little pompous twerp in the purple nightgown, who represents middle management of the Roman Department of Religion locally, is indicating full approval of the whole thing as well.)
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    The old maids answer to their medical staff: “Patients are, of course, always free to go to another hospital”.
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    What they DON’T SAY is, there is NO OTHER hospital in the County; so women’s comprehensive health care would be completely eliminated in the area.
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    Only in Cowlorado!

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