Where is the evidence?

Published April 7th, 2013 by Bobby Henderson

Here’s a video that has been making the rounds.   Richard Dawkins shows great patience in interviewing Creationist Wendy Wright.  I find it painful to watch but also fascinating.

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  1. furiomano says:

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  2. supernova says:

    Wendy’s an idiot. She is dangerous to the human race and should be locked up. She got arrested because there was an anti-stocking order against her and her ilk and she disobeyed it. She should be able to pray anyplace on earth to get the same effect as disobeying a 100 foot ordnance to get as close as possible to the clinic. What a disgrace to the human race.

  3. Mark says:

    Wow. I couldn’t even make it past 5 minutes. This woman is completely delusional and like so many absolutely refuses to THINK. That being said, even if she were to examine the evidence, she lacks the basic education to understand it. Her and others like her are a distinct danger to a progressive, modern society and should not be given any type of forum to spread this type of childish ‘magical thinking’.

  4. Thomas says:

    I see two ignorant people. While I would argue that Richard Dawkins is an extremely intelligent, well-educated man, he fails to accept that unnatural phenomena (while no evidence based on natural causes supports the notion) could exist even in a spiritual realm. I do agree with the theory of evolution because it can be observed and tested based on natural causes. Thus is the hallmark of science. It is not to say that the theory of evolution and the idea of a creator cannot coexist. Wendy Wright fails to accept what science is. Although science is not 100% fact, it seeks to explain the physical universe as simply as possible. Religion and science can coexist in some aspects but not others. People have to accept this fact. Public, state-funded schools should be devoted to that which can be observed. Religious freedom allows for churches to educate in whatever way they see fit. Please stop debating the issue. I respect other’s opinions and agree to disagree.

    • Apprentice Frederic says:

      “Religious Freedom” is a slightly unfortunate choice of phrase this week, at least in Indiana – its use having created hilarity for skeptics and embarrassment for sincerely religious folks. The debate isn’t about religion vs. science, it’s about the behavior of religionists, and nobody is gonna stop *that* debate; unless your eyes are crossed, you should only be seeing one ignorant person.

    • Rasputin says:

      Dear Thomas, you’ve missed the point. No Pastafarian denies the existence of a divine creator. He is the Flying Spaghetti Monster, whose existence is proven by “super string theory”. Science is on our side. Whereas the stuff about Adam and Eve and Noah’s flood and walking on water is clearly mythology like Jason and the Argonauts or Odin or Zeus, the FSM truly exists.

    • theFewtheProudtheMarinara says:

      Thomas, first of all science IS 100% fact. It may be incomplete because all the facts aren’t known, but science nowadays is based on the facts as known. Secondly, perhaps Dawkins is only concerned with the physical realm. Has anyone even proved a “spiritual realm” even exists? What exactly does that mean, anyway? Prove something we can’t see, hear, smell or feel doesn’t exist? Good luck with that one!

      “Religious freedom allows for churches to educate in whatever way they see fit”. Yeah, that’s a problem. There are madrassas in the Middle East (or in New York City and London, for all we know) preaching that being a martyr in a terrorist attack is a great thing.

      • Rasputin says:

        A spiritual realm exists, only in as much as science doesn’t yet understand it. Big whales were formerly believed to be monsters. Lightning was believed to be the wrath of gods. Maybe there are beings out there like Q from Star Trek The Next Generation. Just because human minds don’t have the brainpower to understand aspects of the universe, it doesn’t mean that there must be an old man in a white robe called God who sent Jebus to save us. If there was a God, who says he loves us? Maybe He’s like a scientist, and we’re no more important to Him than bacillus on a Petrie dish. Or that’s what I used to think until the FSM touched me with His noodly appendage.

        • theFewtheProudtheMarinara says:

          I just read an article by Deep Pockets Chopra where he says “But the implication that faith is irrational and only science knows the truth has no basis in fact.” Wrong! Science is all about facts, whereas faith is all about…faith. He also said “I feel for people who get stuck in any belief system, including rigid skepticism.” Hey, I’m not stuck! I would LOVE to find out the people I loved and have passed away are in some eternal paradise, and I have a chance to join them. What could be better? But you’ll have to give me some fact first, and let’s face it: for thousands of years millions of people have made finding proof of god their life’s quest, and no one has found anything, until Bobby found the original sketch the FSM (pesto be upon him) made of the first midget and mountain.

        • Apprentice Frederic says:

          @tFtPtM, as always, your points well-taken. But I do think we should cut Chopra (Robin Williams called him “Six-Pack Chopra”) a fair amount of slack. He really does decry ideology and religion per se. He can certainly defend himself, but it seems to me that “faith” might mean something as simple as taking a position that something is good without needing to justify it with word from a Deity. I think that Chopra – as well as most Pastafarians – would believe that facts – as part of scientific inquiry, and however incomplete – are all the certainty we have, and a commitment to advancing the boundaries of those facts is “good” and more moral and valuable than Wendy’s position. She doesn’t even think that one can be moral unless one is afraid of her God.

  5. Keith Miller says:

    I’ve been reading and watching a lot of Dawkins lately so I persisted with this one the whole way. Wendy has her fingers in the ears the whole time. God made us and I can’t hear you. Na na, na na na. And the evil twist in the plot; she wants to teach children ALL the evidence! Each one of us has different DNA, so god must exist! Recessive genes prove god exists! She’s a complete nut job!

    Well Wendy you got it all wrong; your worship a false idol! Long live the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

    • Saint Gnocchi says:

      Dear Keith Miller. Thank FSM for Pastafarianism! It’s keeps me sane after a rough day out in the “real” world shared with gerin-oiled lunatics. You watched WeirdWendy, gruesome beginning to gruesome end, and you’re still okay? You’re a fine Pirate with a lot of guts! Somedays I despair and think we, the few, are pissing against the wind. It’s a rough ride, but I WON’T throw in the towel. Oh well, somehow we Pastas manage to grab some belly laughs along the way, thank FSM.

    • The Sauceror says:

      Dear Keith Miller, it is absolutely provable that no two strands of pasta are identical, which provides absolute proof of the FSM’s existence (as if faith was not good enough). DNA strands are merely representations of spaghetti strands, and only add further credence to the utter fallibility of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. DNA can not possibly prove the existence of Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, or the Easter Bunny, any more than it can prove the existence of purely imaginary deities, such as Geodee. Wendy made a classic false theological error: that DNA is connected to an imaginary deity, when, in fact, DNA is more similar to spaghetti strands, which must always be connected to spaghetti sauce. Spaghetti strands + spaghetti sauce = spaghetti monster. It’s that simple. You don’t need a degree in nuttery to figure out that simple formula. Long live the FSM.

      • Rasputin says:

        Dear Sauceror, your logic is infallible. Even Mr. Spock couldn’t fault it.

  6. Saint Gnocchi says:

    Aids. Tsunamis. Ebola. Where are the enslaved sky god devotees, (those always screaming: “HE is punishing all you wicked sinners”) – where are they now? Relatively quiet now, it seems. It is almost as if they know that their god, punishing humanity with MERS – would at last be viewed with the utmost disgust and contempt by vulnerable, trusting people who all along were assured that He is a loving god.

  7. Saint Gnocchi says:

    Dear Non-Pastafarian brethren who scroll through and read our posts on this, our website of OUR truly loving god, The Flying Spaghetti Monster. I have to mention that YOUR god puzzles us: “He,” who sends tsunamis, earthquakes, killer tornadoes, hurricanes and diseases in order to punish His “sin full” children? Wow! Mega Child Abuser, man! You’ve got to report him to the authorities, brothers!

    • Rasputin says:

      Within the past week there has been an incident in Indonesia. A bunch of western tourists climbed to the top of a sacred mountain and took their clothes off. This greatly offended the locals. A few days later there was an earthquake and it was blamed on the disrespectful naked westerners who’d offended the mountain god. The tourists were fined £800 and expelled from the country. Obviously it’s stupid and offensive for westerners to behave in this way in another country, but the earthquake was just a coincidence and there is no such thing as a mountain god.
      How very different is our own dear FSM. He would rejoice if Pastafarians climbed a mountain, drank beer and ran around naked. He wants us to rejoice and celebrate. His Noodliness has never once caused an earthquake or hurt anyone.

      • Excelsior says:

        The FSM is the only God that abides by the Bill of Rights!
        No other God gives you freedom of religion (The First Right). If you don’t worship them then they will burn and roast you in the fire and brimstone of their hell for eternity! The FSM does not damn anyone to hell, even those that openly call him a fake!
        The 8th Right forbids the use of “cruel and unusual punishments”, but all gods except the FSM violate this right by damning non-believers to burn in hell for eternity! (This is certainly cruel but since all other Gods do it maybe it isn’t so “unusual”!)
        As for using floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, Great Floods, etc. to kill people, The FSM has never done and will never do such things. It’s the other Gods that do it!
        So you see, The FSM is the only really loving and benevolent God! Wouldn’t you rather worship this lovable God than those other jealous and cruel Gods? Ramen!

        • Saint Gnocchi says:

          Dear Excelsior, Spot on. I am with you on that one. Yup, our FSM is not a jealous god. He has not one jealous hair on his head. Or should rather say: “He has not one jealous noodle swirling around his meatballs?”

        • Rasputin says:

          Yup, you’re right, Excelsior. Other gods are committing a criminal offence. People who believe in them are using threatening and intimidating behaviour. They’re like Al Capone, “Do as I tell you or I will burn you and your family in fire”. His Noodliness is the One True Loving God. R’amen.

  8. Saint Gnocchi says:

    Yeah Rasputin! It for other folks to “Fear thee the Lord thy God.” Nah, OUR FSM god we definitely do NOT fear! We just good ole fashion plain love him to bits; his goofy googly-eye stalks, meat balls, dangly noodles ‘n all. He is non-judgemental, non discriminatory and of course, best of all, peace-loving. He does not, never did and never will be the cause or the instigator of wars. He’s more like: “Have ye a ball, don’t worry, be happy, not crappy.” Long live our Only, The One, The Superb Flying Spaghetti Monster. Ramen.

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