The Priest, the Pasta, and ID

Published April 3rd, 2008 by Bobby Henderson

Received this last night…

I was only aware of the FSM today while in my Biology and society class for 1st year medical science at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. Up untill today did i not relise that Americans where still believing in the ‘eye evidence’ for ID, it has been long proven that the eye was indeed evolved in parts which can be seen gastropods (may not be actual spelling).

As i was surfing your site the hate mail section caught my eye, the lecturer, who, by the way is a priest, was talking about how most of the people who wrote hate mail to you are illiterate, angry and quite often murderous. Well naturally i had to take a look! One such writter caught my eye, not only did they refer to the ‘eye evidence’ but also to a soup can analogy. I myself am a roman catholic but even I at an early age realised flaws in the bible, indeed i am a very strong supporter of evolution and all things scientiffic (testable and tentative) and have dabbled into the world of string theory, (although not enough to comment on the topic).

It is alarming that the richest and most technological country (the U.S.A) has i significant proportion (25%) of the population that refuses to believe in evolution and even 12% that dont believe the world is round! Your struggle to bring sense to the world is not unheard and the way in which you are doing it is briliant to say the least. It begs the question of whether a standard definition of science is needed, one that not only the scientific community can use but the general community (like the people who do not know the difference between theory in every day speech and theory in science). so if a catholic and a baptist priest can see the difference whats wrong with the great country of America?

P.S your hard lined baptists are crazy nutters ie that family who protests at troops funerals

your biggest catolic fan, Big Kev

43 Responses to “The Priest, the Pasta, and ID”

  1. Rachel says:

    To your P.S.: You mean Westboro Baptist Church? Not all baptists are that hateful and insensitive.

  2. Noodles in soy sauce says:

    Well, the Catholic Church may have a taste for burning people at the pyre, however the Pope endorses evolution and he recently made comments celebrating the work of Galileo. This puts the Catholic Church closer to mainstream scientific groups than any other Christian denomination. Quite a paradox right?

  3. Big Kev says:

    To Rachel, I’m not sure which Baptist Church its was, given the majority are normal this one was absolutely off the wall, they did a radio interview here once, it was insane

  4. Big Kev says:

    It is ok, I’ll be studying English next semester, hopefully not at 3am like when i wrote the email haha

  5. Theo, Netherlands says:

    What?! The Earth is ROUND?!

  6. Ex-Captain Etay says:

    Rum for you, good sir.

  7. jeremykeys says:

    Read Terry Pratchett. You’ll like him.

  8. James says:

    Thank you, but we have an excuse, our country was founded by a bunch of puritans who killed people because they’re witches. You guys got off lucky! I don’t see how Australia would be a prison, it seems pretty awesome today. Yes, we have many fundamentalists or creationists in the USA. They have a lot of clout with the republican party. Not quite as much with the democrats. Oh and has anyone noticed that when the republicans are in power, they’re supposed to create a small government that leaves people alone, but thanks to the creationists they’re doing the opposite. Thanks, and wow 12% really? Is our education system that shitty?

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