Monday, August 29, 2005

Holy Shit

Here's a two-fer in the "dumber'n a box o' hammers" category. Two articles at Truthout. The first is about how the christians are gonna take over South Carolina and then secede. I wish them well.

Christian Exodus activists plan to take control of sheriff's offices, city councils and school boards. Eventually, they say, they will control South Carolina. They will pass godly legislation, defying Supreme Court rulings on the separation of church and state.
After scrutinizing electoral records, demographic trends and property prices, Christian Exodus members identified two upstate South Carolina counties - they will not officially say which ones - as prime for a conservative takeover. By September 2006, Burnell hopes to have 2,000 activists in one county and 500 in the other.

I will start the donations for a chain link fence to keep them in.

Scroll down for a look at what one Southern California christowhacker is doing with a famous local roadside attraction.

Cabazon, Calif. - Dinny the roadside dinosaur has found religion.

The 45-foot-high concrete apatosaurus has towered over Interstate 10 near Palm Springs for nearly three decades as a kitschy prehistoric pit stop for tourists.

Now he is the star of a renovated attraction that disputes the fact that dinosaurs died off millions of years before humans first walked the planet.
"Dinosaurs lived in the Garden of Eden, and Noah's Ark? Give me a break," said Kevin Padian, curator at the University of California Museum of Paleontology in Berkeley and president of National Center for Science Education, an Oakland group that supports teaching evolution. "For them, 'The Flintstones' is a documentary."

These people in both articles are the lunatic fringe. If this crazy shit blows their skirts up, I got no problem with it. More power to 'em. If this is how they see "the pursuit of happiness", so be it. They're so fuckin' loony, they're almost fun to watch, if a little embarrassing to those of us with room-temperature-plus IQs.

At least they're out where we can see them. The real danger comes from the quiet ones who stay out of the light and have developed actual political power.

Real Christians take note: they don't like you any better than they like the rest of us. You better start speakin' out in your own self-defense.

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