The Corpus Callosum

Free Evolution Tract

From href="http://www.christianet.com/christianecards/evolutiontracts/index.htm">ChristiaNet.
 They think it is clever, I guess.


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This is the first in a series of Free Evolution Tracts that can be sent
as e-cards.  What does it mean?  Are they declaring
war on Christmas?

Comments

  1. #1 PeteK
    June 17, 2007

    Well atheists compare belief in God with belief in Santa, as a rhetorical point. It’s the usual fundamentalists’ strategy of lampooning beliefs other than your own…

  2. #2 Aureola Nominee
    June 17, 2007

    …except that God and Santa have the exact same amount of evidence going for them.

    “Rhetorical point”, my hind quarter.

  3. #3 Gork
    June 17, 2007

    The creators probably think that was brilliant.

    Have they forgotten Christians created Santa Claus as a way of bribing children into thinking Jebus had anything to do with the age-old pagan Yule festival?

    Christians created the Easter Bunny as a way of bribing children into thinking Jebus had anything to do with the age-old pagan Easter festival. (Easter, goddess of the dawn, goddess of spring?)

    Christians created Halloween (as All Hallows Eve, the nightly precursor to All Souls Day) as a way of bribing children into thinking the dead minions of the Roman Catholic god had anything to do with the age-old pagan Samhain festival.

    So in making fun of Santa Claus, or the Easter Bunny, or the Great Pumpkin, they are making fun of their own deviousness.

    Stupid gets.

  4. #4 csrster
    June 18, 2007

    It’s Elgar I feel sorry for.

  5. #5 Sam the Centipede
    June 18, 2007

    Aureola Nominee is wrong: there is much more evidence for Santa Claus than for God. When I was young, gifts used to appear overnight from Santa, what more evidence could I need? Sadly, when I lost my faith in Santa, he stopped his gift-bringing.

    On the other hand, God’s only impact on my life was repetitive boredom from droning reverends in draughty churches and school assemblies.

    Santa lived up to the promises of faith; God simply never turned up. As the lovely Linda Smith once said: “if God had wanted us to believe in him, I can’t help think he would have made it easier for us by existing”. (I quote from memory, I’m sure it was more felicitously phrased than that.)