Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Dennis Prager Hearts Me

Get a load of this hilariously mis-aimed email I just received:

Dear Ed,

Greetings on behalf of Dennis Prager and the entire faculty at Prager University!

In case you weren’t already aware, Prager University seeks to create a better understanding and appreciation of our unique American Judeo-Christian value system by leveraging the viral power of the Internet with content-rich, visually compelling courses. Taught by some of the best minds in the world, our five minute videos make key concepts accessible, understandable and fun. The result is a whole new approach to higher education – the five minute university.

I find this highly ironic. Prager, after all, actually wrote a column condemning higher education because it leads to atheism. Better to let people remain ignorant lest they find out that the world doesn’t work the way their 2000 year old holy book says it does.

But wait, it gets better:

The reason we’re reaching out to you today is simple: we love the work you’re doing and would be honored if you’d lend Dennis a hand in spreading the word about Prager U.

Oh yes, I’m sure you love my work. Like when I called Dennis Prager a second-rate Glenn Beck impersonator for this idiotic online university idea. I bet you loved that. I’m sure that’s why I got on your list. But don’t worry, I am spreading the word about Prager University; sadly for you, that word is “moronic.”

It’s signed by R.J. Moeller, Dean of Students at Prager University. Except, of course, it isn’t a university at all, it’s just another scam.