I know I’ve said this before, but I’m going to say it again. Anyone who reads the fundamentalist atheist blogs (you know, like the biggest blog on ScienceBlogs) knows that these people have a lot of passion and energy. They use it to write 50 posts a week pummeling creationists and telling us how evil religion is. Can you imagine what they might accomplish if they redirected that energy towards really important progressive issues like, say, health care, or poverty, or reproductive freedom, or AIDS in African American youth, or ending the war, or you know, pretty much anything else?
Sometimes… actually, pretty much all the time, I think creationism and the contrived “religious war” are issues created simply to distract and divide. It distracts from important issues by dividing people and getting them to argue about the second law of thermodynamics with preachers who’ve never taken a science class or whether people dislike atheists and how that affects the coffee-house experiences of like 3 people in this country, instead of arguing about anything important. Dupes.