Pharyngula

The concern troll clans are gathering

This is getting ridiculous. Now I’m accused of “trying to drive a wedge between those who are against evolution” … because I think belief in angels and demons is absurd.

Damn. Just because someone accepts evolution doesn’t automatically make them a good guy, and if they’re praising evolution and at the same time babbling about demons causing appendicitis or angels warding off curses, they aren’t on my side in the cause of increasing rationality.

I’m beginning to wonder if there is some psychological transference going on here. People who think that merely believing in Jesus grants them redemption must also think that believing in evolution is a magic charm that grants them exemption from criticism of any nonsense they might hold. It doesn’t work that way. There is no get-out-of-criticism-free card.

Comments

  1. #1 uncle frogy
    October 5, 2007

    holly mackerel I tried to read the panda’s thumb but I did not have the energy tonight to get wound up again. devils and angles? I have found a way to look at “them” that puts them into some kind of perspective.
    they are a psychological projection, completely human and have not physical existence in reality
    or they are some kind of being with an existence and an evolutionary history like all other life forms a space alien an extraterrestrial creature completely conjecture
    as for the other forms in human mythology including christian mythology it is just that and in that way are of the first. type the second type (if we ever find one) we will find many things that may be familiar but may have even more trouble with our own religious believers who have are proving every day to be dangerous controlling people who are often violent in the lengths they will go to protect and expand their believes.

  2. #2 uncle frogy
    October 5, 2007

    I seems to me we have reached an interesting time in human history.
    We are now arguing about whether mythology is real or not. might be the first time that has happened at least to this degree. we have killed over which mythology is “best” but never are any myths true before.
    Angles daemons gods ghosts spirits immortal souls life after death supper natural paranormal “magic” it is all myth. it would appear the myth dies hard.

    “all of your belief is myth while mine is the word of god”

    just how is that proved?