Daily Archives: June 7, 2008
Amid heartbreaking news that always seems to clog my RSS feeds, every once in a while a good one shines through. Finley Crampton was born to Jodie Percival and Billy Crampton weighing in at 6 pounds 3 ounces three weeks premature. An everyday occurrence, right? Not this baby: The couple had tried to abort him 8 weeks into the pregnancy. He survived the abortion and is expected to live a normal life.
Welcome to the world, little man!
PZ Myers and Hubris
Atheist PZ Myers, who has an extremely popular blog, a fact which continually surprises me, has made a comment in this blog entry that shows he is the modern embodiment of Satan’s war on God.
After describing the book of Genesis as a “little scrap of piss-poor poetry that half this country wants to make the backbone of our science curriculum,” Myers links to this YouTube video and continues:
somebody has tried putting the actual creation story as revealed by modern physics into the same kind of portentous, simple language that even a Mesopotamian goat-herder could understand, the point being that if a god had chosen to tell primitive people how the universe came to be, he/she/it could have done so in just as awe-inspiring a way as the false myths we’ve got.
Before we get to the comment that inspired my post, let me dissect this statement. First, he assumes that his god, science, has everything right. For Myers, epistemology begins and ends with science, that is all there is and all there ever will be. Then, he makes the assumption that ancient people are stupid with insulting comments like “even a Mesopotamian goat-herder could understand” and calling Genesis “false myths.” It is unthinkable for Myers that the Bible may actually be right. So much so that at the beginning of the presentation he is blogging about, he literally tore the Creation Story right out of Genesis.
As if I haven’t already demonstrated the hubris of PZ Myers, the final comment on this entry takes the cake: “It’s rather neat that modern scientists know more than God.” What unbridled pride! And I think we all know what happens to the proud (Prv 16:5, 18).
I picked on him yesterday, too. Now I’m picking on him again. Odder Stories has this post, which I partially agree with:
Anyone who is gay, knows gay people or has an ounce of common sense should realize that the Gay Agenda myth is ridiculous. . . . But those who preach the idea of a Gay Agenda are almost never talking about a single group or person – rather, they want you to believe that the majority of homosexuals, because they are homosexual, subscribe to this subversive ‘agenda’. I have to wonder if these people imagine new ‘recruits’ being inducted into some globe-spanning, conspirational corporation. (Of course, the ‘recruits’ will be teenage boys, roped into the gay lifestyle against their will).
I don’t agree with the idea of a sweeping “Gay Agenda” embraced by all homosexuals everywhere. But I do believe that there are many who would like the voices of we, the religious, silenced forever. Our dissent from homosexual marriage and the lifestyle itself is the one voice that they cannot and will not hear.
My theory is that, in their own hearts, they know that what they do is abominable in the sight of their Creator. They suppress the truth in unrighteousness (Rom 1:18), they hate the light and prefer to remain in darkness since the light will expose their sin (Jn 3:19).
Is there some agenda out there? I happen to think that there is. I think it tries to silence the voice of morality on the issue precisely because we pang their consciences. And I can back myself up with two news items that happened to cross my desk today.
A Belgian Bishop was acquitted of inciting homophobia. A gay rights activist group complained when, during an interview, the Bishop remarked, “Homosexuals have encountered a blockage in normal psychological development, rendering them abnormal. I know very well that in a few years, I could be imprisoned for holding this position, but this could mean a bit of a vacation for me.”
They are trying to silence the voices that say what they do is wrong.
In a more dramatic example, a Canadian priest is being investigated for a hate crime when he engaged in a debate where he quoted extensively from the Bible, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the letters of Pope John Paul II to prove that homosexuality is wrong according to Catholic teaching.
I’m sure that I could find more examples, but these two suffice, I think, to uphold my position: There may not be a sweeping agenda agreed on by all homosexuals everywhere, but one does exist. It seeks to silence Christians and the day will come when merely posting this on the Internet could land me in jail.