Sunday, July 13, 2008

PZ Is Hitting Nerves

And all the dialog that is ensuing is a good thing, no matter what side you are on. Here are what some bloggers are saying in response to IT'S A FRACKIN’ CRACKER.

Here is part of Mike Haubrich’s comment found in response to another comment found on Crackergate And Why PZ May Be Wrong About One Thing:

A Church which preaches the dignity of suffering over allowing people to choose suicide, or a Church which has effectively hampered stem cell research because of the favoring of blastocysts which would otherwise be discarded because of the dignity of human life, a Church which continues to lie and cover the transgressions of pedophilic priests all the while confessing grief (yet offering nothing to show that they are truly contrite) and a church which teaches that abstinence is the only form of birth control, a church that teaches that women must be put at risk of death instead of allowing for a partial-birth abortion, a church which doesn't allow women or active gays to be ordained and condemns another church for doing so in the misguided hope that some day the Anglicans will "Come back to their senses" is insane.
There is more (for those of you who have not yet had your fill of holy cracker), and I’m not saying I agree or disagree with the following:

But really people...IT IS A CRACKER!!!

The Case of the Communion Cracker III - Bill Donahue

It's a frackin' cracker! (from Pharyngula)

Pissing off the Catholics

Holy Breakfast

Body of Christ?

I will say that Pissing off the Catholics and Body of Christ? are my two favorites.

2 comments - Post a comment :

Mike Haubrich, FCD said...

Thanks for the mention, Paul. I felt it important to stick up for someone who has been so kind and helpful to me. Whether it was bad manners or not, I think that many people think it is fash to bash PZ.

Thanks for the other links, too.

Paul Thoreau said...

To Mike Haubrich, FCD:

You are very welcome. The part of your comment that I quoted was so eloquent, I can't imagine myself being able to express it any better. Also, I agree with it 100%.

In my opinion religion and the religious have gotten a free pass for way too long. And now that they are actively being challenged by people like Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and PZ Myers, they can't think of any better response than to claim persecution and "no fair." The United States of America would not exist today if the colonists had not been uncivil towards the British.

Thank you for your comment.

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