Why is it that “anti-science”, “anti-knowledge” and “Christianity” all go together in the United States?
These three articles all paint the same picture: Christianity and ignorance go hand in hand:
Mr. Hunstman has been willing to say the unsayable about the G.O.P. — namely, that it is becoming the “anti-science party.” This is an enormously important development. And it should terrify us.
To see what Mr. Huntsman means, consider recent statements by the two men who actually are serious contenders for the G.O.P. nomination: Rick Perry and Mitt Romney.
Mr. Perry, the governor of Texas, recently made headlines by dismissing evolution as “just a theory,” one that has “got some gaps in it” — an observation that will come as news to the vast majority of biologists. But what really got peoples’ attention was what he said about climate change: “I think there are a substantial number of scientists who have manipulated data so that they will have dollars rolling into their projects. And I think we are seeing almost weekly, or even daily, scientists are coming forward and questioning the original idea that man-made global warming is what is causing the climate to change.”
That’s a remarkable statement — or maybe the right adjective is “vile.”
Here, the group “Republican Party” is acting as a placeholder for Christians.
Jack Cafferty lit into Republican superstars Sarah Palin (R-FNC), Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX), and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on Wednesday’s The Situation Room, comparing them to The Three Stooges (sans Shemp), calling Perry’s instant burial of Mitt Romney in the polls “a little scary,” and asking, “When it comes to presidential politics, why does America seem to be allergic to brains?”
It is not Americans who are allergic – it is Christians.
In any other party and in any other country, an individual may occasionally rise to the top in spite of being an uneducated ignoramus. In today’s Republican Party ‘in spite of’ is not the phrase we need. Ignorance and lack of education are positive qualifications, bordering on obligatory. Intellect, knowledge and linguistic mastery are mistrusted by Republican voters, who, when choosing a president, would apparently prefer someone like themselves over someone actually qualified for the job.
Again, the group “Republican Party” is acting as a placeholder for Christians. The Republican Party is the party of Christians. Michelle Bachmann, Rick Perry and Sarah Palin are all devout, fundamentalist Christians. They are the stars of the Republican Party.
Why are Christians so remarkably backwards? It is because, to believe in the religion, you must be delusional. The delusion then affects all parts of the thinking process. If you are willing to overlook evidence and rationality in your religion, then you are willing to do it everywhere else. And the entire thinking process is degraded.
If you are a Christian and you are worried about the effect of your religion on your thinking, consider watching this video. It really will help you understand what is going on: