December 8, 2005

Bleeding Kansas

A professor at the University of Kansas was beaten by two assailants, who cited derisive comments about creationism and intelligent design as their motive for attacking the prof.


Okay, the professor made some inappropriate comments—he said in an inter-campus email that a course he planned on teaching in the spring, titled "Special Topics in Religion: Intelligent Design, Creationism and other Religious Mythologies," would be "nice slap in their big fat face."

But, he got the shit kicked out of him for that remark. That's not only excessive, that's downright terrifying. I realize that this action is not indicative of the fundamentalist movement, yadda yadda yadda, but I'll be really interested to hear Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell's stern condemnations of this incident.

Wait, given Robertson's comments about God's plans for Dover, PA, he's probably going to either quietly applaud or silently smile about this one. Give those pagans some good old fashioned Christian lovin'!!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:25 PM

    It isn't inappropriate to describe the faces of creationists as big and fat, or to express a desire to slap that collective face. Even if they were perfectly polite and kind-tempered, they're trying to ruin the careful work of generations of scientists who are smarter than them, knowingly inject ignorance into society, and erode the scientific method. If that doesn't beg for a slapping, what does?