Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Breathtaking Inanity

Kudos to federal Judge John E. Jones III for a bold, incisive decision on intelligent design. Much is made in the media of the fact that Judge Jones is a Republican and was appointed by none other than your good self, Bush. I say he's simply a thoughtful, honest man who values (yes!) intelligence above ideology and cant. "In making this determination," he wrote, "we have address the seminal question of whether I.D. is science. We have concluded that it is not."

Well, bravo, and thank you! The imperfections of Darwin's theory of evolution, he wrote, "should not be used as a pretext to thrust an untestable alternative hypothesis grounded in religion into the science classroom of to misrepresent well-established scientific propositions." The judge noted, moreover, that the citizens of the affected school district "were poorly served bby the members of the board who voted for the I.D. policy. It is ironic that several of those individuals, who so staunchly and proudly touted their religious convictions in public, would time and again lie to cover their tracks and disguise the real purpose behind the I.D. policy." He names the school board's decision for what it is: a breathtaking inanity."

Well, Bush, I've no doubt you'll be amongst those the good judge anticipates will criticize his own decision as "the mark of an activist judge. If so," he adds, "they will have erred, for this is manifestly not an activist court." You would do well, I believe, along with other creationist enthusiasts, to heed this voice of reason from one who shares your political conservatism.

Oh, and while we're on the subject of religius blowhards, haven't we heard enough of this absurd "war on Christmas" invented by some of your loud-mouthed radio flacks? I mean, Bush, this is no more than a transparent effort to change the subject from the disastrous failures of your administration. Still, if it satisfies those malicious idiots, I myself, on behalf of The Bush Diaries, will declare this war: I think the whole thing is has been turned into nothing that a commercial plot to part gullible American citizens with their hard-earned money. Christmas, let's face it, Bush, is dead, along with the Jesus I learned about as a child--that Jesus who preached peace, and care for the sick and needy, and generosity of spirit. That same Jesus who must be turning in his grave if he happens to hear about the actions of your Republican congress, cutting funds intended for the poor and handing the proceeds to the rich. So Jesus is dead. Long live that dangerous old man who joyfully stuffs the stockings of the children of the wealthy, Santa Jolly Olde Claus.

Oh, and Bush, forgive my cynicism. It's all this breathtaking inanity that gets to me sometimes.


dennis said...

Watch the man very closely when he speaks. To me, he looks a lot like a chimpanzee, a walking specimen of evidence FOR evolution. So, he's not only a chump, but also a chimp.

PK said...

And now maybe, just maybe, those that are so all-fired up on this subject, will enroll their little darlings in a private Catholic or Christian school so they can get all the so called religion the parents seem to think they should have. I asked questions over 50 years ago and received this answer: "go and speak with your parents, we don't discuss that in school." Well, the huff I was in...he is a teacher!! My Mother only smiled, sat me down, and questioned me. By the time she was through, and I had no answers, she proceeded to tell me what science was, and was not. I had to apologise to the teacher:):). Needless to say the next day was not one of my better ones:). My 83 year old Mother believes in the ooze theory. I believe there is a Great Spirit. However it does not explain all of the wonders of science. I applaud that judge. And on Christmas...since everyone has different holidays, it's happy holidays, on Christmas day, wish 'em a merry one:):). Quite simple really. I think my question is, if they are supose to be following Jesus, hence Christian, why the hell aren't they? They all need to go back and read the 10 big ones. Think I'll stick with the Upanishads, and my Spirit.

David said...

Our president believes in Intelligent Design, but he doesn't seem to believe in Intelligent Government.

PK said...

My guess is he wasn't designed too intellegently :):).