Sunday, December 30, 2007

A Gathering of Fools...

Granted, Nathaniel Abraham shouldn't have been fired for his religious beliefs. Never mind that someone being fired for their religious beliefs falls into that "special rights" category that homosexuals want--after all, Jesus himself would only want religious beliefs protected, not sexual behavior ingrained into the DNA he himself supposedly had a hand in creating, right? (not to mention the civil union the father and holy Casper have been in since before time began while raising poor, motherless Jesus!)

It seems that, in "casual conversation," Mr. Abraham mentioned (at his job at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) that he did not believe in evolution...

A conversation he was having with his supervisor. At the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

The Institutions mission statement is as follows:

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is dedicated to research and education to advance understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicating this understanding for the benefit of society.
Note that the institution is dedicated to "research and education to advance understanding." Something tells me they should be more selective in their screening process of whom they hire, but I guess that's kind of beside the point, isn't it?

But, I wonder, would Mr. Abraham have a lawsuit if he had mentioned, in casual conversation with his supervisor, that he didn't believe two plus two equaled four? That the supposed Theory of Gravity was a lie invented by science to lessen the importance of the Christian god?

The article states that Mr. Abraham is being represented by the Christian Law Association (surprise! surprise!), and his lawyer is quoted as saying:

"And what the scientific community seems to be saying to creationists or [those who hold to] intelligent design is if you're going to hold that belief, keep it in the closet -- hide it. [They are saying] if you let someone know that you hold that belief, we will indeed, in this case, shun you, terminate you, punish you for having that religious belief."
Now, it's not every day you see that kind of spin! Makes a dradle seem tame! I also love how they adopt the whole homosexual metaphor of closets and such! Classic victimology! I wonder if the bright-eyed bushy-tailed lawyer even realizes he's claiming victimization in a metaphor used by their classic victims--do you think he does?

Tell you what--you think this is a hoot--you should read some of the comments left under the article!! Reminds me of part of the reason I stopped going to church--you know, besides the whole disbelief in god thing. That many uneducated morons in one place gives me the willies! And not in a good way...

3 comments:

Deacon Barry said...

Ugh! I had to look at the comments didn't I? So much wrong-headedness in one place, and no dissenting voices. Do you think a pro-evolution comment would be moderated out of existence?

Jason Hughes said...

Hey Deacon,

Mine was... Or, at least, three days later it still hasn't appeared...


:d Half the fun is in trying, though, isn't it?

FCSuper said...

It is moderated to only include the comments in line with the site owner. I did try to get a little reverse-psychologic on my attempt to post a comment. Let's see how closely they are being read before posted. Here's mine:

"The problem with science is that it leads to new discoveries. Why do we need new discoveries? Everything is explained to us by God. For example, right now, scientific knowledge in the area of evolution in the realms of pharm and biotech has actually already lead to technological advancements that has saved human lives. Why would we need that when God saves us all anyway!"