I get so utterly sick of living on a planet inhabited by hordes of ignorant religious creationist fucktwits. It would be so much more tolerable if they would keep their bullshit within their churches, among the faithful. Instead, they feel compelled by the words of their fucktwit leaders to proselytize the hell out of anyone who has the capability to hear their message combined with the apparent inability to tell them to piss up a fucking rope.
But what, specifically, has set me off this time? Today it is creationists [I have to stop myself from typing ‘cretins’ every single time] who want to pass off their religion as science. Don’t even get started with the ‘intelligent design’ bullshit either. It’s creationism. It’s religious in nature. It’s from your fucking bible. Don’t try to slap a new name on it in a feeble attempt to make it sound more scientific (and to lose the baggage that your holy book carries with it).
I hear a resounding, “Waaaaaaa!!! You’re just picking on Christians!” I don’t see reams of verbiage from Muslims touting their holy book as the source of all knowledge about the Universe. On the contrary, the Islamic nations have provided the world with innumerable scientists, and great bodies of scientific knowledge. Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥasan ibn al-Ḥasan ibn al-Haytham (965 – c. 1039c.e.), a great Muslim scientist, provided future scientists with what would become the scientific method. Of course, most creationists would probably hold him in low esteem, as he was not a Christian. Also, consider the fact that I live in the United States. The Muslims here do not try to force public schools to teach their religious dogma as science. Around here, the Christians do that. Those Christians who oppose that sort of thing are my friends. I respect them. Those Christians who support that sort of thing are considered, by me, to be deluded fools (at best) or (more likely) hypocritical liars. I have no respect for them or their religion.
You Have Not Disproven Evolution
If you really, honestly, have the cojones to state as a fact that you have disproven evolutionary theory, you are at the least suffering from something akin to delusions of grandeur. Are you a biologist? Have your studies shown that the evidence supports your theory in a more substantial way than for evolutionary theory? Have you published your results in a reputable peer-reviewed scientific journal? If you answered ‘no’ to any of these questions, then you should probably just shut the fuck up unless you truly relish the idea of rational people laughing their asses off at your ignorance when they read your statements.
Please keep in mind that disproving any portions of the current theory of evolution does not in any way validate your creationist bullshit. It’s still bullshit until you come up with the evidence, the analysis, and the publication. The fact that something has been published on the Discovery Institute’s web site does not mean that it has anything to do with real science. The fuckwits there wouldn’t know the scientific method if it bit them on the ass.
Evolutionary theory is not written in stone, unlike your creation stories. Evolutionary theory is supported by evidence and the analysis of that evidence. If new evidence is found, or new methods of analysis are found, which indicate a flaw in a part of the theory, the theory is adjusted in order to fit the new evidence or analysis. That’s how science works. I know your religion doesn’t work that way, so it might be really, really difficult for you to get the concept through your thick fucking skull, but please try to comprehend it just a little bit.
Your Bible Is Not Evidence
Do not trot out your holy book to try and pass off anything about it as science. The first book of the Christian bible, Genesis, is not evidence of the creation of the Universe by your god. It proves nothing, provides no evidence, and predicts nothing about the nature of the Universe as we know it.
The gospels were not written during the lifetime of your Jesus. They are not eyewitness testimony to anything. At most, they are hearsay. To be honest with you, they most likely originate from only two documents in the first place. If your Jesus did exist at all, he, in all likelihood, had nothing at all to do with what has become the Christian Church. That was primarily the job of Saul of Tarsus. But I digress.
Your Religion Does Not Increase Our Knowledge
Neither your religion nor your holy book has done anything to further humankind’s knowledge about the Universe and how it works. That’s not what they’re meant to do. That would be the job of science. Your religion’s job is to deal with its own internal consistency in whatever way it sees fit. It’s there to provide rules for you to live by, because your limited brain capacity won’t allow you to actually be a nice person unless you’re threatened with eternal torment. It’s there to provide some irrelevant sense that your life will continue after it’s been snuffed out, and that your magic sky-fairy will make sure you and your brethren have a nice place to dwell after you’re actually dead. The rest of us don’t really give a shit, as long as you keep it in your home and your church. It doesn’t belong in a science class.
Don’t be completely disheartened, however. I am always open to new evidence, and new interpretation of evidence. Bring me evidence that your religion has cured cancer. Bring me evidence that your religion has has given us information about the Higgs boson. Bring me evidence that your holy book predicts the Schwarzchild radius of a black hole of 12 solar masses. I could still change my mind.