"Grandma?"He also has his latest edition of his series on The Evolution Cruncher. (Yes Virginia, I am trying to increase that page's Google rank.) I admire his dedication on this, but I wonder why he doesn't tackle something a little more challenging.
"Do you believe in Jesus?"
"Why, yes I do."
"Okay; me too... Grandma?"
"My daddy doesn't believe in Jesus."
"Yeah... he says we came from monkeys."
The Raving Atheist has a particularly sly fake news story:
A holiday display outside a Manhattan brownstone depicting a bloody-bearded Santa holding a knife in one hand, and a severed doll's head shooting blood from the eyes sockets in the other, has provoked anger from parents who fear the gory display will traumatize their children....At Slate, William Saletan puts Intelligent Design in perspective:
"This is blasphemy," agreed Father Thomas Mallory, standing in front of an icon of the Virgin Mary miraculously shooting blood from her eye sockets like a South American horned lizard. "The gentle Yuletide message, for which Christ's flesh was flayed and pierced so that we all may now wash it down with His blood at Communion, is not served by these unholy displays."
Nobody here is a candidate for FetishNite. But nobody seems horrified by it, either, just as nobody really doubts evolution. What used to be shocking is now just fun or silly, even to those of us who think of ourselves as believers. Fundamentalists have lost the media, the colleges, and the science academies. The battleground has been reduced to public schools, and creationism has been reduced to intelligent design—a pathetic, agnostic, empty shell. Creationists can't teach a dogma, so they "teach the controversy." They accept more and more of Darwin's theory, narrowing the dispute to isolated systems—the eye, the flagellum, the blood-clotting system—that they say Darwinism can't explain.I found the last one via Evolutionblog and Panda's Thumb; I really need to start reading Slate regularly.