Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
La la la - not listening
I have always thought that Born-Again Christians are simple folk, but they are as nothing when compared to a full-blown Creationist.
One of these Creationists was interviewed on the radio this morning, and it transpired that the sole motive for his search for 'truth' in all things was a deep fear that parts of his soul will be 'burnt away' on Judgement Day, when he is due to stand before God and expose himself for the last time. Being 81 years old, he does not have long to wait, I suspect.
I also suspect that there could well be at least one person reading this who veers toward the Creationist view of life, death and everything else, so I am hoping for a bit of contention to boost my ratings today.
Scientists like Galileo died for the sake of the truth when they modestly (and suicidally) suggested that the Earth may not be the epicentre of the Universe, and I wonder if God burnt them to ashes, simply because they reported their observations to the public at large, as seen through the end of a two-inch refracting telescope which would be shamed by all the crappy 6 inch ones given to children every Christmas?
Of course, it was not as simple as it seems from the outside - something that Creationists (being about as simple as it is possible for any human being to be) still devoutly refuse to accept, after all these years of scientific advancement.
The reason that Galileo was punished for telling the truth was because it flew in the face of the Papal doctrine of the time, and - as we all know - the Pope is infallible, and he had not got around to changing the doctrine in time for the publication of Galileo's paper. Galileo had, in fact, committed the heresy of accusing God of making a minor mistake - a mistake which would eventually be rectified, in the form of a pardon a few hundred years later.
The Creationist said that all his studies inevitably lead to God, which - funnily enough - is exactly what most top physicists have been saying for the last 50 years or so. Many of these scientists also started out as atheists, but have been forced into acknowledging the existence of a more general, inhumanly complex and mysteriously paradoxical intelligence, purely as a result of the application of mathematics, and nothing to do with 'faith' at all.
The Creationist's sincere motivational belief is, however, based on one irrefutable truth. His mistakes, intellectual impurities, stupidity and downright lies will be burned out of him at the moment of his death, no matter what god he finds himself standing before on Judgement Day.