It’s so obvious. The only way apologetics work is by misappropriating words and obscuring or switching their meanings; equivocation. The word “God” itself has endless definitions which allow it to be logically abused unlike any other.
And then five minutes later youre looking at the lifecycle of a parasitic worm whose job is to bury itself in the eyeball of a little lamb and eat the eyeball from inside while the lamb dies in horrible agony and then you turn to them and say, Yeah, where is your God now?
You know I mean you got You cant just say there is a God because well, the world I beautiful. You have to account for bone cancer in children. You have to account for the fact that almost all animals in the wild live under stress with not enough to eat and will die violent and bloody deaths. There is not any way that you can just choose the nice bits and say that means there is a God and ignore the true fact of what nature is.
Neil Tyson obliterates this argument for the existence of god. A very weak argument, in my opinion.
This week is Parent Conference week. We meet with all of the parents of the kids in our advisory class. Today I met with a bright young student and her parents. She is succeeding in almost every subject. On top of doing well in school, her parents are having her learn to play the piano, she’s enrolled in a local gym, and is running every weekend on the school track.
She’s just having problem in one subject: science. The only unit that’s been covered so far? Evolution.
I offered to help her study.
On the way out, one of the parents grabbed my arm and said, “I really want you to stress that evolution is just a theory.”
I was too in shock to say anything. I mean, yeah I know I’ve heard about it happening, but I’ve never had a PARENT tell me that they want me, as a teacher, to tell the child that a standard of education isn’t important.
Sure. We’ll go over theory when I help her study.
The theory of gravity.
The theory of plate techtonics.
The theory of germs.
Fuck you. You’re harming your child’s education. You should be ashamed of yourself.
Helvetebrann being a total badass.