Friday, November 11, 2005

Not a good time to move to Dover, PA

Because according to Pat Robertson, God might just smite that town.
Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson warned residents of a rural Pennsylvania town Thursday that disaster may strike there because they "voted God out of your city" by ousting school board members who favored teaching intelligent design.
Um, I know that my lack of sophistication in spiritual matters has been well established, but I didn't think it was possible to vote God out of your city. If you can vote a god out of your town, can you vote another in? 'Cause Taiwan is having elections soon and I think we could all use a lot more Cthulhu.


Angus said...

The latest tempest in this particular teapot has been that the Hillsborough County School Board, confronted with a polite request to add a Muslim holiday to the school calendar, sensibly enough opted to remove religious holidays altogether but to allow people to take such days off on their own with no penalty.

Now, this remarkably sensible approach to simplifying the whole thing, making it fair to everyone, and avoiding any church/state issues immediately sparked furor and outrage and "threatened our Judeo-Christian heritage" according to councilman former wrestler Brian Blair and the assorted freaks, bigots and lunatics who turned out making a media circus of the whole thing. As you might expect, this has since been revoked to avoid any apppearance of sanity hereabouts after all those responsible were subjected to the flying spittle of the ranting masses. I think some were burned as heretics. And yes, the objectors and protestors also raised the spectre of an angry, vengeful Jehovah bringing cyclonic vengeance down upon our sorry heads. Like we'd be able to tell the difference lately.

sighhhhhhhhhhhh..of course. mustn't be fair or sensible.

Red A said...

I heard they voted all those I.D. people off the boards this year.

Also, Cthulu rocks.

Michael Turton said...

There's no way Cthulu designed our world. Not nearly enough tentacles.

Robertson's comments were great: they did a lot of damage to IDiocy.