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November 22, 2005


"If life on earth is a product of blind, purposeless natural causes, then our own lives are cosmic accidents. There’s no source of transcendent moral guidelines, no unique dignity for human life."

This really is my favorite sort of statement, because it helps reveal what I find so much more compelling about being a devout agnostic who prefers something at least akin to rationalism.

Personally, I find the potential for "unique dignity" to be strengthened, not lessened, if that dignity comes about by sheer force of our own determined will to make life function well for ourselves and each other.

Choosing "dignity" (or whatever) in a world where you're perfectly free to choose something more debasing is a far more powerful idea to me than the notion that "dignity" is somehow inherent because someone made us that way.

It fascinates me that the proponents of ID don't even think of the other creation myths that permeate human cultures. I think you nailed it in saying that what they want is to eradicate all other religions or beliefs and one way of doing this is to attack the common ground that we have, science. I'm sending this article to all my friends!

Thanks for taking sharp aim at this creepy creeping crap of bad religion called "intelligent design". It's about time us sensible folks say "enough" to this moldy old skeleton of medieval religious superstition, that is being foisted upon our children, schools, and society. If these people wish to live in the dark ages, that is their own damn problem, but we must now fiercely rally against their invasion of the public domain.

Just as the deceiptful facist NWO neo-cons have hi-jacked the old conservative politics, and have plunged the entire free-world society head-long towards a chain-reaction of global disaster, the Christian religious fundamentalists masquerading under the guise of "intelligent design", are hi-jacking science in order to impose their archaic religious agenda and unfounded beliefs upon free-thinking society.

These "intelligent design" Christians are just as dangerous to secular society, as are the Islamic fundamentalists. Both wish to aggressively impose and force their religion and beliefs upon others.

The free-thinkers of the world must not allow this to continue. We already have enough trouble dealing with those who wish to curtail our constitutional rights and rob us of our wealth. We do not need fundamentalist Christians imposing their "design" upon us and our children's "intelligence". I encourge all to speak out against this as Brian has done, and not let this insidious creeping threat to Reason go un-challenged. Sharpen your swords of discriminative wisdom, and make ready to slay this old dragon which has returned once again to lay its eggs in the caves of innocent childrens minds, and under the church pews of middle America.

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