Dumbth strikes again…

I’ve said it here before, so I’m not exactly sure why I’m surprised, but damn are my countrypeople stupid.

According to a survey conducted by CBS News:

Fifty-one percent of Americans say God created humans in their present form, and another three in 10 say that while humans evolved, God guided the process. Just 15 percent say humans evolved, and that God was not involved.

Folks, this is, frankly, just retarded. If anyone wants an explanation as to why the USA is “at war” with Islamic Fundamentalist nutjobs your answer is right there – this is a nation of ignorant Christian Fundamentalist nutjobs.

Maybe it was my years of studying at a Catholic college or perhaps my reasonably enlightened family, but I find no difficulty in accepting that life on earth got here through a pretty complex (actually, massively complex) process of nearly random events and that knowing this in no way interferes or should interfere with any kind of religious belief. Maybe it’s my love of literature that allows me to understand and appreciate instructive metaphors, like those found in the Bible, and not have to take them as literal, factual truth.

My point of view is that if your faith in God rests on every word of the Bible being literally and factually accurate then you really don’t have much faith at all.

Regardless, since we’re obviously a painfully illiterate and moronic society I’m beginning to think George Carlin is right and we ought to dump our current justice and prison system in favor of good old fashioned crucifiction. Want to reduce the crime rate? Fine, anyone found guilty of any infraction against the community gets nailed up on the outskirts of town.

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