“The Exorcist” Re-released to a Catholic Church Near You!

13 11 2010

Exorcism of our demons was not the hope and change America was expecting perhaps, but the Catholic Church is its own State even in America and it’s got time-tested solutions for people from all over, whose beliefs are all over.

(Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition, will that be next?)

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14 11 2010
JJ

Age of Earth Debated by Florida Southern Baptist “Scholars”

My favorite part? The true facts that are openly stated but then used to jump to exactly the wrong conclusion, such as:

Mohler worries that most Christians who hold to an old earth are not thinking through all the logical implications of their position.

Lol! No kidding. Logic would take them where you can’t have them go, to actual science supplanting ancient myth as science.

Which this guy comes right out and explains:

“Believing in a young creation is in no way a requirement for salvation,” [Kurt] Wise told the Witness in an email. “I do believe, however, that it is impossible to consistently believe in both an old earth and inerrant Scripture.”

Again, no kidding. So logically — what? Anyone, anyone? Bueller?

Back to Mohler (which literally rhymes with scholar!)
“We should not be afraid to enter into this kind of discussion, whether it’s over creation, Calvinism or any other doctrine. We are a community of scholars. . .

Which means something logical and sensible and important to the rest of us scholars, a meaning that cannot be denied, not merely in evolutionary science but in any academic discipline including religion and literature, psychology and philosophy, history, education, military and political science. . .

14 11 2010
JJ

And maybe here’s how the apocalyptic prophesy and reality converge, by the prophecy causing the denial that causes the reality and thereby being proven true in a sort of morbidly insane myth I wouldn’t read as good literature:

GOP Rep. Who Denies Climate Change On Religious Grounds, Could Lead House Environmental Policy

The highest-ranking House official in charge of environmental and energy policy may soon be a Republican legislator who denies climate change on the grounds of his belief that nothing bad can come of the Earth unless it is preordained by God.

15 11 2010
Lynn

Can I be a scholar-Mohler-LOL’er, too? And is the “discussion” being proposed just hammer-clamor? (It’s your fault for getting me started on the rhyming, btw.)

Sam Harris:

The only reason why anyone is “moderate” in matters of faith these days is that he has assimilated some of the fruits of the last two thousand years of human thought… The doors leading out of scriptural literalism do not open from the inside. The moderation we see among nonfundamentalists is not some sign that faith itself has evolved; it is, rather, the product of the many hammer blows of modernity that have exposed certain tenets of faith to doubt.

15 11 2010
Lynn

As for the “morbidly insane myth” of God’s promise to never flood the Earth again, how do explain the existence of rainbows, Missy?

15 11 2010
JJ

Damn, you got me!
Hmmm, let’s see — the Flying Spaghetti Monster making colored pasta mosaics to amuse him/herself? (Is there doctrine on the sex of the FSM?)

15 11 2010
Lynn

I just looked up your very important question about FSM’s gender and I’m sorry to report back that there doesn’t seem to be a definitive answer other than it has something to do with the meatballs – which are in the eye of the beholder. Testicles? Ovaries? Breasts? Or maybe it’s like with other gods whose contradictory natures are considered proof of our intellectual inferiority. Like Invisible Pink Unicorn (blessed be her holy hooves).

15 11 2010
Lynn

Both testicles and ovaries, in other words. Dual-gendered.
I forgot to finish my point.
:S

15 11 2010
JJ

That proves His(Her) Noodliness is just as divine as all the others then! 😉

15 11 2010
Nance Confer

Of course, the FSM wouldn’t need to reproduce? Would she/he?

16 11 2010
JJ

There *is* an awful lot of pasta in the world . . .where does it come from?

16 11 2010
Nance Confer

It’s a miracle!

And tonight it will be a tuna miracle. 🙂

18 11 2010
JJ

Now that real torture has come to modern American jurisprudence though, I suppose the Monty Python bit takes on a whole new pall.

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