Monday, April 1, 2013
Sophistication Is An Abomination!!!
Keeping Them Clueless was an article I wrote about the dumbing down of religion, especially by the Christian Right. It's still pertinent today in Pat Robertson latest take on miracles: in his "Bring-It-On" wisdom, Pat explains why today's miracles only seem to happen in Africa and not in the U.S. His answer is that people in third world countries are "simpler" and have not had the misfortune to be schooled in "ivy league" colleges. People who are schooled in evolution and the sciences (and are atheistic) don't accept miracles or allow them to happen.
Robertson tips his hand, however, when he tells us "you tell 'em God loves 'em and they say 'OK He loves me.' You tell 'em He works miracles, they say, OK, we believe Him." It's all about control, Pat, isn't it? This best sums up the Christian Right's fear of education.
Uganda, of course, has served as the case study upon which they base their success in their exportation of homophobia and control.