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Jenn’s Sunday Sermon

After reading this at Sadly, No!, I had to wonder: Does religiosity make people stupid? Or does stupidity make people hyper-religious?

From Burnt Orange Report:

It’s not surprising that the earth doesn’t move for Warren Chisum, and maybe it’s not surprising that he blames a Jewish conspiracy for it. Still, it’s enough to set the world a-spinning that the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, the most powerful committee in the House, distributed to legislators a memo pitching crazed wingers who believe the earth stands still — doesn’t spin on its axis or revolve around the Sun — that Copernicus was part of a Jewish conspiracy to undermine the Old Testament. That would be the same Old Testament that was written by the folks Chisum’s friends say are conspiring to undermine it.

Following the link at Burnt Orange takes you to this little place in cyberspace called “The non-moving Earth and anti-evolution webpage of the Fair Education Foundation, Inc.”

All of the evidence that is required to expose and destroy the counterfeit Copernican Model of a rotating and orbiting Earth–and the entire evolutionary paradigm resting upon that counterfeit–is set out in this book (HERE) & in scores of links on this web page.

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Indeed, the diligent reader will be astonished at the level of demonstrable hi-tech fraud, baseless assumptions, occult mathematics, etc.,–all part of a religious conspiracy!–that has been at work over many centuries implanting the incredible evolution myth about the origin of the Universe, the Earth, and Mankind.

On this web page the Bible is not used to prove anything scientific. Instead, the scientific facts–along with historical and religious facts– prove the Bible to be precisely what it claims to be, namely, the infallible Word of God.

Here’s a favorite belly-laugh inducer from the website: “True Science Confirms Bible Geocentrism”

The Christian Compromise with Copernicanism established the one and only criterion needed for the success of Satan’s evolution myth in the world first, then the churches. The criterion? Again, quite simple. Plain Scripture can and must be reworked to match the claims of “science falsely so-called”.

Another fun little spot in the Fair Education Foundation’s anti-Semitic rant: NASA is faking it all with virtual reality technology!!!1!!eleven!! [Warning – Font and background colors and/or text highlighting used on the following link may cause: eyestrain, epileptic seizures, migraines, incontinence, and/or impotence.]

“Virtual” Reality or “Actual” Reality?

“A work of art” *** “a dream” *** “an additional reality” *** “a new continent” […] ..a new space for liberation and universal understanding” *** “VR’s appeal… computers can be reality generators” *** “The VR fraternity…[has put] VR at the apex of the historical process…..”

These rhapsodic assurances from several qualified sources tell us what VR technology means to its devotees. They tell us what VR is doing and what it is capable of doing. Obviously, in the minds of its fans, this technology represents a paradigm shift in the role of computers. These advocates are talking about making real what is not real and calling it what it ain’t, namely, REAL. They are talking about a revolutionary Spiritual shift to a dimension of computer use which involves the black art of mind control, i.e., witchcraft….

The critical issues involved here are: a) Who creates this new reality that is not real? b) Who inputs it? c) Is the passion for creating computer-programmed deceptions about Space merely a tax-supported high tech video game for late-developing cyberpunks weaned on Star Treckian extraterrestrialism and Peruvian Grass?? Or: d) Are some folks with hard-core anti-Bible and even Kabbalist agendas behind these “reality generators”? e) Does premeditated deception become “Science” because it uses Gee Whiz technology?

And, NASA’s doing this because….evolution science and current astronomy are based on “Kabbalistic black magic using invented mathematics.”

And there’s more…so much more. If you really need some good laughs – especially at a time when El Pollo Loco seems intent on blowing up the world – this is the place. [Although, watch out for the crazy colors and weird highlighting. Why are the nuts of the world attracted to neon pink and day-glo blue backgrounds and purple/green/orange/red font colors? Do they really think using hot pink, fiery red, and super-blue highlighting is a good way of proving their serious, ‘sober’ scholarship?]

So, back to the question at the top: Religiosity Causes Stupidity or Stupidity Causes Religiosity?

The answer is probably: Half-dozen of one, six of the other.

The utterly devout (of any faith) get that way because they cannot and will not allow themselves to see, hear, or think of anything that doesn’t conform to their already preconceived beliefs. But, it is those who have a total lack of curiousity in – and no capability of understanding – anything outside their little sphere of belief who become devoutly religious.

The ones we need to fear, however, are those who become militantly devout – the Christianists, the Islamists, the Spaghetti’ists – precisely because their overweening attacks stem from fear. The fear that they will one day discover the truth: that they were wrong, and everyone else was right.

Those who believe in the ‘fixed earth’ – despite all available evidence – have their eyes tightly shut and their fingers clamped over their ears while yelling, “La-la-la…I can’t hear you….”

They absolutely, positively must stop you from thinking and/or talking about the real ‘reality’ because you might make them think a bad thought.

After all, the only thing worse that believing in nonsense would be….finding out your beliefs were nonsense.

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PS: Be careful out there. If the sun spins ’round the Earth, then likely the Earth is also a flat disk and you could fall/fly off the edge.

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February 18, 2007 Posted by | America, Christianity, Religion, Whacko Nut Cases | 2 Comments