Posted by Jeff on September 3, 2009
But this update will make most rational-minded people want to tear their hair out. I came across this article written by none other than Ben Stein on the Pharyngula blog and had to share it. Look it over for an example of the kind of intellectually vapid bile that is so common to people like Stein.
Aside from the blatantly homophobic rhetoric (which I don’t even wish to dignify with comment), he also spouts some ethnically insensitive (borderline racist) nonsense regarding the confederate flag:
Second, let’s look at George Allen. Now, he’s a bad guy because he has a Confederate flag. Let’s get it straight. To millions of our fellow citizens, this flag has zero to do with racism. It is entirely about respect for a time of unbelievable horror in our society, The Civil War, and respect for men who fought so brilliantly for a cause that was unquestionably — by decent standards — a bad cause. Moreover, the stars and bars are a beautiful design and show nothing whatsoever about a person’s views about non-whites. No one has suggested that George Allen did anything racist or anti-black in his work in the Senate or as Governor. For him to be judged by what historical relics he owns is pure thought crime.
He talks about the confederate flag as a historical symbol. It’s not a symbol of racism, but a tribute to those who fought in the name of racism. It’s an historical relic which, according to Stein, is not associated with racism and should be respected. Does anyone else see a problem with this reasoning? An OBVIOUS problem, I’d say, considering that Ben Stein is Jewish… If you think about it, the exact same reasoning Stein uses to defend the confederate flag can be applied to the swastika. What a douchebag.
What is most funny to me, is that the entire premise of his article is to point out the hypocrisy of democrats. Let that little nugget sink in for a minute… Ben Stein pointing out hypocrisy!
Posted in Idiocy | Tagged: Ben Stein, homophobia, hypocrisy, racism | 1 Comment »
Posted by Jeff on April 1, 2009
To think I used to live in IL. I’m going to have to go take another shower now to get the stupid off me.
Posted in Idiocy | Tagged: global warming denialism, illinois, isiotic politician, problem with government, religious nut | 3 Comments »
Posted by Jeff on March 5, 2009
The fact that people this stupid exist or the fact that so many people agree with them. No wait, I know exactly which is worse! So, remember a little while back when I mentioned Ray Comfort’s new book? I just finished reading this article (found via Pharyngula) and I swear I’m about 10% stupider by volume as a result. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Idiocy | Tagged: bad book reviews, idiotic christians, lead an atheist to evidence, Ray Comfort, straw-man argument | 2 Comments »
Posted by Jeff on February 22, 2009
You know, every time I hear either Ray Comfort or Kirk Cameron spewing their feeble strawman arguments I die a little inside. They apparently have a website now that is dedicated to debunking those ‘angry atheists’ and nothing else. The things on this site are amazing to say the least. Their articles are full of logical fallacies (behold the No True Scotsman fallacy) and a total misunderstanding of science. You would think that grown men could refine their ridiculously childish points considering the fact that atheists and scientists have been confronting them for years over the fallacious nature of their every premise regarding science and non-belief. But no, they still argue like a couple of 2nd graders who just didn’t grasp what that Nova doc they watched was actually saying. Their every word is a rebuttal to a caricature of science and a non-existent atheist straw man. It’s actually quite painful to watch, as you can see: Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Idiocy | Tagged: apologetics, Kirk Cameron, misunderstanding of science, nutjobs, Ray Comgfort, Stupid christians | 1 Comment »
Posted by Jeff on February 20, 2009
I’m posting the first few videos of the series here. If you’ve never watched the videos by ThunderfOOt on creationist stupidity, I highly recommend them. The guy obviously has plenty of material to work with as he has made nearly 30 of these thus far. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Idiocy | Tagged: creation science, creationism, delusion, stupidity, ThunderfOOt | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Jeff on February 8, 2009
Far be it from me to criticize peoples’ religious views. So I’m not going to in this post. Instead I’d like to talk a little about inappropriatebehavior which people seem to use their religious views to justify. Now I know that all religious people don’t do this and I’m not making any broad generalizations here, but the ones who do get under my skin and piss me off in ways that are difficult to describe. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Idiocy | Tagged: bigotry, Idiocy, Religion, rudeness, self-righteousness | 2 Comments »
Posted by Jeff on July 27, 2008
What the hell is wrong with Ben Stein? First Expelled, and now this. Seriously, he’s a walking Godwin’s Law violation and I have no idea how anyone – even conservatives – can take him seriously. Go back to hawking your eyedrops Ben.
Posted in Idiocy | Tagged: Godwin, Hitler, Idiocy, Stein | Leave a Comment »