Sen. David Vitter, R-La., earmarked $100,000 in a spending bill for a Louisiana Christian group that has challenged the teaching of Darwinian evolution in the public school system and to which he has political ties.

The earmark appears to be the latest salvo in a decades-long battle over science education in Louisiana, in which some Christian groups have opposed the teaching of evolution and, more recently, have pushed to have it prominently labeled as a theory with other alternatives presented. Educators and others have decried the movement as a backdoor effort to inject religious teachings into the classroom. Source

This is so sad. First off, the Constitution says that the government shall not favor any religion, and by allowing the teaching of Creationist Theory, they are doing exactly that. They should also label Intelligent Design as a theory based on faith and not a theory in scientific terms. It has no scientific backing, whereas evolution is something that is seen all throughout nature over and over with data to back it up. Secondly, if they want to show other theories, then they must include all, including the theory of The Flying Spaghetti Monster, Scientology, and others. Not everyone has the same creationist theory that Christians have and by including their’s and not that of other religions they are stepping on the Constitution, something that is already being done by giving your tax money to religious groups to promote their religion to begin with. It seems the Constitution no longer matters. *sigh*

I was reading an article on Digg about the great-grandson of L. Ron Hubbard speaking out against Scientology on a radio show. I didn’t watch the video but one comment drew my attention. It is quite possibly the best comment ever.

It sounds like the short, fat DJ, who keeps calling the guy on the phone “Jackass”, is attacking Scientology while defending Christianity.

So lemme get this straight, its NOT ok to believe in a made up religion where alien beings from a planet called “Xenu” implanted their souls into volcanoes,

BUT it IS ok to believe that a mythical anthropomorphic, self paranoid ego-manic “Bible-God” impregnated a virgin in order to give birth to himself in order to be sacrificed to himself in order to sit beside himself in order to save the world from himself as some kind of sadistic experiment in self replicating redemption by fillings the heads of precious innocent impressionable children with disturbing stories of hell and damnation and devils and eternal suffering.

Are magical invisible green elephants who control the universe from their homes inside doorknobs any less real in the minds of psychopaths in insane asylums?

All these psychotic nutbags need to seek professional help.

Yes, you read that right. “Women Targeted by the Abortion Industry.” At work today I was downloading a Catholic podcast for a client. Looking at the list of podcasts, I saw this title and it made me think. There’s an abortion industry? This is news to me. Hell, I didn’t even know there was an industry. Is abortion a multi-billion dollar worldwide conglomerate now? Like, is there a place where people head to work each day manufacturing medical equipment, then market said equipment to women? Are there posters on buses and in airports that read “Have you had your abortion today?” or “Two scoops never felt so good!” Now, I don’t read Cosmo or watch Oprah, but this so called industry must be advertising there, since women are the primary demographic for those two outlets. Does the abortion industry sponsor golfers in the LPGA, Danica Patrick in NASCAR, the WNBA?

There is no “abortion industry.” There aren’t people sitting around in board meetings plotting on how to get abortions up so their profits rise. They aren’t marketing abortions to women. I don’t even know how people can believe this garbage. Next thing you’re gonna tell me is that the Catholic religion is the one true religion and that Catholic sex abuse is just the porn industry targeting priests. Give me a break.

At least some countries are on the right path:

“The Register is reporting that the UK government has stated there is no place in the science curriculum for Intelligent Design and that it can not be taught as science. ‘The Government is aware that a number of concerns have been raised in the media and elsewhere as to whether creationism and intelligent design have a place in science lessons. The Government is clear that creationism and intelligent design are not part of the science National Curriculum programs of study and should not be taught as science.'” via slashdot