The Tri-Captains of Team Science Sucks
My subjects, I think I’ve got some ‘splaining to do in regard to the previous post. Despite suspicions to the contrary, I was not on painkillers when I wrote it.
The post was a reaction to that increasingly frequent and maddening political trend of disavowing science as part of your selection onto Team Jesus. Anyone watching the Republican debates knows of what I speak. Anyone not watching the debates, shame on you, one of these clowns (yes, some of them are CLOWNS) could very well be our next President. Unfortunately, several of them have taken the concept of “proudly ignorant” to a whole new level.
Proud ignorance is nothing knew, a fringe of the Christian Conservative movement has been playing this game for years. Remember AIDS being a punishment from God? But this year there is a level of pride that I, as a Christian who racked up a hefty number of science credits in college, finds truly embarrassing. I run the Sunday School at our church. My kids take Communion every Sunday. The Count is on the Board of our Church. The Contessa was Mary in the Christmas pageant for Pete's sake!! So I feel confident in stating the following DON'T PLAY DUMB FOR JESUS.
Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum PLEASE stop pretending that your proud ignorance is somehow of service to our Lord and Savior. Herman Cain, you can’t “catch” cancer. And Mitt Romney your stance on birth control simply defies logic!!!
Ignorance helps no one, it simply welcomes greater, and more dangerous levels of ignorance down the road.