“I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.” Oscar Wilde
Yes. Yes, he did. Because Man is a Moron.
A 6-year-old boy was killed Tuesday morning on Long Island when a municipal bus, swerving to avoid hitting a pedestrian, drove into the boy’s bedroom, where he was sleeping. As an added bonus, the bus avoided avoiding hitting the pedestrian.
(For those of you living in Louisiana, where the Earth is 10,000 years old, the bus hit the pedestrian anyway.)
But that isn’t the real story. Continue reading
History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance of which their civil as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purposes. Thomas Jefferson
In a clear blurring of the lines between “church” and state, and with a straight face, Florida recently argued that dogs should be used as contraband-detection tools that do not require a warrant because their sense of smell is not a “technology,” but is a god-given gift. I mean, holy crap, what’s next? How about arguing that since God gave certain people cancer, he obviously meant for them to die, so why should they be entitled to health care? Christian Scientists believe something along this line, why shouldn’t the government? Continue reading