A small male homonid, ‘The Third Chimpanzee’ if you will (re. Jared Diamond), small in stature, in his formative years gazes upon the heavens and queries, ”Post us a scientist being overburdened by religion.”
Copernicus & Galileo Galilei are the most famous, Giordano Bruno, Charles Darwin, William Buckland, Charles Lyell, Louis Agassiz, and Adam Sedgewick --- to name a few.
For all their intellectual honesty, they were constantly threatened by the Church, with death threats for some, and hurled epithets like "infidel, impugner of the sacred record, and assailant of the volume of God. Geology was condemned as a dark art, dangerous and disreputable, a forbidden province, infernal artillery and an awful evasion of the testimony of revelation.” Etc etc.
This is not to imply there is rampant persecution of scientists by modern western religion, but the examples above I’d say, qualify as ”overburdened.”
Does this cartoon by Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard offend anyone? If not, why not?
Or does this one equaly offend anyone? Done by a familiar Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist.
Ikeithlu sums it up correctly, ”All toons are insulting to one group or another, and would only be insulting to a Christian who has already bought the persecution myth.”
Misplaced pretentious sensitivities.
Quite the imaginative juxtaposition of religion (Christianity in this case) and science.
Well done Mr. Bennett
Quote: ”And these black leaders" are perpetuated and encouraged by wearers of the white guilt jersey.” As I said, Please provide ‘credible’ references/evidence to the above specious claim.
I’m not debating white guilt per se Zableedofisterix. What I am challenging is the assertion that ”White guilt promotes the racial divide.”
Please provide ‘credible’ references/evidence to the above specious pejorative.
Racial divide is largely promoted and propagandized by a decidedly deceitful element of black leadership that profit from a continued inciting of division and then an abdication of blame for their actions.
White guilt is just that, guilt. It does not in any way 'promote racial divide'.
Has anyone else noticed the irony of some Chattanoogan’s lamenting, “Ah the tolerant left” - or the pure cognitive dissonance of denouncing Obama (or the left) as a socialist and… at the same time portray him visually with a Hitler mustache, or liberals as fascists?
While an invited NSM, (a right wing ideology. violently racist, anti-Semitic, anti-Catholic, anti-socialist, that targets everything left of extreme right for extermination) is coming to town. Let’s Gin up the bogus ‘left wing Fascism.' REAL right wing fascists...eh whatever. It’s free speech.
The beacon of willful ignorance emanating from Chattanooga would be blinding if viewed from space.
No - I'm not going to tell you PlainTruth.
Much to your childish delight you've hijacked the debate towards ignorances new era and want someone to do your grunt work.
Here's a subtle hint - "Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it." look up who said that and put on your thinking cap.
Not within the (threat) context of your sentence.
Do you know who had much the same viewpoint – and put them into action?
”Gonna be a backlash some day with you and your ilk's faux intellectualism.”
Umm PlainTruth --
You do know who had much the same viewpoints – and put them into action don’t you?