Kirk Cameron vs. Darwin

Check out the latest post on Jim Emerson’s Scanners Blog:

Christian evangelist Kirk Cameron (“Growing Pains,” “Left Behind”) and his buddy Ray Comfort of the Way of the Master School of Biblical Evangelism and Living Waters Ministry — the folks who used a banana to prove the existence of god — have a plan. They call it their Origin Into Schools Project and it goes like this: The 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” is approaching. But guess what? Darwin’s book was never copyrighted by the Walt Disney Company, so it is now in the public domain. That means Ray can write a new 50-page Creationist introduction to the book, re-publish it under Darwin’s name, and give away thousands of copies of the “new edition” at 50 top schools on the anniversary, November 19!

Oh brother.

Wafergate

I’m submitting this as the most ridiculous news story of the past week: Wafergate. The Prime Minster of Canada was offered a communion wafer at a funeral and supposedly put it in his pocket instead of eating it. At first some Catholic vicar was upset that a non-Catholic (the Prime Minster) would take communion in a Catholic church. That’s apparently a big no-no. But now it’s a bigger story that he put in his pocket?

My favourite quote from the article: “It’s worse than a faux pas, it’s a scandal from the Catholic point of view.” This is more ridiculous than all the Michael Jackson news.

Damn It, I Might Be Going To Heaven After All

The Atheist Missionary has a theory:

If you can conceive of an omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent God, why would they waste time seeking worship from those which it created? […] Such a Creator would view atheism as the ideal worldview and the best possible way to worship.

He proposes that the Bible is a ruse meant to lead humans from the true “religion”: atheism, and that is God’s plan and test:

The only ones going to “heaven” (whatever that turns out to be) will be the ones who relied on the reasoning which their Creator gave them to conclude that he/she/it did not exist. Just imagine … only atheists going to heaven.

Shit, I went to a church a couple months ago. Am I going to Hell now? Damn it.