Bring it on, Pharyngurl

Our favorite atheidiot nobly stands by his words:

I am a biologist. Like it or not, the Republican party is being led by religious zealots who are anti-biology, who publicly and vigorously oppose reason and knowledge and evidence in my field of study. This hasn’t always been true, and it may not always be true (I hope), but right now and right here, it is inarguably the case. I will not throttle my criticisms of the despicable gang of anti-intellectuals who run this country because it might irritate all those millions of people who voted for George W. Bush; they were wrong and he is wrong and it is my responsibility as a scientist to oppose ignorance, especially ignorance that has power and influence. Let them find comfort and forgiveness for stupid mistakes in their religion, because I sure as hell am not going to give it to them.

Don’t tell me to be dispassionate or less unreasonable about it all because because 65% of the American population think creationism should be taught alongside evolution, or that Americans are just responding to common notions of “fairness”. That just tells me that we scientists have not been expressing our outrage enough. And yes, we should be outraged that the president of our country panders to theocrats, faith-healers, and snake-oil artists; sitting back and quietly explaining that Bush may be a decent man who is mistaken, while the preachers are stridently condemning all us evilutionists to hell, is a damned ineffective tactic that has gotten us to this point.

I say, screw the polite words and careful rhetoric. It’s time for scientists to break out the steel-toed boots and brass knuckles, and get out there and hammer on the lunatics and idiots. If you don’t care enough for the truth to fight for it, then get out of the way.

Perhaps he means this rhetorically. In which case, I refer those atheists who whine about rhetoric labling them as amoral assholes and socially autistic future kindling to Mr. Myers.

And if he doesn’t mean it in a rhetorical sense, then I’ll certainly be more than happy to debate the matter with Mr. Myers with the aforementioned steel-toed boots and brass knuckles.

Think of it as survival of the fittest, Mr. Biology.

The amusing thing about his outrage, as I have previously and repeatedly demonstrated, is that like his fellow atheists Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris, Pharyngurl is reliably dishonest. He claims to stand for reason and knowledge and evidence, while habitually abusing the first, lacking the second and ignoring the third.

He is, in short, a complete fraud outside of his particular field of expertise. (I shall grant him the benefit of the doubt and assume that he knows what he’s talking about there.) So he can get as mean and angry and loud as he likes, it won’t do him any good because his atheism and his sciencist ideology is constructed upon a foundation of intellectual sand.

UPDATE – Sweet Darwin, they’re learning! A Pharyngurlite comments: Religion may or not be a cause of most of the wars (I think religion at least facilitates war) in humanity’s history, but they keep on telling us that it can bring us peace. It has failed miserably.

This is one of the first times I’ve seen an atheist publicly demonstrate an awareness that the “religion causes wars” assertion is a non-starter. Of course, it’s not exactly hard to demonstrate how science facilitates war.

And it’s pretty easy to demonstrate that it is the scientific facilitation does far more damage to far more people. So, obviously if humanity wishes to pursue less lethal war, the first thing it should do is outlaw scientists.

One does have to wonder about the basic reading comprehension of these highly educated atheidiots, though. They always claim to have read the Bible, and then demonstrate a complete ignorance of what it actually says. How can you possibly get the idea that Christianity “keeps on telling us it can bring peace” given Jesus Christ’s words in Matthew 10:34

“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.”