I don’t know how national of a story this is, but here in the Kansas City area everyone is following the antics going on at Kansas University right now over the Intelligent Design debate. You may be aware that – in a tip of the hat to 1400s Dark Ages Europe – Kansas has opted to make Intelligent Design required teaching as an alternative to evolution.
That’s right, while it is possible that we became human through a series of tiny genetic changes in response to our environment over millions of years, it is equally possible that God sprinkled some magic fairy dust into a garden and there we were. While it is possible that mental retardation is the result of those very genetic mutative processes discussed by evolutionary biologists causing recessive genes to pair up in a way that is disadvantageous to that organism, it is equally possible that God just has a really twisted sense of humor. Who am I to say who is right?
But I can tell you this – those God-fearing folks kick some ass! When a K.U. professor chose to get creative with the required teaching issue by including I.D. in his “Special Topics in Religion: Intelligent Design, Creationism and other Religious Mythologies” class, some Christian “community activists” decided to spread a little Christmas cheer to the professor – via savage blows to the head and torso. To Hell with turning the other cheek and loving thy neighbor! Sometimes the only way to make people truly understand the glory and power of the Lord is to tail their car until they pull over, then beat them mercilessly! “And you shall KNOW that I am the LORD when I lay My Vengeance upon thee!” All I can say is, kudos to the Ass-kickers for Christ. I know how hard it must have been for you to put aside your lifetime of Biblical instruction in order to show a little tough love to the heathenry. Hey, if we’re resorting to pre-Age of Reason teachings in our schools, who says we can’t bring a little Inquisition along with it? I’m for it! And hey, why stop there? Those gravity theorists are a little too smug for my taste.
Thanks to Joe Perkins for the links