Saturday, December 24, 2005

Criminals for Jesus

Hold the presses! Convicted Watergate criminal Charles Colson doesn't like the Dover decision!

I'm sure that came as a big surprise to everyone. But go read it anyway.
I like this line: "...this tells us what has to be done in other cases if we are going to succeed." Yes, Chuck, it means you've got to lie to conceal your religious purpose even better than the Dover board did.

Colson points to another page as the kind of "material that will equip you well to make a case—a case that is strong and will withstand constitutional challenge." Here's what that page says:

When we talk with our children and our neighbors about evolution, we must focus on the fundamental assumptions that generate the evolutionary story. We must make sure they understand that the real debate is between two creation narratives: between one that says, "In the beginning were the particles," and one that says, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God; all things were made through him."

Oops. Listen Chuck, you screwed up big time. If you want to hide your religious purpose, you really gotta stop bringing in that "In the beginning was the Word" stuff.

Well, what can we expect from the former "evil genius" who suggested firebombing the Brookings Institution? He's still a criminal -- but now he's a criminal for Jesus.


Anonymous said...

I've got an 8 day break from work for the holidays. In this 8 day break I want to get into something new and technical, I really have time to explore something, but I'm not sure what to pick. I have a BA in physics and work as an engineer in RTP, is my background. Computer topics are a possibility. Do you have any recommendations?

Steve Story

Jeffrey Shallit said...

An oldie but a goodie would be Nagel and Newman's book, Gödel's Proof. For something newer, but rather challenging, try Indra's Pearls: The Vision of Felix Klein by Mumford, Series, and Wright.

Gerry L said...

Next Chuck will probably tell us he'd run over his own grandmother to get ID elected ... oops, included in the science curriculm.

Anonymous said...

As I recall, Hunter S. Thompson once suggested showing up to Tex Colson's house with a friend, the two of them wearing Ehrlichman and Haldeman masks, grabbing Colson, tying him to the back of a Caddy and dragging him down Pennsylvania Avenue at 60 mph, cutting him loose in front of the White House. Hunter's logic was that it's the kind of thing Ehrlichman and Haldeman would do even without any apparent reason.
Anybody got some Behe or Dembski masks? :-)