"Darwin was the first to use data from nature to convince people that evolution is true, and his idea of natural selection was truly novel. It testifies to his genius that the concept of natural theology, accepted by most educated Westerners before 1859, was vanquished within only a few years by a single five-hundred-page book. On the Origin of Species turned the mysteries of life's diversity from mythology into genuine science." -- Jerry Coyne
Friday, November 8, 2013
Catholic priests are stupid assholes.
At a funeral I watched a Catholic priest talk about the young dead man who was killed in an accident. The priest strongly implied the dead guy was going to hell because he never bothered to waste time in the priest's church.
Then while the poor gullible religious mother of the young man had a nervous breakdown, the priest walked around the coffin waving some device that put out a lot of smoke.
The mother of this accident victim was already feeling extremely sad. The priest caused her to have a complete nervous breakdown. Is this priest is a fucking asshole or what?