Re: A word about science (was Re: Invitation To Islam)

Judith Eubank (
11 May 1994 13:55:53 GMT

>in certain countries right now. I suggest that before anyone
>in the US lambasts Islamic countries, we make sure that we're
>properly dealing with the 'Creation Scientists' and 'Flood
>Geologists' in our own back yard. I doubt that anything any
>Islamic Fundamentalist regime does is worse than what certain
>Fundamentalist Christian sects would do if they got political
>power in this country. And don't kid yourself about these
>people's political aspirations *or* current power. We already

Just how would you "properly deal" with Creation Scientists in this
country? Send them to a nice, well-run concentration camp? I'm always
amazed by the virulence of pluralist liberals who believe themselves
perfectly rational toward people who disagree with their fundamental
assumptions. (I count myself both a pluralist and a liberal, by the way.)
Many folk adore diversity until they actually meet some. Bashing
fundamentalist Christians must be the only safe form of bigotry left--but
it's as ugly as any other kind. Especially when filled with class
superiority, as it so often is. What exactly is wrong with having
political aspirations or political power in the land of the free? If
you're really as frightened by these worried folk as you claim, then
out-argue and out-vote them. Don't sneer at them for being irrational and
superstitious. We all are in our varying ways. As GBS remarked, there
are degrees of nonsense so extreme that it takes an educated man to
believe in them.