Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Darwinian Priesthood

Anika Smith highlights a satirical short story written by James Hoskins.

Here’s a teaser...

Adam looked away in frustration. “Son, you are a bold and intrepid young man. You are a born leader. Your mother even named you after the father of us all: Adam; that first cell from which we all evolved, the first to have life breathed into it by Chance itself. And I think you are sincere in your search, but this is a very exigent matter. This is bordering on heresy. Your salvation is at stake!”

“But Father, you always told me to question authority and be a free thinker.” “Not when it comes to this Adam. Do you realize that if you continue down this path you could lose your salvation and be banished to the fiery plains of Kansas! That place reserved for obdurate and evil persons! A place where people do not believe in Chance! A realm of absolute misanthropes, where there is screaming and gnashing of teeth!

“Father, how can you say people are evil just because they believe differently than you?”

“Adam, need I remind you of the words of the apostle Dawkins: ‘It is absolutely safe to say that if you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid or insane (or wicked, but I’d rather not consider that).’¹”

“Isn’t that a bit harsh?”

“Adam, these people want to have Intelligent Design taught alongside Evolution in their schools!”

“Why is that wrong?”

“They want to have both arguments presented in the classroom and leave it up to the students to decide which is true! What could be more wicked! It opens our doctrine up to heretical criticism and, worst of all, it endangers the authority of the Church and the Priesthood to say what is science and what is not.”

Kansas -- the land of Darwinless blasphemers...LOL.

Read Confessions in it’s entirety here.