“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel and the anti-Gospel. This confrontation lies within the plans of divine providence. It is a trial which the whole Church… must take up.” Karol Cardinal Wotyla (Sept. 1976)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Dallas Morning News Editorial Trashes PZ Myers

Rod Dreher, editorial writer for the Dallas Morning News, brought more focus to Myers' hate mongering. Another 5 million people made aware of this sacrilege. Tons more e-mails and letters to UM will follow demanding for his dismissal.

"There's something about these new atheists, for whom P.Z. Myers is a folk hero, that's profoundly inhuman. "The ridicule is [their] goal; the contempt is the end; the sheer fun of sanctimony, self-righteousness and loathing are the purpose," writes a nonreligious blogger named Freddie (lhote.blogspot.com), distancing himself from the rancid preening of the Myers mob. "This is classic adversary philosophy: I think this thing is true because in its being true it debases you and elevates me."

Dr. Myers' university says he will not face sanction for his acts, even though he clearly has violated the university's code of conduct, which commits employees to "the highest ethical standards" and requires them to be "respectful, fair and civil" in dealing with others. Except, apparently, religious believers. What kind of fairness can Catholic or Muslim students in Dr. Myers' biology classes expect now?

If Dr. Myers had carried out a similar extreme act of contempt against homosexuals or racial minorities, for example, does anybody doubt that he'd be shown the door? And should have been. It's absolutely defensible to advocate for unpopular doctrines, especially within a university. But to engage in such shocking and unhinged acts of spite is to strike at the core of what makes a diverse community possible."

3 comments:

jack said...

Think the Catholics are giving you grief? Now, you've done ticked off them Texans, professor.

Contrary to your own delusions, Jesus Christ is, in fact, far more popular than you are.

Holding off your next scheduled desecration would be most prudent on your part since your list of allies is, apparently, growing thin...

A Voice in the Crowd said...

My favorite story of Texas. A huge riot erupted and they sent out word to the Texas Rangers in hopes they could restore piece.

When the help finally arrived, it came as just one Texas Ranger.

When the town officials questioned why only one Texas Ranger showed up, the Ranger replied, "You told me you only had one riot..." Implying that it all could be handled by just one of them.

Great Legend.

Lara said...

Just love it.

Tell you what, you're doing a butt-kicking job yourself, Voice.

And he's still not convinced of intelligent design--not the brightest brainiac, is he?

God Bless