Theology is also awesomely sophisticated and complex, and I think it’s an indicator of the intelligence of the men (mostly) behind it that they have erected such a fantastically intricate collection of rationalizations for such deeply absurd ideas.
Sunday Sacrilege: Cant Can’t
A great take on “sophisticated” theology and its clash with evolutionary biology. Team PZ!
It’s hard to believe that a week ago tonight I was getting geared up for a whirlwind trip down to Los Angeles, California, for the conference for the 30th anniversary of the Council for Secular Humanism. At about this time, Jerry and I were probably heading back to our house after dropping off the little one at her auntie and uncle’s for the weekend.
There’s so much to write about our adventures in sunny Cali that it will probably take at least a series of posts to do it all justice. This was a weekend of many firsts:
- first time being away from the little girl for consecutive nights (and separated by a country!)
- first time meeting many of my atheist/humanist heroes in person
- first time staying in a fancy-dancy hotel
- first time in California/west coast
- first time on holidays with my group of very good friends
- first time eating at a “raw foods” restaurant
Many firsts. And while our credit card may be hurting for the foreseeable future, I have no regrets about what we saw, did, and spent while we were in sunny California.
Back soon with more specific posts about specific events/talks we witnessed — until then, a pictorial representation of some of the highlights of the weekend:
*bonus marks if you caught that my title is from the Joni Mitchell song, “California”
re: Catholic child-abuse sex scandal — PZ Myers, on why we should (always!) “tell on the church”:
So this is our sacrilege for the day: speak the truth, decry the crimes of those in authority, challenge the dogma that says we are sinful beings redeemed by the suffering of another.
Sunday Sacrilege: The greatest blasphemy of them all