Thursday, March 20, 2008

An apology to Sally Kern

I would like to use this post as an opportunity to apologize to Sally Kern.

She is not a backwards hate filled bitch for Jesus.

She is much, much worse than that.

I dont believe there is an English word or phrase that properly describe Sally Kern or her twisted, inexplicable interpretation of reality.

The entire transcript of Kerns diatribe is on the internet.

You can read it here.

Excerpt:

Another practical benefit of Christianity was the elevation of knowledge, of learning, of science, okay, of the arts.

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... he believed that we needed to have a society that was based upon Christian principles because elevation of science, elevation of knowledge is very important if you’re going to have an informed public. And I believe it was Thomas Payne also said, you know, you can look at a picture and it makes you think of the artist, you can look at some kind of invention and you think of the inventor. Why is it that we look at the creation and we don’t think about the creator. You know, we don’t do that. And if we really had Christian principles our educational system would not be in the mess it is in today.

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Another thing that I’m real big on that is a real detriment to this society is evolution. Evolution undermines Christian principles. Period. That’s all there is to it. You either believe there is a creator or you believe there isn’t. Some people say well I believe there is a creator and he used evolution. There’s a lot of problems there folks. When does sin come in, when does the spirit come in? You know, it’s evolution. You read God’s word and you will see the word creation all through it, old and new testament. And it undermines people’s faith. They have trouble reading or believing the Bible.

11 comments:

Janine said...

Careful, William Wallace is going to show up and accuse you of hate speech again.

Damian said...

Well, you didn't think that someone as ignorant as Sally Kern is about one issue, would be enlightened concerning others, did you?

I don't mean to pile on the misery, but have you seen this ?

It's a "Robertson, Stein, Dembski, Berlinski and Dunbar - freak show mash-up!", all in one place.

Pure, unadulterated, concentrated, teh stupid!

Gary said...

I'm not sure this woman is worth your energy ERV, she's obviously fucked in the head and going down the toilet quickly.


BTW, have you checked PZ's blog tonight? He got booted from Expelled but Dawkins was able to sneak in.

koldito said...

I agree with you that there aren't words to describe her, but you have to admit that she's got a point in the final paragraph. Saying that God works through evolution creates so many theological (=inexistent) problems regarding the origin of original sin that I'm not surprised so many people prefer to take the Bible literally. Oh well, I think I'll stay on the evolution-works-and-there-is-no-god-or-original-sin side

BaldApe said...

"When does sin come in, when does the spirit come in?"

That's the ticket. Posit something that doesn't even exist, and demand that a scientific theory explaining the diversity of life also explain it.

A biology teacher I used to work with once said (on abortion) that a fetus becomes a person when it has a soul. Oh. That explains it completely. We just do the standard Certified Soul Test, and another pesky, vexing question bites the dust.

HalfMooner said...

Even more outrageous, lying, bigoted crap, that's the "context" of the remarks that Sally Kern made and were posted on You Tube.

This hate-filled woman is pure evil. Her bigotry is a shame to not just Oklahoma, but to our entire nation. Anyone opposing her in a viable campaign gets this Californian's campaign donation.

The Rev. Jenner J. Hull said...

Damn, Sally. I mean, just... Just... Damn...

I will say that I'm loving the whole "Sally Kern is a dumb-ass, bigoted slag" thing just because I have friends who don't really follow any sort of politics or religious/cultural controversies or anything of that nature.

And more than several have called me within the last few days to say, "Dude! Did you hear about that stupid bitch in Oklahoma saying that gay people were more dangerous than terrorists?" (One even dropped a "C-Bomb," and she's been known to savagely punch people for that very offense.)

So, you know what?

In a twisted way, "Thank you, Sally Kern."

Because of you, people who never gave a shit about gay rights and the encroachment of the religious right into politics are now giving two shits.

Rev. BigDumbChimp said...

Another practical benefit of Christianity was the elevation of knowledge, of learning, of science, okay, of the arts.


pfft. Um. no.

I love the qualifier before arts. Because we all know how evil art is.

How I wish I had a print of Andre Serrano's Piss Christ to gaze at in times like these.

Bob O'Hara said...

Another practical benefit of Islam was the elevation of knowledge, of learning, of science, okay, of the arts.
There. Fixed it for her. Of course, then came the crusaders.

Reynold said...

Bob is actually right. Too bad their fundies are trying to change that.

Even more twisted, the xian fundies are helping them!

For the hell of it, for those who want more information about the founding fathers and christianity, can check out the Separation of Church and State Home Page

minimalist said...

Hahaha, did she seriously try to invoke Thomas Paine in trying to demonstrate that America is a "Christian" nation?

Stupid, stupid, stupid bimbo.

"The opinions I have advanced… are the effect of the most clear and long-established conviction that the Bible and the Testament are impositions upon the world, that the fall of man, the account of Jesus Christ being the Son of God, and of his dying to appease the wrath of God, and of salvation by that strange means, are all fabulous inventions, dishonorable to the wisdom and power of the Almighty; that the only true religion is Deism, by which I then meant, and mean now, the belief of one God, and an imitation of his moral character, or the practice of what are called moral virtues—and that it was upon this only (so far as religion is concerned) that I rested all my hopes of happiness hereafter. So say I now—and so help me God."

But of course, because he used the term "God" a few times he obviously has the exact beliefs Kern does, and believes in the angry-bearded-man-in-the-sky that Kerns gibbers in fear of.

I like this one too:

" I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church.

All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit."