27 October 2006

PZ Gets Worked Up

PZ Myers on Pharyngula got all worked up today when someone told him he has a God-shaped hole in his heart. I've been told that before, too, but my reaction wasn't a gloriously lavish and righteous sermon meandering forcefully and poetically from a simple snarky response to the original evangelical statement ("My first thought was to reply that no, I have a perfectly intact heart thick with good strong sheets of muscle"), all the way to an attack on theologians and apologists who are out of touch with religion in society, a statement of solidarity with Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins, and a rallying call to atheists to wear their God-shaped holes with pride. He must have snapped and really boiled over about this one because it's a long post but he didn't even bother putting most of it below the fold; it's all on the main page in all its glory.

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2 Comments:

At October 31, 2006 3:54 AM, Blogger Simon said...

I'm not sure if this war is futile. I guess stupid people will always be stupid.

 
At November 06, 2006 1:58 AM, Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

The "heart thing" as per religious belief is very interesting historically.

The ancient egyptians believed that the heart was the centre of the soul etc etc which is why it was preserved along with other organs for the afterlife.

I find it particularly telling, that the ancient egyptians, the "good believers" that they were, chose to not preserve the brain of the deceased, but to scramble it up like a few rotten eggs and let the mush drip away from the skull cavity.

Quite symbolic, I think.

 

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