I was at a comedy club a few weeks back.
A very angry – and not especially funny, while we’re on the subject – woman who, I kid you not, identified herself as having been a political science major, told a joke (I’ll be generous) about “science”. She ended with something like “That’s called ‘science’. Take that, creationists!”
But it started me thinking about the contempt that the left feels for creationists.
Now, I’m not one of them – if you read the biblical creation story as allegory, there is no conflict between the Bible and the record that is captured in the physical science of the world around us.
And I wanted to stand up and ask the “comedian” something.
“So if we have to choose between…
Someone who believes the Earth is 6,000 years old, and lives their life accordingly – whatever that means? A belief for which there may be little empirical basis, and even less empirical impact outside the faith community? Or…
Someone who believes that:
- raising taxes during a recession helps the economy,
- banning firearms for the law-abiding lowers violent crime
- jacking up regulation on market economies will stop the climate from changing like it’s been doing for between 6,000 and 20,000,000,000 years
- Unionizing daycare providers will alleviate the scarcity of daycare
- Raising the minimum wage will alleviate poverty
- Pouring a bottomless bucket of money into Public Education will ever give us a better-educated populace
- Mandating increased healthcare services without increasing the supply of caregivers won’t raise the price of healthcare
- “Racism” is harming black Americans more than the Public Education system, a toxic “urban culture”, fatherless families and voting for Democrats who want to keep them that way are
- Giving terrorists a “save the date” card for leaving one of their homelands isn’t going to result in an epic surge of bloodshed
- “Anti-Poverty” programs have alleviated poverty over the past fifty years
- Barack Obama deserved that Nobel Peace Prize,
…which does more actual harm to the world?”
It wouldn’t have made a great “heckle”, unfortunately.