I saw this on Ed Brayton’s blog this morning.
“I submit to you that not a single one of our unalienable rights will be safe,” Fischer said, “in the hands of a president who believes that we evolved from slime and that we are the descendents of apes and baboons.”
To all the Christians out there listening to this guy and the people like him; he does not know the first thing about evolution. If you repeat the line of mutant-power stupid he just said to me, I will take you into the public sphere and punish you and the religion you hold. I will do this with a song in my heart and with the full intention of showing how your religion keeps people stupid.
Fischer called the separation of church and state “mythical” and argued that a result of secular government and the theory of evolution result in mass murder like in Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia and Maoist China.
First off, Germany was a largely Catholic nation. Way to shoot yourself in the foot.
And look at all the societies that were uber religious (like Nazi Germany and the land consumed by the Inquisition). Does he imagine that all societies contaminated by religion were peaceful so as to separate them from societies run by atheists? Give me a break. As religiosity increases, societal problems also tend to increase. This clown is wrong when he says the only thing Maoist China and Stalinist Russia have in common is dead bodies. They also have a bounty of irrationality in common – a trait they share with the monstrous religious kingdoms of horror. A failure to be reasonable is the crime that concerns us for its power to drive a populace into the bedrock. The only difference is that religion is the one telling us that it’s ok to be irrational and that we must be, lest we provoke an angry god. They’re the ones maintaining the problem as the cure.
Same goes for the line about Nazi Germany, Christians. Use it on me and I’ll drag you into public and hang you up like a pinata filled with blood, and I won’t stop thrashing your lame arguments until it’s clear they’re nothing but paper mache. I hope other atheists will do the same. There should be penalties for listening to stupid people and helping them to spread the misinformation further.