Monday, September 15, 2008

'The Flintstones' Was NOT a Documentary

I don't usually think of Matt Damon as being politically astute (Okay, so I don't even think of him as being a particularly good actor). Nonetheless, he raises some very legitimate concerns about the possibility of Sarah Palin becoming vice president.

In the interview he asks whether Palin truly believes dinosaurs were around 4,000 years ago. That refers to Palin's belief in creationism, and that the Bible's version of the origin of mankind should be taught in public schools alongside evolution.

This question is important for any number of reasons. But most importantly, her answer would reveal whether or not she's capable of rational thought.

The bottom line is that anyone who truly believes that the Earth is only 6,000 years old, and that man and dinosaur once lived alongside each other, is simply not capable of making informed decisions. It means ignoring all kinds of evidence supporting not only evolution, but everything science has taught us about the origins of the Earth. And those theories can not be lightly dismissed, for they are supported by the fossil record, paleontology, geology, and continental drift. If someone simply dismisses all that simply on the basis of religious belief, they have no business being President. It would mean they are incapable of weighing evidence and reaching a logical conclusion based on the facts.

That's the same mentality that for hundreds of years insisted that the Earth was the center of the universe. Does Palin still believe that simply because the Bible says so?

Case in point: George W. Bush once said he talked to God about invading Iraq.... And I think we all know how that turned out.

Likewise, Palin herself has already said that the Iraq war is "a task that is from God." Do we really need people incapable of rational thought making life and death decisions for our country?

Besides, how the hell can we be sure they're talking to the right God?

(Video found @ Ungodly Cynic)

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