Shining examples of ignorance

Asia is missing 96 million women.

On the face of it, that sounds odd, and a little disturbing.

It ought to. The populaces of Asia, particularly of India and China, are spending a good deal of time and effort neglecting or aborting girls and women.

Why? Because they can. Ignorance of genetics, heaped with old-fashioned obsessions about possessing male heirs and farm hands, combined with 20th- and 21st-century technologies, allow Asian parents to selectively abort female fetuses and neglect the health and care of girls already born.


A Catholic school expels a pre-school student who has two mommies.

The Denver archdiocese issued this statement:

“To preserve the mission of our schools, and to respect the faith of wider Catholic community, we expect all families who enroll students to live in accord with Catholic teaching. Parents living in open discord with Catholic teaching in areas of faith and morals unfortunately choose by their actions to disqualify their children from enrollment.”

I wonder how many children have been expelled because their parents are divorced, or practice birth control, or fail to take mass or confess on a regular basis. Hmmm?


A bunch of religious zealots is demanding that Amarillo, Texas, repent.

Repent, Amarillo! is a clutch of wackadoodle fundies who play military dress-up (mmmm, fetish-y!), harass people entering swingers’ clubs, delineate some churches as “unholy”, and publish maps that delineate their targets.

They call themselves the “Army of God” (in Arabic, that translates as “Hezbollah”) and spend their time fulfilling H. L. Mencken’s definition of fundamentalism:

the abject fear that someone, somewhere, is having fun


And of course, Sarah Palin’s always good for a grim chuckle:

Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me. [Isaiah 49:16]

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2 comments on “Shining examples of ignorance

  1. I’m sure I could find more, but I’m already worn out and it’s only 09:20 on Monday.

    What have you found lately that makes your blood boil?

  2. Cindy says:

    Hmmm,so Libby is a closet fundamentalist?

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