Thursday, January 17, 2008

You Can Ride the Dinosaur, Just Don't Ride the Dinosaur

OK, I realize it's silly for me to look for logic in a person who thinks humans rode dinosaurs (did we do it bareback or saddle?), but that Mike Huckabee can be considered a viable political candidate by a major political party for national office in 2008 simply stuns me. Here are two quotes from him from a recent interview with Beliefnet:

The Bible was not written to be amended. The Constitution was. Without amendments to the Constitution, women couldn’t vote, African-Americans wouldn’t be considered people. We have had to historically go back and to clarify, because there’ve been injustices made because the Constitution wasn’t as clear as it needed to be, and that’s the point.

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And the same thing would be true of marriage. Marriage has historically, as long as there’s been human history, meant a man and a woman in a relationship for life. Once we change that definition, then where does it go from there?

So history was wrong about African-Americans being enslaved and women getting the right to vote, but the reason we can't re-think marriage is history is never wrong.

It seems some folks end up men of faith because they don't have enough sense to be men of reason.

(Please note I never even got to the part where he equated homosexuality with bestiality: "I think the radical view is to say that we’re going to change the definition of marriage so that it can mean two men, two women, a man and three women, a man and a child, a man and animal." That line is so offensive you might even miss the dig on Mormon Mitt in its middle.)

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Blogger Ojalanpoika said...

Ever saw figures of Dinoglyfs & Dinolits documented by man in the historical era:
http://www.helsinki.fi/~pjojala/Dinosaurs-in-history.htm
?

pauli.ojala@gmail.com
Biochemist, drop-out (M.Sci. Master of Sciing)
http://www.helsinki.fi/~pjojala/Expelled-ID.htm

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