November 16, 2006

Science and the bible

I found this link on Wondercafe today, a youtube video interview with Reverend Ted Haggart and Richard Dawkins, an evolutionary biologist and author of The Selfish Gene. The video is interesting and scary, but sad and funny in a way as well, since Ted's male friend recently revealed the Pastor's interest in same sex massages, etc. In the end, it will be the congregation members that suffer the most I think, for they felt that they had a personal relationship with him that bouyed up their faith. But in some ways it sounds much more like a cult than a church, with the focus around a charismatic leader, chanting in unison, emotional highs and intoxicating music. But I'm no expert on cults, nor should I judge fundamentalists. Although I have a good lightbulb joke...


Tim R said...

Okay, so maybe this might be a good place to share your light bulb joke.

What is it?

MonAsksIt said...

How many fundamentalists does it take to change a light bulb?
One, but he's having a hard time getting the bulb to accept Jesus into it's heart.