Here’s what I think of the whole mess (and I am not an American and do not live anywhere near Waco or Baylor and have nothing but trouble to expect from either side in this matter.):
The Voices of the Baylor Bears have figured out one thing for sure: Bob Marks knows precisely what is rotten in the state of Darwinism.
So a vast army rushes to aid Baylor’s quest to be the Protestant Notorious Dame, or whatever it wants to be (forgive me if I forget).
The Bears can’t afford to have their obsequious little Baptist university expose the Darwin mess. Then they will not get the rewards handed out to all those who keep their traps shut tight.
Traps must be shut tight in a world dominated by materialism, where Top People actually believe in that ol’ Darwinian magic.
Oh, you know, mud to mind and all that, in a zillion easy steps. Or maybe a zillion zillion easy steps , or … heck, what’s another few powers of ten … bring ’em on …
As a Canadian who lives in Toronto, I don’t, strictly speaking, care. Until I happened to run into Bill, I had no idea there WAS a university in Waco.
Well, Darwin’s liabilities must eventually be summed somewhere. Someone needs to point out that operating expenses are not capital assets – and all that other boring, Enron-type stuff.
Meanwhile, here are some recent items you can view:
The In the Baylor Lariat, Richard Schauer writes “religion is literally killing us and causing more problems than it’s worth. As a former Christian, I can attest to the freeing from sin that accompanies religious deprogramming and the sanity that returns.”
Our correspondent recommends the works of Richard Dawkins – no doubt a staple at the new Baylor.
An opinion piece by Gary Ramsey from the Waco Tribune argues:
This censorship is based not on poor scholarship or bad data but on a disagreement about the research’s conclusions.
The conclusions were not deemed to be particularly favorable to the notion that Darwin was right and no intelligence was required in the creation of the world and everything in it.
A Baylor spokesman said that taking the page down has nothing to do with content and everything to do with rules relating to Baylor’s official endorsement of ideas. Right.
That Baylor would be so unbold as to cower before those who advocate a secular society must give its supporters pause.
But why? Isn’t that what the Bears want? They want to get ON in a society based on materialist fraud, right? And they trust Baylor to help them do it.
Someone draws my attention to the fact that Baylor’s “In the News” contains no mention of this uproar, though I confess I am unclear why anyone should expect that it would.
Did Enron want to publish a clear explanation of its accounting practices?
A friend also draws my attention to this edition of the Lariat, which features a post from a Darwoid who has frequently infested my inbox in recent weeks (scroll down or search on “left coast”), currently blustering against the film Expelled.
The film exposes the ways in which Darwoids attempt to bolster their failing theory by silencing critics. Until advance screenings of the film are available, I can think of no better commendation than this individual’s complaints.
P.S.: If you enjoy living in a (still) free society and are the praying type, please do not pray for me or for the Expelled film. Forget about me and go SEE the film, instead of praying about it. Then decide what you should and should not give time, energy, and money to. You will be doing both yourself and me a favour. If you are not the praying type, you may well enjoy the film anyway, and good luck to you.