Wednesday, February 27, 2013

"Privatizing the truth"

Doonesbury has a great flashback today, mocking creationism. The funny thing about this series is the not-so-subtle suggestion that those profiting off non-science like creationism aren't really believers themselves, but are cynically exploiting those that are. This is something I wonder on a regular basis-- does Ken Ham, founder of Answers in Genesis, really believe the nonsense he spouts? Do the pastors of megachurches really believe in God and the literal truth of the Bible, or do they just see their parishioners as a source of endlessly flowing cash? There's no way to tell, but when you think about how much money these enterprises pull in, you really do have to wonder.

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