Pharyngula (aka PZ Myers) threw a cracker in the garbage
, along with some torn out pages of the Koran and The God Delusion. It is unclear as of yet whether he should be burned as Jew or burned as a witch
PZ's whole post is worth reading. As usual, I agree and disagree with various parts of it. The only thing I'll bring up is his caricature of the disgruntled theist's complaint: "And if you find the idea that this cracker is a god stupid, why, you must be disrespectful and no gentleman!"
Well, the idea that this cracker is (not just symbolizes
, but is
with all the is-ness possible) a god is pretty stupid. Merely holding that idea, though, is not disresepectful or ungentlemanly. However, blogging at length about it in multiple invective-laden screeds is certainly disrespectful and ungentlemanly. It is like telling someone their child is ugly. And not just ugly, but "You're kid is so butt-ugly, he has to tie a steak around his neck to get the dogs to play with him."
Even if true, I rather doubt this can be done in a respectful and gentlemanly fashion.
So in the end, this is just a stunt by a jerk. It may be slightly amusing in a Jerry Springer sort of way, to see all the jerks on the other side boil out of the woodwork and say silly or hateful things. But that's about all it's worth.
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