Four days ago we wrote Discovery Institute Banned by Methodists, in which we mentioned that besides the press release we were blogging about, there were two posts on the subject at the Discoveroids’ creationist blog.
Since then, as of the time we’re posting this, there have been nine more posts at their blog on the same subject, for a total of eleven — all within a period of four days. It seems, shall we say, a wee bit excessive. What’s going on?
One religious denomination is having a private conference, and they have refused to let the Discoveroids have an exhibition table. So what? The Discoveroids would undoubtedly be welcomed at a Southern Baptist convention, and at the conventions of several other denominations. As we’ve documented over the years, they’re always conducting creationist revival meetings — ahem, science conferences — at various bible colleges and churches. So what if the Methodists don’t want them? They should be accustomed to such things.
They must be aware that no legitimate science organization will give them the time of day, and aside from the Methodists, many other denominations don’t want them either — see the National Center for Science Education’s list of Statements from Religious Organizations that support evolution. Why all the frenzy about the Methodists? What’s the big deal? They seem to be exhibiting a collective failure to grasp things in a rational perspective.
Ooops — we spoke too soon. They just posted yet another time in which they raised the issue — For Darwin Day, February 12, Give Us Your Nominations for Censor of the Year! In that one, Klinghoffer strongly suggests that the Methodists deserve the honor of being named Discoveroid “Censor of the Year.” That’s their twelfth post about this in four days.
Your Curmudgeon is genuinely puzzled by the Discoveroids’ behavior. There must be a reason for this, but we can’t figure it out. Can you, dear reader?
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