Friday Night Free Fire Zone

The good news is that the creationists aren’t doing anything of any significance, but the bad news is that we need to entertain ourselves. We therefore declare another Intellectual Free Fire Zone.

But first, we do have a couple of items for you. The first is a letter-to-the-editor that doesn’t qualify for our collection. It’s in the Register-Guard of Eugene, Oregon, and it’s titled Intelligent design evidence exists. The newspaper has a comments feature. Here’s the letter — the whole thing except for a reference to some earlier letter that triggered it:

There’s overwhelming evidence of intelligent design and, even though micro evolution is a strong, established fact, there’s no evidentiary support for macro evolution.

That said, the people who support creationism also don’t follow evidence and are supporting a faith-based idea.

One can look at the bloody mayhem caused by religion and rightfully object, but to deny the evidence of intelligent design isn’t intelligent.

That’s it. Now you know why it’s not in our collection.

The second item is at the website of something called All Christian News. Their headline is Pastor Tries to Walk on Water Like Jesus, Then Drowns in Front of His Congregation. They say it’s about a preacher “on the West Coast of Africa.” One excerpt should be sufficient:

Pastor Franck Kabele, 35, told his congregation that he was capable of reenacting the very miracles of Jesus Christ. He decided to make it clear through way of demonstration on Gabon’s beach in the capital city of Libreville.


According to an eyewitness, Kabele took his congregation out to the beach. He told them that he would cross the Kombo estuary by foot, which is normally a 20 minute boat ride. Sadly by the second step into the water Kabele found himself completely submerged. He never returned.

That’s all we’ve got. Now we’re open for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.

We now throw open the comments to you, dear reader. Have at it.

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8 responses to “Friday Night Free Fire Zone

  1. That often happens when you don’t know where the sandbars and rocks are.

  2. I was just walking on water the other day here in Indiana. I have to say, though, I get around a whole lot faster and it’s more fun as well, when I put on a pair of skates.

  3. rsg – beat me to the punch; was going to say nearly the same thing about walking on water here in Colorado. We did a lot of winter time water-walking at the Goshen dam which you might know about if you have been in that part of Hoosierland.

  4. Holding The Line In Florida

    Walking on water and then all of a sudden you sink and drown. Damn! Hate it when that happens! Would be cool to see The Right Reverand Huckstable try that one though.

  5. Come on, guys, walking on water (the liquid version) totally is possible. Here is the evidence!

    Kabele simply was Not Chosen.

  6. michaelfugate

    And no one jumped in to save the good rev?

  7. It’s easy to walk on water, if you’re careful: just wait till it freezes over.

  8. Evolution in action. How appropriate