WorldNetDaily, Pokemon, & a Saudi Fatwa

There is a lesson to be learned here, dear reader. Let’s see if you can figure it out.

First, we go to WorldNetDaily (WND). They have an article by Joseph Farah, founder, CEO, and editor of WND. The headline is If black lives matter, vote Republican.

Most of it is a rant about “social conservative” issues, like crime, abortion, racism, etc., which we don’t blog about, but a bit of it is relevant to our interests. Here are the interesting excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:

In addition, who is it that promotes the doctrinaire teaching of Darwinism in American schools and universities? The Democrats, who insist evolution is not a theory, but a fact. What are the ramifications of that?

Farah explains the ramifications:

It was Darwinism in the 19th century that promoted the notion of superior and inferior races – and justified the genocide that led directly to the Holocaust.

[*Groan*] We’ve rebutted that creationist nonsense over and over again — see Racism, Eugenics, and Darwin, and also Creationism and Racism, and also Hitler and Darwin.

Okay, we’ve made our point. Let’s read on:

Who’s defending Darwinism today? Only one political party – the Democrats. Coincidence?

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! As we’ve pointed out before, in 2008 when Louisiana became the first state (of only two) to enact the anti-evolution, pro-creationism Louisiana Science Education Act (the LSEA), it was introduced and championed by Democrat state senator Ben Nevers, and the Louisiana legislature, which was then Democrat-controlled, passed the law almost unanimously.

The rest of Farah’s rant doesn’t interest us, so we’ll turn to the next article. In The Times of Israel, headquarted in Jerusalem, we read Saudi revives fatwa on ‘Zionism-promoting’ Pokemon. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:

Pokemon Go may be taking the world by storm but don’t try hunting for Pikachu, Pidgey or Rattata in Saudi Arabia, as clerics there have renewed a 15-year-old ban on the game.

You’ve got to be wondering: What does that have to do with anything we discuss in the Curmudgeon’s blog? Be patient, dear reader. The article continues:

While fatwa no. 21,758 makes no mention of the latest iteration of game, it does list many sinful aspects of Pokemon.

What are those sinful aspects? We’re told:

Firstly, the game is seen as a form of gambling, which itself is forbidden. Secondly, it encourages belief in Darwin’s theory of evolution, and thirdly, the fatwa says, the symbols used in the game promote the Shinto religion of Japan, Christianity, Freemasonry and “global Zionism.”

You didn’t know that Pokemon encourages belief in Darwin’s theory, did you? We didn’t, but perhaps that’s because we don’t play computer games. Anyway, WND and the Saudi fatwa are both on the same side — they condemn Darwin’s theory. What do we learn from this? We’re not sure. Perhaps you can figure it out.

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9 responses to “WorldNetDaily, Pokemon, & a Saudi Fatwa

  1. I would be over joyed if a person goes to a hospital and decides NOT to BE A LIAR & HYPOCRITE and says I don’t believe in evilution so I only want buyBull approved treatments!!! as evolved antibacterials are not real!

  2. Laughing at how Islam considers combining dissimilar animals and adding in some kind of elemental weapon as evolution.
    Of course Islam would have nothing against the game play of catching pocket sized monsters and then making them fight.
    I hope someday the entire house of Saud lose their collective heads. In a democracy you lose the next election, in a monarchy you lose you head.

  3. Saudi Arabia is what the west would look like if the Discoveroids were ever able to realise the goals of their Wedge Strategy.

  4. Eric Lipps

    Firstly, [Pokemon Go] is seen as a form of gambling, which itself is forbidden. Secondly, it encourages belief in Darwin’s theory of evolution, and thirdly, the fatwa says, the symbols used in the game promote the Shinto religion of Japan, Christianity, Freemasonry and “global Zionism.”

    So the Saudis don’t like the theory of evolution? U.S. creationists should love them then, right?

    Oh yeah, Islam is a devil-worshipping moon-god religion 200 million of whose followers are going to attack Israel any day now in the battle of Armageddon, and be slaughtered en masse by the Israelis and, of course, God. how could I have forgotten?

  5. Doctor Stochastic

    Pokémon Go Home

  6. The bizarre idea that Pokémon somehow encourages belief in evolution has to do with the fact that the fantasy animals of the game go through a series of stages as they mature. But since this affects individuals rather than species, it is really just individual development, like a puppy “evolves” into a dog.