WorldNetDaily: NASA’s Godless Agenda

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The blaring sirens and flashing lights of the Drool-o-tron™ alerted us, and the blinking letters of its wall display said WorldNetDaily (WND). As you know, WorldNetDaily (WND) was an early winner of the Curmudgeon’s Buffoon Award, thus the jolly logo displayed above this post.

The device had locked our computer was locked onto this headline at WND: NASA’s new assignments: Find aliens, prove evolution, and above the headline, in bold red font, it says: “WND EXCLUSIVE.” Wowie — you can’t find this information anywhere else!

It was written by Joe Wilson, described as “an intern with WND. He hails from Sunman, Indiana, and is finishing his bachelor’s degree in History and Classical Language at Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia. He is a devout Catholic and a baseball enthusiast, as well as an amateur filmmaker.”

This is going to be good! Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:

The National Space and Aeronautics Administration has done some amazing things for the United States over the years: the initial short flights into space, then the longer orbiting missions, the moon visits, the space station and even unmanned trips to every sidewalk [Huh?] in the solar system. But now it has some new goals: Find aliens. And prove evolution. And while the agency is at it, its staff members should identify the origins of life.

Aliens? Evolution? The origin of life? Egad — that’s heresy! How could this be happening in the Trump administration? Joe refers to and quotes extensively from this article in the Atlantic: The Tiny Edit That Changed NASA’s Future, which says:

On March 21 of this year, both parties in Congress and the Trump administration made a change to a federal document that amounted to only a few words, but which may well change the course of human history. … [I]n this year’s bill, Congress added a momentous phrase to the agency’s mission: “the search for life’s origins, evolution, distribution, and future in the universe.” It’s a short phrase, but a visionary one, setting the stage for a far-reaching effort, that could have as profound an impact on the 21st century as the Apollo program had on the 20th.

[…]

There may be billions of Earth-like planets out there that are abundant with all the elements for life, but that doesn’t mean that there is life, let alone complex life on any of them. The only way to answer the question, “are we alone?” is to go see for ourselves, and this is exactly what NASA has now been empowered to do.

Gasp! What is WND’s opinion of this ungodly situation? Joe tells us:

[T]he move is being viewed by those in the faith community as the federal government’s endorsement of an effort to prove the biblical creation narrative false.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! We searched the NASA website for some information on this and found their FY 2017 Budget Request for Science which says, among other things, that it:

Furthers our search to answer some of humanity’s most profound questions:

• How do planets and life originate?

• How does the universe work, and what are its origin and destiny?

• Are we alone?

And NASA’s Budget Request for fiscal year 2018 says, among other things, that it:

Furthers our search to answer some of humanity’s most profound questions:

• How did our solar system originate and change over time?

• How did life originate, and are we alone?

• How did the universe begin and evolve, and what will be its destiny?

So WND is probably correct. Other than quoting stuff from other websites, including blogs, Joe has one more thing to say:

At least the marching orders are a change from what ex-President Barack Obama wanted from NASA. He wanted the agency to be a Muslim feel-good outreach.

That’s correct, as this seven year-old article from the Telegraph reports: Barack Obama: Nasa must try to make Muslims ‘feel good’.

Okay, so where are we? It appears that NASA has gone from Muslim outreach to blasphemy. Verily these are the Final Days. Oh, and one more thing. Joe is a WND intern. From what we’ve seen here, he has a great career ahead of him.

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10 responses to “WorldNetDaily: NASA’s Godless Agenda

  1. Perhaps creationists, e.g., the Discovery Institute folks, Ham’s followers, the WND nuts, et. al, could make a proposal for NASA design and launch a probe to investigate and search for evidence of their god/gods out in the solar system and beyond. This probe might include cameras to capture images of god or Jesus in screen doors, big plate glass windows, large rock outcrops, banana peels, etc., or look for rocks and stones or peanuts in the shapes of holy peoples images, etc., likewise galaxies in similar shapes, gaseous nebulae with clearly discernible, identifiable faces, and so on. That evidence would settle the issue for sure.

  2. Eddie Janssen

    I think DavidK hits a raw nerve. They know nothing will ever give evidence for the existence of their Oogity Boogity and they fear the evidence that may come up for the postion of science.

    I cannot imagine that any creationist expects ‘proof’ of (their specific) God in investigating further and further parts of the universe. They are in a loose-loose situation and I think they are (unconsciously) aware of it.
    Or I may have read too much freudian literature…

  3. Michael Fugate

    Christendom College has a core curriculum where the only science is physics. Their philosophy of science course uses two books with strong teleological underpinnings: Barr’s “Modern Physics and Ancient Faith” and
    Augros and Stanciu’s “The New Biology”.

    Mark Perakh has a review of the former while the New Scientist has review of the latter.

    While the New Scientist said this about the latter

    Yet another argument in “The New Biology” is that nature is not viciously competitive – a key precept of Darwinian theory – but essentially cooperative. Everything exists for something else’s benefit. Well, again, put like that it is very difficult to dispute, but surely the genius of Darwinism is that it explains why it looks like that. I, at least, feel that to say the purpose of many baby animals is to be food for other animals is to stretch the notion of cooperation, or of a fundamentally benevolent plan, well beyond its elastic limit.
    John Galloway New Scientist 3 March 1988

    Materialism is not dead.

  4. A devout catholic AND a baseball fan..Wow.

  5. The publisher of WND is a member of the Counsel for National Policy, a globalist organization which puts people in place to act like Christian fundamentalist idiots for the purpose of trying to discredit true Christianity.

  6. The whole truth

    Okay doubters, this is irrefutable PROOF that yahoo-yeshoo-holy-spook is/are real and that it/they created the universe and us. There’s no need to look any further than this for evidence of origins and the answers to all other big questions:
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/2fe3529f-bf80-3aed-8300-cd8eb9597e0f/ss_‘tortilla-jesus’-draws.html

    /sarcasm

  7. Ross Cameron

    Early Xianity and the bible (and church classes to littlies) said that heaven was ‘up there’. Now that NASA has explored up there for no sightings, do modern Xians insist it`s ‘further up there’?

  8. I’ll gladly help pay for a search for god probe but only if it’s manned by Ham and friends.

  9. gnome de net

    The National Space and Aeronautics Administration….

    WND glossed over the only truly exclusive information in that report: NASA has now become NSAA.

  10. techreseller

    Eddie,

    Sorry to pick on your response. But we must maintain the intellectual level of this blog. Loose = opposite of tight; lose = opposite of win.

    So if you use loose where lose is the correct word, you are using language too loosely and are likely to lose your argument as those reading it will surmise that you do not know what you are talking about, even if you do.

    Unless you do mean that they are in a loose-loose situation. In that they use science loosely and religion loosely.