This is a long holiday weekend because Monday is Memorial Day in the US. Therefore, news of The Controversy is scarce and we expect traffic to be be light. Nevertheless, your Curmudgeon is on the job.
For your contemplation, we’ll mention some news about a subject we don’t usually discuss around here — this is the headline in the Irish Times: Ireland becomes first country to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote. We don’t need to give you any excerpts.
The irony is that in 2009, that same country adopted a law which, according to Wikipedia — see Blasphemy law in the Republic of Ireland — outlawed the “publication or utterance of blasphemous matter.” We posted about it the day it went into effect: Is This Blog Blasphemous in Ireland?
We don’t know what’s going on over there, but Ireland has some of the loveliest ladies in the world, so as long as one is careful to avoid speaking favorably about the solar system, the age of the Earth, or evolution, it’s probably a great place to visit.
For your weekend amusement, we found some relevant commentary from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia. He’s angry. We imagine that once again he’s red in the face, foaming at the mouth, and rolling around chewing the carpet. He just posted this on his blog: Ireland and Gay “Marriage”. It’s very predictable, so we’ll only give you one excerpt:
Really, such votes show the continued secularization of the Western world. There’s no doubt that the current generations have been educated to believe the Bible is not an infallible book and that supposed science has disproved the Bible’s history. The religion of naturalism (atheism) has really been imposed on Western nations by education systems, media, the Internet, and secular museums.
That’s all we found today — at least so far. Therefore, your Curmudgeon declares an Intellectual Free Fire Zone. Talk about whatever you think is interesting — science, politics, philosophy, etc. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But beware of the profanity filters.
We now throw open the comments to you, dear reader. Have at it!
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