"The [Department of Defense] paid $100,000 to sponsor a strategy workshop in September featuring a session called ‘Did Jesus die for Klingons, too?’ on the theological threat to Christianity that the discovery of life on other planets might pose."
Pat Robertson’s question for the media: “What in Heaven’s name is wrong with you? Are you so anti-American, are you so opposed to this great nation and the freedoms you have that you want to embrace something out of the eighth century, BC?”
For the record, the Islamic calendar begins in the year 622, e.g. the seventh century AD.
Also, Pat Robertson embraces Jesus, e.g. something out of the first century AD. Which must mean he’s anti-American and a terrible historian.
"The First Amendment was written neither to guarantee freedom of religion to Muslims or Buddhists or Hindus nor to prohibit their free exercise of religion. It wasn’t written about them one way or another. It was written for one specific purpose: to protect the free exercise of the Christian religion. We must be clear: the First Amendment does not prohibit the free exercise of alternative religions, but neither does it guarantee it. It simply does not address the issue at all."
American Family Association spokesman and demagogue royale Bryan Fischer, trying to see how many feet he can get into his mouth.
Our only question: If this is how he mangles the meaning of a single 45-word sentence, what’s that say about his interpretation of the Scriptures?
UNGER: …Let’s start first, though, with what happened to you during that lecture. Now as a scientist you come across this sort of heckling from time to time?…
NYE: I have to tell you guys, I didn’t think I was heckled. People left. I don’t remember being heckled. I got a standing O at the end…
UNGER: Lots of shouts out there. That was kind of a heckle.
NYE: Let’s—I don’t want to get to far afield here and talk too much about me, but I was talking about how a very famous reverend, Jerry Falwell insisted that he thinks that global climate change, global heating is a myth, and he was going to buy a Chevy Suburban the next time he had an opportunity, and I pointed out that that’s bad.
And that the literal interpretation of the Bible, to me, is not satisfactory, it’s just not enough information…
Some people left because they were concerned. Knock yourselves out. But people—we have taxpayers and voters that don’t believe in global heating, think it’s a myth. That’s not in anybody’s best interest. I’m going to tell you, as a scientist and so on, engineer and taxpayer and voter that global heating, global warming is a very serious problem. And you can’t ignore it. It’s a problem discovered through the process of science. So it’s a worthy thing.
This onslaught of evil is too subtle, it’s too sinister, to be of human origin! It must be — it is! — a CAREfully CALculated CONSPIRACY of fallen angels, called demon spirits! And it is TIME for the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST to ARISE! And SHINE THE LIGHT OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST!
"This is not the beginning of the end for the international community in Afghanistan. This is the end. Terry Jones and others will continue to pull anti-Islam stunts and opportunistic extremists here will use those actions to incite attacks against foreigners. Unless we, the internationals, want our guards to fire on unarmed protestors from now on, the day has come for us to leave Afghanistan."
— Una Moore, an international development professional based in Afghanistan, in a post for the UN Dispatch titled “This Attack Is Different.”