Fundies Say the Darndest Things

Have you ever tried to explain something to someone who just doesn’t get it? They stare at you with wide eyes and nod their head, but you know nothing that you’re saying is actually reaching their brain. That’s the feeling I get when I talk to fundamentalist¬†Christians¬†about anything science related. fstdt.com (Fundies Say the Darndest Things) has picked up some very good quotes and published them for the world to see, and laugh at.

We’re not saying people shouldn’t have a little belief in their lives, we’re just saying that some people take it and run off in directions that the rest of us just don’t understand.

Here are a few of the funnier quotes:

One of the most basic laws in the universe is the Second Law of Thermodynamics. This states that as time goes by, entropy in an environment will increase. Evolution argues differently against a law that is accepted EVERYWHERE BY EVERYONE. Evolution says that we started out simple, and over time became more complex. That just isn’t possible: UNLESS there is a giant outside source of energy supplying the Earth with huge amounts of energy. If there were such a source, scientists would certainly know about it. [emphasis added]

Gravity: Doesn’t exist. If items of mass had any impact of others, then mountains should have people orbiting them. Or the space shuttle in space should have the astronauts orbiting it. Of course, that’s just the tip of the gravity myth. Think about it. Scientists want us to believe that the sun has a gravitation pull strong enough to keep a planet like neptune or pluto in orbit, but then it’s not strong enough to keep the moon in orbit? Why is that? What I believe is going on here is this: These objects in space have yet to receive mans touch, and thus have no sin to weigh them down. This isn’t the case for earth, where we see the impact of transfered sin to material objects. The more sin, the heavier something is.

I am a bit troubled. I believe my son has a girlfriend, because she left a dirty magazine with men in it under his bed. My son is only 16 and I really don’t think he’s ready to date yet. What’s worse is that he’s sneaking some girl to his room behind my back. I need help, God! I want my son to stop being so secretive!