Monday, May 23, 2011

The Farce Goes On: Ham Fisted Prophets


"Hey you, we've got a monopoly franchise on this business!"

We all know about the above "prophetic" farce. As in all the best farces we find earnest blockheads like Camping, with their wacko projects, played off against knowing and terminally cynical characters. In the latter role we have, of course, PZ Myers and his rabid raiders. The whole fundagelical business just wouldn't be so funny without PZ Myers and co to witness and react to it. And do we need the medicine of a little black humour, for in many ways the extreme antics of the fundamentalists, which they carry out with a straight faced seriousness of purpose, are really no joke at all.

In  this blog post  PZ brings together the Camping affair with his other favourite buffoon, Ken  Ham. The post links  to one of Ken Ham's facebook pages.  As a rule fundamentalists never see themselves mirrored in other fundamentalists; they are egotistical enough to think of themselves as somehow different and set apart with a monopoly on truth. They continue to show no coyness or embarrassment about themselves; they remain as ebullient and irrepressible as ever: On Ken's facebook page one of his admirers says: "Thank God for true prophets like Mr. Ham!!!;-)

1 comment:

j.knight423 said...

Hi Tim,

Re - As a rule fundamentalists never see themselves mirrored in other fundamentalists; they are egotistical enough to think of themselves as somehow different and set apart with a monopoly on truth. They continue to show no coyness or embarrassment about themselves; they remain as ebullient and irrepressible as ever"

Yes, it's a point I made recently as well - it has significance because it shows how wedded they are to fooling themselves.

Thanks for the comment on my Last Temptation article; yes, as always the subject is more complex than most fundies realise - all the sensible folk know that complicated aspects of faith cannot be trivialised with a few epigrammatic sound-bytes.

For some reason I cannot seem to respond in my own Blog!

James