Re: Taking the Religion of Scientism to a new level Re: [asa] This is seriously funny

From: George Murphy <>
Date: Fri Sep 19 2008 - 09:18:44 EDT

Joke or not, a stained glass window representing the MWB, if well done, would be a great idea for a Christian church. Many such windows have traditionally represented aspects of God's creation in various ways, & there's no reason in the world (!) why they should be limited to pre-scientific images. God is the creator of the real universe, not just some archaic cosmological model. As a bit of precedent there's the window in the National Cathedral in Washington that contains a piece of moon rock.

Spoils of the Egyptians!

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Steve Martin
  To: James Patterson
  Sent: Friday, September 19, 2008 8:27 AM
  Subject: Taking the Religion of Scientism to a new level Re: [asa] This is seriously funny

  Yes it is ... as are most things published at the Onion. (Try giving up traditional media for a week & read only the Onion - it will do wonders for your mental health!)

  Then there is this article "California Erects First Temple to the Worship of Science". There were a few things in this that are way funnier than the Onion's take ... except, after reading it I'm not so sure this is a joke. (I did quickly check of the calendar to see if it was April 1st).

  Here's a snippet:

    This week, Mr. Keats goes public with his plans. "The essence of religion is stained glass and song," he says. In the case of the Atheon, the stained glass is patterned to show the cosmic microwave background radiation -- capturing the universe in the first several hundred thousand years of creation -- using NASA's new WMAP satellite data. "The cosmic microwave background is the sky's natural stained glass, our origin story imprinted on the cosmos," explains Mr. Keats. "And now it's visible to us for the first time, glowing through the windows of the Atheon."

    The song composed for the Atheon is equally scientific, a canon for three cosmic voices titled "Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?" The canon is comprised of sounds pulsating through several hypothetical universes as well as our own living cosmos, musically arranged by Mr. Keats using audio files produced by University of Virginia astronomer Mark Whittle. According to Mr. Keats, "these universes don't provide any answers. If people are to find spirituality in science, it's likely to be by immersing themselves in questions."
  (HT: James Kidder)

  On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 7:02 AM, James Patterson <> wrote:

    Everyone deserves a good laugh - it's Friday!

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    Evolutionists Flock To Darwin-Shaped Wall Stain

    "DAYTON, TN-A steady stream of devoted evolutionists continued to gather in
    this small Tennessee town today to witness what many believe is an image of
    Charles Darwin-author of The Origin Of Species and founder of the modern
    evolutionary movement-made manifest on a concrete wall in downtown Dayton."

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