Re: [asa] The Theocracy is Coming! [again]

From: <gmurphy10@neo.rr.com>
Date: Wed May 27 2009 - 12:22:44 EDT

"Theocracy" is the new scare word of folks like Coyne, much as "secular humanism" has been for the religious right. I suggest that anytime someone uses "theocracy" in this way it can be translated "I've run out of ideas."

Shalom,
George

---- Iain Strachan <igd.strachan@gmail.com> wrote:
> Looks like what Coyne wants is an Atheocracy. To suggest that someone can't
> be head of Biologos and head of NIH is blatant discrimination on grounds of
> religious belief.
>
> In any case, I believe Collins was in favour of stem cell research (though
> recognising there are ethical issues involved).
>
> Coyne is making himself look like a raving nutcase.
>
> Iain
>
> On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 4:54 PM, Nucacids <nucacids@wowway.com> wrote:
>
> > Jerry Coyne sounds the alarm and throws down the gauntlet. Smell the
> > threatiness:
> >
> >
> >
> > “Well, we thought we’d seen the last of the theocracy of George W. Bush,
> > but it apparently ain’t so. * The Scientist<http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/55733/>
> > *reports (and this has been the buzz for weeks), that born-again Christian
> > and BioLogos Foundation director Francis Collins is likely to be named as
> > head of the National Institutes of Health
> >
> >
> >
> > […]
> >
> >
> >
> > I am funded by the NIH, and I’m worried. Not about my own funding
> > (although I’m a heathen cultural Jew), but about how this will affect things
> > like stem-cell research and its funding.
> >
> >
> >
> > […]
> >
> >
> >
> > We are just recovering from the theocracy of G. W. Bush, and I was happy
> > that federally-funded stem-cell research was allowed to go ahead. Now what
> > will happen?
> >
> >
> >
> > […]
> >
> >
> >
> > Collins may indeed be a good administrator, but this appointment is a
> > mistake. At the very least, Collins must remove himself as director of the
> > BioLogos foundation, as holding both posts would represent an unwanted
> > incursion of religion into the public sphere. I call for him to resign from
> > BioLogos if he’s appointed as head of the NIH. (That, of course, has the
> > attendant benefit of putting the ever-amusing Karl Giberson in charge of
> > BioLogos!)”
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2009/05/27/collins-may-be-nih-director/
> >
>
>
>
> --
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> (\__/)
> (='.'=)
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> domination
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