Top ten Religious discoveries

Higgs Boson confirmed, July 2012

rom Why Evolution Is True, a fine post by Mr. Coyne on the tussle for truth between religion and science. He provides several quotes from Sophisticated Theologians (coined by Coyne) which show them to be clearly making claims about reality.

“In this I am convinced that true Christianity is precisely the same as true science. Both are required to be totally open to whatever is authentically given in each situation. This is no mere coincidence. For it is Jesus Christ who definitively makes it clear that the universe is truly open to truly scientific investigation.” — David Jenkins

“On balance, theism is vastly more hospitable to science than naturalism, a much better home to it. Indeed, it is theism, not naturalism, that deserves to be called ‘the scientific worldview.’” — Alvin Plantinga

There are many others, although none as cringe inducing as that last one, IMHO. To show the hollowness of these claims, Jerry provides us with the top 10 scientific discoveries and accomplishments of 2012 from Wired Science. Along with the Higgs Boson and others, there are Curiosity roving on Mars, drilling through two miles of Antarctic ice to Lake Vostok (new life?) and finding an Earth-like planet orbiting Alpha Centauri B.

His simple graphic, below, shows the same for religion.

religious-discoveries

I propose a different list, although not necessarily from 2012 alone or in any particular order.

Mother Mary, Christianity's first rape victim

Mother Mary, Christianity’s first rape victim

Big Mama Theresa's head in a bun

I always thought Big Mama Theresa was a bun-head for making those suffering, suffer even more in her clinics.

Pope John Paul, The Sequel in a fire, just like the ol' timey heretics or witch-children in Africa today

Pope John Paul, The Sequel, ablaze, just like the ol’ timey heretics or witch-children in Africa today

Mary again, in a Larch

Mary again, in a Larch

Here's Mary, hiding on the plastron of a wee turtle

Here’s Mary, hiding on the plastron of a wee turtle

doG must love the Irish, the way he rots them taters so pretty

doG must love the Irish, the way he rots them taters so pretty

A stoned Virgin Mary

A stoned Virgin Mary

Toasted Madonna, or the weerjin Mary. You decide.

Toasted Madonna, or the weerjin Mary. You decide. No, Marlene Dietrich

Buddy Jebus, crucified on the roof of a catfish skull.

Buddy Jebus, crucified on the inner roof of a catfish skull.

This is a common Kudzu crucifixion, Christian symbol of torture

This is a common Kudzu crucifixion, Christian symbol of torture

Jebus in a nacho pan or some left over goo that vaguely resembles Jeffery Hunter.

Jebus in a nacho pan or some left over goo that vaguely resembles Jeffery Hunter.

If you've read the BuyBull, like I have, you would find this quite accurate.

If you’ve read the BuyBull, like I have, you would find this quite accurate.

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One Response to Top ten Religious discoveries

  1. Rugrat says:

    That top-1o list sure was quick reading 🙂

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