Monday, December 13, 2004

Give Me That Old Time Religion

Colin Purrington, a fighting evolutionary biologist at Swarthmore College, created a parody of the textbook disclaimer sticker designed by the Cobb County School District in Georgia:
textbook disclaimers
That's pretty funny, but what I would really love to see is a satirical Polytheistic Intelligent Design website, adapted from David Hume's Dialogues concerning Natural Religion, which asserts with a straight face:
[I]ntentional design normally occurs with a division of labor -- watches are the product of many hands, not one.

So, the universe or evolved life forms must have involved more hands than the Manhattan Project. Engineering shops. Mines. Mills. Shippers. Warehouses. Unions. Managers. Skilled and unskilled labor. (We're talking about the divine, so we will assume that this is a cooperative arrangement without bosses, wage-laborers, or celestial exploitation.) (JKS, "The Argument from Design and Polytheism," LBO-talk, December 13, 2004, 07:32:17 PST)
The website should play Pete Seeger singing "Old Time Religion" and come with animation of a dancing Aphrodite in "that see-through nightie":
Give me that old time religion
Give me that old time religion
Give me that old time religion
It's good enough for me.

We will pray with Aphrodite,
We will pray with Aphrodite,
She wears that see-through nightie,
And it's good enough for me.
Many monotheists who Google the Net for "intelligent design" would happen upon it and go apoplectic, upon seeing a website that argues the universe was created by a communistic committee of sexually perverse gods.

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