Thursday, 19 November 2009

UFO in Parliament

ABC news was talking yesterday about the parliament discussion in which Scientology was accused of some horrendous crimes. They went on to interview several parliamentarians, including The Nationals' Barnaby Joyce. Joyce didn't voice his explicit opinion on Scientology, but he did go on to say something about the stupidity of believing in spaceships and aliens.
Not that my opinion on Scientology differs much from Joyce's, but I would like to ask him the following: In what way do Scientology's spaceships differ from the following elements of your own belief-
-A star racing across the sky to act as a directional beacon
-Walking on water
-Virgin birth
-Turning water into wine?

At this point I have to say that I'm picking on Joyce for a reason. Joyce is an outspoken global warming denialist. He accepts Christianity but denies Scientology despite the two sharing a lot of similar bullshit at their core, and he also rejects what is very nearly scientific fact.
I would say Joyce is severely delusional, or at least severely ignorant. If it was up to me, Joyce would be sent back to school to get the education he so badly needs. Yet the Australian people see him fit to be sent to parliament and decide on issues of utmost importance to human civilization as a whole.


Wicked Little Critta said...

Please tell you you're going to at least give Religulous a try.

Moshe Reuveni said...

There is a problem there: I don't see how I can put my hands on the DVD other than buy it (which I won't do). Are you implying I should download it?
On a more serious note, Bill Maher, the guy behind Religulous, has proved himself to be not too distant to the ignorants he mocks in his film: he went out speaking complete bull in relation to vaccinations.