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  1. Kevin Kehres says

    But the equation that moron plus idiots (voters) equals Congress is very much in evidence.

  2. jws1 says

    “Nobody plus nothing equals everything” sounds like a good paraphrase for revealed religions.

  3. raven says

    You mean Gohmert has proved the existence of Cthulhu? Who knew Lovecraft was a prophet?

    Or is it Odin? Brahma?

  4. rabbitscribe says

    Yes, no one can satisfactorily address first causes (and saying “Herp-derp by definition God is uncaused derp-herp” doesn’t qualify). It appears there is, in Richard Carrier’s words, “a brute fact.” It’s either vibrations in an N-dimensional space-time continuum or something enormously, incalculably more complicated such as a God (as to the proposition, “Herp-derp, by definition God is perfectly simple derp-herp,” see above). We’ll let William of Occam take it from there…

  5. Alverant says

    Imagine what would happen if an elected official tried the same thing with christians….

  6. says

    I think I’ve finally figured out why the fRight wingers were so intent on keeping Terry Schiavo plugged in to a that machine. Whatever brain activity was going on in her head was equal to or greater than what is happening between the ears of people like Gohmert Pile* and the people who vote for him or Bachmann. And they are afraid of the repercussions for themselves if lack of brain activity becomes a reason used for withholding resources.

    * As in “Honey, did you see what a pile of Gohmert the neighbor’s St. Bernard left in the yard this morning?”

  7. says

    What gomers like Gohmert never explain is, which god and why that one and not one of the dozens in current use? Why they Christian god, and not the Muslim or Jewish? Why not the Ground of Being, know under different names by different Hindu traditions? Why not the One Creator worshiped by the Sikhs? Why not the Kami of Shinto?

    For that matter, Christians can’t even agree on a single god. Does he mean the god worshiped by Christian evangelicals, or the one worshiped by Catholics? A number of denominations reject the doctrine of the Trinity: Seventh Day Adventists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Oneness Pentecostal movement, Christian Science and many others. Could he be referring to a god like that? Or maybe he means the LDS god, a once mortal being born on the planet (or was it a star?) Koleb who was rewarded by his god by getting turned into Earth’s god.

    Given how important this topic seems to be to Gohmert, you would think he would be a tad clearer about what he means.

  8. vereverum says

    It’s a short clip but the audience seemed polite, at best. I think he expected a response at :34, but there wasn’t one and the applause at the end of the clip seemed restrained. Aren’t they supposed to be on his side?

  9. busterggi says

    So exactly what magic word does Mr. Gomert think his god said to create everything? And without god having a physical being and not existing in a physical universe how was that word said and heard?

  10. cptdoom says

    As an atheist I am perfectly able to understand that the matter and energy in our universe, not to mention all the forms of matter and energy that may or may not exist in the multiverse, must have had some origin, one that I cannot comprehend (any more than an ant can measure the circumference of the earth). That does not mean I have to believe in a stern sky-father who cares whether Tim Tebow gets a touchdown.

    What gomers like Gohmert never explain is, which god and why that one and not one of the dozens in current use?

    Or how about more than one? When I was in Catholic high school, a priest tried to use a Church-created logic curriculum to “prove” the existence of God. It began with the basic assertion that Gohmert does – that nothingness cannot will itself into existence. So there must be some kind of “self-existent being” or SEB from which creation sprang.

    The next question on the curriculum: “Why is there only one SEB?”
    The answer: “Because to have more than one would be illogical,” and then on to the next question.

    I may have started down the path to atheism with that course, come to think of it.

  11. Moggie says

    raven:

    You mean Gohmert has proved the existence of Cthulhu?

    No, that would be nobody divided by nothing.

  12. Steve Morrison says

    Okay, he may have checkmated the atheists, but has he CHECKMATEd the ATHIESTS? Modus has done that so many times he must have made grandmaster norms by now.

  13. brucegee1962 says

    How about a self-existent species?

    Perhaps, in the future, we will develop time travel, then go backwards in time and create the universe ourselves. Unlikely, sure, but still more likely than what they’re peddling — at least we know that we exist.

  14. howardhershey says

    His real argument is with modern cosmology. He will be publishing his new evidence against the Big Bang in Cosmology & Astrophysics quite soon. But it would be inadvisable to hold your breath until then.

  15. caseloweraz says

    I wondered about this fellow Bob Murphy.

    http://articles.latimes.com/1986-10-31/news/mn-8404_1_texas

    An Act of God?

    Bob Murphey, a lawyer from Nacogdoches who makes much of his living regaling audiences with Texas stories, tells this one:

    A Texas farmer in the Panhandle was struck by lightning and killed. His wife demanded double indemnity from the insurance company, claiming her husband’s death was an act of God. The insurance company said it wasn’t, and the case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The court ruled in favor of the insurance company, saying, “Getting struck by lightning is an act of God. But an act of God that happens in Texas is a pure accident.”

    Texas these days is much like the farmer, and the lightning is the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, which flooded the market with oil and sent prices on a swan dive.

    (Emphasis added.)

  16. abb3w says

    @12, cptdoom

    As an atheist I am perfectly able to understand that the matter and energy in our universe, not to mention all the forms of matter and energy that may or may not exist in the multiverse, must have had some origin, one that I cannot comprehend (any more than an ant can measure the circumference of the earth).

    These days, it gets weirder than you might expect; “the matter and energy in our universe” may all add up to nothing, making its “existence” just a bookkeeping illusion.

  17. Trebuchet says

    …what is happening between the ears of people like Gohmert Pile…

    Jim Nabors is an out, gay, married man. Please don’t make this comparison.

  18. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne says

    @Aspect Sign:

    Assumes a fact not in evidence. What we know is that he knows how to pronounce the words. He could be reading them off cue-cards for all we know.

  19. vereverum says

    @Crimson Clupeidae
    The “Celebrate America” event, I don’t know how to make a link, but just google that and it’ll probably be the first hit.

  20. moarscienceplz says

    Gosh! He’s so right! The mere fact that the Universe exists PROVES that masturbation and Teh Ghey Secks is RONG!
    HE’S A SOOPER GEENIUS!

  21. freehand says

    1. Who said that nothing can’t come from nothing?
    2. Even were that true, that only implies that the universe (or the multiverse) has been here forever.
    .
    My conversations with these people tend to be short – a mercy to both of us.

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