Jun 30 2009

When Rationalists Attack!

I’ll tell you now, I love swearing for its own sake. But what I love even more is when someone as cool and rational as DanJ goes completely off. It’s something akin to watching a perfectly played chess match end when one player shoots the opposing king at checkmate with a rocket-propelled grenade. It’s glorious in its overkill.

It seems his recent encounters with religious folks, and the greater thread on the interwebs about civility when discussing religion vis-a-vis science, has finally come to a head and Dan, understandably, snaps, having been told he’s going to hell and is evil and sinful just once too many. And what a thing of beauty this rant is! Not only is it pure, unvarnished truth, but it is as cathartic to read as I’m sure it was to write.


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    I liked it. The last part reminded me of that rant Chevy Chase went on when he found out he wasn’t getting a bonus in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

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    Dan J

    Oh, I remember that well (though I hadn’t seen it in many years):


    And it did feel good to write it. :)

    “Cry ‘Havoc,’ and let slip the dogs of war”

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    Jason Thibeault

    One of the greatest rants ever. (And here I was expecting Clifton was going to take me to task for saying “vis-a-vis”.)

    This thread is now about greatest rants ever. Post ‘em if you got ‘em!


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    Jason Thibeault

    Another. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwTyAvu61bM

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