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.

Comments

  1. Clifton says

    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.

  2. says

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

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjiUrh_aR64

    And it did feel good to write it. :)

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

  3. says

    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!

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTN3s2iVKKI

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