Raving creationist nutbags get shredded pretty thoroughly when they make comments here, I know. Still, that doesn’t excuse the efforts of the craven lackwit to hide from criticism by scuttling over to my daughter’s blog and whining that I’m a wicked parent who has condemned his own daughter to hell.
It’s awfully stupid, too, since Skatje and her friends are having all the fun of using their claws and sharp, sharp teeth on him. If anyone wants to join in the evisceration, go on over. Ask for Gustaf.
That Skatje is pretty bright. I love being a parent, they always surprise you, most of them are good surprises over here, so far.
Isn’t it just like a demented religionist to go after young minds that are still malleable for insane dogma. The creotard Gustav (as in the Gustav Line?) thought it would be easy to mess with a seemingly immature 18 year mind, not yet hardened to the rationalities of atheism, and a gutless aversion to insinuate himself into we hardened creotard bashes here. From what I read of Skatje’s bio and site, and her genetic progenitors, I am sure she will handle the demented dolt in her own manner and do us proud here on Pharyngula. Run him through the cesspit Skatje and drop a hint that we would also like a crack at him. Do leave a little for us though, as we haven’t had a good row for a spell.
Capital Dan says
Can’t say I’m surprised by the tactic of harassing children. Christians are quite big on terrorizing kids with their murderous mythology and tales of psychopathic sky-daddies.
Still, it’s pretty disgusting that this Gustaf fool doesn’t have the good manners or courage to talk to you.
I guess he’s just trying to emulate God, and using people’s children to affect the person they really have a vendetta with. God could have just went after the pharaoh, but no, he had to kill the firstborn children of everyone in Israel instead. But this is a civil society so any real violence has been replaced with threats of imaginary violence. It’s slightly less malevolent in action, but just as malevolent in thought.
Alan Chapman says
Gustaf said: “…the MAJORITY of the world knows that a God exist.”
The fallacy of Argumentum ad Numeram incorrectly equates numbers in support of a contention with its correctness. Gustaf was accused of committing Argumentum ad Populum, but that fallacy is characterized as an appeal to the masses or “playing the gallery.”
PZ that was a tough assignment. Had to go back into icky Church Lady persona *shudder* to leave a comment fit for the younger set. ;)
Too bad Gustav didn’t respond to requests for evidence of how obvious God’s existence is. I always love seeing roller coaster logic in action.
Or Gustaf. Whatever; it’s not he seemed care about spelling.
Michael X says
Yikes, Gustaf is a serious nut job. The fact that he equates “liberal” with “against god” is a clear indication that we are dealing with the bottom of the barrel here. Although, if all liberals were atheists, I think I’d be pretty happy.
BAH! BAH! BAH!
Another nutjob, I don´t understand how you can stand it PZ. Luckily, you only post the cream of the crap for us so we can have a good laugh. (or should I say crap of the crap? poll to follow) Anyway, it just reminds me of the movie Dogma. You’re a lost cause mate, so they’re going after the young, just like the cigarette industry!
PZ, do you know what ‘Skatje’usually means in Dutch? The answer can be found on your daughter’s forum. GL and keep up the good work!
PZ Myers says
You mean our little treasure? Our sweetie?
Cults prey on the mentally ill, mentally slow, lonely, and young. Some statistics from the Moonies indicate that practically no one over the age of 25 will join. (I’ve been reading lately about cults seeing as our next VP might be an Assembly of God/Third Wave/Rapture Monkey cultist).
Gustav undoubtedly knows this and is hoping the 18 year old is more vulnerable than a battle scarred veteran like PZ. Or he is a child molester looking for some young fluff. Or both, the two frequently go together.
Sorry, I wasn’t more clear:
‘Skatje’ is slang for schatje, which could, roughly be translated as ‘Small (or little) treasure’. When used in spoken language it usually means sweetie or honey. (eg. “Dag schatje/skatje” would mean “bye sweetie”) It’s definately a term of endearment in any case.
I’m sure she’s your most absolute treasureable (is that a word?) treasure.
HeY!!! You just insulted the maybe VP of the USA. Palin’s church believes exactly that. Liberals=bound for hell.
In his own words. Palin is a member of a right wing far out cult who uses the codewords and jargon of Joels Army and Destiny Dominionists. Raven’s rule. No matter how bad it seems, it can always get worse.
So far Gustaf hasn’t answered my challenge. I assume he’s held his breath long enough to meet his gawd in person.
Gave the kiddo’s a bible quote to tease the idiot about. They should have fun with fundie unicorns vs. FSM.
Rey Fox says
I wonder if has has a facial tic every time he says one of those words he types in all capitals.
Amy Lark says
That’s interesting. I’ve had a foaming-at-the-mouth xian trying to convert me on my blog, too. I’ll put the link here (I don’t know how to do it the fancy html way), so you can witness his arrogance if you want.
Also, please to admire my daughter while you’re there… :)
PZ, your daughter is very bright. I can relate to her, being a young adult and dealing with crazies like that who feel a need to comment on my religious beliefs (or lack there of). I commented on her blog and told her that I think that the monkey Gustaf evolved from must of had some sort of mental defect. :)
I used to be among that crowd (the cowards). I can still remember “waking up” and realizing how clouded, really diluted, my thinking was. Your an excellent parent for not diligently filling your children with boogie-mannery.
Janine ID says
Posted by: raven | September 7, 2008 8:56 PM
Raven’s rule. No matter how bad it seems, it can always get worse.
Igor’s rule. It could be worse. It could be raining.
Re Raven – #12
I’m afraid it’s worse than that.
Now they prey on the mentally ill by putting them in a call centre with an automatic generator of badly spelt guff.
I kind of feel sorry for the idiot. She’s gonna kill him.
Dale Husband says
Christian extremists are easy targets, P Z. Maybe you should take a cold hard look at the Baha’i Faith, too. As a former member of it, I can testify that its claims to be a tolerant, progressive and consistent religion is no more credible than Christianity. The more light you shine on that, the sooner we will kill it, before it becomes as dangerous as Christianity and Islam before it!
When I have a child, I do my best to raise him/her so that s/he grows to be as confident & well spoken as your daughter. It sounds like you folks did a good job with this child. I’d love to have someone like her in my classroom.
Well, I, for one, was pretty disappointed. Gustaf didn’t seem to hang around very long, and wasn’t up to the standard of loonie fundamentalism that we see here on Pharyngula, Dispatches, etc.
The whole episode seems overblown to me.
Also, I think that PZ’s identifying of Skatje as his daughter, and suggesting that everyone hop over to LR has rather distorted the incident, and cast a shadow over Skatje, rather than allowing her to stand alone. She did a fine job, but having people from here feeling that they need to jump in and defend her over rather detracts from here solo efforts.
PZ, let the girl shred the fundies on her own…
Rev. BigDumbChimp, KoT says
It’s a well known fact that Skatje is the spawn of PZ. This was nothing more than passing out flyers to a troll BBQ.
@Janine ID #21
Foad’s Pacific NW Observation: This is the Pacific NW: it IS raining.
Amy Lark says
If anyone is interested, there are some fish in these other barrels, too:
Conservative Christian mothers are the kookiest of them all, I think!
She will rip his tiny little mind to shreds, and he’ll be to stupid to feel the pain. There oughta be a law . . . .
Foad you toad, paint your face with woad.
I live across the road from the Google Borg cube. It’s 81 degrees, clear, and it ain’t raining. Doo, dah, doo, dah!
Dale Husband says
“Also, I think that PZ’s identifying of Skatje as his daughter, and suggesting that everyone hop over to LR has rather distorted the incident, and cast a shadow over Skatje, rather than allowing her to stand alone. She did a fine job, but having people from here feeling that they need to jump in and defend her over rather detracts from here solo efforts.
PZ, let the girl shred the fundies on her own…”
Spare us the lame concern trolling, OK?
Maybe it’s just that we wanted to jump in on the fun rather than needing to stand up for her.
What the hell would a child molester want with an 18 year old?
Aww. You guys get all the good trolls. All I get on my blog is a concern troll who says that I haven’t found the right church yet.
I don’t even get trolls on my blog at all. Probably because each post is an essay on it’s own and that’s just too much for someone to read.
Foad – You are the most shrivelled ass that has been on this blog in a long time. Go read the posts on Skatje’s blog by the Ilk. They are all kind, correct and to her age group.
If PZ had boiled up from the deep and thundered, release the kracken, it would have looked MUCH different.
Your problem with supporting young people shows just what a fucktard loser you are.
Grog & swill cut off.
#35 & 36 – Kel & Jessa – If you really feel the need, I can go over to your blogs and play church lady? Nobody knows hellfire, blasphemy, snake kissin’ and damnation better.
Hey! That might be a new ‘calling’ for me. Thumping up trolls for the Ilk. Do I win Elitist Captain if I bring down the wrath of Big Bad Bill like PZ?
Paul Johnson says
As much as I love derailing logicless arguments I must say that at times it becomes very frustrating. I think overall being so intelligent has raised the stress levels of my life considerably.
Does Pharyngula have an atheists guide to living and debating happily in such a frustrating world? Should we make one? I want to help others avoid this kind of feeling and I think material to help atheists live the lives they want in the world that doesn’t want to let them would be an indespensible weapon in the struggle for a better world.
Thanks for the offer, though the less people who are giving those views the better tbh.
I’ve had a missionary message me on facebook asking me why I spend so much effort doing this. Given the fact she’s overseas doing missionary work means she’s already made up her mind, and all she wanted from me was validation of her point of view.
Patricia @ #38: I think you would have a hard time topping dailystruggles.
#34 – Azkroth – What the hell would a child molester want with an 18 year old indeed… the chance to go where no man or woman has gone before and ruin someones life.
If that was his mission, he now knows that Skatje has a watchful daddy and lots of razor clawed adult friends. Oops, wrong young woman to target.
Damn! Nobody peek. I gotta bend over and pick up that ‘y’ I dropped.
The logic of a “child molester” pursuing a legal adult still escapes me.
Phoenix Woman says
Just in case it hasn’t been posted here, check out the scene at Wasilla’s AoG church, the home of Sarah Palin:
Jessa – I couldn’t see the blogger you linked to because your entire blog comes up on my screen as a huge block gobbel-dee-gook. Still, *thrusts out well filled blouse*, I would take up the challenge against dailystruggles. Chaff, mere chaff compared to my christian ‘larnin’. Humpf and piffle!
Kel – Because you share the name with one of my cousins, garnering my ‘good christian sympathy’, I went to your site and typed in such a hellfire rebuking diatribe of your book choices that the pope would cringe. Then tried three times to post it. *sigh* Kel, you can’t leave the Debble in charge of your website posts. If you want Christian Soldiers to be sent by GOD, you have to make it FOOL FRIENDLY like PZ does.
Commenting didn’t work? Curses! It must have gone into hyperdrive. Phooey and double-phooey.
The only thing I have on there is the word verification, other than that ANYONE can comment.
Samantha Vimes says
Patricia, tell Azkyroth you really meant to say “sexual predator” instead of “child molester” and then maybe the tangent will be dropped.
Hmmmm. Guess Satan’s blocking you. ;) http:\impoliteconversation.wordpress.com is the address. Maybe I have Teh Dumb when it comes to hyperlinks. The logical fallacies post is where the crazy really came out.
Second-guessing the use of emotionally loaded terms beyond the applicability of their definitions is not the sort of pointless exercise you imply with your use of “tangent” – this is the reason we have Godwin’s Law.
#44 – Azkyroth – I beg your pardon. That is my olde skool attitude showing. 21 is the drinking age here in Oregon, and in the good ol’ days, that was considered adulthood.
Even that is an oxymoron, because 18 year olds can join the military and be killed – but not buy a beer. 15 year olds can drive on a permit… when my grandmother was a child, she was married off at age 9 in Tennessee.
Age laws, and age attitudes are really varied in America. I’ll admit to personal fundie-ism on this one.
I make me stand up for an 18 year old, and I don’t give a shit who they are. Sorry, I have never heard of Godwins Law. Ignorant slut, and all that…
Child molesting never goes away. I’ve been at bike runs and had 50 somethings make crying confessions late at night, by the campfire to me about horrors committed against them.
Please, give it up, it’s never right. If you want to call it rape or adult molesting or prowling predator – fine, but my suspicion stands. If the guy wants to bust PZ, go after him, not his daughter.
I’m going overboard not to loose my temper and descend into obscenities, but you are pushing an obscure argument way passed the level most people with children in their family can swallow.
Apparently ignorant. But “slut” was your word, not mine, and I’m not falling into that trap.
You’re right, but…
What in any conceivable HELL does the above have to do with a single word I’ve said?!
I have a child (an actual child, not a legal adult), you presumptuous twit. And the argument that “words should not be applied to things outside of the scope of their definitions for pure shock value” A) is not “obscure” and B) is not an argument which the parenthood of a spectator or participant should have any relevance – unless you’re actually saying that an emotional investment in a given subject is tantamount to a blank check to completely disregard the normal rules of lexicon and just fling whatever words one wants at it, which is a position so stupid that just typing it out explicitly required a superhuman effort.
Is there a different person now commenting under the name “Patricia” from the one who was previously an OM candidate/winner (I forget which)? I remember her being intelligent and clear-headed.
Kel & Jessa – Well I tried. And I must say, I left you some of the most profound christian truths that have ever been quoted. Sweet baby jezus, Pastor Phelps and the Landover Baptist Church all blushed in sinful repentance at my points of your godless sacrilege. You blasphemous heathens were withered, smitten and beaten down like chaff before the saviors gifts to one of his most filthy sinners.
And now, because the Debble is in charge of your pagan websites, you will roast forever in a lake of hellfire, with demons prodding your backsides. All of my blessings and prayers for you iligetimate gay, non poison drinking lesbians are lost.
I tighten my laces and try to help you heathens, but Noooooo, all you want is another cheap chee-borger. Humbug, and phooey!
So if thats the thanks an ignorant bible totin’ slut get’s – humf. I mount my finely shaped dappled Ass, aside, and trot off to bed, leaving you to deal with the Debble on your own.
God night you godless heathens!
John C. Randolph says
So, it sounds like “Skatje” in Dutch is related to the word “Schatz” (literally, treasure) in German?
I’ve got to say, I’m almost afraid to check my comments now.
#53 – Azkyroth – Yes, I am ignorant.
But at this time of night, I am also bone tired and brain dead – so will reply to you in the morning. Watch over your child. Good night sweetheart. :)
Benjamin Geiger says
Re Raven’s Rule:
Varlo’s Rule: It IS worse.
AJ Milne says
… Hurricane Gustav has since been downgraded to a mildly annoying subtropical disturbance. Expect intermittent gusts of hot wind occasionally provoking laughter, scattered and increasingly incoherent apologetics for the absurd, settling down to random, sullen sniping by Tuesday…
#53 – Azkyroth – humm…every time I re-read this I fail to translate it into ‘Patish’. From the tone, probably you have given me the most thorough dressing down I’ve had in years. Point taken. As to completely disregarding the normal rules of the lexicon, yep, I am always guilty of that.
‘Descending into obscenities’ is a troll/Brenda joke not meant in anyway to offend anyone. Sorry you missed that one, it’s in the category of “As everyone knows…’. She branded me with it during the great Beltane Bash of 08.
Presumptuous Twit – dang, I would really love to move up to that. But I must decline your offer. Evicting the current Pres. Twit is just flatly beyond my budget. Besides I couldn’t bear leaving my fellow sluts to tend the gutter alone.
This doesn’t mean I am giving up my views on child molesting age groups, but in future I will try harder to keep it to my little fundie soaked, lexicon slaughtering self. 2 points for you 00 for me. Can we be pals again?
#56 – Kel – Oh come on! You said you wanted a troll. After the drubbing I just took from Azkyroth I could do with a bit of outrageous french flattery.
Wasn’t that a taste of some of the foulest, most terrifyingly stoopid trolling you’ve ever read?
This day is starting out just plain depressing. It’s taken the twirl plumb out of me that you didn’t appreciate my help, and PZ didn’t threaten to ban me. :(
Do these people (Gustav, the people threatening PZ over the cracker) have a point, or at least one that isn’t self-defeating? Is this some sort of cultural superiority narrative that I am unable to get, some sort of personhood test for new converts (“go forth and hunt the dreaded Atheists, and when you can bring back one of their pelts, you will become a person.”) or are these people irreparably ignorant and stupid?
Sorry. Why did I even ask?
I’m guessing they’re short a few converts now.