Thursday, August 15, 2013

Is it true that Republicans now believe in real dragons whose origin goes back to the myths of the 13th Century?

“The Bible speaks about dragons,” and this book, we are told, “confirms biblical authority and demolishes the theory of evolution.”  (Darek Isaacs)

Can truthfully say that the Republicans have officially jumped the shark in trying to disprove evolution as they are now using the dragons mentioned in the Bible as their justification.  Think they forgot about the part that dragons are myths starting in the 13th Century.

Glad that God has big shoulders since Republicans like to say he is responsible for everything - guess God is causing global warming to punish us.  Pat Robertson blamed the tornadoes in Oklahoma that hit one of the communities in Oklahoma that has a church on a lot of corners as punishment from God.  There are probably a bigger percentage of Moore residents who go to church every Sunday then the rest of our communities that surround Moore combined if my neighborhood is an indication.

This latest about dragons has me laughing and saying I am so happy that I no longer support Republicans - like to believe I still have a functioning brain and am not willing follow some nitwit over the cliff when it comes to science.
Republicans Try To Disprove Evolution By Claiming that Dragons Really Existed 
By: Hrafnkell Haraldsson, Aug. 15th, 2013

Okay, let’s just cancel the 21st century. It is just not working out for some people and has obviously come to a screeching halt in any event. 
And yes, you can blame the Republicans for that. 
God caused global warming, says dimwitted Republican Congressman Jeff Miller of Florida. 
Yeah, 99 percent of climate scientists say anthropogenic global warming is real but it turns out it’s just God. 
Phew! For a minute, I thought we were goners.

(See Politicususa for video of Miller speaking - it is hilarious -- where did Republicans find these people to run for office and win?)
“I will tell you this,” said Miller. “I will defund the E.P.A.” 
Cancelling EPA sounds like a Koch Bros deal to me since they want to be able to pollute at will with the manufacturing and oil and gas.  Koch's don't care about the environment, they care about buying politicians or I should say Republican politicians.  Looking more and more like I am a Teddy Roosevelt Republican who is no longer welcome in the GOP because I believe in taking care of the environment for future generations which seems to be 180 degrees from today's Koch run Republican Party.
Think some GOP Congressman have taken stupid pills when you read what Barton has to say: 
Besides, even though it gets hotter every year, with 2000 to 2009 being the warmest decade on record, David Barton says “Global warming occurs but we haven’t had it in sixteen years.”

Forgive me for not being able to stop laughing - we just had two summers with extremely high heat in 2011 and 2012.  Last summer we broke every record for high heat with days over 100 and some of those days over 110.  It was even hot in the shade here last year.  My garden was almost non-existent last year because of the heat - weeds still grew but not plants.  It is hard to believe there are people in Congress who talk like this.  
If Haraldsson from Politicususa wanted to make me laugh, he has succeeded with the following on Dinosaurs and Dragons
And man oh man, have I had it with dinosaurs and cave men palling around and floods forming Grand Canyons and now we’re being told dragons were honest-to-God for real. 
No kidding. 
Darek Isaacs has written a book about it: Dragons or Dinosaurs. “The Bible speaks about dragons,” and this book, we are told, “confirms biblical authority and demolishes the theory of evolution.” 
Yeah. Turns out we get our myths about dragons from – you guessed it – the caveman’s best friend: the dinosaur. How did science ever overlook that!
Isaacs is nuts with his theories but it has provided humor for my afternoon.  Sad part is that many evangelicals believe him:

Must see his trailer for his movie, Dragons or Dinosaurs, so you can have a laugh at the production.
Isaacs says
If dragons in fact were entirely mythological, if they were a figment of the imagination, and if they never ever did exist, then God just compared our adversary to a make-believe creature that never existed.
See? How hard was that you silly secularists, placing your trust in science and observable fact! Only Commies care about facts! 
Our authority — everything we do we have to measure by the word of God, that is what I believe. So, we have to go to the Bible, and the Bible speaks about dragons. 
And if you go to the website, you can even download a free study guide, “ideal for homeschooling or bible study groups.” 
What century are Republicans in today?  Used to think they went back to last century but now it seems more like the Dark Ages because enlightenment and Republicans of today cannot be used in the same sentence.  Is it because they actually believed The Flinstones reflected reality of a bygone era?

On second thought that doesn't work as they used a Dinosaur not a dragon but it fits those on the hard right who believe man roamed the earth with the dinosaurs.  After all Dino was a pet dinosaur to Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

Is it true that hard right Republicans now believe in real dragons whose origin goes back to the myths of the 13th Century? 
The word dragon entered the English language in the early 13th century from Old French dragon, which in turn comes from Latin draconem (nominative draco) meaning "huge serpent, dragon," from the Greek word δράκων, drakon (genitive drakontos, δράκοντος) "serpent, giant seafish". The Greek and Latin term referred to any great serpent, not necessarily mythological, and this usage was also current in English up to the 18th century.
A dragon is a mythological representation of a reptile. In antiquity, dragons were mostly envisaged as serpents, but since the Middle Ages, it has become common to depict them with legs, resembling a lizard
Dragons are usually shown in modern times with a body like a huge lizard, or a snake with two pairs of lizard-type legs, and able to emit fire from their mouths. The European dragon has bat-like wings growing from its back. A dragon-like creature with wings but only a single pair of legs is known as a wyvern
"Dragon Family" in Varna, Bulgaria.
There is a widespread belief that earlier cartographers used the Latin phrase hic sunt dracones, i.e., "the dragons are here", or "here are dragons", to denote dangerous or unexplored territories, in imitation of the infrequent medieval practice of putting sea serpents and other mythological creatures in the blank areas of maps. However, the only known use of this exact phrase is in the Latin form "HC SVNT DRACONES" on the Lenox Globe (ca. 1503–07).[33] 
Another map that contains dragons is the one of Bishop Olaus Magnus's. The Carta Marina map of Scandinavia (1539) has many monsters in the northern sea, as well as a winged, bipedal, predatory land animal resembling a dragon in northern Lapland.
No wonder I have had the feeling the Republican Party left me as they are retreating backwards - started with the young earth theory of 5,000 -10,000 years old and now they believe in dragons?  What is scary is that all of this is part of a home schooling agenda as they seek to debunk actual science and replace it with their Bible.

It is so outlandish to me that all I can do is laugh at the stupidity until I think about what they are doing to young, impressionable students and then I get mad at the very idea of this group of Neanderthals being in charge of any type of education.   Never heard such crazy theories that are now coming out of the hard right who took over the Republican Party.

What's next?  The earth is flat?

Please make sure everyone you know is registered to vote in order to vote out these Neanderthals who want to substitute their version of the Bible for actual science.

Thanks to Hrafnkell Haraldsson from Politicususa for his article and humor - made my afternoon!

1 comment:

  1. Okay, so all this post really proves is that evolution is real. Your over-the top attack on the true believers of the far right has revealed one little flaw. You have insulted the very apes from whom they have not quite evolved. You don't win points with the brainwashed true believers by having the nerve to expose the fact that humans indeed aren't descended from Neanderthals.

    Please, don't insult the Neanderthals who are now being shown to be far more advanced than the Darwin haters of today. These chest thumping, wife-hating, Viagra popping, pseudo-intellectual amebas haven't quite managed to make the leap from the primordial blog of life. They are proof that evolution is not always a forward thing. Some times it goes backwards. Right now, they're heading back toward the Big Bang, regressing billions and billions of years instead of 7,000.

    Please, stop insulting the apes. While you are at it, don't insult Bigfoot by comparing these de-evolving sloths to them. Leave the Cro-Magnons out of it. And, don't make the mistake of thinking that they have managed to slither up to the level of Australopithecus. Let's simply face the fact that we're dealing with a dead evolutionary branch of sub-human excrement that is slowly being flushed down the test-tubes of time.

    The Pink Flamingo