I Do Not Like Green Eggs and Ham…
The illustrious PZ Meyers over at Pharyngula wrote a piece yesterday that I think marks one of the low points for my blame-America-first patriotism. Apparently, Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis and all-around religious nuttery fame was invited to a Pentagon prayer breakfast. Here’s PZ:
Ken Ham, chief wackaloon at Answers in Genesis, was invited to speak…at a Pentagon prayer breakfast.
Just let that sink in.
There are people at the Pentagon who are in charge of planning where your sons and daughter and nephews and nieces and other beloved family members and friends will be sent to put their lives at risk. There are people there who can send missiles and bombers anywhere in the world. There are people there who control nuclear weapons.
And they think Ken Ham is a fine-and-dandy, clever feller.
It’s almost enough to make me wish I could pray. It’s not just Ham, either — it’s that the people with the big guns have prayer breakfasts.
I don’t mean to be overly critical here, but could things like this possibly explain why the war is going so well? Is it because God is on our side? Must be all those prayer breakfasts.