Sunday, 19 September 2010

The winning formula - witchcraft, masturbation and creating the earth in six days

They must be a strange lot those Delaware Republicans. Just have a listen and a read of some of the fews espoused over the years by the State's new Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell who won last week's primary election with the support of the TEA Party movement and the endorsement of former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin.
First up a television appearance of a youthful candidate O'Donnell giving an example of her Christian views:

But before you dismiss her as not having life experience have a listen to this clip from an appearance back in 1999 on a television show Politically Incorrect hosted by Bill Maher who now appears on  Home Box Office's Real Time from which this clip is taken:

And to round out a portrait of the woman whose vote, should she actually become a Senator, would influence what happens to people around the world, New York Magazine last week provided some details of another of O’Donnell’s right-wing positions. Back on March 30, 1996 in her role as spokeswoman for the conservative Christian policy organization Concerned Women of America, O’Donnell “squared off” on CNN against a University professor to advocate for teaching creationism in the classroom. In trying to debunk “every legitimate scientist in the world,” O’Donnell insisted “hard evidence” proves evolution is “merely a theory” and God’s creation of the world in “six 24-hour periods” is fact:
O’DONNELL: Well, as the senator from Tennessee mentioned, evolution is a theory and it’s exactly that. There is not enough evidence, consistent evidence to make it as fact, and I say that because for theory to become a fact, it needs to consistently have the same results after it goes through a series of tests. The tests that they put — that they use to support evolution do not have consistent results. Now too many people are blindly accepting evolution as fact. But when you get down to the hard evidence, it’s merely a theory. [...]
Now, he said that it’s based on fact. I just want to point out a couple things. First of all, they use carbon dating, as an example, to prove that something was millions of years old. Well, we have the eruption of Mt. Saint Helens and the carbon dating test that they used then would have to then prove that these were hundreds of millions of years younger, when what happened was they had the exact same results on the fossils and canyons that they did the tests on that were supposedly 100 millions of years old. And it’s the kind of inconsistent tests like this that they’re basing their ‘facts’ on. [...]
Well, creationism, in essence, is believing that the world began as the Bible in Genesis says, thatGod created the Earth in six days, six 24-hour periods. And there is just as much, if not more, evidence supporting that.
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