Back here, we have a bit of idiocy from one Anonalogue, who is one of the few Canadian bloggers who can make Pete Rempel look like a finalist for the Giller prize.
After my challenge to smack the living crap out of a local promoter of ID, Anonalogue spews stupidity thusly:
Heh, you are breaking section 319 of the Criminal Code of Canada by encouraging other to gang up, bully, mock and ridicule a fellow Canadian on the basis of his religious beliefs.
Heh, you are a total moron. Nowhere did I suggest attacking anyone for their religious beliefs and, in fact, your argument wouldn't fly for five seconds with people who had functioning brain stems.
Note well that the proponents of ID themselves are absolutely adamant that ID is not a religious position. Consider the words of the Seattle-based Discovery Institute:
4. Is intelligent design based on the Bible?
I'm not sure how much clearer one can get in insisting that ID is in no way tied to fundamentalist Christianity, which makes argumentation like Anonalogue's so incredibly maddening.
"It's not religion," they'll say, trying to make a case for getting ID into the public school system. "No way, it has nothing to do with religion, nothing at all. It's pure science, completely, totally based on science and empirical, scientific evidence and that's all."
And after you kick the shit out of ID scientifically, the inevitable response is, "Hey, no fair, criticizing our religion -- there are laws against that, and we're going to sue you for hate crimes and everything, and you're just a bunch of big meanies."
To which one can properly respond, both to these people and to Anonalogue, fuck off. Go away until you can figure out whether you want ID to be a religious belief or not. Then come back and be prepared to play by your own rules and stop being such annoying hypocrites.