Galileo and a bully in a dress

You would expect that 400 years after somebody rediscovered that the earth is not the center of the universe everybody would just accept that as a fact and move on. No, not everybody. On Saturday November 6th 2010 the First Annual Catholic Conference on Geocentrism: Galileo Was Wrong will be held in a small town somewhere in the USA. These people earn their money with writing scientific books about this matter! That is just amazing, literally. I’m jealous, I wish I could make a living just by publishing huge piles of nonsense. Unfortunately I don’t have the money to attend this conference, without a doubt it would be the best and most entertaining waste of time ever.

Now that I’m on the subject of religion (a subject I try to avoid, it’s just too easy), there is this incredibly funny meme about a bully Jesus Christ. There seem to circulate these drawings of a hippy in a dress who somehow supports ordinary people in their daily life. I think they are intended to remember that this illusory friend is always with you. With just a small addition of some well chosen words these drawings get quite a different meaning. And I love all the waste of time this meme caused: everybody who contributed wasted some time, everybody who looked at them wasted some time but the artist who drew the original drawings, and who certainly didn’t think he was wasting his time when he was working on them, he thought that he was spreading his believe, this artist actually wasted his time by instead creating a huge heap of heretical pamphlets.