Top 5 Most Ridiculous Comments: Facepalms Galore!
Quite a smattering of ridiculousness this week. People open their mouths, and all sorts of nonsense spews forth. But in the end, it only matters if people choose to believe this garbage, and there is no better garbage-filter than a rationally skeptical worldview. Here are this week’s top 5 ridiculous comments of the week:
The #5 comment is not new, per se, but it is making rounds on Facebook (3 of my FB friends each linked to it this past week) so it earns a spot on the list this week. The man’s name is José Luis de Jesús Miranda. He was a preacher (he died about a year ago) but not even death can prevent this person from making the list. So what did he say? He said he was the second coming of Jesus Christ. More specifically:
“When Jesus, the resurrected Jesus, came to me, he integrate (sic) himself in to me.”
And there is more of his (former) “wisdom” to hear in the interview with NBC.
While we are on the subject of Jesus, this theme carries over to the #4 most ridiculous statement. Here is Lorraine Fleming, owner of “The Cake Pros” bakery in Pennsylvania. Same-sex marriage recently became legal in Pennsylvania, so when a same-sex couple requested a wedding cake, Lorraine told the couple she could not comply. As described by the customers she turned away:
“They (the bakery) had called and said to her that they were a Christian bakery and the owner (Lorraine) had talked to Jesus for two weeks and that because it was two females getting married she couldn’t make our cake.”
Such is the result of a two week conversation with a “deity”.
Good news everyone! You can harness something called ‘Universal Prana’. In phoenix Arizona last week, you could have joined someone named “Sangeet” for a healing chant. And because of that claim, Sangeet gives us the #3 most ridiculous statement of the week:
“Our focus shifts from combating karma directly to building power through certain key elements, mental states and behavioral strengths that will heal and uplift this world. Now we can harness the Universal Prana – the life force given all of us by Creator. The goal here is to direct Prana into Power through Peace. This will produce a magnetic burst of balanced power for all of us.”
The #2 ridiculous spew comes from the mouth of Pastor Rick Joyner, of something called the MorningStar Ministries. He’s talking about science and evolution to his congregation, and his descriptions are, to put it kindly, infantile. Thanks to Hemant Metha for supplying the clip:
“… There’s a development within species, but we do not have a single example anywhere, in all of history, of species change. Not one!… You can mix a donkey and a horse and get a mule, but mules cannot reproduce. They can only reproduce after their own kind. We have no species change. Why would a whole theory, everything taught in our schools, be based on something that is so outrageously not only ridiculous, it’s impossible?”
And finally, the #1 most ridiculous of the ridiculous comes from the brain of Hollywood actress Megan Fox (the same gal who compared director Michael Bay to Hitler) and she’s put her complete set of critical thinking skills on display when asked in an interview about some of her beliefs in all things paranormal. SPOILER ALERT! She believes in it all:
“Okay, lets talk about how outlandish ‘Bigfoot’ is, because it’s not really that outlandish to think that a large bipedal primate exists somewhere on earth that humans haven’t discovered, because it is intelligent enough to avoid being found.”
So there you have it; ‘Bigfoot’ has never been found because it is outsmarting humans, and our scientific method. Genius.