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Poe, or Genuine?

Started by Recusant, September 02, 2020, 08:51:55 AM

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I had not heard of "Christians Against Dinosaurs" before reading the story below.

"Christian Group Seeks Removal Of Dinosaur From Tucson McDonald's" | Patch

First, I was going to be unreasonably optimistic and call "Poe" on this one. Then I thought about it and realized that if I put a bet on it, I'd rather bet that it's genuine fundamentalist crank. That way, if I lost the bet I'd have the consolation that at least despair for the species wasn't confirmed in this instance. If I won, at least I'd get a few spondulicks out of the hypothetical wreckage of my hopes for humanity.

I then did some further research and I now think the evidence points to a parody. However, it has attracted true believers.  :headshake:

"Poes, Trolls, and Dinosaur Deniers" | Skeptic

"'Christians Against Dinosaurs' Target Arizona McDonald's T. rex Replica | Friendly Atheist

There are other sources (mostly extended head-scratching exercises), but I thought the clues laid out in the Skeptic piece lined up fairly conclusively.

"Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration — courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and above all, love of the truth."
— H. L. Mencken


Now what have the dinosaurs done to them? They've been dead for 65 million years give or take so it's not like they can do much.
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Quote from: Icarus on September 03, 2020, 05:20:35 AM
Beware of Kooks, they are dangerous, not merely stupid.
I'm a kook to both sides, Atheists and religions alike.
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Oh lord, save us from those wanting to save us.
I'm not a Theist.


Quote from: Recusant on September 02, 2020, 08:51:55 AM
Poe, or Genuine?

Let me ask 8-Ball.


8-Ball says 'yes'. Not very helpful I'm afraid.  :-\
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