Houston creationist, David Shormann likes to be the villain but play the victim at the same time. In his blog, he proves he is a primate by flinging poo even when it will not stick. When he failed to convince anyone that I was a potentially violent anti-semitic neo-nazi, he decided to call me a racist clansman next. That’s ironic because the KKK is a Christian organization which is in no way similar to anything I ever said, did, believed, or thought about.
But then Shormann is one of those “I’m rubber, you’re glue” people who likes to break the 9th commandment without accountability or shame. So he projects all his own faults onto those who will not share them. For example, he accused me and the organizers of ‘Answers in Science‘ of being ‘bullies’ -even though we’ve never bullied anyone. Shormann however continues to encourage his readers to bombard the Houston Museum of Natural Science with phone calls and ‘firm’ demands that they cancel our reservation this weekend. That is bullying, and he’s the one who is doing it!
He accuses me of religious intolerance -even though I insisted on inviting Ken Miller (a Catholic) to represent our side. Sadly he wasn’t available. I also invited my friend, Ryan Valentine (another Christian) from the Texas Freedom Network to speak for us as well. He wasn’t available either, but we got the president of the TFN, Kathy Miller, and I’m happy to have her.
One thing that Shormann is justifiably upset about is the slogan on my blog, “Science doesn’t know everything; religion doesn’t know anything”. The reason that should upset him is that it’s true. I can show that everything I believe is evidently true; Shormann can’t show that anything he believes has any truth to it at all, and there’s the rub. Because what that means is, while he may have a right to believe whatever he wants, he doesn’t have the right to teach his beliefs as fact -because they’re not. The truth is what the facts are, and when we’re talking about education, if it’s not factual, it’s not correct. That means that what Shormann is trying to is wrong.