I keep telling myself, “I can stop any time.” Really, I can. But before I do, just this one more:
Mocking non-believers for failing to grasp the logic behind the existence of God, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) cited an exchange with the late Texas entertainer Bob Murphey to disprove atheism during a prayer rally in Washington, D.C. Wednesday.
“Bob Murphey used to say, ‘You know, I feel so bad for atheists, I do,’” Gohmert recalled at “Celebrate America,” a three-week-long revival event. “‘Think about it, no matter how smart they think they are, an atheist has to admit that he believes the equation: nobody plus nothing equals everything.’”
“How embarrassing for an intellectual to have to say ‘Yeah, I believe that,'” Gohmert said, citing Murphey. “Nobody plus nothing equals everything.”
Gohmert delivered his final point to a chorus of applause as he concluded, “You couldn’t get everything unless there was something that was the creator of everything and that’s the Lord we know.” Gohmert did not elaborate on how he leapt from something to nothing to everything to the “Lord we know” rather than to, say, a Flying Spaghetti Monster. Gohmert also neglected to explain who would have created the Lord he knows, or whether the Lord created Himself before He existed.
I want readers to take a step back and look at this exchange through a wide angle lens:
- An elected official representing voters from a major state is using this argument.
- Grown people, people who can drive cars and vote, are eating it up.
Where’s my bunker? The zombie apocalypse has already started.
But wait. Maybe it’s not the zombie apocalypse after all. Maybe it’s just stupid people being stupid. Let’s start with the wisdom of Texas’ own Congressman Louie Gohmert of District 1. Casey Michel of the Houston Post has honored us with a snapshot:
- So when [caribou] want to go on a date, they invite each other to head over to the pipeline. … So my real concern now [is] if oil stops running through the pipeline … do we need a study to see how adversely the caribou would be affected if that warm oil ever quit flowing?
- [Regarding the shooting rampage in Aurora, Colorado] You know what really gets me, as a Christian, is to see the ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs, and then some senseless crazy act of terror like this takes place. … We’ve threatened high school graduation participations, if they use God’s name, they’re going to be jailed … I mean that kind of stuff. Where was God? What have we done with God? We don’t want him around. I kind of like his protective hand being present.
- [N]ominating Florida Rep. Allen West as Speaker of the House … after West had already lost his reelection bid.
- This administration has so many Muslim Brotherhood members that have influence that they just are making wrong decisions for America.
- [Terror babies] [The children] could be raised and coddled as future terrorists [and] twenty, thirty years down the road, they can be sent in to help destroy our way of life.
I have previously noted the undeniable fact that Oklahoma fosters its home grown wacko just to make Texas look good. The problem with that ploy is that excess wacko keeps filtering south across the Red River.
Keep trying, Oklahoma. We need all the help we can get.
And may Jesus have mercy on our souls.