5 June 2019 – Atheists Unite! Save us from Theocracy and PZ’s Lies!

We had been thinking to ourselves that PZ sounded a little off lately – his lies were piling up at a much slower pace than we expected when we kicked off the site. But have no fear, PZ just got some bad meds that made him lethargic, and now that he’s figured that out he should be back to his old lying self quick and in a hurry.

In the meantime, we’re left with a single lie today.

PZ Myers Lie:

“Maybe not your usual aggressive atheists, but lots of people are fed up with the efforts of a minority to impose theocracy on us. The United States is a weird outlier with greater religiosity than other ‘first world’ nations, but we’re getting better.”

https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2019/06/05/is-there-hope-for-atheism/

 Facts:

PZ makes the claim here that there is a minority of religious people taking steps to impose a theocracy in the United States. We suppose, if challenged, PZ could find a fringe kook or two who would say their goal is to do exactly that, but no mainstream religious organization that we could find seeks to impose its will on anyone, much less impose a theocracy on the entire country.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, representatives of the Catholic Church in the United States, see it as their evangelical mission to do the following:

To invite all people in the United States, whatever their social or cultural background, to hear the message of salvation in Jesus Christ.

http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/evangelization/go-and-make-disciples/goal_ii_go_and_make_disciples.cfm

There doesn’t appear to be any coercion in the Catholic Church’s, or any other major religious organization’s, mission in the US. Therefore, we classify this statement from PZ as a lie.

Analysis:

We’re surprised there weren’t more lies today, but we chalk it up to PZ’s health. We wish him a full and speedy recovery moving forward!

Final Tally:

Today: 1 science-related post (it was close, but we’ll give it to him) and 4 posts on politics, one being a revolutionary primer we’ll have more to say about later..

Since 30 May 19: 4 science-related posts, 25 non-science posts

Today: 1 PZ Myers Lie

Since 30 May 19: 12 PZ Myers Lies

Over to you, PZ. Until tomorrow.