Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Pharyngula cracker incident

Many of you reading this are probably aware of the kerfluffle going on over at Pharyngula.

Recap: A student at a Florida university, during a communion mass on campus, didn't eat the cracker given to him by the priest. Instead, he took it back to his seat, later claiming the intention to eat it after showing it to his friend. The priest apparently assaulted the student for "desecrating the eucharist"

Dr Myers expressed his opinion, going so far as to say that he'd be happy to "desecrate the eucharist" in many imaginative ways.

Bill Donohue, professional umbrager for the Catholic League, went ballistic.

Which brings us to the kerfluffle.

It has certainly generated some record-length comment threads.

Here are the appropriate posts:

IT'S A FRACKIN' CRACKER
1007 comments

Now I've got Bill Donohue's attention
843 comments

Fresh crackers!
1041 comments

Fight back against Bill Donohue!
1227 Comments

Internet getting full, here's a new hole to dump comments into
610 Comments

Can this possibly get more insane?
564 Comments

I get email — special cracker edition!
1306 Comments

FYI
969 Comments

Apparently Dr Myers is still getting hate-mail (including death threats) over this matter.

Whatever happened to ""turn the other cheek" or "judge not..." or even "Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord" ?

How about a sense of freaking proportion. It's just a cracker.

Feel the xian love.

Later,

6 people have spouted off:

Jackie said...

You need Mail Dump on there, too: 789 comments and counting.

Death threats over a cracker - just one step away from Muslims rioting over drawings of Mohammed. I'm not going to equate them until the Chatholics kill someone (in this century. I know about the Jews massacre over alledged cracker desecration in the 1200s.)

John said...
It's pretty close, though
7/14/08, 6:35 PM
Qalmlea said...

I suppose the next step is for someone to make a disrespectful political cartoon about it, just to see what happens.

John said...
7/15/08, 8:45 PM
John said...
Ok, they aren't political cartoons, but they are disrespectful.
7/15/08, 8:46 PM
Jackie said...

Jesus Crackers: the gift that keeps on giving
- Stop it NOW, please
- The cost of delusional derangements
- Me and my cyberpistol