Darwin was Right: Right Wing Preacher Says “Social Distancing” for Pansies

March 15, 2020

30 Responses to “Darwin was Right: Right Wing Preacher Says “Social Distancing” for Pansies”

  1. dumboldguy Says:

    More evidence of the stupidity of the RWNJ’s—–they will be “pushing up pansies” in far greater numbers than people who are smarter.

    Good for them—-LOL.

  2. redskylite Says:

    Very butch and manly – let’s hope he at least washes his hands after shaking the congregations hands.

  3. Brent Jensen-Schmidt Says:

    The human race gets smarter with Darwinian Selection. Just saying.


  4. Rodney has an impressive resume of flamboyant controversies.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney_Howard-Browne

    • dumboldguy Says:

      Just more proof that he is a charlatan and a nut case—-and that there are enough stupid people walking around that he can get rich from that.

      PS Talking about stupid, Jimmy Kimmel recently replayed a clip where people on the street were shown a world map and asked to point to and name ONE country on the map. Absolutely appalling!

  5. terrydonte Says:

    If you run the numbers the death rate is less than or about the same as the flu. Since the Flu kills in the tens of thousands every year in the USA we should have stopped gathering, shaking hands and being with love ones years ago if we did what you are advocating.

    Germany 2 died, 1000 plus tested is 0.0018 percent
    USA 61 deaths, 21 from one nursing home where they did nothing until the bodies started stacking up, and an estimate of infected as high as 500,000 which is a death rate of 0.0001 percent which is a lot less than the flu 16000 deaths and 280,000 hospitalized this year.

    The real issue here is the doctors are not treating the patients properly, hence the high death rates published here and aboard it one compares that to say Germany. Something is being done differently for low death rate countries with good medical care in contrast to higher death rates in good medical care countries like Italy and the USA. Nobody in politics seems interested in forcing the doctors to look around and see what works and what does not and than kicking the reluctant into changing their methods to save people dying needlessly. The good news is the young seem to be having at most a mild cold and almost zero are dying.

    The really bad news is nobody seems to be interested in vaccines or anti viral drugs. Kaiser is the only one doing a trial in Washington State and the Chinese are doing a trial of anti viral drugs. There are companies claiming to have vaccines under development yet nobody in or out of the administration seems interested in doing a Manhattan project on them.

    • Gingerbaker Says:

      You really are rather stupid, Terry. I mean, in your whole life, has anyone told you that you have a higher than average IQ?

      Here is up to date data from the WHO:

      https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/685d0ace521648f8a5beeeee1b9125cd

      Can you do the math? What is the mortality rate they report here?

      The standard mortality rate of typical influenza is 0.1%.

      Which number is bigger, Terry – Covid 19 or influenza?

      Take your time.

    • Bryan Ackerly Says:

      “Germany 2 died, 1000 plus tested is 0.0018 percent”

      Wow! I’m assuming whatever this guy does as a job probably doesn’t need a lot more than broom pushing skills…

      • dumboldguy Says:

        Terry is actually quite good at broom pushing. His deficit is in the area of understanding and knowing what to do with the piles of inane and ignorant detritus and offal that he sweeps up.

    • doldrom Says:

      Virtually everything you say is wrong, congratulations, 100%
      To begin with 80× as many cases of WuFlu require the hospital. The healthcare system is not routinely overwhelmed by Flu infections. But it sure will be by this one. It’s not over, so comparisons are crazy. Like saying of a meteor about to land on your head that so far nothing is much different from an acorn landing on your head.
      Variations in numbers between countries are related to demographics, chance, approach taken, testing, and perhaps the mix of Covid19 strains — much to early to say much about the last variable.
      How many athletes have lung fibrosis after a bout of the flu?
      You cannot say anything about mortality since the thing is on its initial ramp.
      As for vaccines, there still is not one for SARS (2003), even though thousands of scientists have engaged in research — nothing to do with lack of trying or Pharma, but with the virus itself.


    • https://covid19info.live/ for live updates on country by country statistics

      The annual flu has a overall mortality rate of 0.1% . Currently COVID19 has an overall global mortality rate of 4.4%. In Italy is is currently 9.3% . The infamous 1918 Spanish Flu (a misnomer as it actually started in the American Midwest) was 2.5% and don’t forget tha st healthcare at that time was primitive to say the least.

  6. Kiwiiano Says:

    Even a Manhattan Project would probably take a year or so to ramp up to the billions of doses needed. Work on crippling viruses without needing to invoke an immune response should have been a priority years ago.

    • otter17 Says:

      Yes, and it is disheartening to hear about the potentially useful research shelved after the concerns dissipated from SARS, MERS, etc. Hopefully some scraps of knowledge can be gleaned (or possibly already gleaned) from any archives on those similar viruses.

  7. otter17 Says:

    Nobody in the crowd giving a shoutout to the adage of “the Lord helps those who help themselves”? Dang…

  8. Gingerbaker Says:

    I don’t know, man. Rodney Howard-Browne is rocking it, imho. He has the strength of his opinions, and his logical syllogism is sound, given his belief in his premises.

    Basically, if you believe in the Christian God and His Will, Rodney Howard-Browne has a sterling logical position. And he is manly – calling others “pansies” is manly as hell.

    I like him. I think he is nuts, but I like him.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      What the hell is wrong with you? You could substitute the names of Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, and others for Rodney H-B in your statement—-does that make any of them “likable”?

      • Gingerbaker Says:

        “You could substitute the names of Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, and others for Rodney H-B in your statement—-does that make any of them “likable”?”

        According to Godwin’s Law, you just lost the argument.

        Maybe you’re just obsessing over Rockin’ Rob calling all of us “pansies” because of your desperate fear of facing Neil deGrasse Tyson in that cage match?

        • dumboldguy Says:

          Stop hiding behind Godwin’s Law—-i named THREE others besides H, and could have named many more. And stop making jokes about pansies and NdGT—more deflection from your having to own up to the complete brain fart of saying “I like him” (twice).

          • Gingerbaker Says:

            Godwin’s Law is tripped by needlessly bringing up Hitler. It doesn’t matter if you mentioned Stalin or Mary Tyler Moore. You sprang the tripwire, and the jaws of that internet trap have closed around your ankle.

            It’s a constrictive feeling, much like the feeling one might experience when the powerful man arms of Neil deGrasse Tyson tighten around one’s solar plexus as he hurls his latest victim against the cold unyielding fence links of the fighting cage.

          • dumboldguy Says:

            Give it up—–don’t you ever admit defeat?

          • Gingerbaker Says:

            See – now you are obsessing over defeat. I told you, man, affirmative mantras, affirmative mantras.

    • doldrom Says:

      No. This guy is delusional. Nothing logical. Ever read about the temptations of Christ? The opposite of this guy’s behavior. Do you know the Lord’s prayer?

      Do not judge us by our short comings, just like we foregive others what they owe.
      Do not put our good intentions to the test, but save us when evil strikes.

      • Gingerbaker Says:

        Delusional and logical are NOT mutually exclusive – you can be both at the same time.

        His deductions follow logically from his premises. His premises are that Yahwey and Jesus exist, and that they make demands of us we are obligated to follow. One of those demands is not to question His will. Another is to believe in His protection.

        He is an honest faithful Christian when he says he will not avoid gatherings, because he believes Covid is God’s will and God will protect him from it.

        Sure, he is delusional. Christianity itself is delusional.

        • Kiwiiano Says:

          Or if He/She/It does’t protect him from CV19, that’s OK too, he get’s to ascend in glory prematurely.
          Unless it turns out he is descending.

          • Gingerbaker Says:

            The good news is that if he does succumb to Covid, we know what kind of flowers to bring to the wake. ;>D

  9. neilrieck Says:

    I just finished reading “Darwin’s Apostles”
    https://www.skepdoc.info/darwins-apostles-the-battle-continues/
    where one chapter describes what British and American life was really like in the 1800’s. Apparently, no Christian churches were teaching that the Bible is literally true (perhaps this was due to the Enlightenment). After Prince Albert died in 1861, Queen Victoria began attending seances and consulting with psychics. Many “Royal Watchers”, as well as people wishing to gain access, began doing the same thing and thus “modern spiritualism” was born. Apparently, this affected religious communities which responded by creating/affecting Evangelical and Pentecostal movements where it is now a badge of honor to say something wacky while expecting no push back (right now I’m thinking of the Ark Museum in Kentucky). It also affected non-religious people which was the explanation given for why people like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, up to Ronald and Nancy Reagan, consulted psychics. The religious community may be comfortable using phrases like Evangelical and Pentecostal but the rest of us should only use the phrase “magical thinking”.

    p.s. I was raised in an Evangelical Lutheran environment so I have heard my fair share of wacky non-sense. I have cousin who does not believe that Ice Ages occurred because “they are not mentioned in the Bible” and “that the world is literally 6,000 years old” (see: ussher chronology). Magical thinking indeed!

    • Kiwiiano Says:

      The best way I’ve found for bringing uhh magical thinking to a shuddering halt is to point out that if it is possible for the entire universe to pop into existence 6000 years ago, complete with glacial landforms, dinosaur fossils and the light from exploding galaxies, you can’t exclude the possibility the the pop occurred at some other time. Personally I firmly believe it occurred on the 8th of January 1943 and that Tyranosaurus Rex, ice ages and Jesus of Nazareth never actually existed or happened.


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