Belated Attie Award (the masses can stop weeping now)
This week’s Attie award winner gets a distinction that no one has ever gotten. That is, I would actually like to sit down and have a beer or some kentucky bourbon with him.
So, then, why does he get it? Well, Mr Edwin Kagan, gets the award because of his bad comedy routines in the name of reason and freethought.
What are those needlessly stupid things? Well, for one, he is the guy who has been going around and preforming debaptism ceremonies for atheists who, for some reason, feel the need for some ceremony of “cleansing”. Basically, these ceremonies involved some sort of ritual, an oath of some type, and being blown with a blow dryer. I’m not making this up.
Or, the faux communion service that he held for PZ outside of the Creation Museum that consisted of a cheese on a cracker (Cheesus Christ, get it?), and bourbon while he award PZ a Kentucky Colonelship.
Or, at the Secular Student Alliance conference wearing a priest’s uniform, declaring, “why should religious ministers have the market on black outfits and white collars?”
Ok, I’m not stupid, I get why Edwin does these things. They are to mock religion and it’s ceremonies to show how silly they are, blah, blah, blah.
The reason you are getting the Attie is not because I think your actions are more blasphemous than, say, TV preacher’s pervsion of the gospel. Nor are you getting it because I think it’s wrong to question religious practices (everyone knows I do the same). You are getting it because I’m wondering how a smart person with an obviously great sense of humor can come up with such stupid, hackneyed faux Borat comedy? Come Edwin, we here at the Thomas Society expect much better from you.
So, Edwin, here is your Attie. And if you are ever up Columbus way again, the first round is on me.