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Yes, I know it’s been a hell of a long time.

Yes, I know I should have gotten to my Blog before this.

No, I don’t really have an excuse. Well other than a sense of ennui. Yes, I know that’s not a real excuse…

Having established that, what would be reason enough to drag me back to the Blog, then, I hear you ask expectantly.

Before I get to that, I will have to share something which is in fairly common use in our home. Based on the saying “Go big, or go Home”, the Girl has started merely saying: “They’re obviously home!”, thereby implying the “’cause they sure went big, there…”

Okay, enough hedging. Found on “The Scotsman” is this little piece: Creationism dismissed as ‘a kind of paganism’ by Vatican’s astronomer.

Now, to be honest, as a button-displaying (as opposed to “card-carrying”) Pastafarian I have long held the belief that the Creationists need to have a quiet word about the purity of their supply with their dealers, but even I would not go quite as big as that.

From the Article:

Believing that God created the universe in six days is a form of superstitious paganism, the Vatican astronomer Guy Consolmagno claimed yesterday.

Brother Consolmagno, who works in a Vatican observatory in Arizona and as curator of the Vatican meteorite collection in Italy, said a “destructive myth” had developed in modern society that religion and science were competing ideologies.

He described creationism, whose supporters want it taught in schools alongside evolution, as a “kind of paganism” because it harked back to the days of “nature gods” who were responsible for natural events.

To which I have to add with my tongue firmly in my cheek: “Amen Brother”.

It’s starting to look like that, if you want to be a Christian, being a Catholic might be one of the more enlightened choices around.

And the irony in that is quite staggering.