Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Hovind in the hole

Word is getting around the blogosphere that creationist Kent Hovind, currently doing time for violating numerous tax laws, has been thrown into solitary confinement, though reasons for this are obscure. One explanation is that Hovind has been trying to run his own prison ministry without approval, though to what degree that is true is up in the air.

Given Hovind's penchant for portraying himself as an innocent martyr to the faith who's being victimized by an evil government trying to silence him for preaching "the truth" about evolution, and the brainless eagerness of Hovind's wide-eyed followers to parrot this self-serving delusion (seriously, check the comments in the link above, as well as some of those that have turned up even here), it's likely any story that comes along as to why Hovind has been so incarcerated — if he even has — will have been thoroughly run through CSE's distortion machine.

Naturally, I feel about as much sympathy for Hovind, let alone his claims of martyrdom, as I do for Paris Hilton. Neither an imaginary deity nor spoiled-brat celebutard status puts anyone above the law.


  1. Wow, those commenters are brain dead.

  2. From that link (Kent's blog, one guesses): "Having been here for nearly six months, I will forever be an advocate of closing most jails and prisons. What this type of punishment does to families and society is terrible."


    Oh my gosh,...Martin, thank you for the laugh. sum up, Kent was approached by a big, beefy dude who said, "Yo my little puppy now, beyotch!" Wasn't it Kent Hovind who said, in a debate with Shermer, that prisons were created as part of God's promise and law (that justice would be served on earth and in heaven)? Now he wants to totally re-do the US Pen. System because he's seeing exactly how societies and morals can exist at a secular level. See, Kent... we've developed other, more deterent ways, of discouraging and punishing behavior that doesn't include a metaphysical hell. Seems to be working, too...'cause his whiney little ass wants to do away with the whole concept.

    I wonder if "I love tools!" is a metaphor? :)

    I have a question: Since when did a prison sentence include three squares, a cot, AND internet access?

    Did you see his May 11th entry? The one where he compares his own prison sentence to that of a 21 year old girl in a wheelchair? *rolls eyes*

  3. Atheist in a mini van:

    so it's funny to you as an atheist that men are raped in prison? Wow maybe you need a tad bit more morals and kindness. Lets see, if there was only a book that was like a owners manual for humans to teach them how to behave. Oh there is...what is the name of that book... blind oh yea THE BIBLE. Get a clue God's wrath is upon sinners. How is your salvation?

  4. Telling people how to behave? The Bible? The book where God ordered his brave soldiers to mass-rape over 30,000 Midianite women, and sent bears to slaughter 42 children? The book that tells us to stone disobedient children to death, murder gays as well as female rape victims who do not cry out loud enough, and kill anyone who eats shellfish? Nah, we don't need a nasty, barbaric book like that to teach us how to behave. We engage in a process called "thinking" instead. Get a clue, o thou who art too scared to signeth his name! How is your education?

    Christian trolls: proving atheists right since 33 AD! :-D

  5. Considering that Hovind is getting a taste of prison reality, something he supported previously, wonder if his idea of Hell will change? Do you think he will stop gloating as to all the people he feels will be suffering far worse than his little prison time? How about his supporters, who, if they follow the line as many other christians, look forward to the day when they (of course) will be safe and enjoying a paradise while others suffer eternally. Will they suddenly think that hell, like prison, might not be a nice thing to inflict on people?

    Nah, probably not. I think atheist in a mini van has the right idea - Hovind had to face up to the reality of what is happening, perhaps for the first time in his life. Sorry, I have no sympathy for him. He deliberately chose to break the law and should accept the consequences of his actions.

    Edit - what's with blogger - this is the second blog that rejected my first word verification.


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