Then towards the end of the exhibit, because he and his buddies were laughing at the displays, they asked him to leave:
I’m of two minds about this. First, the museum is completely private property and those who own it have every right to set the terms of decorum for visitors. The museum receives no money from the state, so nobody’s rights were violated. On the other hand, it is symptomatic of many fundamentalists to be uptight around the diverse expression of opinions. But I think Jesus would have let the young atheist walk through, speak his peace, guffaw, and then Jesus would have kept the dialogue going. What’s that parable about the ninety-nine sheep, and the one sheep that had gone astray?
And, hey, I’m an agnostic, but maybe the dude in this video is an angel undercover. In other words, the museum curators may have been entertaining an angel unawares, and inasmuch as they were mean to him, “they were mean unto me.” But, of course, the atheist dude could also have used some manners, and maybe saved his mockery for the parking lot. You wouldn’t go into a church with a “there’s probably no God” t-shirt on, would you? And what is the Creation Museum, but ultimately a religious gathering place? It’s certainly not a place where science is seriously done.
And why, oh why, is PZ Myers so obsessed about hanging around religious gathering places? What would Freud say? It’s kind of creepy: A “Where’s Waldo” atheist who shadows religious goings-on all the time. What’s his problem? He really needs a bishop to battle, doesn’t he? God help PZ if he ever gets his wish and religion dies. Where would he go on summer vacation? I wonder if he stole something from the museum to burn on the Internet—a Catholic wafer sequel to last summer’s shenanegans.