It never ceases to amaze me how some of the more bizarre events involving people seem to often come out of the US. I’m not the only one to notice either. I often hear the phrase “Only in America” preface another weird and wonderful story.
No doubt there are some evil folk attributing stuff to America that has occurred elsewhere but items like this next one are clearly US in origin and probably unashamedly claimed by those who’s religious fervour out weighs their common sense.
Check out the vexed question posed to the contestants in the Miss Universe competition. Now first of all I have to ask why they have departed from the “World Peace” attitude and exposed these young ladies to a question that can really have them struggling. Replying with hillbilly platitudes to cover their religious nonsense puts them straight into Sarah Palin territory and gives them a tough start if being in the public eye is part of their career choice.
Check it out here.
But another US feature that redeems things like this, is folk who use humour to belittle these embarrassing fundamentalist efforts.
Check out the response which was bought to my attention by Mad Tante and for which I am extremely grateful.
With a watchful group like this protecting the educational standards against religious clap trap, we may see the US remain in the upper levels of educated societies.
I hope so. It would be bizarre indeed to see the US drop back into the Dark Ages while newer Nations accelerate past them in the scientific arena.