The Discovery Institute is still pouting over the Flying Spaghetti Monster, claiming that it "mocks religion."
No. It mocks creationists who palm their creationism off as scientific. Big difference.
Undeterrred, the Discovery Institute "quotes" Glenn Branch of the Nation Center for Science and Education, thusly:
Now in an interview with the Toronto Star, Glenn Branch of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) has defended such mocking of traditional religion by Darwinists as "light hearted fun" that is "probably healthy.
You know why I put quote marks around the word "quotes." The DI is pathologically incapable of quoting accurately or in context.
Let's look at the real quote:
Keeping track of creationist activity and combating it is a tiring and often thankless chore and enjoying light hearted fun at the opposition's expense is probably healthy.
As is plain, The FSM does not mock religion- and Glenn Branch is not approving of religious mockery. The FSM effectviely mocks creationists who misrepresent both religion and science--people well worth mocking.
Of course the best way to defeat mockery is to actually address the point of the pundit. So, John West, please tell us how Intelligent Design distinguishes between the Flying Spagetti Monster and the Deity of your choice. Oh, and keep in mind Job 13:7-11.