Saturday, August 30, 2008

RELIGION: Have faith in the fridge!


My favourite conservative satirist PJ O'Rourke explains here why he'd rather believe in God than science. Or rather, in scientists. Whatever. It makes superb Ramadan-eve reading. His reported conversation with his physics teacher is most instructive ...
The physics teacher had just explained how electricity makes a refrigerator work. I raised my hand.

Me: “Electricity is energy.”

Physics teacher: “Yes.”

Me: “Energy is heat.”

Physics teacher: “Yes, heat is one way to measure energy.”

Me: “A refrigerator is cold.”

I graduated only because the physics teacher suddenly remembered that he was also the summer school physics teacher and that if I flunked I’d be back in his class in July.

O'Rourke writes the kind of stuff in this article that a certain 7th century Godly chap may have been referring to when he said "Wisdom is the lost property of the believer. If you find it somewhere, just grab it."

O'Rourke is a real humorist, a genuinely funny writer. What's more, PJ is happy to poke fun at his own side of the political fence. Other so-called humorists (like that pompous wacko Mark Steyn) don't even come close.

Words © 2008 Irfan Yusuf

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17 comments:

Anonymous said...

PJ O'Rourke would be embarrassed to have you as a fan. The God PJ is in favour of is not the satanic god which has made you ugly and insane and which prompts you to constant evil and lies. Like everyone else O'Rourke would be in favour of you just ending your pathetic life.

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Anonymous said...

Even funnier is any of Irfan's court appearances where the judge insults him for being disorganised and having no case and then throws him out. A magistrate describing Irfan as "the brown thing that extruded itself out of a whale's anus"

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Anonymous said...

The amount of dandruff Irfan leaves behind him is like snow. Thankfully it's so ugly it can't breed.

Hashem said...

What charming enemies Irf has. With enemies like these, I'm sure Irf would have no shortage of respectable friends.

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Augustus said...

This post has been removed by a blog administrator...I just wanted to be like the others.