“Community” writer Megan Ganz tells Alex about getting hired to “The Onion” at an early age and learning how to function in two of the world’s smartest writers’ rooms. She really gets going when the subject turns to her Catholic education and the Trayvon Martin shooting. Next week in part 2, look forward to even more talk about “Community.” Also this week, Alex explores adulthood by working for money and purchasing alcohol.
I visited my nephew at CalTech, which is where they keep all the smart people in Southern California. There was a table set up on behalf of Skeptic magazine, which is a magazine for people who believe in evolution to the point that they read a magazine about how people who don’t believe in evolution are totally missing out. It’s like if there were a magazine called “Car Enthusiast” all about how people who ride bikes should get their act together.
But if you delve into Skeptic, you find that not only is it the Fox News of atheism, it’s the News of the World of atheism. It’s a tabloid for “skeptics.” Rather than report on UFO sightings, it reports on why UFO sightings are probably not sightings of real UFO’s. Look at their website. Next to where it says “Promoting Science and Critical Thinking” is a picture of a UFO. This is a weird magazine.
I think Richard Dawkins and friends have a noble cause, but the argument for science doesn’t have to oppose religion and the argument against religion need not get snooty about how cool science is. The worst thing you can do for science is pit it against God, because, real or not, He tends to win.
The internet is now wondering whether NBC is an atheist corporation. Allow me to shed some light on the matter.
NBC was formed by RCA in 1926 and bought by GE in 1986. RCA was Jewish and GE is Protestant, so NBC went to Hebrew school, but later accepted Jesus Christ as its savior.
The problem came this year when Comcast took over. Comcast is part of a group of scientists that believes television networks evolved from radio stations. Although some networks, like CBS, believe that both radio AND Jesus might be responsible for television networks, the idea is largely dismissed as a theory. In all this confusion, NBC seems to have lost touch with its faith.
So here we are, with this disturbing video on the Golf Channel. Is this the end of spirituality in America? Will NBC be able to effectively program situation comedies without the guidance of the Bible? We won’t know the answers to these questions until Jimmy Fallon’s sermon at the next prayer upfronts.