I wish this was an example of Poe’s law

I think I’ll skip this one
[Via Pharyngula]

Teach the controversy! Who would have thought geocentrists would still be around? They’re having a conference even: Galileo Was Wrong: The Church Was Right, the first annual Catholic conference on geocentrism. They’re also arguing that the Earth is less than 10,000 years old. No word yet if any flat-earthers will be in attendance.


Poe’s Law – Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of Fundamentalism that SOMEONE won’t mistake for the real thing. This certaianly started out looking like an example of Poe’s Law but it really does seem to be legit.

A Catholic Symposium on whether the Catholic Church made a mistake in apologizing for its treatment of Galileo because he was really wrong.

Some of the speakers will be discussing ‘Scientific Experiments Show the Earth is Motionless in Space’, ‘Scientific Evidence: The Earth is the Center of the Universe’, CArbon 14 and Radiometric Dating Show a Young Earth’, and others.

The organizer is the founder of Catholic Apologetics International Publishing. It does appear to be a real organization and a real conference. I wonder who will show up?

4 thoughts on “I wish this was an example of Poe’s law

  1. WHERE did these “Ph.Ds” get their doctorates?! Do they realize that they are going directly against Pope Benedict’s teachings? Not to mention all the Popes since Galileo. Since this is a matter of Faith and Morals, obviously they aren’t Catholics. Holding it near Notre Dame just compounds their err. Shame that you gave them any publicity.

    1. Of course they know they are going against the Church’s teaching. Apparently this has all been covered up, I guess with collusion from the Church.

      I think one the way to see cockroaches is to turn on the lights. Ignoring them does not make the go away.

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