A recent movie celebrating the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth has ignited a storm of criticism in the superstitiously minded US, with creationists denouncing the movie, reversing the balance of opinion seen in other developed countries.
So much so that the producer has opted not to even bother releasing it in the USA, saying Americans are “not ready” for such a work.
Though American attitudes to evolution are nothing new, the all but universally scathing reaction of Japanese online is interesting to behold, particularly considering the Japan is hardly free from superstition itself.
2ch holds forth on the subject unsparingly:
“Americans are just too stupid.”
“There are no gods. Gods and demons are just the products of the fevered imaginations of men.”
“That the US, so full of idiots, can maintain a scientific and technological lead is the real mystery here…”
“America is really a cult nation.”
“They don’t really believe this, do they?”
“Those intelligent design guys. They got teaching evolution banned in some schools y’know.”
“God didn’t make man, man made god.”
“It’s the 21st century and these idiot Christians still believe these fairytales. How long will they keep believing this rubbish…”
“Truly the land of the free.”
“What is the US, some kind of huge kindergarten?”
“I use to believe in evolution but lately I feel it might be plausible that aliens made man.”
“So who made the aliens?”
“>Only 39% believe in evolution.
What kind of idiots are they… God made it all – ridiculous.”
“But some Japanese do believe in an afterlife.”
“Americans love massacres so it’s fitting they are all Christians.”
“There are idiots in Japan who believe in spirits too, so we’re really in no position to laugh at these fools.”
“And these idiots make a fuss over a few whales…”
“This is just the protestant right making a fuss. Most Americans don’t even know what evolution is.”
“This is a matter of faith. God is necessary to maintain American society. Pure reason can’t maintain a human society. Religion is necessary to reassure people in the face of all the crime and death.”
“Saying ‘Are there really people in the US who actually believe God made man?’ to an American might be a bit dangerous…”
“What can we say about America…”
“You should put up one for blood type fortune telling too…”
The same sort of thing goes on over the thousands upon thousands of posts spawned in response to this news.
Via Itai News.