Something fishy

I found this the other day.

It’s a variation on one of those Christian fish signs – known as an Icthus – that you sometimes see on cars and denotes a belief in creationism and a denial of Darwinism.

I was re-reading the excellent Dave Gorman book  ‘A Googlewhack Adventure’ and after I’d finished the bit where Dave meets Duane T Gish – the eminent US creationist – I googled around finding more about this strange guy and his even stranger beliefs.

Strange beliefs, maybe, but shared by many millions of Usanians:

According to a 2001 Gallup poll about 45% of Americans believe that “God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so.” Another 37% believe that “Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process. Only 14% believe that “human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in this process.”

I wonder what the missing 4% believe?

This one is similar to the Darwin-eating emblem above, but it’s a cartoon by someone who isn’t a creationist.

I actually found it on this creationist site where, in true blinkered style, it was reinterpreted as a sign of hope – as in at least the creationists are getting noticed by the non-believers.


Here’s another fish sign – this time combined with patriotism:

Whatever happened to the separation of religion and the State?

And isn’t Pride one of the Seven Deadly Sins?

This one’s more to my taste:

Although the burning cross isn’t necessarily my favourite motif…

I like this one very much and Amazon sells it as a car emblem, which surprised me:


Imagine parking your car with that on outside an evangelical church somewhere in the Deep South…

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