Friday, 9 May 2008

Teacher Fired for Being a Wizard

An oft used excuse by the religious is the "what's the Harm" defense, implying that religion has no negative side effects and is actually a comfort to people. Here is an excellent example of the harm it causes - specifically, people actually believe it and act incredibly stupid as a result;

[Florida] Right in front of his classroom at Rushe Middle School, substitute teacher Jim Piculas – evidently carried away with an attack of the crazies – did a 30-second magic trick last week in which a toothpick disappeared, then reappeared. Damn! He was promptly fired. Yes, Rushe's principal requested that Piculas be dismissed. And the official charge from the school district that resulted in his discharge? Wizardry!