The Poor Man has the best take I’ve seen so far:
Everyone is still missing the point of the story. The story is not, as nitwits like Howie Kurtz maintain, that people are being mean to someone just because he’s conservative. The story is not that Gannon is a hypocrite for promoting an anti-gay agenda. The story is not even that the White House gave such access to a reporter for a dummy news service operating under an assumed name, and may have used him to expose Valerie Plame. This is not the story.
The story is that God exists.
Think about it: what are the chances that a media whore like Gannon would turn out to be an actual whore? It’s impossible. It boggles the mind how infinitely unlikely this is. It’s like if you found someone pirating CDs, and it turns out he actually had a peg leg and a parrot on his shoulder and sailed around the Caribbean saying “arrrrrr!” and plundering booty. You wouldn’t believe it. But there it is: impossible, but true. Impossible truths are miracles, and only God can work miracles. Ergo, God exists. Q.E.D.
This is similar to, but more convincing than, a similar proof once relayed by my college calculus professor. Apparently, upon noting that for 0
1 + X2 + X3 + X4 + … = 1/(1-X),
a mathematician/philosopher whose identity I’ve since forgotten (Descartes?) concluded that the infinite was finite and the finite, infinite. Verily, a paradox resolvable only by the existence of a higher power. Ergo, God exists, as was to be shown.
And of course we’re still seeing the same arguments today. Not yet known is whether the Discovery Institute will add The Poor Man’s paradox to its catalog of things so complex and unfathomable that evolution must be taught in schools.