Added some new letters to my name: FCD. That’s Friends of Charles Darwin. Not sure what good this will do me, but I’m proud to say it loud: I’m godless and proud. And it sits well alongside my ministry in the Universal Life Church. I bought that back in the Silurian, having taken umbrage at idiots who had somehow obtained a PhD in biochemistry and who thought that qualified them as palaeontologists. If Duane was going to wave his PhD at me, I thought, I’ll wave my Rev. right back at him and his hordes. And I did, in a couple of pieces and a few debates. There was an organisation called APE, the Association for the Protection of Evolution (Heavens to Betsy,
I haven’t seen my sustificate of reverendship in a while -- very tasteful it was too -- but in my heart. although, alas, not on the website of the ULC, I know my name is writ in the good book: The Rev. Jeremy Cherfas, PhD, FCD, ETC. Read it and giggle.
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