Well, not for real because there is no god and therefore there is no smiting but the fictional God of Facebook regularly asks who he should smite and yesterday, after several comments were added to his Facebook page, he decided to smite Jenny. I liked his post, but was dismayed at some of the anti-vaccine comments. Below follows the smite, the unfortunate comments and a great response by a scientist.
Here are just some of the comments that make you want to go into a dark corner and rock back and forth.
Notice all the likes for the top comment; evidence that atheists can be sucked in by pseudo-science too.
Thank goodness a real scientist replied and her remark was liked by over a thousand people:
If you still think vaccines are harmful or you need to educate others, Khan Academy has a great video that goes through the entire Wakefield fiasco and details why Wakefield’s work was discredited. There is also a great resource called VNN: Vaccinews.net where you can get answers to the top 20 most asked questions about vaccines.
Go ahead and read the entire post over on God’s Facebook site and if you can stomach it, take a look at the comments!