With Phil Long
Orlando Fringe Festival
Loch Haven Park, Orlando, FL
Debating religion or politics often comes around to “truth”, but there really isn’t a good definition of this innocent and ubiquitous term. Mr. Long brings it up repeated in this rambling and occasionally coherent monolog about physics and religion. He is amazed by things like quantum theory and astrophysics, he seems erudite and educated, and he has the vocal skills of a really charismatic Youth Minister from any large fundamentalist church. In other words, I want to believe him if only I knew what he’s asking me to believe. His story make multiple references to Christian concepts like creation and Judgement Day and the trinity and resurrection, but it’s a white label faith that glosses over the schisms and fine points that split families and start wars. Long’s message seems to be: Since modern physics produces counterintuitive observations and Christianity is full of counter intuitive ideas, they both rely on an element of blind faith. Ergo, they must be compatible! Post hoc ergo propter hoc! Good thing there wasn’t a collection plate at this service; I would have stolen a nickel from it just on principle.
This show was part of the 2015 Orlando Fringe Festival. Information on tickets and times may be found at www.OrlandoFringe.org.