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(Mother Jones)   Good: Children in Louisiana are learning the stories of the Bible. Bad: Instead of science. Ugly: On the taxpayer's dime   (motherjones.com) divider line 184
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2012-08-07 10:36:51 AM  
And with no science, none of these kids will get into college. Seminary school maybe, but not college.
 
2012-08-07 10:39:55 AM  
Yeah. They won't go very far in life with a head full of useless superstition. It's unfortunate, and kids deserve a lot better than that, but this is what their retarded parents want. Hopefully, the kids will learn things on their own and find a way to succeed.

I doubt it, though.
 
2012-08-07 10:46:41 AM  
Should these children get to college, they'll be in for a rude awakening when they see the world as it really is.
 
2012-08-07 10:51:06 AM  
Oh good, I was starting to think that kids from Louisiana were getting a little uppity with their less-than-adequate public school educations. It's nice to see they'll be able to essentially go to church 6 days a week and not let any of that devil learning cloud their minds.
 
2012-08-07 10:52:11 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Should these children get to college, they'll be in for a rude awakening when they see the world as it really is.


Why? The only colleges they'll get into are Bob Jones and Liberty.

Even better, they'll get to keep their persecution complex going by claiming that the reason they didn't get into Harvard was because they're Christian.
 
2012-08-07 10:57:37 AM  

Gecko Gingrich: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Should these children get to college, they'll be in for a rude awakening when they see the world as it really is.

Why? The only colleges they'll get into are Bob Jones and Liberty.

Even better, they'll get to keep their persecution complex going by claiming that the reason they didn't get into Harvard was because they're Christian.


While also giving money to ridiculous, Bible-humping diploma mills.

It's money for the money god, I guess.
 
2012-08-07 10:59:15 AM  
Good. Less competition in the future for the rest of us.
 
2012-08-07 11:28:44 AM  
Oh well, the world needs gator wrasslers too.
 
2012-08-07 11:29:48 AM  
i47.tinypic.com

Has no patience for this sort of crap.
 
2012-08-07 11:31:40 AM  

Lurking Fear: And with no science, none of these kids will get into college. Seminary school maybe, but not college.


I'd go one further and call on universities and reputable institutions of higher learning to come out and say "Children with a diploma from these schools need not bother applying, we will consider it to be a certification of unpreparedness and ignorance."
 
2012-08-07 11:33:43 AM  
"But instead of this world unification ushering in an age of prosperity and peace, as most globalists believe it will, it will be a time of unimaginable human suffering as recorded in God's Word. The Anti-christ will tightly regulate who may buy and sell."

Is this, like, based on anything, or are they confusing Atlast Shrugged with the Bible?
 
2012-08-07 11:35:37 AM  

mahuika: "But instead of this world unification ushering in an age of prosperity and peace, as most globalists believe it will, it will be a time of unimaginable human suffering as recorded in God's Word. The Anti-christ will tightly regulate who may buy and sell."

Is this, like, based on anything, or are they confusing Atlast Shrugged with the Bible?


The globalized economy has brought a shiat ton of human suffering, but I doubt they're talking about that.
 
2012-08-07 12:05:51 PM  

Aarontology: mahuika: "But instead of this world unification ushering in an age of prosperity and peace, as most globalists believe it will, it will be a time of unimaginable human suffering as recorded in God's Word. The Anti-christ will tightly regulate who may buy and sell."

Is this, like, based on anything, or are they confusing Atlast Shrugged with the Bible?

The globalized economy has brought a shiat ton of human suffering, but I doubt they're talking about that.


Yeah, I highly doubt they care about any suffering going on outside of their own little communities.
 
2012-08-07 12:22:56 PM  

Aarontology: The globalized economy has brought a shiat ton of human suffering, but I doubt they're talking about that


I meant more the whole "The Anti-Christ will be take your money!!!!" thing
 
2012-08-07 12:27:36 PM  
Louisiana is poised to spend tens of millions of dollars to help poor and middle-class students from the state's notoriously terrible public schools receive a private education.

Isn't it better to give parents a choice, instead of forcing their kids into notoriously terrible public schools?
 
2012-08-07 12:34:54 PM  

SkinnyHead: Louisiana is poised to spend tens of millions of dollars to help poor and middle-class students from the state's notoriously terrible public schools receive a private education.

Isn't it better to give parents a choice, instead of forcing their kids into notoriously terrible public schools?


Here's an idea how about spend half as much, and fix the notoriously terrible public schools.
 
2012-08-07 12:35:43 PM  

mahuika: I meant more the whole "The Anti-Christ will be take your money!!!!" thing


Ahhhh
 
2012-08-07 12:36:09 PM  

SkinnyHead: Isn't it better to give parents a choice, instead of forcing their kids into notoriously terrible public schools?


Or, fix the public schools.
 
2012-08-07 12:36:14 PM  

Lurking Fear: And with no science, none of these kids will get into college. Seminary school maybe, but not college.


Is a bunch of semen called a 'school'? I thought it was a 'load'?

FTA: "God used the Trail of Tears to bring many Indians to Christ."

Nothing quite says "Jesus loves you!" like genocide and death camps.
 
2012-08-07 12:37:27 PM  
Refusing to teach your child generally accepted scientific theories should be deemed child abuse and punished appropriately.
 
2012-08-07 12:38:38 PM  
If parents want to make the decision to send their child to a religious school using the voucher system, I have no problem with that. However, the programs need to be accredited, and I don't think any school which actually ran a curriculum as described here would pass muster.
 
2012-08-07 12:38:59 PM  

mahuika: "But instead of this world unification ushering in an age of prosperity and peace, as most globalists believe it will, it will be a time of unimaginable human suffering as recorded in God's Word. The Anti-christ will tightly regulate who may buy and sell."

Is this, like, based on anything, or are they confusing Atlast Shrugged with the Bible?


It's more of a mix. Atlas Shrugged was too secular, and the bible had too much of that "live thy neighbor" hippy crap.
 
2012-08-07 12:39:19 PM  

SkinnyHead: Louisiana is poised to spend tens of millions of dollars to help poor and middle-class students from the state's notoriously terrible public schools receive a private education.

Isn't it better to give parents a choice, instead of forcing their kids into notoriously terrible public schools?


Maybe one of those public school kids will invent both a time machine and an effective male contraceptive, and give the latter to your dad.
 
2012-08-07 12:39:45 PM  

Spazmojack: mahuika: "But instead of this world unification ushering in an age of prosperity and peace, as most globalists believe it will, it will be a time of unimaginable human suffering as recorded in God's Word. The Anti-christ will tightly regulate who may buy and sell."

Is this, like, based on anything, or are they confusing Atlast Shrugged with the Bible?

It's more of a mix. Atlas Shrugged was too secular, and the bible had too much of that "live thy neighbor" hippy crap.


*love
 
2012-08-07 12:39:47 PM  
Oh God. This is even worse. Here's the actual policy from a charter school in Louisiana:

If an administrator or teachers suspects a student is pregnant, a parent conference will be held. The school reserves the right to require any female student to take a pregnancy test to confirm whether or not the suspected student is in fact pregnant. The school further reserves the right to refer the suspected student to a physician of its choice. If the test indicates that the student is pregnant, the student will not be permitted to attend classes on the campus of Dehli Charter School.
 
2012-08-07 12:39:57 PM  

mahuika: "But instead of this world unification ushering in an age of prosperity and peace, as most globalists believe it will, it will be a time of unimaginable human suffering as recorded in God's Word. The Anti-christ will tightly regulate who may buy and sell."

Is this, like, based on anything, or are they confusing Atlast Shrugged with the Bible?


It sounds like their interpretation of Revelation, in particular the Mark of the Beast (see Revelation 13:16-18).

Like every generation before them, they are projecting their own views of the modern world without understanding the tradition of apocalyptic prophecy in Jewish thought.
 
2012-08-07 12:39:59 PM  

SkinnyHead: Louisiana is poised to spend tens of millions of dollars to help poor and middle-class students from the state's notoriously terrible public schools receive a private education.

Isn't it better to give parents a choice, instead of forcing their kids into notoriously terrible public schools?


So send them to notoriously terrible private schools? (if they teach Jebus-ness instead of Science, they are terrible)
 
2012-08-07 12:40:09 PM  
Did Moses use "science" when he parted the Red Sea?

Did Jesus use "science" when He raised Lazarus from the dead?
 
2012-08-07 12:40:10 PM  
Oh, for fark's sake.
 
2012-08-07 12:41:38 PM  

Serious Black: Oh God. This is even worse. Here's the actual policy from a charter school in Louisiana:

If an administrator or teachers suspects a student is pregnant, a parent conference will be held. The school reserves the right to require any female student to take a pregnancy test to confirm whether or not the suspected student is in fact pregnant. The school further reserves the right to refer the suspected student to a physician of its choice. If the test indicates that the student is pregnant, the student will not be permitted to attend classes on the campus of Dehli Charter School.


Pretty sure that violates federal law regarding physician-client privacy
 
2012-08-07 12:41:59 PM  
With all the state legislatures now controlled by Republicans issuing voucher laws, sad to say, this is the future. Be afraid, be very afraid.
 
2012-08-07 12:42:09 PM  

sprawl15: Lurking Fear: And with no science, none of these kids will get into college. Seminary school maybe, but not college.

Is a bunch of semen called a 'school'? I thought it was a 'load'?

FTA: "God used the Trail of Tears to bring many Indians to Christ."

Nothing quite says "Jesus loves you!" like genocide and death camps.



Did God also use slavery to bring many Africans to Christ?

Seriously fark you.
 
2012-08-07 12:42:24 PM  

Serious Black: Refusing to teach your child generally accepted scientific theories should be deemed child abuse and punished appropriately.



The good news is they can pray away their illnesses and save the taxpayers millions.
 
2012-08-07 12:42:49 PM  
What's even worse is that they are bordered by that academic Mississippi.
 
2012-08-07 12:42:57 PM  
I do love me some choice in public education but lol wat?
 
2012-08-07 12:43:00 PM  

Lurking Fear: And with no science, none of these kids will get into college. Seminary school maybe, but not college.


Hahahahaha....

Never heard of Liberty University, have you?

My wife's uncle is a creationist and a college professor of library sciences at some Christian college in the midwest. It's sad really.

//and that hahahahaha should really be sobsobsobsob...
 
2012-08-07 12:43:16 PM  

Vodka Zombie: Yeah. They won't go very far in life with a head full of useless superstition. It's unfortunate, and kids deserve a lot better than that, but this is what their retarded parents want. Hopefully, the kids will learn things on their own and find a way to succeed.

I doubt it, though.


Nonsense. They could be president.
 
2012-08-07 12:43:31 PM  

Vodka Zombie: Yeah. They won't go very far in life with a head full of useless superstition. It's unfortunate, and kids deserve a lot better than that, but this is what their retarded parents want. Hopefully, the kids will learn things on their own and find a way to succeed.

I doubt it, though.


They won't get far in life? Yea they will. They won't be curing multiple sclerosis or exploring the vast reaches of space, but they'll do just fine. And they'll be able to vote regardless.

That last point is what scares me the most. We need an informed voting populace, not an uninformed or deliberately misinformed voting populace.
 
2012-08-07 12:43:42 PM  

skullkrusher: I do love me some choice in public education but lol wat?


It's education that Clarence Thomas could be proud of - pubic education.
 
2012-08-07 12:44:22 PM  

SkinnyHead: Louisiana is poised to spend tens of millions of dollars to help poor and middle-class students from the state's notoriously terrible public schools receive a private education.

Isn't it better to give parents a choice, instead of forcing their kids into notoriously terrible public schools?


They already have that choice. Dominionist Christian teaching on taxpayer dollars, however? Forgive me if I have a little problem with that.

You know, I don't know why I EVER respond to you. Have you ever had a thought that wasn't totally contrary to all rational thinking people?
 
2012-08-07 12:44:35 PM  

mahuika: Aarontology: The globalized economy has brought a shiat ton of human suffering, but I doubt they're talking about that

I meant more the whole "The Anti-Christ will be take your money!!!!" thing


Most likely a reference to Revelation 13:16-17: "He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name".
 
2012-08-07 12:45:18 PM  

SkinnyHead: Louisiana is poised to spend tens of millions of dollars to help poor and middle-class students from the state's notoriously terrible public schools receive a private education.

Isn't it better to give parents a choice, instead of forcing their kids into notoriously terrible public schools?


You know, if we really wanted to make schools better, we could look at what education strategies are working best in other countries and producing the highest-quality students. Like, say, Finland, a country that has abolished private schools entirely.
 
2012-08-07 12:45:37 PM  

Serious Black: Oh God. This is even worse. Here's the actual policy from a charter school in Louisiana:

If an administrator or teachers suspects a student is pregnant, a parent conference will be held. The school reserves the right to require any female student to take a pregnancy test to confirm whether or not the suspected student is in fact pregnant. The school further reserves the right to refer the suspected student to a physician of its choice. If the test indicates that the student is pregnant, the student will not be permitted to attend classes on the campus of Dehli Charter School.


A wait and see approach would probably be more appropriate.
 
2012-08-07 12:45:59 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Serious Black: Oh God. This is even worse. Here's the actual policy from a charter school in Louisiana:

If an administrator or teachers suspects a student is pregnant, a parent conference will be held. The school reserves the right to require any female student to take a pregnancy test to confirm whether or not the suspected student is in fact pregnant. The school further reserves the right to refer the suspected student to a physician of its choice. If the test indicates that the student is pregnant, the student will not be permitted to attend classes on the campus of Dehli Charter School.

Pretty sure that violates federal law regarding physician-client privacy



Since when are conservatives concerned about Constitutional Law?*


*outside the 2nd Amendment
 
2012-08-07 12:46:11 PM  

SkinnyHead:

Isn't it better to give parents a choice, instead of forcing their kids into notoriously terrible public schools?


Did you actually read the article? The "notoriously terrible" public schools are probably better than these places. But hey, these places prepare kids for nothing more than a life of wage slavery, and that's what Piyush Jindahl and his crew want.
 
2012-08-07 12:46:17 PM  

Serious Black: Oh God. This is even worse. Here's the actual policy from a charter school in Louisiana:

If an administrator or teachers suspects a student is pregnant, a parent conference will be held. The school reserves the right to require any female student to take a pregnancy test to confirm whether or not the suspected student is in fact pregnant. The school further reserves the right to refer the suspected student to a physician of its choice. If the test indicates that the student is pregnant, the student will not be permitted to attend classes on the campus of Dehli Charter School.


Got pregnant? That's a suspendin'.
 
2012-08-07 12:46:33 PM  
But remember, Christianity is being oppressed in America.
 
2012-08-07 12:46:36 PM  
Why does learning blatantly false information even qualify these kids for a high school diploma? Their ignorant parents are turning their children into equally ignorant morons.
 
2012-08-07 12:47:52 PM  

vernonFL: Did Moses use "science" when he parted the Red Sea?

Did Jesus use "science" when He raised Lazarus from the dead?


The answer is yes, but don't tell anyone. You will blow their cover.
 
2012-08-07 12:48:41 PM  
I'm sure there's a good Waterboy joke in this somewhere. May I suggest, "Mama says she invented electricity."
 
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