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(Addicting Info)   Remember the 4th grade science test where the right answer is that god made dinosaurs on the 6th day? Turns out it was legit and the school administrator is shocked at the public's reaction. Awwww   (addictinginfo.org) divider line 326
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2013-05-04 08:00:11 AM  
Chinese kids are learning calculus.  Its been nice being a superpower.
 
2013-05-04 08:00:32 AM  

Roest: randomjsa: Yes, the test is stupid and just the sort of thing you expect out of Christians but the way the article downplays how people have been reacting toward the school as just "criticism" is highly misleading as well. The internet hate machine is in full effect and they need to knock it off. You are doing nobody any favors by giving the Christians actual cause to claim they are being persecuted irregardless of what you think of their stupid test.

No! They need to be hated, they need to ridiculed and laughed out of town. Their life needs to be made miserable. How can stupidity of that magnitude be allowed to continue to exist? Teaching BS like that to children is a criminal offense to me and probably every other human being with an IQ above that of sliced bread.


It was meant for this jerk
 
2013-05-04 08:01:34 AM  
This is child abuse, pure and simple.
 
2013-05-04 08:02:21 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Dog Welder: when you teach the children YE creationism and then teach them "what to say" on an actual science test to get the right answers on evolution, you are then teaching children to lie.  I'm pretty sure an angel loses its wings when you do that.  Way to go, Christians.

Lighten up, Francis. There's no such thing as angels.


Ask the 2002 Giants about that.
 
2013-05-04 08:02:36 AM  

blackartemis: I went to Christian university and took biology.
First class
Prof "We will study evolution as fact, we will not be discussing religion. If you have a problem with this, drop the class, change your major, or learn that sometimes in life you have to learn to be quiet and push on".

Had an equally awesome human sexuality prof.
Girl gets offended by discussion of anal sex.
Prof "What do you want to be after graduation"
Girl "Christian Marriage Counselor"
Prof "So you think Christians don't have anal sex, maybe they don't have abuse within the relationship either? What do you plan to do, teach these new couples they actually have to have sex with eachother to make babies? What happens when reality strikes and you have a one on one with a woman who claims that her husband will either beat her or cheap on her unless she lets him have anal sex? You are a little girl and you either need to grow up or pack your bags and leave college"
The girl just silently sobbed at her desk for 10minutes while we continued on.

/csb


Rather silly that a marriage councilor would have a religious qualifier.
 
2013-05-04 08:02:49 AM  

baddogg: My 5 year old attends private Christian school.  Before you flame, listen.  A neighbor sent her kid to the local catchment school kindergarten  and learned how to drop the 'F' bomb in a day due to the low rental neighborhood adjacent to a fairly middle income neighborhood.  I could send my kid to another school via bus and learn Christian values and discipline which I did.  I am damn near a atheist but if I were any kind of parent and if my kid were on her way out for any reason, I'd want her to believe she was going to be with angels and be with God rather than be plant food.  I even attend church for a good nap to foster this.  She's happy, out of harms way, I hope!  Sure, I am bubble wrapping, but I won't regret a moderated Christian education vs. learning how to swear in Kindergarten.


I'm sorry that you are so terrified of words that you feel the need to lie to and mentally stunt the development of your own child.
 
2013-05-04 08:03:29 AM  

TheBigJerk: Nappy Imus: LordJiro: AverageAmericanGuy: AdrienVeidt: So, if God is perfect and so is His Creation, why would He choose to kill them off? Did He not tell Noah to make the ark big enough, or not allow enough time? Or were they the misceginated offspring of angels farking lizards, or whatever?

And I still don't understand why faith is valuable to Him.

The ark was big enough for the dinosaurs. The dinosaurs were only the size of sheep.

When they landed on Mt. Ararat, the problem was that the soaked ground had lost much of the vegetation that would have kept these reptiles alive. As a result, most of the dinosaur species went extinct soon after the Flood water subsided.

We still have some left, such as the gila monster, Komodo dragon, and crocodiles. But the vast majority of dinosaurs died in the Flood aftermath.

I can only assume you're trolling at this point. Otherwise, you fail at anything remotely resembling science so hard that I'm surprised your skull doesn't implode.

Why do you consider funny sarcasm trolling? Unless the standards for trolling have severely declined. . .

The JOKE is that this is what creationists actually believe.  He's not "making this up" he's just repeating it.

I mean he's also pretending to be a believer and all that, but one of the explanations for dinosaurs by creationists (when they aren't explaining "de debil did it!") is that after the flood plants were dead and/or the atmosphere was wrong so they either died off or were hunted to extinction as "dragons" by humans.

Well, there are even more "theories" than that, but when the Modus Operandi is "make shiat up, declare it true, demand others DISprove it" you get a lot of scatter.


Yeah, and its still funny sarcasm, the way he said it. Well at least that's the way I read it. We all agree that Christians, for the most part, are stupid, but funny, shiats :D Glad they're not dangerous anymore (looks around with a nervous smile).
 
2013-05-04 08:03:51 AM  

Hack Patooey: baddogg: My 5 year old attends private Christian school.  Before you flame, listen.  A neighbor sent her kid to the local catchment school kindergarten  and learned how to drop the 'F' bomb in a day due to the low rental neighborhood adjacent to a fairly middle income neighborhood.  I could send my kid to another school via bus and learn Christian values and discipline which I did.  I am damn near a atheist but if I were any kind of parent and if my kid were on her way out for any reason, I'd want her to believe she was going to be with angels and be with God rather than be plant food.  I even attend church for a good nap to foster this.  She's happy, out of harms way, I hope!  Sure, I am bubble wrapping, but I won't regret a moderated Christian education vs. learning how to swear in Kindergarten.

Ok, I'll bite, I havent had enough coffee this morning.

The problem with your last sentence is that this isnt education, its indoctrination. Theyre not learning anything of value in a modern society.


Having gone to private religious schools of various denominations up until college, I can safely say that most of them aren't nearly as over the top as the one in the article. I was taught in regular gen ed classes with one class set aside for religion. Hell they even covered evolution in science. Aside from having to attend a service (that the whole school went to during a school day), I never felt beat over the head by it whatsoever. Most of them aren't Jonestown.
 
2013-05-04 08:07:06 AM  

Nappy Imus: Bubbacus: Since evolution is a fact, we only have to wait for the fundamentalists to winnow themselves from the gene pool.

Last I heard, evolution was still a theory. A good theory mind you, but a theory nonetheless :D


There you go with your secularist anti-God religion again.
 
2013-05-04 08:07:40 AM  

Alphax: blackartemis: I went to Christian university and took biology.
First class
Prof "We will study evolution as fact, we will not be discussing religion. If you have a problem with this, drop the class, change your major, or learn that sometimes in life you have to learn to be quiet and push on".

Had an equally awesome human sexuality prof.
Girl gets offended by discussion of anal sex.
Prof "What do you want to be after graduation"
Girl "Christian Marriage Counselor"
Prof "So you think Christians don't have anal sex, maybe they don't have abuse within the relationship either? What do you plan to do, teach these new couples they actually have to have sex with eachother to make babies? What happens when reality strikes and you have a one on one with a woman who claims that her husband will either beat her or cheap on her unless she lets him have anal sex? You are a little girl and you either need to grow up or pack your bags and leave college"
The girl just silently sobbed at her desk for 10minutes while we continued on.

/csb

Rather silly that a marriage councilor would have a religious qualifier.


Oh, you have to understand, people like this girl didn't want to deal with non-Christians. Many discussions came up about how they could never see themselves marrying anyone of a different religion. My half Jewish half Christian household was weird for them.
I made a lot of good, and sane, friends there. Received a good education, but it was a huge step for me on why way to accepting a Buddhist philosophy.
 
2013-05-04 08:08:56 AM  

baddogg: My 5 year old attends private Christian school.  Before you flame, listen.  A neighbor sent her kid to the local catchment school kindergarten  and learned how to drop the 'F' bomb in a day due to the low rental neighborhood adjacent to a fairly middle income neighborhood.  I could send my kid to another school via bus and learn Christian values and discipline which I did.  I am damn near a atheist but if I were any kind of parent and if my kid were on her way out for any reason, I'd want her to believe she was going to be with angels and be with God rather than be plant food.  I even attend church for a good nap to foster this.  She's happy, out of harms way, I hope!  Sure, I am bubble wrapping, but I won't regret a moderated Christian education vs. learning how to swear in Kindergarten.


So, like with Santa Claus, you're just gonna let her find out in her own time?
 
2013-05-04 08:09:02 AM  

MrBallou: Nappy Imus: Bubbacus: Since evolution is a fact, we only have to wait for the fundamentalists to winnow themselves from the gene pool.

Last I heard, evolution was still a theory. A good theory mind you, but a theory nonetheless :D

There you go with your secularist anti-God religion again.


Oh noes you have discovered my god-killing agnostic agenda! Curses! ~Shakes fist in air~
 
2013-05-04 08:11:37 AM  
Oh, off topic, but if you had the chance to actually kill (or try to kill) a god, would you take it? Steal his/her/its golden blood and drink it and become a god, or something :D I mean, if you had just one shot at meeting god, would you bow, or would you get all stabby? Well anyway, feel free to stay on topic :D
 
2013-05-04 08:14:42 AM  

Nappy Imus: Oh, off topic, but if you had the chance to actually kill (or try to kill) a god, would you take it? Steal his/her/its golden blood and drink it and become a god, or something :D I mean, if you had just one shot at meeting god, would you bow, or would you get all stabby? Well anyway, feel free to stay on topic :D


I'd use my omnipotent powers to make myself deaf to the billions of people calling out my name all the time.  Then I'd while away my hours cutting funding on infrastructure and making volcanoes erupt while the northern lights played overhead.
 
2013-05-04 08:14:43 AM  

planes: [www.global-air.com image 150x195]

Most of us had parents who taught us to accept their religious beliefs as undeniable fact. But, do we have a right or obligation to ourselves to question a few things? (new window)


I love that link. So much hypocrisy in one small, easy to read page.
 
2013-05-04 08:15:58 AM  

AdrienVeidt: baddogg: My 5 year old attends private Christian school.  Before you flame, listen.  A neighbor sent her kid to the local catchment school kindergarten  and learned how to drop the 'F' bomb in a day due to the low rental neighborhood adjacent to a fairly middle income neighborhood.  I could send my kid to another school via bus and learn Christian values and discipline which I did.  I am damn near a atheist but if I were any kind of parent and if my kid were on her way out for any reason, I'd want her to believe she was going to be with angels and be with God rather than be plant food.  I even attend church for a good nap to foster this.  She's happy, out of harms way, I hope!  Sure, I am bubble wrapping, but I won't regret a moderated Christian education vs. learning how to swear in Kindergarten.

In all flat-out honesty: you're a terrible parent. You choose to fill your child's head with lies because it's convenient for you. You are *exactly* what's wrong with our declining society.


Yes, he is truly history's greatest monster.  How dare ANYONE raise a polite, happy 5 year-old.
 
2013-05-04 08:20:39 AM  

Nappy Imus: Oh, off topic, but if you had the chance to actually kill (or try to kill) a god, would you take it? Steal his/her/its golden blood and drink it and become a god, or something :D I mean, if you had just one shot at meeting god, would you bow, or would you get all stabby? Well anyway, feel free to stay on topic :D


there's only 1 god moran.
 
2013-05-04 08:21:55 AM  

Bubbacus: Since evolution is a fact, we only have to wait for the fundamentalists to winnow themselves from the gene pool.


I always found the fact that the people who DON'T believe we descended from animals ACT the most like animals.

1. Consume everything in the environment as fast as you can. (no regulation)
2. Obey the powerful without question. (voluntary libertarian corporate slavery)
3. Breed like crazy without any planning. (no abortions or contraceptives)
4. Always follow the first knee jerk reaction that pops into your tiny head, no matter how stupid it is. (rush is right)
 
2013-05-04 08:23:12 AM  

Cataholic: AdrienVeidt: baddogg: My 5 year old attends private Christian school.  Before you flame, listen.  A neighbor sent her kid to the local catchment school kindergarten  and learned how to drop the 'F' bomb in a day due to the low rental neighborhood adjacent to a fairly middle income neighborhood.  I could send my kid to another school via bus and learn Christian values and discipline which I did.  I am damn near a atheist but if I were any kind of parent and if my kid were on her way out for any reason, I'd want her to believe she was going to be with angels and be with God rather than be plant food.  I even attend church for a good nap to foster this.  She's happy, out of harms way, I hope!  Sure, I am bubble wrapping, but I won't regret a moderated Christian education vs. learning how to swear in Kindergarten.

In all flat-out honesty: you're a terrible parent. You choose to fill your child's head with lies because it's convenient for you. You are *exactly* what's wrong with our declining society.

Yes, he is truly history's greatest monster.  How dare ANYONE raise a polite, happy 5 year-old.


Eat all the dicks in the universe, disingenuous asshole.
 
2013-05-04 08:24:32 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: baddogg: My 5 year old attends private Christian school.  Before you flame, listen.  A neighbor sent her kid to the local catchment school kindergarten  and learned how to drop the 'F' bomb in a day due to the low rental neighborhood adjacent to a fairly middle income neighborhood.  I could send my kid to another school via bus and learn Christian values and discipline which I did.  I am damn near a atheist but if I were any kind of parent and if my kid were on her way out for any reason, I'd want her to believe she was going to be with angels and be with God rather than be plant food.  I even attend church for a good nap to foster this.  She's happy, out of harms way, I hope!  Sure, I am bubble wrapping, but I won't regret a moderated Christian education vs. learning how to swear in Kindergarten.

So, like with Santa Claus, you're just gonna let her find out in her own time?


Problem is most of them never do but hey f bombs are icky.
 
2013-05-04 08:28:02 AM  

Nappy Imus: Bubbacus: Since evolution is a fact, we only have to wait for the fundamentalists to winnow themselves from the gene pool.

Last I heard, evolution was still a theory. A good theory mind you, but a theory nonetheless :D


Please learn what the word "theory" means. Thank you.
 
2013-05-04 08:28:14 AM  

Nappy Imus: Oh, off topic, but if you had the chance to actually kill (or try to kill) a god, would you take it? Steal his/her/its golden blood and drink it and become a god, or something :D I mean, if you had just one shot at meeting god, would you bow, or would you get all stabby? Well anyway, feel free to stay on topic :D


If I met God, as in the God mentioned in the bible with no preptime?  I'd bow.   Because the guy isn't a dick or a douche... he's an omnipotent psychotic with a sadistic streak the size of the multi-verse.

Now if I had my "+1 Hammer of God slaying" I'd take my swing at him sure; for the greater good at the very least but just *poof* meet God... nope.
 
2013-05-04 08:29:26 AM  

Nappy Imus: Last I heard, evolution was still a theory. A good theory mind you, but a theory nonetheless :D


Actually evolution is a process, thus a fact. How it happens aka the theory of evolution, is the theory.
 
2013-05-04 08:30:58 AM  

Milo Minderbinder: Chinese kids are learning calculus.  Its been nice being a superpower.


I taught myself calculus in the ninth grade.  Only because I was bored with Algebra II and I had already went through a trigonometry book.
 
2013-05-04 08:33:55 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-04 08:37:28 AM  

AdrienVeidt: Cataholic: AdrienVeidt: baddogg: My 5 year old attends private Christian school.  Before you flame, listen.  A neighbor sent her kid to the local catchment school kindergarten  and learned how to drop the 'F' bomb in a day due to the low rental neighborhood adjacent to a fairly middle income neighborhood.  I could send my kid to another school via bus and learn Christian values and discipline which I did.  I am damn near a atheist but if I were any kind of parent and if my kid were on her way out for any reason, I'd want her to believe she was going to be with angels and be with God rather than be plant food.  I even attend church for a good nap to foster this.  She's happy, out of harms way, I hope!  Sure, I am bubble wrapping, but I won't regret a moderated Christian education vs. learning how to swear in Kindergarten.

In all flat-out honesty: you're a terrible parent. You choose to fill your child's head with lies because it's convenient for you. You are *exactly* what's wrong with our declining society.

Yes, he is truly history's greatest monster.  How dare ANYONE raise a polite, happy 5 year-old.

Eat all the dicks in the universe, disingenuous asshole.


Cataholic: AdrienVeidt: baddogg: My 5 year old attends private Christian school.  Before you flame, listen.  A neighbor sent her kid to the local catchment school kindergarten  and learned how to drop the 'F' bomb in a day due to the low rental neighborhood adjacent to a fairly middle income neighborhood.  I could send my kid to another school via bus and learn Christian values and discipline which I did.  I am damn near a atheist but if I were any kind of parent and if my kid were on her way out for any reason, I'd want her to believe she was going to be with angels and be with God rather than be plant food.  I even attend church for a good nap to foster this.  She's happy, out of harms way, I hope!  Sure, I am bubble wrapping, but I won't regret a moderated Christian education vs. learning how to swear in Kindergarten.

In all flat-out honesty: you're a terrible parent. You choose to fill your child's head with lies because it's convenient for you. You are *exactly* what's wrong with our declining society.

Yes, he is truly history's greatest monster.  How dare ANYONE raise a polite, happy 5 year-old.


No but he is a lousy parent. Sorry guy but I will cut religious nutters a bit of slack because they actually believe that they are doing whats best for their kids.This guy by his own admission knows its bullshiat and potentially harmful but he doesn't want to be embarrassed by his kid having a potty mouth so its off to the indoctrination center. Not only that he insincerely attends church to make all the more credible for his precious little darling. So in summation he is a liar and a hypocrite. He knows the education is inferior, he knows his kid is being taught passive aggressive bigotry and he knows it's all a put up job and still he goes along. So take your high horse and blow it.
 
2013-05-04 08:39:09 AM  
Wow I really need to get some sleep.
 
2013-05-04 08:39:59 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-04 08:40:20 AM  

baddogg: My 5 year old attends private Christian school.  Before you flame, listen.  A neighbor sent her kid to the local catchment school kindergarten  and learned how to drop the 'F' bomb in a day due to the low rental neighborhood adjacent to a fairly middle income neighborhood.  I could send my kid to another school via bus and learn Christian values and discipline which I did.  I am damn near a atheist but if I were any kind of parent and if my kid were on her way out for any reason, I'd want her to believe she was going to be with angels and be with God rather than be plant food.  I even attend church for a good nap to foster this.  She's happy, out of harms way, I hope!  Sure, I am bubble wrapping, but I won't regret a moderated Christian education vs. learning how to swear in Kindergarten.


Or how about just acting like a responsible parent and explain to your kid that we don't use words like that, and that if she does use bad language there will be consequences? Then follow through on it. Or would that take too much effort on your part?
 
2013-05-04 08:40:53 AM  
I think the most disturbing question on that test was the one that said, "what do you tell someone who says the Earth is millions of years old?"  "Were you there?"

If this is true - which I somewhat doubt - They are not only teaching BS, but they are literally telling the kids to not question the BS.

Someday, every last one of these kids is going to learn the truth of matters, and probably go on a shooting spree.  You know...  Unless we regulate guns in a better fashion.
 
2013-05-04 08:43:17 AM  

RatMaster999: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Math: Given a path 100 feet wide, 100 feet deep long, and 17 miles across, how many cubic cubits of water did Moses dump on Pharoah when he unparted the Red Sea?

/show your work

Let's see...assuming a standard mile of 5280 feet and a standard cubit of 18 inches...
 

17 miles = 1077120 inches
100 ft = 1200 inches

12002 = 1440000 square inches

1077120 * 1200 = 1292544000 square inches

1292544000 / 18 = 71808000 square cubits

1440000 / 18 = 80000 square cubits

1292544000 *  80000  = 103,403,520,000,000 cubic cubits.

I think...I was an English major.


Now, convert your answer to metric assloads.
 
2013-05-04 08:44:48 AM  
Were you there?

Well were you?

Probably not.  I was not either.

I am willing to show you what was there.  Let me introduce you to some rocks, fossils, and DNA.
 
2013-05-04 08:45:11 AM  

MagSeven: Having gone to private religious schools of various denominations up until college, I can safely say that most of them aren't nearly as over the top as the one in the article.


Understand, though, that for people coming from a different background (more liberal neighbourhoods, other developed countries) the number of christian fundies in the US and their influence is mind-boggling. The fact that "most" religious schools are not as over the top as this one may be reassuring to you, but to others it is astonishing that creationism is even an issue.
 
2013-05-04 08:55:34 AM  

ScaryBottles: BarkingUnicorn: baddogg: My 5 year old attends private Christian school.  Before you flame, listen.  A neighbor sent her kid to the local catchment school kindergarten  and learned how to drop the 'F' bomb in a day due to the low rental neighborhood adjacent to a fairly middle income neighborhood.  I could send my kid to another school via bus and learn Christian values and discipline which I did.  I am damn near a atheist but if I were any kind of parent and if my kid were on her way out for any reason, I'd want her to believe she was going to be with angels and be with God rather than be plant food.  I even attend church for a good nap to foster this.  She's happy, out of harms way, I hope!  Sure, I am bubble wrapping, but I won't regret a moderated Christian education vs. learning how to swear in Kindergarten.

So, like with Santa Claus, you're just gonna let her find out in her own time?

Problem is most of them never do but hey f bombs are icky.


I think if it's not reinforced at home, a kid is very likely to outgrow Christian fantasy and retain the worthwhile morality.
 
2013-05-04 08:57:27 AM  

baddogg: My 5 year old attends private Christian school.  Before you flame, listen.  A neighbor sent her kid to the local catchment school kindergarten  and learned how to drop the 'F' bomb in a day due to the low rental minority neighborhood adjacent to a fairly middle income white neighborhood.  I could send my kid to another school via bus and learn Christian values and discipline which I did.  I am damn near a atheist but if I were any kind of parent and if my kid were on her way out for any reason, I'd want her to believe she was going to be with angels and be with God rather than be plant food.  I even attend church for a good nap to foster this.  She's happy, out of harms way, I hope!  Sure, I am bubble wrapping, but I won't regret a moderated Christian education vs. learning how to swear in Kindergarten.

 
2013-05-04 08:57:55 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: ScaryBottles: BarkingUnicorn: baddogg: My 5 year old attends private Christian school.  Before you flame, listen.  A neighbor sent her kid to the local catchment school kindergarten  and learned how to drop the 'F' bomb in a day due to the low rental neighborhood adjacent to a fairly middle income neighborhood.  I could send my kid to another school via bus and learn Christian values and discipline which I did.  I am damn near a atheist but if I were any kind of parent and if my kid were on her way out for any reason, I'd want her to believe she was going to be with angels and be with God rather than be plant food.  I even attend church for a good nap to foster this.  She's happy, out of harms way, I hope!  Sure, I am bubble wrapping, but I won't regret a moderated Christian education vs. learning how to swear in Kindergarten.

So, like with Santa Claus, you're just gonna let her find out in her own time?

Problem is most of them never do but hey f bombs are icky.

I think if it's not reinforced at home, a kid is very likely to outgrow Christian fantasy and retain the worthwhile morality.


Also, an understanding of Christian theology is necessary to understand the underpinnings of Western culture. Childrens Bible stories like Noah's ark, Adam and Eve, and the death and resurrection of Jesus are all important concepts to have a strong grasp on.
 
2013-05-04 08:59:23 AM  

ScaryBottles: I swear to christ we're like 10 generations tops from herding these morons for food.


How Eloitist of you. ;)
 
2013-05-04 09:02:08 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Lee Jackson Beauregard: randomjsa (farkied: "Holy fnck you're an idiot." - Nina_Hartley's_Ass): Yes, the test is stupid and just the sort of thing you expect out of Christians but the way the article downplays how people have been reacting toward the school as just "criticism" is highly misleading as well.

Yeah, the noive of some people, insisting that a science class should teach actual science.

It would be fine if the criticism stopped there.  But it goes far beyond that, as this thread demonstrates.


Oh, clutch your farking pearls.
 
2013-05-04 09:02:15 AM  

ongbok: Alphax: Put me down as someone who thought that test was satire.

This sort of miseducation is criminal.

Now maybe people will start believing that the Right are intentionally trying to keep people stupid.


My personal favorite is the last question on the second page of the test:

Q: What can you say when someone tells you Earth is billions of years old?

A: were you there


They are training them to mindlessly parrot moronic talking points in early childhood! How can anyone claim conservative leaders are not intentionally trying to keep people stupid?
 
2013-05-04 09:07:39 AM  

MagSeven: Hack Patooey: baddogg: My 5 year old attends private Christian school.  Before you flame, listen.  A neighbor sent her kid to the local catchment school kindergarten  and learned how to drop the 'F' bomb in a day due to the low rental neighborhood adjacent to a fairly middle income neighborhood.  I could send my kid to another school via bus and learn Christian values and discipline which I did.  I am damn near a atheist but if I were any kind of parent and if my kid were on her way out for any reason, I'd want her to believe she was going to be with angels and be with God rather than be plant food.  I even attend church for a good nap to foster this.  She's happy, out of harms way, I hope!  Sure, I am bubble wrapping, but I won't regret a moderated Christian education vs. learning how to swear in Kindergarten.

Ok, I'll bite, I havent had enough coffee this morning.

The problem with your last sentence is that this isnt education, its indoctrination. Theyre not learning anything of value in a modern society.

Having gone to private religious schools of various denominations up until college, I can safely say that most of them aren't nearly as over the top as the one in the article. I was taught in regular gen ed classes with one class set aside for religion. Hell they even covered evolution in science. Aside from having to attend a service (that the whole school went to during a school day), I never felt beat over the head by it whatsoever. Most of them aren't Jonestown.


I just want my kid to be happy.  they aren't Moonies.  I grew up with the Lord's prayer and bible reading each morning in public school.  Winnipeg, Canada, btw.
 
2013-05-04 09:08:19 AM  
question 1:  is carbon testing real?
question 2:  then what about dinosaurs?
 
2013-05-04 09:08:36 AM  

AdrienVeidt: baddogg: My 5 year old attends private Christian school.  Before you flame, listen.  A neighbor sent her kid to the local catchment school kindergarten  and learned how to drop the 'F' bomb in a day due to the low rental neighborhood adjacent to a fairly middle income neighborhood.  I could send my kid to another school via bus and learn Christian values and discipline which I did.  I am damn near a atheist but if I were any kind of parent and if my kid were on her way out for any reason, I'd want her to believe she was going to be with angels and be with God rather than be plant food.  I even attend church for a good nap to foster this.  She's happy, out of harms way, I hope!  Sure, I am bubble wrapping, but I won't regret a moderated Christian education vs. learning how to swear in Kindergarten.

In all flat-out honesty: you're a terrible parent. You choose to fill your child's head with lies because it's convenient for you. You are *exactly* what's wrong with our declining society.


Exactly, there's no reason to sugar coat this nonsense.
 
2013-05-04 09:11:01 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: Nappy Imus: Oh, off topic, but if you had the chance to actually kill (or try to kill) a god, would you take it? Steal his/her/its golden blood and drink it and become a god, or something :D I mean, if you had just one shot at meeting god, would you bow, or would you get all stabby? Well anyway, feel free to stay on topic :D

there's only 1 god moran.


Maybe, but he suffers from multiple personality disorder.
 
2013-05-04 09:12:58 AM  

baddogg: MagSeven: Hack Patooey: baddogg: My 5 year old attends private Christian school.  Before you flame, listen.  A neighbor sent her kid to the local catchment school kindergarten  and learned how to drop the 'F' bomb in a day due to the low rental neighborhood adjacent to a fairly middle income neighborhood.  I could send my kid to another school via bus and learn Christian values and discipline which I did.  I am damn near a atheist but if I were any kind of parent and if my kid were on her way out for any reason, I'd want her to believe she was going to be with angels and be with God rather than be plant food.  I even attend church for a good nap to foster this.  She's happy, out of harms way, I hope!  Sure, I am bubble wrapping, but I won't regret a moderated Christian education vs. learning how to swear in Kindergarten.

Ok, I'll bite, I havent had enough coffee this morning.

The problem with your last sentence is that this isnt education, its indoctrination. Theyre not learning anything of value in a modern society.

Having gone to private religious schools of various denominations up until college, I can safely say that most of them aren't nearly as over the top as the one in the article. I was taught in regular gen ed classes with one class set aside for religion. Hell they even covered evolution in science. Aside from having to attend a service (that the whole school went to during a school day), I never felt beat over the head by it whatsoever. Most of them aren't Jonestown.

I just want my kid to be happy.  they aren't Moonies.  I grew up with the Lord's prayer and bible reading each morning in public school.  Winnipeg, Canada, btw.


I hear ya. And btw, sending your kid to a religious school isn't going to keep him from cursing. We cursed like sailors when the teachers/parents weren't around. If anything, hopefully they'll be getting more hands on interactions with teachers due to the smaller class sizes.
 
2013-05-04 09:13:16 AM  

baddogg: My 5 year old attends private Christian school.  Before you flame, listen.  A neighbor sent her kid to the local catchment school kindergarten  and learned how to drop the 'F' bomb in a day due to the low rental neighborhood adjacent to a fairly middle income neighborhood.  I could send my kid to another school via bus and learn Christian values and discipline which I did.  I am damn near a atheist but if I were any kind of parent and if my kid were on her way out for any reason, I'd want her to believe she was going to be with angels and be with God rather than be plant food.  I even attend church for a good nap to foster this.  She's happy, out of harms way, I hope!  Sure, I am bubble wrapping, but I won't regret a moderated Christian education vs. learning how to swear in Kindergarten.


I've got bad news for you.

My parents enrolled me in a religiously sponsored Boy Scout troop so I could learn "values" that I wasn't learning in school. Here is some of what I picked up instead::

1) How to cuss. Really, I already know that when I joined. But I did pick up a few new words.
2) How to smoke.
3) I had the opportunity to learn to chew tobacco. I even tried it once, but it was so disgusting I stopped immediately.
4) How to sexually objectify women.
5) I knew how to masturbate when I joined, but I did pick up a fair amount of pornography, and a few masturbation tips.
6) How to stuff ballot boxes in troop elections to ensure victory for my preferred candidates.
7) How to manipulate younger scouts into doing what I wanted.

I'm told my experience isn't uncommon. I'd hazard your precious snowflake is picking up some "moderate Christian values" you haven't heard about yet too.
 
2013-05-04 09:16:10 AM  
I just really think it's funny your snowflake couldn't have picked up swear words in kindergarten anywhere.
 
2013-05-04 09:16:49 AM  
bugontherug: I just really think it's funny you think your snowflake couldn't have picked up swear words in kindergarten anywhere.
 
2013-05-04 09:17:45 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: question 1:  is carbon testing real?
question 2:  then what about dinosaurs?


A1: Radiocarbon dating is quite real.
A2: Radiocarbon dating is irrelevant for dating non-avian dinosaurs as the technique is only for recent events.
 
2013-05-04 09:22:40 AM  

Uncle Tractor: AdrienVeidt: And why is Al that 'begat' stuff so important while everything between Jesus' birth and age 30 irrelevant?

Have you read any of the infancy gospels? IMO they were to embarrassed to include that stuff in the bible.


Actually, I have and they're the best part (or would have been) the best part of the New Testament.

A couple of stories I remember:

Infant Jesus making clay birds and then animating them and they fly away.

Jesus and a friend playing on a roof and - I can't remember the details - but one kid falls off and dies and the whole town turns against Jesus until he reanimates the dead kid.

Great stuff! Classic origin stories.
 
2013-05-04 09:22:52 AM  
Who has time to be worried about foreign religious extremists when we've got local christian extremists who are doing more damage?  They're already here, they've already got positions of power, and they have no problems sacrificing the ability of our future generations to compete effectively in the global workforce just for the sake of racking up Jesus points.
 
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