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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 09:23:10 AM
Christ!
We just have to stop letting these idiots call this chit religion.

Y'all are all up in there about your shooting irons, but allowing idiots to do this to their kids is just fine with you?
In the name of some cockamamie "religion"?
 
2013-05-04 09:23:56 AM

mutterfark: 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.


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2013-05-04 09:25:02 AM

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


Actually that didn't happen. Because of the Thou Shall not Kill clause they were gently floated back to the other side.  They regretted what they had done and bowed to the glory of God.

True Story.

Amen.
 
2013-05-04 09:27:10 AM
It makes me scared of what places like this would teach for history.

I remember talking to someone once, a few years ago, who had what I could only call a hideously skewed version of the history of the Christian church.  I don't mean theology, I mean actual documented history.

He apparently had been taught that Catholicism was a completely unrelated religion to "Christianity", and was actually a devil-worshipping cult that had arisen in the medeival era to oppress "Christianity" in it's original form (which upon further discussion apparently meant Evangelical Protestantism).

This arose when I was at work, and while chatting with somebody, the discussion turned to theology.  At the time I was taking a Comparative Theology class at a public university, and found the subject fascinating.  I knew my co-worker was a somewhat devout Christian.  I mentioned Catholicism as a form of Christianity, which he took grave offense to and got very angry at the mention of.

He apparently thought modern Evangelical Protestant Christianity is the unaltered, original form of Christianity, practiced EXACTLY like it was from just after the crucifixion to the present day, but had been oppressed by Catholicism (which he considered to be some kind of ancient demon-worshipping cult that rose to power in the middle ages due to demon-w) from the medieval era until "Christians" fled to the Americas to be free from Catholic oppression and be able to found a Christian nation like God intended.

He had no idea that Christianity was the state religion of the Roman Empire, of the Great Schism, of the Protestant Reformation.  He had no idea of motives for the colonization of the Americas (and the American Revolution) beyond "Christians" wanting to be free of Catholic oppression so they could found a "Christian Nation".

I quickly realized that any setting straight of the record was NOT going to happen.  Just denying what he was saying was enough to make him angry almost to the point of workplace violence.  He "knew" it as absolute fact that this was true and no history books were going to prove him wrong.

In retrospect, it makes me wonder if he got his history education from a private "school" like this.
 
2013-05-04 09:27:26 AM
Christian Taliban

Oh Mr Taliban, tally my dinosaurs
Daylight come and I wanna go home
Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot of derp
 
2013-05-04 09:27:56 AM

Doc Daneeka: Besides, it'd probably only be temporary. The South would be a bankrupt, failed state within 10 years. We'd be free to step back in and pick up the pieces if we wanted.within


Years ago I read a book entitled, "What if the South had won the Civil War?" and, yeah, this was the hypothesis, too. It took more than 10 years though... but eventually they couldn't make it on their own.
 
2013-05-04 09:28:19 AM

Candy Colored Clown: 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.


The problem is not sensibilities.  When you stray from your point to attack the person, you lose any hope of convincing him.
 
2013-05-04 09:29:03 AM

Silverstaff: It makes me scared of what places like this would teach for history.

I remember talking to someone once, a few years ago, who had what I could only call a hideously skewed version of the history of the Christian church.  I don't mean theology, I mean actual documented history.

He apparently had been taught that Catholicism was a completely unrelated religion to "Christianity", and was actually a devil-worshipping cult that had arisen in the medeival era to oppress "Christianity" in it's original form (which upon further discussion apparently meant Evangelical Protestantism).

This arose when I was at work, and while chatting with somebody, the discussion turned to theology.  At the time I was taking a Comparative Theology class at a public university, and found the subject fascinating.  I knew my co-worker was a somewhat devout Christian.  I mentioned Catholicism as a form of Christianity, which he took grave offense to and got very angry at the mention of.

He apparently thought modern Evangelical Protestant Christianity is the unaltered, original form of Christianity, practiced EXACTLY like it was from just after the crucifixion to the present day, but had been oppressed by Catholicism (which he considered to be some kind of ancient demon-worshipping cult that rose to power in the middle ages due to demon-w) from the medieval era until "Christians" fled to the Americas to be free from Catholic oppression and be able to found a Christian nation like God intended.

He had no idea that Christianity was the state religion of the Roman Empire, of the Great Schism, of the Protestant Reformation.  He had no idea of motives for the colonization of the Americas (and the American Revolution) beyond "Christians" wanting to be free of Catholic oppression so they could found a "Christian Nation".

I quickly realized that any setting straight of the record was NOT going to happen.  Just denying what he was saying was enough to make him angry almost to the point of workplace v ...


The true joy is watching these fools encounter the Real World.
They are not yet aware they were taught lies.
So fun!
 
2013-05-04 09:29:47 AM
Sure, she know how to swear, not around me.  What wrong with backing up a few decades and providing a education similar to mine.  Forget the religion, it's relatively minor.  Scores are way higher than the students she could have been with (higher), get it?  There are 13 year olds selling themselves 3 blocks from here.
 
2013-05-04 09:29:49 AM

zetar: 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.


I think there was one in which a kid teased Jesus and got a withered arm for his trouble.
 
2013-05-04 09:29:53 AM

zetar: 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.


I like the one where he went for ride in the car with the man with the big yellow hat.
 
2013-05-04 09:36:12 AM
"Were you there?"

No, but you weren't there for Jesus, so I guess we're even, right?
 
2013-05-04 09:36:34 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.


Newsflash: That child would have picked up the F-bomb in ANY school. Not just the "poor" neighborhoods. That's kinda how children work. The RIGHT way to deal with that is to tell your child that the word is impolite, and people take offense to it. The WRONG way to deal with that is to send your child to a school that does the exact OPPOSITE of education, in the vain hope that no other child in that school heard what Daddy said when he whacked his thumb with the hammer.
 
2013-05-04 09:40:55 AM

BarkingUnicorn: zetar: 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.

I think there was one in which a kid teased Jesus and got a withered arm for his trouble.


Yeah! I remember that one, now, thanks. Classic. Kid with superpowers, having trouble controlling them. Great stuff!
 
2013-05-04 09:46:41 AM

Vaneshi: I did the doughnut run whilst we were watching the T.Rex's.


Yeah I still do.... dammit, you went to Dunkin' when I specifically said Timmy Ho!
 
2013-05-04 09:47:29 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


Wouldn't bow.  My concept of a divine being doesn't include narcissism.

As for murder and theft...depends on the god and its excuses.  The As-Written biblical god?  He's a sadistic fark, I might take a shot for the greater good.
 
2013-05-04 09:49:15 AM

maddogdelta: Vaneshi: I did the doughnut run whilst we were watching the T.Rex's.

Yeah I still do.... dammit, you went to Dunkin' when I specifically said Timmy Ho!


Buyers choice, next time you drive! :D
 
2013-05-04 09:56:02 AM

Vaneshi: Buyers choice, next time you drive! :D


doh! You got me there... :)
 
2013-05-04 10:02:20 AM
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Teaching creationism, America?  Keep it up!
 
2013-05-04 10:07:52 AM

Mentat: Jesus Christ, what an asshole


FTFY.
 
2013-05-04 10:12:25 AM

IronButterfly: I regret I have but one face to palm for my country :(


You win qotd
 
2013-05-04 10:14:14 AM

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


I honestly don't think that's happening on any large scale. It's not like right-wingers like the Koch Bros, the Bachmann-Gingrich wing of the GOP or others ever sat down to say, "Yeah, yeah...that it! We'll keep the sheeple purposely ignorant so we can take advantage of them!"

No, I'm convinced this is self-induced by millions of people who see themselves and their world view under assault by outsiders who look, think and believe differently to them. They also feel victimized by the condescending attitudes of these outsiders (even if they live next door), so crawl into a psychological bubble where they construct exaggerated and common sense defying logic traps for themselves (Jesus rode a dinosaur you idiot, not a donkey!).

And then they hammer it into their children in what passes for a science education as required by law. Out here in California some years ago there was a lawsuit by fundies to force the University of California system to accept religious school grads whose science education had been shaped by the errant nonsense we see in TFA. UC successfully argued that religious indoctrination cloaked as science was a sham, and the courts agreed that while students were free to believe whatever stories they wanted to, if they wanted to get into the public university system they needed to know basic science, mathematics and language (and a foreign language).

There are no 'alternate science classes' that get fundies into university out here without knowing the basics, unlike the wink and nudge given in some other places, and as a result our religious schools have largely dropped the bible-based bullshiat one sees in this example. That doesn't mean they've embraced rationalism, of course, but at least our religious are not totally ignorant of the real world.
 
2013-05-04 10:21:58 AM

Notabunny: fta It seems that since the last presidential election, atheists have grown more confident about having something of a license to go after Christians.

Thanks, Obama


What's the bag limit on Christians this year, anyway?
 
2013-05-04 10:22:05 AM
This isn't about science fact -- this is about culture.

Day to day, how often does it really factor into your thinking whether or not dinosaurs existed and the true age of the earth?  Does it really matter if your ophthalmologist or mechanic or pc technician has a thorough understanding of modern scientific theory about the fossil record?

If this were some tribe out in the amazon describing their creation myth we would collectively clap our hands together and fret on how to preserve a dying culture.   But because these people look like us we have to shove cosmology and evolutionary theory down their throats.

We think its derp.  They take comfort and find a source of salvation.   As long as creationists act well professionally and socially then why does it really matter?
 
2013-05-04 10:23:50 AM

baddogg: There are 13 year olds selling themselves 3 blocks from here.


In Winnipeg?

I think Poe is in effect here.
 
2013-05-04 10:25:40 AM

LordJiro: Newsflash: That child would have picked up the F-bomb in ANY school. Not just the "poor" neighborhoods


That seems like common sense, but I don't think it's actually true.  I didn't hear any foul language at my middle class public school until fifth or sixth grade.

Regardless, the guy who originally posted about this clearly had more problems with the local public school than just the fact that his kid picked up a few bad words.  That's just an example of what he didn't like.

I can sympathize, anyway, though.  Cleaning religion out of a kid's head is much easier than helping a kid get over a fixation with bad words, and there are quite a few parents who don't want to spend a decade or more listening to their brats talk like sailors.  Discipline at home can help with that, but there's only so much it can do.

Any reasonable parent can get rid of religious brainwashing about Jesus shortly after all that Santa Claus business wears off.  I'd be more worried about anti-gay propaganda seeping in, since the way it infects a mind is slightly more subtle.


It's vital to make sure that any private school to which you send your kids teaches real science and history.  Most Catholic schools are fine, and most fundamentalist schools are definitely not.  There was a fundie school near where I grew up that was so nutburgers that even my overly religious parents didn't consider sending me there.  It was one of those Jesus-riding-a-velociraptor places.

On the other hand, if I still lived in Houston, I'd strongly consider sending my kid (no longer just a hypothetical kid!) to one of the Catholic high schools, since those were known for being considerably better than anyplace else in the area.  Of course, the two I had in mind were Jesuit schools.
 
2013-05-04 10:31:27 AM

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.


If they have any recognition by the state what-so-farking-ever, and I mean to the point where their diplomas are anything more than a worthless piece of paper, then there damn well should be a fuss kicked up, because that is borderline-illegal use of state money. That's not persecution, that's having an active interest in separation of church and state...and trust me, it's as much for their defense as anyone else's.
 
2013-05-04 10:33:14 AM

hardinparamedic: So when did Jesus predict the Third Impact would come?


NOT freaking soon enough

/positive that their parents did not have them vaccinated either

//so they won't grow up liberal, gay, and be eligible for heaven
 
2013-05-04 10:34:03 AM

bonobo73: This isn't about science fact -- this is about culture.

Day to day, how often does it really factor into your thinking whether or not dinosaurs existed and the true age of the earth?  Does it really matter if your ophthalmologist or mechanic or pc technician has a thorough understanding of modern scientific theory about the fossil record?


Yes, it matters. It matters that they have critical thinking thinking skills, are able to evaluate information carefully and objectively, are able to make sound conclusions based on the evidence of their senses, and are able to test hypotheses rigorously as a part of basic problem solving.

It's not about faking dinosaurs.  It doesn't matter to an ophthalmologist whether dinosaurs existed or not, but if he honestly believes dinosaurs walked around 4000 years ago, it suggests that he lacks the basic critical thinking, reasoning, and cognitive skills to be a good ophthalmologist.
 
2013-05-04 10:34:50 AM

bonobo73: This isn't about science fact -- this is about culture.

Day to day, how often does it really factor into your thinking whether or not dinosaurs existed and the true age of the earth?  Does it really matter if your ophthalmologist or mechanic or pc technician has a thorough understanding of modern scientific theory about the fossil record?

If this were some tribe out in the amazon describing their creation myth we would collectively clap our hands together and fret on how to preserve a dying culture.   But because these people look like us we have to shove cosmology and evolutionary theory down their throats.

We think its derp.  They take comfort and find a source of salvation.   As long as creationists act well professionally and socially then why does it really matter?


It matters because they want to teach it to my kid.  Less so now than when I lived in a fundamentalist area, but it was still the case.

They will fail, but the fact that I have to waste time talking about this garbage is annoying.

It also makes us, all of us, look bad.  I received a perfectly good education, but plenty of people still have a bad first impression because I was educated somewhat near a bunch of rednecks who were not educated.  Within America, people in the South have to deal with guilt-by-association because well-meaning but short-sighted people ignore the fact that educated people exist in the South.  Outside of America, we're all in the same boat.  We're all associated with the dummies who think Jesus rode a dinosaur, and it makes us look stupid.

This, by the way, should hint at why those who say, "Well, if you don't like being associated with rednecks, don't live in the South!" are wrong for the same reason a foreigner could say, "If you don't like being associated with rednecks, don't live in the U.S."
 
2013-05-04 10:35:54 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.


I'm sure the "christian" part if it will be to tell the wife "do whatever you husband says. He's the man." My wife's aunt/uncle is like this. Deep rooted Christians. Wife has a masters in psychology. Has to stay home all day and can't get a job because the husband is the one who is supposed to earn the money. And he's got a 35K a year job.
 
2013-05-04 10:36:34 AM

bonobo73: If this were some tribe out in the amazon describing their creation myth we would collectively clap our hands together and fret on how to preserve a dying culture.   But because these people look like us we have to shove cosmology and evolutionary theory down their throats.


There isn't a dying culture that needs to be saved in this case.

We think its derp.  They take comfort and find a source of salvation.   As long as creationists act well professionally and socially then why does it really matter?

Because of this:

Silverstaff: Just denying what he was saying was enough to make him angry almost to the point of workplace violence.  He "knew" it as absolute fact that this was true and no history books were going to prove him wrong.

 
2013-05-04 10:38:44 AM

Doc Daneeka: Yes, it matters. It matters that they have critical thinking thinking skills, are able to evaluate information carefully and objectively, are able to make sound conclusions based on the evidence of their senses, and are able to test hypotheses rigorously as a part of basic problem solving.


Yep, this too.  I ought to have made that point.

It matters not just because they want to cripple my kid's mind but because they want to cripple millions of kids' minds.  These kids are innocent victims.

To those of us who consider it a virtue to be somewhat aware of how the world works, it's painful to see so many people's young minds battered and bruised and ruined.

I'd be livid if someone tried to do that to my kid, so it's my moral responsibility at least to object to having the same thing done to others' kids.
 
2013-05-04 10:39:34 AM
This is why atheists (and anyone else with a lick of sense) subscribes to a separation of chuch and state in our schools.  They aren't well-meaning people who want to share their philosophical view of the world.  They are ... this.

Every gap in the wall between your churches and our schools is an opportunity for you to ruin our schools.
 
2013-05-04 10:40:53 AM

maddogdelta: Vaneshi: I did the doughnut run whilst we were watching the T.Rex's.

Yeah I still do.... dammit, you went to Dunkin' when I specifically said Timmy Ho!


Who the fark makes that mistake?
 
2013-05-04 10:44:00 AM
The stupid... it burns.
 
2013-05-04 10:45:03 AM

Captain Dan: I hadn't even heard of Young Earth creationism until I was 18.  My first encounter was through a YE creationist, who made some comment about Satan planting fossils to deceive us.  Because I didn't know that creationism was an actual thing, I laughed at his joke.

It stunned me when I was told that it wasn't a joke.  I was sure that I had just met the dumbest person in the entire world.  When I later learned that multiple people believe this, I felt disoriented, like the world as I knew and loved it was gone forever, the way that Baby Boomers must have felt when JFK died.


I was about 15. I had been aware of a few people in wider society who didn't believe in it, but not until then did I encounter multiple people in my high school - people I thought I knew well - who laughed at the very notion of evolution and mocked me for believing it. It was like being mocked for believing that 2+2=4. I was more baffled than anything.
 
2013-05-04 10:45:40 AM

bonobo73: This isn't about science fact -- this is about culture.

Day to day, how often does it really factor into your thinking whether or not dinosaurs existed and the true age of the earth?  Does it really matter if your ophthalmologist or mechanic or pc technician has a thorough understanding of modern scientific theory about the fossil record?

If this were some tribe out in the amazon describing their creation myth we would collectively clap our hands together and fret on how to preserve a dying culture.   But because these people look like us we have to shove cosmology and evolutionary theory down their throats.

We think its derp.  They take comfort and find a source of salvation.   As long as creationists act well professionally and socially then why does it really matter?


See the thing is that they don't. Almost daily there are articles posted on this site about some religious whackjob who thinks his religion trumps the law of the land gets fired or sued and then proceeds to sob to anyone who will listen that he's being oppressed. So please enough with the apologist live and let live line of shiat.
 
2013-05-04 10:51:56 AM

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.


irregardless. I hate people who correct, so I hate myself. "irregardless" is not a word! it's just "regardless"!
 
2013-05-04 10:53:46 AM
I propose that we bring back a carnivorous dinosaur for the sole purpose of hiding it in the creationist museum.
 
2013-05-04 10:53:50 AM

Stone Meadow: There are no 'alternate science classes' that get fundies into university out here without knowing the basics, unlike the wink and nudge given in some other places, and as a result our religious schools have largely dropped the bible-based bullshiat one sees in this example.


I remember that circa 2005 or so, there was a brief controversy at my alma mater when a student who had apparently been homeschooled or taught at a school such as this came to a major public university, and was screaming to the media about being oppressed and about having her religious beliefs disrespected. . .

Because in a 100-level freshman Biology course they were presenting evolution as a fact.  She was complaining to the University, and trying to make a stink in the media that the University shouldn't teach it and should teach creationism instead, and was complaining that to teach evolution at the college level in biology oppresses and discriminates against Christians who believe in creationism.

The University basically ignored this faux scandal, and aside from some impassioned letters to the editor at the campus paper and a couple of brief articles in the local paper nothing really came of it.

The idea that somebody could make it to freshman year of College, and genuinely expect a state University to teach creationism as fact and be that extremely offended at being taught evolution made me stunned.
 
2013-05-04 10:56:17 AM

Lorelle: Ho lee crap. Kids who are forced to attend that school are going to be farked up for a long, long time.


Or run for Congress on the gop ticket.
 
2013-05-04 11:01:55 AM

bigbobowski: 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.

irregardless. I hate people who correct, so I hate myself. "irregardless" is not a word! it's just "regardless"!


That is inflammable talk right there.
 
2013-05-04 11:03:57 AM
When it is Santa Claws or the Toothfairy, it is cute, but Jesus with dinosaurs?
Them's fightin' words.
 
2013-05-04 11:14:09 AM

Neondistraction: PunGent: Let's see if anyone from the "it's a fake" crowd in the last thread shows up to defend it...

Well in all fairness this is something that sounds so absurd that it's easy to believe it's fake.  It's sort of the inverse of Poe's Law.

/ wasn't in the last thread
// just saying...


Heh, it DID have a Landover Baptist feel to it...
 
2013-05-04 11:28:30 AM

PunGent: Neondistraction: PunGent: Let's see if anyone from the "it's a fake" crowd in the last thread shows up to defend it...

Well in all fairness this is something that sounds so absurd that it's easy to believe it's fake.  It's sort of the inverse of Poe's Law.

/ wasn't in the last thread
// just saying...

Heh, it DID have a Landover Baptist feel to it...


I love reading the landover's mailbag, the emails they get are insane.
Most of the letters go like this: Dear pastor, they state their displeasure, confusion ,and then start to threaten the site . Then comes the cursing in ALL I CAPS, after which a prayer for  the Pastor and then  a sincerely yours.
 
2013-05-04 11:35:23 AM

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.


The list of things I truly hate is quite short, but "indoctrinating children with willful ignorance" is definitely on it.
 
2013-05-04 11:37:51 AM

Notabunny: fta It seems that since the last presidential election, atheists have grown more confident about having something of a license to go after Christians.

Thanks, Obama


Oh, she must mean that since he was elected non-Christians aren't being run over roughshod by Christian doctrines and laws.  That, of course, is persecution and oppression of Christianity.
 
2013-05-04 11:39:20 AM

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.


*twitch*

I'm on my phone, so I can't bold the part of your statement that makes me want to beat you to death with a dictionary and a copy of Strunk and White. Perhaps you can figure it out.
 
2013-05-04 11:40:15 AM
Actually I think the thing that bothered me the most was that they think sharp teeth are not for eating meat. That's several steps down in the derp.
 
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