vudukungfu: Schools are like polling places. And religion is like a penis. It's OK to have one. It's OK to be proud of it.It is NOT OK to wave it around in public.
Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Everyone knows that Atun masturbated onto the ground creating the other gods.Why won't the Kansas school board teach this?DAMMIT WEENER!
Weaver95: These people are embarrassingly stupid and weirdly proud of it.
rinosaurus: I also don't think Paine would have gone along with Christian creationism being taught in the first place.
FloydA: haolegirl:I thought they kinda sorta believed in evolution, that a little bit happened cause Noah couldn't fit two of EVERYTHING on the ark, and just brought a sampling and what we have now evolved from that? Or did I dream it?Not all of them, but some creationists make that claim. What's amazing about it is that, in order for the claim to make even a tiny bit of sense, they have to propose that evolution can happen a whole hell of a lot faster than even the most extreme PunkEek fan would propose, AND that nobody noticed at the time that a pair of generic deer gave birth to white tails, mule deer, elk, moose, red deer, and caribou all in one litter, AND that this process of hyper-evolution stopped as soon as we started looking.They make that argument in an effort to preserve the ark story.Other creationists just sort of bypass the ark story and assume that God crammed the animals into that small space by magic, or the ark was bigger than it is described, as though it was a Tardis or something.
harleyquinnical: cameroncrazy1984: Weaver95: These people are embarrassingly stupid and weirdly proud of it.And also really non-self-aware: FTFA:"The statement went on to say that "teaching the materialistic/atheistic ideas to primary school children whose minds are susceptible to blindly accepting them as true" is unconstitutional and dangerous, and therefore the new science standards must be stopped. "And yet apparently teaching primary school children about religion is not dangerous at all.Is there any chance of me getting this huge serving of double standards with a side of pasta?
monoski: dr_blasto: EWreckedSean: Off the subject, but saying science is true is a bit of a misnomer too. Scientific theories, which are the strongest of scientific facts, are often shown to be not 100% accurate (e.g. special relativity to general relativity).They're testable and repeatable. Sometimes the test gets better and what was once promoted to theory gets washed away based on new evidence. Sometimes it is just new discovery that better explains a process.That's the thing, though. Testable and repeatable. Wilingness to change accepted theories based on new evidence; these are how we get science. Religion just 'is' because they believe it. Of the two choices here, one is more "true" than the other.You mean to tell me that whole walking on water thing is not repeatable?
SkinnyHead: "It has been the error of the schools to teach astronomy, and all the other sciences and subjects of natural philosophy, as accomplishments only; whereas they should be taught theologically, or with reference to the Being who is the author of them: for all the principles of science are of divine origin. Man cannot make, or invent, or contrive principles. He can only discover them; and he ought to look through the discovery to the Author." ~ Thomas Paine.
Pants full of macaroni!!: they-tried-to-teach-my-baby-science.jpg/for some reason i am no longer able to post pictures - when i click the icon, it greys the screen but does not pop up the box
pacified: the real question: why did Jesus put water on Mars?
Quasar: cameroncrazy1984: Weaver95: These people are embarrassingly stupid and weirdly proud of it.And also really non-self-aware: FTFA:"The statement went on to say that "teaching the materialistic/atheistic ideas to primary school children whose minds are susceptible to blindly accepting them as true" is unconstitutional and dangerous, and therefore the new science standards must be stopped. "And yet apparently teaching primary school children about religion is not dangerous at all.My brain wanted to climb back into the primordial soup when I read that.
vudukungfu: qorkfiend: but is there an accepted standard for the courts?Put your left hand on the bible and raise your right hand.You you swear to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you god?YesGTFO.Suppose the Bible they hand you to swear on is upside-down. Or backward. Or both! And you swear to tell the truth on an upside-down backward Bible. Would that count? Suppose the Bible they hand you is an old Bible and half the pages are missing. Suppose all they have is a Chinese Bible-in an American court. Or a braille Bible, and you're not blind! Suppose they hand you an upside-down backward Chinese braille Bible with half the pages missing. At what point does all of this stuff just break down and become just a lot of stupid shiat that somebody made up? - George Carlin
nekom: What's science ever done for us?*clicks add comment*
super_grass: Luckily for them, the hard core post-modernists are also starting to reject empiricism because of "privilege" and "social constructs".Looks like all derp converges at the top.
parasol: truly frightening the quotes in tfareads like - my faith and parenting are weak - therefore, you may not expose my child to anything scientific I may have to explain - or anybody else's child because Jesusalso science fair projects invite the Devil's fire right up to the kitchen table - why else would so many of them feature Volcanos?
MaudlinMutantMollusk: Next up: renaming Liberal
Blues_X: I hope a teacher starts telling students about the Hindu view of creation.
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