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  •  Pastafarians to the rescue! (1+ / 0-)
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    Wee Mama

    Today's trivia becomes tomorrow's sacrament.

    by Troubadour on Tue May 07, 2013 at 05:46:27 AM PDT

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    •  As funny as that is, it won't work as well. (4+ / 0-)

      They know it's tongue and cheek. Pick a religion that really freaks them out, which Wicca--heck throw some Islam in there too, especially Sufism  and the Fundies on the staff and in the administration will pop out random cows and kittens instantly all over the school.

      Not only will this identify the roots of the problem in any given school, but it will force them to admit that ID is simply an indoctrination tool for Christian Fundamentalism, because they will refuse--absolutely refuse to be a part of any class that teaches anyone about all those other false religions.

      Then you have them over a barrel.

      •  You're probably right. (1+ / 0-)
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        The truth is I don't have a dog in this fight directly, not being a parent - I just really hate willful stupidity.

        Today's trivia becomes tomorrow's sacrament.

        by Troubadour on Tue May 07, 2013 at 05:50:35 AM PDT

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        •  Be that as it may, you will encounter people who (1+ / 0-)
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          do have dogs in this fight.

          And you are not the only one that despises willful ignorance.

        •  Horrifying as it is, it is not "willful stupidity" (2+ / 0-)
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          We can do very little to counteract it if that is the framework used. How likely would you be to change if someone called you "willfully stupid" for being a Democrat?

          I know people with Stanford degrees who believe in creationism. Understanding the fearfulness that leads them to need a literal interpretation of the bible makes me feel sorry for them, not contemptuous. Having strategies like demanding representation for Wicca or, for that matter, Episcopalian, interpretations is much more likely to be effective in keeping schools healthy. Correcting the underlying problem of literal interpretation is a much longer haul.

          Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? . . . and respect the dignity of every human being.

          by Wee Mama on Tue May 07, 2013 at 07:09:23 AM PDT

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          •  How about unecessarily hateful (2+ / 0-)
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            When I have dealt with individuals like this, they hound others who are in other religions. They cause troubles for them at school and at work, and do so "with the very best of intentions."

            After all, whats a little impoverishment or social ridicule when your immortal soul is at stake.

            And then others go along because it's an easy system to manipulate to get what they want socially and professionally.

            I used to have more sympathy for people like this, but I suppose after dealing with effed up attitudes, and yes--IGNORANCE--because as stated, many do not know their own religious history and seem gleefully unaware of their own rules, while parading about pretending like they know how everyone else should live.

            It's annoying in small doses.
            Crazy making in moderate doses.
            Life Destroying when they create a system of intolerance.

      •  Islam would throw them (3+ / 0-)
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        Wee Mama, IB JOHN, Troubadour

        other than adding a day to the 7 day narrative, its creationism mostly comes from Genesis.

        •  It can be anything (2+ / 0-)
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          even Judaism.

          News stories abound going back years, showing this intolerance for what it is, in school after school all over the country. It's simply another tentacle of Dominionism at it's core.

          If they can teach our children out from underneath us, problem solved!

          It's ironic how when evolutionary science is rejected too, then it's easier also to reject the notion that homosexuals are a natural variation, as opposed to a psychological aberration.

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