Saturday, April 01, 2006

Christianists attempt to push Bible in schools again.


The Christianist Republic of Georgia, a small backward community, in the American Deep South, has decided to try to get the Bible into the state schools one way or another. If they can't teach it as science they will now try teaching courses on it disguised as history or literature.

But what the Christianists know is that the teacher is everything. They clearly hope that good brainless fundies get to teach the course. The courses only focus on the Bible ignoring "holy" books from other mythological belief systems.

Do the Christians really want to go here? What will they do if a teacher gets up and teachers an accurate history of the book they call the Bible? What if he says that there are no accurate translations of the Bible in existence? What if he says that the Gospels were written well after the death of Christ and that we know that thousands of passages have been changed over the years and that sections of the New Testament were added by scribes hundreds of years afterwards? What if he says that the Old Testament is wrong and there is no historical evidence that the Hebrews were in Egypt?

Well, the fundies won't like that one bit. What they imagine is that when these course are offered they will get to pick the text books, they will get to pick the teachers, and they will get to use taxpayer funding to promote their stilted theology. What I hope is that someone actually authors a reputable text book that covers all the competiting views of the Bible including the mounting evidence that the book is myth and that plenty of evidence contradicts the so-called "historical claims" of the Bible. But then if such a text were written the fundies would be dmeanding it be removed from the schools.

If these were private schools then they can teach anything they bloody well please. But I have trouble when religionists try to grab tax funding and use compulsory attendance laws to turn children into ignorant little versions of themselves.

5 Comments:

Blogger [ghost] said...

As someone who is also "going to hell," I'd like you to at least know that I'll be praying for your soul for outing this necessary campaign against the heathens.

Then again, that might be the only sure way to send you to hell. :)

[ghost]

April 01, 2006

 
Blogger GodlessZone said...

Hell? Where's that? My guess is there really is a god who really does want to eternally punish people he'd send us all to Georgia.

April 01, 2006

 
Blogger Derreck said...

Now, this would make some sense, if only the Bible had some truth in it. Well, you know I think the Bible is true in the core, but all the crap around it seems laughable.

So yeah, it would be good if the Bible was truthfull, but I found it not. So think whatever you think, but I'd say they should simply get the story from the history books, at least there are no bad storys in those; trying to get people to do stupid things, in the power of a church.

So don't start teaching Bible in schools, I believe there are even studies on this subject, man, it'd sure suck being a Bible -ologist. :)

April 03, 2006

 
Blogger [ghost] said...

According to Google Earth there is only one Hell, and it is in North Carolina, not Georgia.

Hell
919 929 9666
157 E Rosemary St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514, United States

Nice of them to get the "666" suffix for their phone number as well. Unfortunately, the most evil alphabetical conversion for that phone number is (919) WAXY-MOM.

Of the top 10 returns searching for "Hell" on Google Earth, only two have phone number breakouts even remotely worth mentioning:

Hellbellies (a shoe store) -- 85-WACK-HELLS

Hell's Kitchen (a bar) -- 61-BE-FAGS-00

Other than that, hell seems quite under-represented.

[ghost]

April 03, 2006

 
Blogger GodlessZone said...

There is a town named Hell in South Africa in the Karoo. And in New Zealand there is chain of pizza outlets named Hell. They use a hearse to advertise it and recommend that people go to Hell. So Hell is not easily conquered.

April 03, 2006

 

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