Christian Fundamentalism = Anti-intellectualism = Societal slide to the Dark Ages

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Christian Fundamentalism = Anti-intellectualism = Societal slide to the Dark Ages
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Wed, 02-20-2013 - 12:12pm

Christian Fundamentalsts are Driving Our Country Into the Dark Ages

I read this article today and I have to say that I agree.  While the Catholic church in a surprising (to me) reversal of their traditional protection of the lesser and weak of society, has been much in the news in their attempts to dismantle the single greatest step forward in medical care in this country because they don't want women--any women--to take birth control, even if the church isn't paying for it.  But they really AREN'T the worst of the bunch.  The so-called "fundi-gelicals" are the worst, for their insidious inroads into local politics and their attempted domination of the House and Senate with their Tea Party idiots.

<p>But I agree, they are leading us to intellectual ruin.  In another generation or two, if they are left unchecked, US children will rank among the lowest and least educated in the world.  Already they are all but dismantling true science education by trying to force creationism--the magic science--into the classroom.  Our children can barely read, they consistently fall behind most every other 1st world country in math and science.  And we're abdicating our nation's food sources to Monsanto and corporate farming.

<p>I had a dream a week ago that I was a very old woman, telling my great grandchildren about how I used to be able to vote.

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jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Edited, Nevermind, I think I'm threw!</p>

Probably not.  But if so, I hope it didn't hurt.

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There's an old saying: "Those who can, teach. Those who can't, try to make rules and laws telling teachers how to do their jobs."
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Oh, A liberal source, Figures.

 

 

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Lol, You got it! 

 

 

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I think it's pretty important to understand the source of information. There are reputable conservative moderate and liberal sources in journalism. Occasionally some with an agenda will have a true story, e.g. John Edwards National Enquirer.

The source never makes a story untrue. What about what I
posted is in dispute (except that you don't want to debate it?)

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"So much so that she came home armed with information and facts that DISPROVE the God we pray to every Sunday,"

Then either the teacher is mistaken or your kid misunderstood, because there is no science that can either prove or disprove the existence of God. 

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mops, My kid gets exposed to a lot of things and most of it's good, But she has come home and tried to prove to me/us there is no God b/c there's no hard evidence of it. Made for wonderful conversation, It really is important to talk to your kids, Just sayin'

 


 


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Did her science teacher supply her the reading materials questioning the existence of God?
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"My kid gets exposed to a lot of things and most of it's good, But she has come home and tried to prove to me/us there is no God b/c there's no hard evidence of it."

OK, but that is a classic response of kids when first introduced to the concept of evidence. My own DH was a fervent atheist for a spell there, when he was 11. As I am sure you explained to her, it is not up to science to settle this question. If her teacher is any good at all, I am equally sure that her teacher did not present the lesson as disproving the existence of God.

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