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