Tuesday, 26 June 2012

It's time to get religious fundamentalists out of the school system

In order to avoid anything interfering with their authoritarian worldview, many religious Fundamentalist parents are removing their children from the school system and homeschooling them, using a modified curriculum.  In some cases entire school boards are taken over and the curriculum modified to exclude science and logic and include religious nonsense.

Here's the latest.

The Loch Ness monster proves creationism.

Let's try to follow the 'logic'.  The Loch Ness monster is a dinosaur that survived The Flood, making it a recent event because otherwise they would have died out.  Oh-kaaaaaayy.  I've been to Loch Ness.  It's a horrible, depressing lake with tricky cross currents that show strange wave patterns on the surface any time of the day or night.  There's been one grainy photograph that looks like an old boot, a couple of unconfirmed sightings and a couple of radar echos of "something".  I've personally seen better proof of space aliens (a story for another time).

As for the dinosaurs, they never died out.  I'm having one for lunch.  It's called a chicken.  Lay out a chicken skeleton next to a dinosaur skeleton (making allowances for size) and there's a distinct correlation.  All the right bones are there.  Dinosaurs evolved.  One branch became lizards.  The other branch became birds.

That's too complicated for a Fundamentalist.  They'd rather swallow an impossible story like the Ark, biological impossibilities (bats are birds) out of the Bible than deal with the real world as it actually is.  And they want their kids believing the same nonsense, leaving them utterly unprepared for dealing with life as life actually is.


I've been asked to put together a presentation for my church addressing the issues surrounding human sexuality, including gay marriage.  I'm likely going to assemble it here in the form of blog posts so I've got it all in one spot.

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