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Was I being naïve again?

Recently, I called Michigan’s SB 637 “a wasteful, GOP-crafted distraction.” The proposed law would,

…ENSURE THAT EACH PUPIL IN EACH PUBLIC SCHOOL IT OPERATES IS REQUIRED TO RECITE THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES EACH SCHOOL DAY.

I assumed that the legislation was just another tiresome attempt by Republicans to pander to the Christian Right while stalling efforts by President Obama to grow the economy.  Now I’m wondering if this sudden, out-of-the-blue interest in requiring children to Pledge Allegiance to the Flag every day has anything to do with the new flag:  The Cross Spangled Banner, which “contributes to the course of history and can help bring salvation to millions.”

Obviously the flag is garish (resembling something that I’d whip up in photoshop as a joke, frankly); there’s no doubt that dragging this thing into the classroom would be unconstitutional; but, given the unfathomable hubris of Christian Nationalists, who knows how it’ll be used.  We do know that “the idea for the flag was motivated by 2 Chronicles 7:14,”

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

To read more, see Christian Post: ‘Cross Spangled Banner’ to Reawaken Forgotten Virtues of America.

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From Friendly Atheist’s, “This is why we can’t have nice things, America,” my first response was the same as commenter Steve’s:

So now we have to justify why evolution is taught? WTF?

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Dear Christian Homeschoolers,

Please don’t get our homeschool conferences confused with the other organization that recently disinvited Ken Ham to an event after he publicly called into question the faith of another Christian vendor.  Granted, the names of the two organizations sound similar (theirs is Great Homeschool Conventions; ours is Great American Homeschool Conferences), but, unlike GH events, ours are “Christ-centered and stand for the literal truth of all Scripture.”  (We also see nothing wrong with publicly calling into question the faith of other Christians, as evidenced by this email.)

Thank you.  And have a blessed day.

 

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I hardly ever use my blog tag, “inspirational.”  Of course, all that’s gonna change now that I’m “following” Rick Warren on Twitter! 

I’m so glad he cleared that up for me.

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What a dork.  Texas Rep. Bill Zedler has introduced one of those anti-evolution “academic freedom” bills because,  

When was the last time we’ve seen someone go into a windstorm or a tornado or any other kind of natural disaster, and say “Guess what? That windstorm just created a watch.”

Uh, duh, Bill.  You can find windstorm watches all over the place – especially this time of year. 

Not to rub it in what a doofus you are, but you can also find tornado watches and hurricane watches and even tsunami watches.  No offense though.  At least you’re not referring to the ever-so-lame “watchmaker analogy” used by some to “prove” the existence of God.  Because that would be really embarrassing for you.  :(

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Overheard in an online forum about Creationism in the classroom…

Please.  There are so many gaps in the fossil record.  Until all of the gaps are filled up, we should teach both sides of evolution in school.

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For instance, look at this gap in the fossil record.  Without a transitional fossil linking C and Y, we can’t say with any scientific certainty that they are related.  

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Okay, so we actually have that transitional fossil, A?  That doesn’t prove anything.  What about the 2 new gaps between C and A and A and Y?   Where are those transitional fossils?

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Yeah, well, so what if we have fossils R and Z.  Darwinists can’t account for the 4 new gaps.  Where are the transitional fossils which link C and R, R and A, A and Z, Z and Y?  Obviously, until all of those gaps are filled up, we should teach both sides of evolution in school.

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