Really? 9.27.14 Teaching propaganda; GOPer tells generals to quit; Sophistry on morality;

by Pitt Griffin on September 27, 2014 · 0 comments

in Lying, Military, Politics, Really?, Religion

In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards. – Mark Twain

Students understand what the school board will not.

Students understand what the school board wont.

The school board of Jefferson County, Colorado, is pissed that the schools want to teach unvarnished history. Specifically the newly elected conservatives object to AP History – with its reliance on “facts”.  Let Julie Williams  explain, “I’m not saying let’s not teach history accurately. What I’m saying is let’s not encourage our children to disobey the law.”

When asked for examples of historical events she fears are misrepresented, Williams couldn’t point to one, “I’m not familiar enough with everything that is in AP history to make that judgment”.

But her ignorance didn’t stop her making this judgement,

“Materials should promote citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free enterprise system, respect for authority and respect for individual rights. Materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law.”

The Soviets would have been proud.

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Recommends the Palin plan. If you don't like it, quit.

Recommends the Palin plan. If you don’t like it, quit.

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) – member the of House Armed Services Committee – thinks that if generals don’t like their orders they should resign. He even announced to a conservative group that he had gone behind the scenes to urge them to do just that. Is demanding that the military play politics, during a war, insanity? Treason?

Why don’t we let his November opponent – retired Air Force Gen. Irv Halter – sum it up,

“Our elected officials should not be encouraging our military leaders to resign when they have a disagreement over policy. Congressman Lamborn’s statement shows his immaturity and lack of understanding of the American armed forces. Someone who serves on the House Armed Services Committee should know better.”

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Jesus had this to say on Divorce. On gays, nothing.

Jesus had this to say on Divorce. On gays, nothing.

Christian bigots face a problem. The Bible frowns on divorce and considers remarriage of divorced people adultery – a sexual sin. It also says that homosexuality is a sexual sin. But Christian church leaders recognize that treating the divorced the same way they treat gays is bad for business. So how to ignore the divorce thing – yet still pile on the gay thing – while avoiding charges of hypocrisy?

Here’s how. Because the Bible does make rare exceptions for divorce – in the case of sexual immorality, for instance – therefore its position on divorce is not absolute the religious sophists argue. But as it makes no gay exception, its position there is absolute, the sophists continue. Ergo the nature of the sin is different,

Which is like saying that, because homicide is occasionally justifiable, murder is less of a sin than gay sex.

Ridiculous.

(Also consider this. Divorce and adultery are almost always painful. Gay sex hurts nobody.)

 

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