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Conservative Idiots Screw With Texas Education

Hits: 23318 | Rating: (2.1) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: Pooptart19
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lightquake
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 21 Posts
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 10:56:40 AM
This is why republicans scare me.

Brassbull
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 1608 Posts
Saturday, March 27, 2010 5:21:32 PM
They just gave preliminary approval to this and will be posting the changes on the Texas Education Agency's website in mid-april.

ryanwi
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 73 Posts
Saturday, March 27, 2010 10:19:34 AM
"Most of the founding fathers were deist, not theist. Benjamin Franklin was an Atheist"

He most certainly was not an Atheist. From his own autobiography:

"...Sunday being my studying day, I never was without some religious principles. I never doubted, for instance, the existence of the Deity; that He made the world, and governed it by His providence; that the most acceptable service of God was the doing good to man; that our souls are immortal; and that all crime will be punished, and virtue rewarded, either here or hereafter."

You can certainly argue he was a Diest, and make a tough arguement that he wasn't a Christian, but he always was a believer in some type of god.

The left and the right trying to co-opt the founders is getting ridiculous.

ryanwi
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 73 Posts
Saturday, March 27, 2010 10:13:37 AM
""God given freedoms" and God this god that mentioned all through the constitution."

What the hell are you talking about. Where in the Constitution is God mentioned?

iBegrindin
Male, 18-29, Asia
 133 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 11:20:25 PM
Well put ElSombrero.

And Jonas999, true Christians don't take their lord's name in vain, nor do they swear like a sailor, so to speak. Sorry to be nitpicky.

tridirk, few people in general have tolerance for anyone these days. It's rather disheartening.

splurbyburbl
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2810 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 8:24:24 PM
I arrived late to the off topic...topic. Just thought I would add that the American Indians didn't necessarily get forced out due to land and resource use. They got forced out/killed... whatever because they had no concept of a war campaign. To them, a battle was a battle... not a sustainable campaign where they had to constantly expand, improve technology and ifrastructure, etc. Those are things modern people do. The Indians had been the same, with the same technology more or less for huindreds of years, while we were ever changing by the year.

Again, the American Indians lost their land and way of life because they lacked the mindset and numbers that we had at the time. I am not advocating it, I am just saying it's true.

tridirk
Male, 50-59, Western US
 312 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 8:12:42 PM
it should be child abuse to brainwash children with political doctrine. Funny how teaching about good and evil is now brainwashing?

Ever notice-Libs, Progressives, (whatever their flavor of the day title is), have little to no tolerance for anyone that doesn't think like they do.

Jonas999
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 78 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 7:45:14 PM
Chruch and goddamn state, pooE, what part of that does'nt make drating sense?@!?@! I am a christian and so were the founding fathers but DAMN!!! drating Texans...and I'm from Georgia.

ElSombrero
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 720 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 4:51:20 PM
Okay... it is good to ponder the weaknesses of the -theory- of evolution.

And it is good to teach how Christian Influences shaped the nation... because, well, they did. However, so did Rome and Greece (Capitol named after Capitoline in Rome)

However, it is not good to base their education solely on this. Because America has progressed, and there is so much more.

Many of these ideas are present in the state of Texas and therefore should be taught. But it must also be taught that there are other beliefs just as legitimate in this world and in this country.

npdarren
Male, 18-29, Western US
 603 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 4:22:57 PM
Most of the founding fathers were deist, not theist. Benjamin Franklin was an Atheist. Claiming they want to teach the Judeo-Christian influences seems like another attempt by religious demagogues to establish the U.S as a Christian nation. This country was founded on logic and tolerance, not theist values.

Skreshavik
Female, 18-29, Western US
 1288 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 4:20:55 PM
Wtf? When I clicked on the link, a grandma wearing basketball shades comes up


Winter_ICE_0
Male, 13-17, Western US
 975 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 4:20:52 PM
This is absolutely drating ridiculous.

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24516 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 3:04:57 PM
why put there hands in everything?

defiythelie
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 232 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 2:58:21 PM
There is nothing wrong with teach that America was founded as a republic vs a democracy because it originally was/is a republic i.e. " and to the republic for witch it stands..". But in no way shape or form should religion be taught in schools, now the history of our country (USA) or other countries that have had religious influence, there's nothing wrong with pointing that out. But there is a part of the declaration of independents that most crazy Christians refuse to look at, the part that says " In no way is this country based on any religious believe".

yumyum1
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 130 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 2:01:23 PM
If God can do anything, can He make a mountain which is too heavy for Him to lift?

will the education board also teach about the Vatican Sex Scandals?

BrimstoneOne
Male, 30-39, Canada
 2239 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 1:57:35 PM
"I believe in the United States of America, as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.

I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.
— William Tyler Page, The American's Creed"

Seems that this need to be taught the US military, disband your mercenary contractors, and disband the terrorist organization that is better known as the CIA; and just maybe I might start taking American foreign policy 'engagements' for what they say they are instead of occupational brutalization terrorism.

BrimstoneOne
Male, 30-39, Canada
 2239 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 1:44:48 PM
It seems that the the United States has three to four 'regions'; New England, Texas, and California. And then there's the Mormon/Heartland/Prairie area. The fascists that call themselves 'conservative' and pushing a destructive no-liberal economic/political agenda on the US. Which they've pushed on other regions of the world (ie. south america), that have been proven NOT to work. And all it dose is get people killed, in the name of money and power. If the American people don't get a spine and stand up to the minority elites, the average person won't have much of a government or a country to "cheer for"

LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 1:44:37 PM
One last thing... the headline of this article:

New social studies curriculum stresses religion over evolution


No where in the article is this mentioned. What the f*ck? You know what, with all the conservative bias and bad journalism here, I'll just go out and say the whole thing is wrong.

Can we get our news from a better source next time?

LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 1:36:59 PM
To be fair, the educational system in Texas sucked to begin with.

*herm* and now, rather hilariously I might say, there are 3rd world countries with better educational systems than Texas. (and that's not a joke, I meant it)

Asticler
Male, 13-17, Western US
 15 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 1:27:16 PM
By the way, "Was she not supposed to do that?" was not a rhetorical question. I wanted to know.

Asticler
Male, 13-17, Western US
 15 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 1:24:31 PM
This is a focking wad of cum.

Anyway, during world history this year, my teacher taught us about 20 different religions. Was she not supposed to do that? I enjoyed learning about the different brainwashing techniques quite a bit.
(Just kidding (not really (no offense))).

Also, @G795mp: Yeah, leftists. Why we view these posts is because we know what this site is about and we agree with what it's about. So biased is fine. I come to this website to see posts of ridiculous poo, so I can laugh at them. If I want to read unbiased article post headlines I can go over to a news site and search it up and I do. Another thing: you're right. If G.W. said he was a satanist, he would've been hung by his nutsack. But we're talking about NOW. Not when the constitution was being made. Nobody wants the US to be a Christian nation except Christians.

SoundlesHero
Male, 18-29, Western US
 63 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 1:21:10 PM
"I wonder if it would help to have teachers across the nation refuse to use these text books?"

Actually, most teachers do. It's called closed door teaching. They even teach this method at teacher credential programs at universities here in California. It's when you keep nodding and saying yes to everything your school board requests you to teach and as soon as they leave the room, you close the door and really teach what you think should be taught. I don't know if this happens across the country, but it happens enough here in California that it's mentioned in credential programs. I can actually remember some of my instructors here in the bay area doing this. Especially in Amer. Govn't and history classes.

If you have been following this case, you'll notice the Texas teachers association hasn't publicly said anything. My guess is, they have seen something like this before and probably will see it again, either way, they'll probably teach whatever they think

s1cKs0uL
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 394 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 12:56:33 PM
I wonder if it would help to have teachers across the nation refuse to use these text books? I doubt it would happen, but wouldn't that be a wake up call?
Hopefully some of the students will be fortunate enough to have teachers that are willing to reach outside the confines of the assigned curriculum, and maybe teach that not everything you read is true.

Hiromi
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 1153 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 12:56:28 PM
I wish people would understand that the country isn't JUST Christians. Learning about the 'christian heritage' would probably offend the Jewish or Muslim Americans; why aren't we learning about THEIR culture?. Our text books really need to have a broader range of facts. Evolution also kicks the crap out of the 'God made everything' logic.

fiizok
Male, 40-49, Western US
 590 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 12:43:58 PM
My sister-in-law teaches at a high school in Texas and is far from being a liberal herself, but knowing her I have no doubt she would agree with the headline 100%.

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