Thursday, January 11, 2007

  • Georgia's State Board of Education considers courses on the Bible
  • Slate.com has the Bible weigh in on an article on polygamy
  • Howell Board of Education (Howell, MI) ruled against teaching the Bible as literature. Residents comment.
  • Texas School Board quibbles over which version of the Bible it will use.
  • Los Angeles Times reports on Biblically-based recipes.
  • Israel considers a plan to open each school day with a reading from the Torah. Former Education Minister, Yair Tsaban comments: "I hope the council won't adopt it. The Bible is the cultural text of the State of Israel and I don't think morning assemblies will cause people to love it."
  • A Florida resident writes into his local newspaper to happily report that he discovered the Bible "isn't socialist." Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez disagrees.
  • Bible vs. Bible: A commenter in the Guardian argues that Bible-based homophobia can be combated with different Bible-based rationale. Another UK Journal (Indymedia) seems to agree.
  • Parents in Federal Way, WA protest against screening Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth in the classroom because the film does not appear to consult the Bible.

1 comment:

randall said...

I think the Federal Way, WA story did it for me. Every time I'm exposed to this much fuss over what a 2000+ year old book has to say about the world today I always walk away hating adults just a bit more. Just reading some of the comments given by the parents interviewed in the article makes me laugh/cry. These unthinking Minions of God are raising more zombies like them who are gravely concerned that:

"The information that's being presented is a very cockeyed view of what the truth is. ... The Bible says that in the end times everything will burn up, but that perspective isn't in the DVD.",

referring to the DVD of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth".

Society should decry this very real and very common neglect of our progeny's education. This dishonest nonsense only undermines society and its intellectual progress.