I grew up reading comic books wanting to be a superhero. Comics taught me that those who speak the truth are heroes, all the rest are liars.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Onward Kansas Into the Dark Ages

This fall, when we set our clocks back an hour, Kansas got confused and kept going back...into the dark ages. It's understandable, afterlife they're not real good with scientific facts.

What did Dorothy say when her government grade school taught her that marriage and the family were outdated social constructs of privilege that Jesus had two mommies?

"Well Toto, it looks like we're not in Kansas anymore!"

What is happening in Kansas?

For starts, science has been undermined by the narrow view of the religious right. Proponents of ID (intelligent design) believe and want taught a version of creationism but without it having any bases in facts or having it proven in scientific terms.

Like all religion, 'ID' is based in faith. Supporters say 'you must believe because...Well, because! Or else!' And framing is everything, down to even the naming...ID? Intelligent? It should be called My God is better than your Science.

Naturally if you don't believe in their half baked religious tenet, you're labeled confused, Satan, unpatriotic, un-American, or a 'radical'. The religious right has shown us that they are willing to destroy any social system, any science, any culture and any society in order to replace it with their 'beliefs'. Personally, if you want to believe in the holy muffin man...have at it. But we left the 'dark ages' a while ago and really it's time to move forward.
more here and here.

P.S. The earth isn't flat and evolution is a proven fact... no amount of closing your eyes, wishing real hard, and clicking your heels together will change that! Any more than teaching half baked fairy tales in public schools will make them true.

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