Texas FUBAR’s again…

The ongoing struggle of 7 nincompoops to re-write history in a way that “establishes” the US as a “Nation based on Christian Principles.” 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/14/magazine/14texbooks-t.html?pagewanted=10

Some thoughts after this long, and ultimately depressing read…

1.  I must be impressed by the tenaciousness of McElroy and Dunbar in pursuit of their faith.  I rail and react.  They are out there F*&^ing up the world in the name of their “truth.”  We who believe that dogma, faith, superstition and creed must not drive civil government need to be willing to give more of our lives to the pursuit.   The other side has many devoted “warriors” for the cause.  The only hope in my mind (and it is a slim hope) is that some on the Christian side will recognize that an army of 1.5 Billion Muslims agree with them that religion should have a strong role in government, and that the separation of church and state is a myth… but this army disagrees on ALL other points. 

2.  If you repeat a lie often enough it becomes the truth.  Every “seeding” of a text book, or our money with “In God we Trust,” or changing our national motto from “E Pluribus Unum” to “In God We Trust,” to putting “Under God” into the pledge of allegiance… every one of thes toe holds are later used to leverage the next lie.  “Oh, we MUST be a Christian nation… look at all the things in our daily life where God is mentioned explicitly.”
3.  Free speech is critical, and the only response to bad speech should be more speech.  We must fight back against these Bowdlerizers and history deniers.  Silence is death.  Come to think of it… if you wait long enough to speak up, then speaking up could be death, too!

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