Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Christian fundamentalism as education in the American South

In the state of Texas, the Republican Party has outlined in an official manifesto its objection to the teaching of critical thinking skills to students in schools. This, in its own words, is because free and inquisitive thinking has the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs". 

We then turn to Louisiana, where public funds have been used for a Christian creationist curricula that teaches children, in the vain of financial felon and astronomically moronic creationist Kent Hovind, that the existence of the Loch Ness Monster refutes the scientific legitimacy of Darwinian biological evolution. 

The satire-eclipsing stupidity and absurdity of religious fundamentalism knows no bounds. But more seriously, indoctrinating and depriving children of the basic scientific and creative education they deserve is abusive and dangerous to what should be criminal proportions. 

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