Tennessee House OKs bill shielding teachers who doubt evolution, global warming

Apr 7, 2011 Full story: Chattanooga Times Free Press 31

A The House voted 70-23 today for a bill backers say shields teachers from being disciplined if they discuss alternatives to evolution and global warming theories with students.

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“What, me worry?”

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#1 Apr 7, 2011
Way to go, Tennessee! Don't let Mississippi keep taking your title as the most uneducated state in the country! Bottom 10 isn't good enough. Reach for the stars!
just a thought

Dayton, TN

#2 Apr 7, 2011
They need to spend more time on the issues at hand and less time worrying about the nonsense they are wasting time with. We have some people in Nashville and higher who have no clue as to what they are doing with education.

“What, me worry?”

Since: Mar 09

I'm a racist caricature!

#3 Apr 7, 2011
just a thought wrote:
They need to spend more time on the issues at hand and less time worrying about the nonsense they are wasting time with. We have some people in Nashville and higher who have no clue as to what they are doing with education.
Jesus won't just stumble back into the classrooms. You've got to PUSH HIM into the classrooms! Make sure EVERYONE gets a fair dose of Jesus AND ONLY JESUS. That's critical thinking for ya!

“Turning coffee into theorems”

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#4 Apr 7, 2011
Well, here's another state that is going to let its local school boards run up huge legal bills trying to defend teaching creationism.

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Dayton

#5 Sep 21, 2012
settlers came to 'america' to worship GOD in the first place and all people wanna do is try to get rid of Him. Jesus needs to be defended by His Children!!! If we deny Him b4 men He shall deny us before His Father which art in Heaven.

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#6 Sep 21, 2012
Helpful_Listene wrote:
settlers came to 'america' to worship GOD in the first place and all people wanna do is try to get rid of Him. Jesus needs to be defended by His Children!!! If we deny Him b4 men He shall deny us before His Father which art in Heaven.
In the first place, settlers did not come to the new world to worship "god", they came to the new world to escape from religious prosecution. In the old world they were forced to live in servitude in the name of "god".

If you're gonna get all judgmental and crap on everyone else with a brain you might want to look inside yours for that judge not let ye be judged bullpoop.
MIDutch

Waterford, MI

#7 Sep 21, 2012
9miletn wrote:
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In the first place, settlers did not come to the new world to worship "god", they came to the new world to escape from religious prosecution. In the old world they were forced to live in servitude in the name of "god".
Minor correction. If they were merely looking to escape from religious persecution they could have stayed in the Netherlands where they moved to first (the Netherlands was already famous for it's tolerance and progressive attitude even way back then).

What they were REALLY looking for was the ability to be the ones BEING intolerant and DOING the persecuting.

“What, me worry?”

Since: Mar 09

I'm a racist caricature!

#8 Sep 21, 2012
Helpful_Listene wrote:
settlers came to 'america' to worship GOD in the first place and all people wanna do is try to get rid of Him. Jesus needs to be defended by His Children!!! If we deny Him b4 men He shall deny us before His Father which art in Heaven.
So, what you're telling us is that if public schools aren't teaching children about Jesus Christ, then nobody ever will. I guess parents and churches are too incompetent at it to get the job done.

By the way, should public schools also be teaching the Koran? Thanks in advance.

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#10 Sep 22, 2012
MIDutch wrote:
<quoted text>
Minor correction. If they were merely looking to escape from religious persecution they could have stayed in the Netherlands where they moved to first (the Netherlands was already famous for it's tolerance and progressive attitude even way back then).
What they were REALLY looking for was the ability to be the ones BEING intolerant and DOING the persecuting.
Yup. And they had to pretty much leave the known world to find someplace they could do that.
MIDutch

Waterford, MI

#11 Sep 22, 2012
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Yup. And they had to pretty much leave the known world to find someplace they could do that.
Worked out pretty well for them, too. They got to wipe out the native inhabitants, kill witches, own slaves, prevent Catholics and Jews form holding public office, etc..

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#12 Sep 22, 2012
MIDutch wrote:
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Worked out pretty well for them, too. They got to wipe out the native inhabitants, kill witches, own slaves, prevent Catholics and Jews form holding public office, etc..
Flog Quakers out of town at the tail of a cart, sew scarlet letters to each or for the purpouse of readier discrimination even WITHIN the fold...

Thoroughly unpleasant bunch. I wouldn't want 'em as neighbours, either.

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#13 Sep 22, 2012
^^ S/B "each other".
at least

Cleveland, TN

#14 Sep 24, 2012
Religion needs to be taught at home and at church. Period.
at least

Cleveland, TN

#15 Sep 24, 2012
MIDutch wrote:
<quoted text>
Minor correction. If they were merely looking to escape from religious persecution they could have stayed in the Netherlands where they moved to first (the Netherlands was already famous for it's tolerance and progressive attitude even way back then).
What they were REALLY looking for was the ability to be the ones BEING intolerant and DOING the persecuting.
They left Holland because the Dutch were so inhospitable to them because they did not speak Dutch. Sound familiar?????

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#17 Sep 26, 2012
at least wrote:
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They left Holland because the Dutch were so inhospitable to them because they did not speak Dutch. Sound familiar?????
Bollocks. Then, as now, most of the Dutch spoke English.
JS

Brooklyn, NY

#18 Sep 26, 2012
Normal Flora wrote:
<quoted text>No, it needs to be taught in a World Mythologies class. And nowhere else.
Lets master reading writing math and science first. The 3rd world education is better than USA.
at least

Cleveland, TN

#19 Sep 26, 2012
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Bollocks. Then, as now, most of the Dutch spoke English.
And what fantasy book did you read that out of?

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#20 Sep 26, 2012
at least wrote:
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And what fantasy book did you read that out of?
*sigh*

At the time, the Dutch were in command of one of the greatest maritime and trading empires the world has ever known. They traded all over the world, and in a great many languages. People from all over the planet came to Holland to engage in this trade, or feed off it.
Furthermore, the Dutch were at war with Britain, on and off, for quite a long while there.

A handful of English-speaking religious primitives wouldn't even have been interesting enough to discriminate against.
Truth

Ringgold, GA

#21 Sep 26, 2012
Well I see you people are up on History, but that don't help the kids in todays schools, school are going down hill fast, and that what the government wants, its easly to control people.
MIDutch

Waterford, MI

#22 Sep 26, 2012
Truth wrote:
Well I see you people are up on History, but that don't help the kids in todays schools, school are going down hill fast, and that what the government wants, its easly to control people.
Well, they're only around 1700 years behind the Christian religion where dumbing down and controlling a populace is concerned.

FYI that is what religion is all about. A few, controlling the many, by brainwashing them with myths, fables and FAIRY TALES "inspired by the god[s]" so that the few can reap the benefits as "god[s] representatives here on Earth".

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