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Old 04-21-2013, 08:49 PM  
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ACLU to Kansas school district: Cancel creationist assemblies about Dinosaurs

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The American Civil Liberties Union has warned a southwest Kansas school district against holding mandatory student assemblies that feature a creationist group.

“Teaching or otherwise promoting creationism is, simply put, unlawful,” the ACLU wrote in a letter to Hugoton Public Schools superintendent Mark Crawford on Friday. “As the District is surely aware, the federal courts have been unequivocally clear that efforts to inject religious beliefs regarding the origin of life into public school science curricula are constitutionally impermissible, no matter what form they take.”

Hugoton Public Schools invited Creation Truth Foundation’s founder Dr. G. Thomas Sharp to teach the “Truth about Dinosaurs” at two assemblies next week. At least one of the assemblies will be mandatory for all students and teachers.

The group has created teaching materials “explaining the origins, extinction and possible existence of dinosaurs” from a Biblical view and believes the dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex walked the Earth as early as 100,000 years ago rather more than 65 million years ago. In a lecture uploaded to YouTube last year, Sharp criticized scientists for ignoring the great flood of the Bible.

“We respectfully request the District take immediate and concrete steps to remedy these problems,” the ACLU concluded. “The first step would be to cancel the planned mandatory school assemblies now set for next week.”

However, superintendent Crawford has said he will not call off the assemblies. He told The Kansas City Star the assemblies will not promote creationism, despite the beliefs and mission of the Creation Truth Foundation.

“I agree with the ACLU, in that, if a mandatory all-school assembly where creationist truths or creationist beliefs were expressed, that would be inappropriate public-school content, and that is not the case,” Crawford said. “It’s completely and totally school appropriate.”
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:46 PM   #31
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:48 PM   #32
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I believe the KJV was spiritually guided, it's really up to the individuals' belief. I believe the original was written in Greek.
The NT was.

Again, I was talking about one translation strain, not all. See where the potential for error comes in?
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:48 PM   #33
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The NT was.

Again, I was talking about one translation strain, not all. See where the potential for error comes in?
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:52 PM   #34
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High Tech is Sorcery and the people who are really powerful are literally telling people to commit crimes using the psychic interspace created by the WWW and Wireless. They are controlling peoples actions like drones . The two things are deeply intertwined. The more man's brain interfaces with machines the creepier it gets. They use brains separate from a human body in a supercomputer and you have The Image of the Beast. The military has been doing this since the 50s
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:54 PM   #35
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:58 PM   #36
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He's for free or affordable health care. He must be an atheistic communist. Remember how many they killed for their religion.

He twisted the Founding Fathers and our early history around too....most commies do.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:58 PM   #37
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:59 PM   #38
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:15 PM   #39
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He's for free or affordable health care. He must be an atheistic communist. Remember how many they killed for their religion.

He twisted the Founding Fathers and our early history around too....most commies do.
Actually, they killed all those people because of their lack of belief in Unicorns. Really. And it makes just as much sense as your comment.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:21 PM   #40
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Saw this on reddit today, haven't seen if it's been confirmed to be authentic. Real or not, this is what creationists want in public schools...


4th grade science test from a school in SC


http://www.reddit.com/r/atheism/comm..._school_in_sc/


This raises a lot of questions for someone from Europe.
If a school is completely private and does not follow a standardized educational program, how can it be considered a valid education? How can you apply to college with it? Do the schools just have some sort of nudge nudge deals with each other?
How far up in your studies can this go? Can a college or university have privately set goals on what is required to become a bachelor, master or a doctor*? Or is this the reason why which school you got your degree from is such a big deal over there?
(*More importantly, could I set up a private school and declare myself a Bachelor of Awesome Sciences?)

As another person from Europe, I have more questions. The standard for what kids need to learn to maintain accreditation - does this really not include knowledge in natural sciences, geology, biology, genetics, etc?
Also, can you get into every college / university you want to with an education lacking these subjects or do some universities not accept people from private, Christian schools?
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This raises a lot of questions for someone from Europe.
If a school is completely private and does not follow a standardized educational program, how can it be considered a valid education? How can you apply to college with it? Do the schools just have some sort of nudge nudge deals with each other?
How far up in your studies can this go? Can a college or university have privately set goals on what is required to become a bachelor, master or a doctor*? Or is this the reason why which school you got your degree from is such a big deal over there?
(*More importantly, could I set up a private school and declare myself a Bachelor of Awesome Sciences?)

As another person from Europe, I have more questions. The standard for what kids need to learn to maintain accreditation - does this really not include knowledge in natural sciences, geology, biology, genetics, etc?
Also, can you get into every college / university you want to with an education lacking these subjects or do some universities not accept people from private, Christian schools?
I just pulled my degree from my butt and it turns out I'm a Doctor of Uber Mysterious Biblical Anecdotal pSeudo Sciences. Who knew!?
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Saw this on reddit today, haven't seen if it's been confirmed to be authentic. Real or not, this is what creationists want in public schools...


4th grade science test from a school in SC


http://www.reddit.com/r/atheism/comm..._school_in_sc/
My god....
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