Lone fundamentalist gets books banned in MO

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    It's also America, where religion is granted an (almost) free pass to do shit like this.
     
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    Are fucking scary. :ugh:


    But yes, I agree with this sentiment.
     
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    Prime example of why religion is a joke IMO...


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    If you can't effectively argue against a viewpoint, do your best to silence anything or anyone who might bring it up.

    EDIT: Meaning, book banning is idiotic and despicable, and religion can lead people to try and do it and has quite many times.
     
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    Separation of church and state....public school
     
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    I agree with book banning in general is pathetic, the fact that it is contradictory to what some people believe is what the real joke is about. They are so close minded its :wallbash::wallbash::wallbash:
     
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    God fucking damnit I hate this shitty ass state. :noplease:
     
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    I'm not surprised..or even indignant over these kind of stories anymore.
    I wish some of the sane US dwellers would step out of the bubble and see what their country is becoming...and maybe do something about it.
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    There's quite a few of us; however, until the general population becomes open to the idea of elected officials with no religious affiliation whatsoever, it's an uphill battle to say the least. Additionally, being that more people are in love with the idea of calling themselves religious, regardless of their actual belief, offending someone by opposing their BS could turn into a S-storm for the whistleblower within our sue-happy system of (in)justice. Freedom of speech works both ways, in some cases, unfortunately so.

    The author of the article did touch on a good point at the end. Telling teens they can't do something generally means they will. Now, with books, I suspect it's a lot less likely, but a good point nonetheless. Kind of ties in with the idea that I personally see nothing wrong with having creationism taught in schools. Imagine learning about biological fact for half the class and then having the instructor turn around and say something to the effect of "and now, because the right wing whined enough to the government, we will begin to talk about the alternate theory..." Allowing the BS to take the spotlight will only ultimately serve to open the eyes of more young people, who will eventually ween out all the fundamentalists who perpetuate/propagate this detrimental aspect of society.

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    "Becoming?" News about one state banning some books is an improvement. For all the hemming and hawing people do about all the idiocy the news is spackled with since the dawn of the internet and 24 hour news networks, it's easy to forget that things are better than they used to be. When the federal government bans literature that goes contrary to the popular party's politics, I'll worry about what the country is becoming. When I read this, I think "Only one state? Step in the right direction! Score!"

    EDIT to change amount of books.
     
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    We try. Unfortunately, it will take a long time to undo what 35 years of "conservative" practices have done to the education system, once we eventually get started on it.
     
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    My sister's reading this book right now. I intend to check it out after she's done.
     
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    Im not trying to start a flame war, but it sounds like you are saying that biological fact disproves the the possibility of a god creating man. is that correct?

    the reason i ask is cause im a biology major and biological facts just prove how living things develope. thats very different from how living things are created. In fact my biology teacher at college hates it when people try to compare biology with religion. they have no connection to each other.

    i too hate book bans.
     
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    If the dude (the one who complained) doesn't like books that are "contrary to the bible", he can enroll his kids in a private school, which tend to be Christian schools. Problem solved.
     
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    Biological Facts indeed prove that the biblical, or better said Abraham's god did not created man. We clearly know that the timeline was totally wrong, we know that Eve was not Adam's Rib and so on.
    It ofcourse do not disprove any god per se, but none of the gods in Human history of Religion created Humans in millions of years of slow evolution.
    In that sense, yeah he is right about his statement!

    Religion does a lot to do with Biology, since religios books explain how everything created, how everything runs and how everything ends.

    Biology is exactly the type of the scinece which tries to explain those.
     
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