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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Insufficient worship

Apparently the wingnuts are against the International Baccalaureate educational program in Minnetonka. This academically rigorous program, exactly what we need given the fact that this country continues to lag behind the rest of the industrialized world in terms of education, is being attacked by conservatives for its message.

This whole incident shows exactly how far these people have embraced the culture of victimhood. When they say IB is "anti-Christian," what they mean is that the program doesn't teach that Evangelical Christianity is the one true faith. When they say that IB is "anti-American," they mean that they don't teach that the U.S. is the number one country in the world. Apparently, these people are more interested in indoctrination than in education.

Will these people ever get sick of seeing U.N. plots everywhere?


At 9:33 AM, May 12, 2005, Blogger CrispyShot said...

...that the program doesn't teach that Evangelical Christianity is the one true faith.

Sorta OT -

Years ago, when I was living in Texas, I got into it with an evangelical Fundie about religion. She accused me of not respecting her beliefs, which shocked me, as I'd always considered myself to be tolerant of beliefs not my own (brought up Catholic, now Unitarian). "How can that be?" I asked her. "I believe that your path to the Divine is as valid as anyone else's." And then it hit me: Her religion claims to be the only "true path." My statement inherently invalidated that facet of her faith. To her, my tolerance was the height (or depth) of intolerance.

That was a major realization for me.

We now return you to your regular programming.

At 9:50 AM, May 12, 2005, Blogger CrispyShot said...

OK, back on topic - Per the article, one of the two Minnetonka school board members who voted against the IB booklist was Dave Eaton. Yes, this Dave Eaton.

At 11:16 AM, May 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here, here on this post!



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