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JimGravy76's Avatar Jump to comment 12 by JimGravy76

@Comment 8 by Locka, Once you convince yourself that God is on your side, you may do as you wish in violating federal law. Such laws are put up, knocked down, and put up again and again because the devoted are doing God's work battling Satan. To the masses in these states, colleges are controlled by the dirty secularists who must be destroyed at all costs. As I recall the story, the withering criticism heaped upon Tennessee in 1925 didn't sway the faithful, but it did the banks and businesses who stood to lose from the bad publicity. If the state realizes that their kids won't be accepted to college for being ill-prepared, that visitors won't come to spend money, that federal grant funding will be withheld for state projects, then they may do what eventually happened in Tennessee, leave the law on the books to placate the faithful but simply not enforce it. Except this time it isn't just Tennessee, is it? The religious right in the form of the Republican party, F*x "News" and those tea party morons are trying to bully the entire country into accepting their ridiculous anti-intellectual fundamentalist agenda. What else is the constant obsession in the right-wing media with Mr. Obama's birthplace/religious affiliation? Republican strategists in the 80s were openly admitting that they considered education a privilege rather than a universal right, clearly they believe that keeping the mass of humanity ignorant is in the interests of the wealthy elite. The most stunning hypocrisy is that these guys don't even believe the crap they spout, they just want you to believe it absolutely, so you don't question whether they're actually governing in your interests or just protecting their own wealth and influence. Frankly, I despair as the secular movement can never offer the kind of comforting certainties peddled by the religious lobby. Ironically, the people obsessed with the "end of times" are the very ones who will probably end up fulfilling their own prophecy...

Tue, 03 Apr 2012 12:19:00 UTC | #932117