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“Take Back” Our Schools, Government, and Teach Mythology

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

For the record, while I receive their emailings, I have NEVER been a part of, nor have I EVER in any way supported the Family Resource Council. The reason I receive them is because it’s always good to know what kind of shenanigans your adversaries are up to. And, I’ve marveled, and continue to do marvel, at their, and other right-wingers’ “take back” this-that-or-the-other diatribes. The only problem with that is that they never say how far back they want to take whatever it is they want to steal. Before 18-year-olds had the right to vote? Before the Civil Rights Act? Before Women’s Suffrage? Before Alabama became the 27th state to ratify the 13th Amendment which outlawed slavery? How far back? They never say.

But you see, by creating an “Us vs Them” mentality, they immediately establish a simplistic either/or “we’re the ‘good guys,’ and you’re the ‘bad guys'” mind set, which then also allows them to couch their the language of their argument as if some evil adversary stole something from them, i.e., “take back.”

How can anyone “steal” public schools? Steal from them by denying tax dollars, or funnel tax dollars to private corporations, I can see. But “steal” them? Hardly possible. Of course, that has never been the case – nor will it ever be the case – because no one stole anything.

Unfortunately, we also see that fallacious and petty mindset in politics, as in “take back the House,” or “take back the Senate,” or “take back the White House.”

And typically, those who have historically employed such language have been, and continue to be right-wingers, and often right-wing extremists.

There is a global wave of right-wing sentiment sweeping over the world in almost every nation. We see it in America in the Republican party, and their extremists. We see it in England/Great Britain in the so-called “Brexit” vote, for Britain to leave the European Union. We see it in Middle Eastern nations, including Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan where religion runs their governments. In Afghanistan, it’s the right-wing Taliban. The so-called “Islamic State,” (aka ISIS, or ISIL) is another right-wing religious extremist faction. We see right-wing politico-religious sentiment being expressed in Malaysia, the SouthEast Asian nation where over 60% of that nation’s residents are Islamic extremists.

Pope Francis inaugurates a bronze statue of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI with Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo. Claudio Peri/EPA/Landov

In the United States, right-wing religious extremists are typically, and most often, Science Deniers, and claim that global Climate Change is a hoax being perpetrated upon them by their enemies – whoever they are. Typically also, they hold a literal interpretation to their holy writ which states that their god literally made the Earth, it’s contents, (and cosmos), in 6 24-hour periods, and then rested on the 7th day. “And God said, ‘Let there be light,'” and POOF! Light suddenly appeared out of nowhere. Their god must be a magician. Say a few magic words and POOF! Things suddenly appear out of nowhere.

Those same Science Deniers claim there was a prophet who made a giant boat big enough to hold all the animals in the world – many breeding pairs of them, in fact – and enough food and water for them all, and for the 8 stowaway humans for very nearly 7 months while the entire Earth was deluged – besides keeping all the animals from killing them, or one another. (Suddenly, they all became docile. Yeah, right.) And then, there’s the problem of waste management.

But, there’s a giant mock-up of that boat in Williamstown, Kentucky which has been turned – conveniently enough – into a giant theme park, at the behest of the man who convinced government officials that it would be a taxpayer-funded boon to business. Oddly enough, it has instead been a boondoggle that almost bankrupted the county. Of course, construction of such an edifice was purposed to be substantial man-made pseudo-evidence to conclusively prove their story, and every other point thereafter.

Those same Science Deniers also deny that the cosmos was created by a Big Bang… even though the universe is expanding as evidenced by the color shift of light as it travels through the space/time continuum, which strongly suggests, if not outright proves, that life as we know it was initiated with, and preceded by an explosion. Fortunately, however, Fr. Georges Lemaître (1894-1966), an astrophysicist/mathematician who also just happened to be a Jesuit Catholic priest who was the originator of that theory, which was substantiated by Edwin Hubble (1889-1953), a renown astronomer for whom the Hubble Space telescope was named – so they just can’t claim that “godless scientists” came up with some absurdly asinine atheistic theory because they “hated (our) god.”

Even Pope Francis and other Catholic authorities have acknowledged that the creation of the cosmos is not a magic act, and that scientific understanding does not contradict the Bible, or Church teachings. He stated as much in an address to a plenary assembly of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in late October 2014 at the Vatican, when Pope Francis said in part that:

“You are addressing the highly complex subject of the evolution of the concept of nature. I will not go into the scientific complexity, which you well understand, of this important and crucial question. I only want to underline that God and Christ are walking with us and are also present in nature, as the Apostle Paul stated in his discourse at the Areopagus: “In him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28). When we read the account of Creation in Genesis we risk imagining that God was a magician, complete with an all powerful magic wand. But that was not so. He created beings and he let them develop according to the internal laws with which He endowed each one, that they might develop, and reach their fullness. He gave autonomy to the beings of the universe at the same time in which He assured them of his continual presence, giving life to every reality. And thus Creation has been progressing for centuries and centuries, millennia and millennia, until becoming as we know it today, precisely because God is not a demiurge or a magician, but the Creator who gives life to all beings. The beginning of the world was not a work of chaos that owes its origin to another, but derives directly from a supreme Principle who creates out of love. The Big Bang theory, which is proposed today as the origin of the world, does not contradict the intervention of a divine creator but depends on it. Evolution in nature does not conflict with the notion of Creation, because evolution presupposes the creation of beings who evolve.”

As partial evidence of the fact that evolution and Church teaching are not inconsistent with each other, consider this Proverb which states that “It is the glory of God to hide things but the glory of kings to investigate them.” (Proverbs 25:2 GWT)

Perhaps instead of fanciful tales, they were to actually teach science.

Reckon what that would that be like?

Just the facts. No fiction.

Truth – what a concept, eh?

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Oregon’s K-12 curriculum politicizes history and other subjects in the classroom. According to the summary of House Bill 2023, the “roles and contributions” of historical figures would be highlighted for their sexual and gender identities rather than their American history accomplishments.

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