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Saturday, February 17, 2007

More Saturday funnies

hey, it's a gray, and, after the heat of the last week, almost chilly morning here in buenos aires, threatening rain, so bucking up with a smile and a hot cup of coffee seems just the ticket...
The Anti-Defamation League is calling on state [Georgia] Rep. Ben Bridges to apologize for a memo distributed under his name that says the teaching of evolution should be banned in public schools because it is a religious deception stemming from an ancient Jewish sect.


“Indisputable evidence — long hidden but now available to everyone — demonstrates conclusively that so-called ‘secular evolution science’ is the Big-Bang 15-billion-year alternate ‘creation scenario’ of the Pharisee Religion,” the memo says. “This scenario is derived concept-for-concept from Rabbinic writings in the mystic ‘holy book’ Kabbala dating back at least two millennia.”

The memo calls on lawmakers to introduce legislation that would end the teaching of evolution in public schools because it is “a deception that is causing incalculable harm to every student and every truth-loving citizen.”

It also directs readers to a Web site, which includes model legislation that calls the Kabbala “a mystic, anti-Christ ‘holy book’ of the Pharisee Sect of Judaism.” The Web site also declares “the earth is not rotating … nor is it going around the sun.”

imho, this is just another example of what the bush administration and its unholy alliance with the fundamentalist, extremist christian right has unleashed... i'm sure i've been prone to and probably remain prone to accepting a wacko theory or two, but i'm fairly certain i wouldn't go waving them around quite so publicly... needless to say, bridges denies writing the memo...

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