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    Filed at 5:48 pm under by dcobranchi

    It’s a Christian country, and if you don’t like it, get out.

    Three new HEKs, thanks to the fundies.

    4 Responses to “WHAT FIRST AMENDMENT?”

    Comment by
    May 15th, 2007
    at 6:41 pm

    Yeah, that loving welcome to town oughta win that poor devil worshipper to the side of the redeemed, don’tcha think???

    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    May 16th, 2007
    at 9:22 am

    And how is it Christian to just make stuff up about this cild? First that she’s a thief and then that she threatened murder. Doesn’t the 10 rules from above have something about not lying?


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    May 17th, 2007
    at 8:59 am

    Yep, you’d have to leave the country to escape it, because homeschooling is no refuge.
    Added to the CoH censorship, I find on our local eclectic list an open invitation from a libertarian-atheist mom wanting to help start a debate team for interested HEKs.

    She gets a private response back from a fundamentalist stranger, who likens her to Satan using scripture to abuse children, says she must be stopped from “actively seeking to crush hope in prayer, and teach this to children as well.” And there’s some creepy rhetoric that reminded me of the anti-gay line, how it’s bad to be or believe something deplorable, but then the right thing to do is to suffer it privately, not to act on it:

    . . .” it does scare me for the road she treads. I can only believe that she has been hurt deeply in some way but we will all still be accountable for the words and actions we take. For her to believe something is completely different from actively seeking to crush hope in prayer and to ask that children be taught this as well. All I can think is that Paul behaved in a deplorable manner until he was converted. My prayers will be with Anne that she may have peace from whatever it is that haunts her. How light and hope can be such a threat to you, I do not know.”

    So the libertarian-atheist mom responded onlist —
    ” I don’t understand why someone would only want to debate with others who think the same as they do, nor how such a group could foster healthy debate in the first place. Debate is about seeing things from the point of view of others. . .In answer to her question about why I’d want to teach my children to question religion, I try to teach my children to think, rather than have blind faith in anything.”

    Comment by
    May 17th, 2007
    at 1:32 pm

    Ah, that’s her mistake. All that thinking. 🙂

    Actually, DS and I had a chat yesterday about how the televised poltical debates of late are not really debates. . . more like infomercials.

    It would be nice if kids could get some real debate experience. But that does involve the dreaded thinking.