Well, fuck this.
Rather than even give a response, because you already know why.
I'm just going to say this.
I am from Louisiana, and this bothers me.
I am from Louisiana, and this does not bother me.
I am from the USA ( not Louisiana ), and this bothers me.
I am from the USA ( not Louisiana ), and this does not bother me.
I am from outside the USA, and this bothers me.
I am from outside the USA, and this does not bother me.
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I've only recently learned about Accelerated Christian Education ( or ACE ), and have quickly become... troubled by what it is. For those of you who are nor familiar with it, I'll try to explain it in... as professional sounding of a tone as I can muster about the topic.
Accelerated Christian Education ( and related ) is... hmm... an entity that has drawn from multiple sources in order to form a curriculum for teaching, as fact, in schools getting funding from the government, such things as Young Earth Creationism, The Sun having absolutely nothing to do with nuclear reactions, Nessie being, not only real, but 'proof that evolution is a lie', that humanity lived at the same time as the dinosaurs, that to this day there are legitimate dinosaurs, not in how you could call most reptiles and birds a dinosaur, but, like how "Nessie is a dinosaur", real dinosaurs living among us today, that scientific inquiry is completely unnecessary to learn, that evolution is not only wrong, but impossible and that nothing has, can, nor ever will evolve, that if something contradicts the Bible in any way, it's objectively wrong, that it was good that blacks didn't have the right to vote during apartheid, that the Ku Klux Klan is a respectable organization held in esteem by many communities, that only 10% of Africans can read all thanks to Christians, and it would be more if it weren't for communists, that the Trail of Tears was God's way to bring the Native Americans to Jesus, that not only does pollution have no negative impact on the environment now, but we couldn't even force it to if we tried, that the Great Depression wasn't really that bad, but instead socialists made it seem worse for their own agendas, that Bill Clinton manipulated the media to fake an economic crisis to trick people into voting for him, and that, lastly...
..."The greatest struggle of all time, the Battle of Armageddon, will occur in the Middle East when Christ returns to set up his kingdom on earth."
Yeah. All of that is taught as fact.
For the 2012-2013 school year, there are schools in Louisiana that will receive state funding to make, distribute copies, and teach amongst other things, the above lessons. Tax payer dollars, are going into this.
So, my questions are, for this topic...
Do you think that tax payer dollars should go into programs and educational systems like this?
Should this be a viable alternative to more normal school studies and education?
Do you have any personal response, be it outrage or support, to the notion that brought this about?
If you live in Louisiana, are you aware of this? Does this concern you, or do you not care?
If you live elsewhere in the USA, would you welcome such coming to your state, or not?
For the rest of the world, what are your thoughts on this?
Okay, I had a read at their explanation of the sun...
Gonna try to put this short
They believe that the sun is just a giant ball of fire, but normal fire, burning up a fuel source, and slowly shrinking.
They additionally claim that, because the sun is shrinking according to their theory, that it must have been bigger in the past at a linear rate
And therefore, the Earth couldn't possibly be all that old
And therefore, evolution is wrong.
The nuclear fusion theory of how the sun emits heat and light is an invention of evolution scientists… All other theories require the sun to use up all its energy sooner than the evolutionists’ invented timetable would allow.
Theres a 35min documentary on this here:
Its pretty terrible and most likely anti constitutional that its funded by tax payers. But at least its limited to private schools, these Christian organisations push to get into public schools is more worrying.
Also, it seems this ACE stuff is getting pushed into the UK as well.
Actually, more like 2,000 students following the program
We already spoke about this.
Not tax paid, not my problem.
it's not like it'll ever fucking catch on in the UK.
*20 Years later*
Electricity is a communism ploy and so I'm going to now leave the internet! =D HAIL JEEBUS.
*shakes head slowly*
Crafted by Lillian Thorne, after some aggressive pestering.
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