If their ideas were not so evil and their desires for the rest of us so monstrous, they would be funny.
For people who 'believe in God' it apparently has not occurred to them to use their most precious gift -their brain. Or perhaps their God didn't bless them with one.
These bright sparks, the American Taliban, believe that the teaching of evolution is what caused the Columbine tragedy.
"In groping for answers to this and other tragedies, more and more people are expressing surprise and concern at the increasing glee with which many teenagers approach depictions of violence. However, this fixation with death is hardly surprising given that most public schools in Western nations now teach that violence and death are ‘natural’ evolutionary mechanisms that have operated with chance processes to produce man over millions of years.
Having been told since childhood that man is just an animal, that death and violence are a natural part of evolution, and that ‘only the fittest survive,’ it is no wonder that this generation of young people are wallowing in utter hopelessness. Even when they hear ‘Jesus loves you,’ many either do not understand what this can possibly mean in a ‘world of death and randomness,’ or it makes them more angry and bitter that such a beautiful possibility seems denied by the ‘facts’ of science. Many of these people are ‘walking time-bombs,’ without fear of any judgment after death, and primed to explode in anger and hatred at any time." Link
Is it not surprising that the rest of the world fears the USA? Rightly or wrongly, it fears the USA above all? Maybe we have no need to.
However when the likes of Jesse Helm are voted into government, when the likes of Pat Robertson spouts his evil and is cheered by millions of USA citizens and made rich by them. When the evil Phelps is free to spread his filth and his children and grandchildren abused by this evil without any legal reproach.When Matthew Shepherd is crucified and barely a hair is turned.
Is it any wonder the rest of the world has reservations about this country that professes to be the leader of the free world, yet is not free itself.
Where the American Taliban is gaining more and more power and their desire is to take freedom away from all who do not think as they do.
Evil is right in their faces, screaming, LOOK!!! LOOK!!! EVIL HERE. LOOKING RIGHT AT YOU. And the majority of nearly 300 million are deaf and blind.
No wonder they teach fundamentalist views to innocent children. They know that if they do, they will corrupt them and warp them in such a way that it will be extremely difficult for them to ever think or feel for themselves, and the American Taliban will have it's way.
The teaching of religion, other than it's history, is an appalling abuse of children. No matter what the religion or how 'liberal' it appears to be. Children are not 'Catholic', 'Jewish', 'Hindu' , Muslim'. They are children and only abusive adults label them as such.
Unless people find the courage to stand firm, to not allow themselves to told what to think, to not allow reason to become a dirty word, to not allow tolerance, compassion, love to become qualities to be spit upon, this great country will be sunk and maybe take the rest of us down with it.
I am well aware that not all Xtians, Muslims, Jews, Hindu's etc are fundamentalist. Just because some follow a watered down version doesn't make it any the less corrupting.