A group blog to promote discussion, debate and insight into the history, particularly religious, of America's founding. Any observations, questions, or comments relating to the blog's theme are welcomed.
One of the 2000 or so state senators in America said something absurd? What were the odds?Thx for the link, although I wonder sometimes about people who troll the internet looking for the dumbest MFers they can find among their ideological opponents.Even David Barton isn't that pathetic.
One of the 2000 or so state senators in AmericaThat was a wild hare back of the envelope:40 senators x 50 statesDon't even want to think about total state legislators. Lotsa dumb MFers out there...;-P
So these lunkheads want us to entertain that the founders used a theocratic model to develop the Constitution. Inferring, of course, that we need to get back to our founding roots. Interesting theory. But, pretty stupid and ignorant. TVDs estimate of 1/2000 (0.05%) seems a but low. I'd think that this meme might be taken seriously by 5-10% of today's state legislators, dominantly in one party. You do see this kind of misleading language in legislative proclamations. Not to mention conservative radio and TV.It's not to be dismissed lightly and should be held up to the light and ridiculed as needed to keep it from spreading. An informed citizenry and all.
And here's a perfect case of why fighting the spread of conservative-zealot Christian propaganda is important (again from Ed Brayton's blog): http://freethoughtblogs.com/dispatches/2013/02/01/fake-quotes-in-texas-bible-classes/#more-15543Unless, of course, you think that an ignorant, misinformed and pliant populace streaming to the church and voting booth is a good thing.In Texas I'm guessing that the percentages of true believers and the less believing panderers approach the halfway mark or better.
...percentages of true believers and the less believing panderers...Was in reference to the legislators.
Dunno what the sphere of influence of a Georgia state senator is, but I rate the threat to the republic as somewhat less than zero.
I would hope that you're right. But rooting it out and mocking it into oblivion will only help to keep it there.
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