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Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Excising God: California

The Cupertino Union School District in California has prohibited a teacher from passing out harmful materials to students - you know, dangerous documents like the Declaration of Independence and the writings of George Washington. Gaia forbid, such documents might stir religious sentiments in impressionable students since they make reference to banned topics such as God and a "Creator." The anti-religion forces there would have us believe that the Declaration is unconstitutional. Who knows, maybe the whole Constitution is unconstitutional. Time to ban all historical documents and put the atheists in charge.

Kudos to the Alliance Defense Fund for filing suit against this wacky California district.


Peggy Snow Cahill said...

I could not believe my eyes when I first read of this mockery. I have been saying all day, "what next, will the constitution be declared unconstitutional?" and here you say the same thing. (Your Gaia forbid cracked me up, too, thanks!)

But I don't know what needs to be done about this. A clarification of the misstatement about "separation of church and state" perhaps? Is this a cultural problem, or a legal one? Or political? Or maybe just send your kids to a private school that can teach more truth than public schools seem to allow anymore? Maybe we have to work on every front. The adversary certainly does.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jeff, what do you think about the assertions made on this website (http://www.geocities.com/jwarr87480/index2.html)? I've read it and am really interested by some of the points he makes, but at the same time I think it goes against some of the assumptions people have made in the past (not revelation/doctrine, though)?

Jeff Lindsay said...

The new theory for the narrow neck of land is an interesting one. It does still keep the action in an area where written language was not unknown. Is seems a bit removed from the epicenter of the kinds of cilizations described by the Book of Mormon, but still within the scope. Let's see how it handles the details, though. Can it provide a plausible candidate for Cumorah, for example? I'm not an expert on geography, of course, and am not familiar with that part of the world, so my comments aren't worth much. I'll say I'm skeptical but willing to learn more. As always, time will tell.