What we have here is someone who is arguing that it’s “censorship” not to teach criticisms that are laughably wrong while omitting crucial information. Why should we let someone completely ignorant of evolution dictate how we teach it? We wouldn’t let someone who couldn’t count tell us how to teach math. And if such a person screamed censorship, we’d immediately call them an idiot.
Steve Reuland discussing a Phyllis Schafly column at The Panda’s Thumb. A good read.
It seems there was some sort of IP routing error causing my site to be down for at least today, maybe for some of yesterday, too. It looks like it’s fixed now.
Cpl. Raleigh Smith
December 7th, 1983 – December 23rd, 2004
I haven’t been able to get to Left in the West for a couple days now. Anyone else having that problem?
This really is getting absurd. I truly don’t get why people get all up in arms over “happy holidays” or the removal of some Christmas carols in school. I’m of the opinion that Christmas trees and most carols are fine, considering Christmas is a federal holiday because of its more secular elements like Santa Claus. I kinda wonder though, would these people be happy with their kids singing, for example, “Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel”? Generally, I think we should do more to include all holiday traditions, but I really can’t understand the hostility this brings out in some Christians.
Secular progressives realize that America as it is now will never approve of gay marriage, partial birth abortion, euthanasia, legalized drugs, income redistribution through taxation, and many other progressive visions because of religious opposition.
But if the secularists can destroy religion in the public arena, the brave new progressive world is a possibility. That’s what happened in Canada.
On Sunday, the NY Times says this:
Of course, for many conservatives, this controversy is not just about Christmas; it’s a way to talk about a whole float of issues. Bill O’Reilly warned viewers that store clerks no longer saying “Merry Christmas” foretold the imminence of “a brave new progressive world” where gay marriage, partial birth abortion and legalized drugs run rampant.
On Monday, Bill says:
Reporter Kate Zernike uses The Times playbook and blames the dreaded conservatives for causing all the ruckus. She then tries to demean the folks who think Christmas should be publicly respected, writing, “Of course, for many conservatives, this controversy is not just about Christmas; it’s a way to talk about a whole float of issues. Bill O’Reilly warned viewers that store clerks no longer saying ‘Merry Christmas’ foretold the imminence of a brave new progressive world where gay marriage, partial birth abortion and legalized drugs run rampant.”
Of course, Ms. Zernike’s analysis of my column, which is posted right now on billoreilly.com, is misleading in the extreme and she knows it. Anybody who reads it could know it. Just go there, read it and read her article. It’s absurd.
Ok, then. Bill O’Reilly is officially not living on this planet.
March 21st, they say.
There are guest appearances by Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth, and Adrian Belew of King Crimson. The final track listing of the 60 minute album is:
5. Arriving Somewhere But Not Here
6. Mellotron Scratch
7. Open Car
8. The Start of Something Beautiful
9. Glass Arm Shattering
T-minus 3 months exactly.
Of course, I intend to have it before that. The internets are wonderful.