Monday, July 17, 2017

Never say die

Christianism in sheep's clothing in Kentucky, in the Bible Belt, in the heart of Appalachia, home to so many of the Americans who, when asked their ethnicity on the census, answer proudly, "American".

Kentucky’s evangelical Gov. Matt Bevin signs bill allowing public schools to teach from the Bible

Allegedly, a sort of "Bible as Literature" requirement, justified by a positively amazing lie that has gained currency on the American and even European right, especially among the anti-Muslim, anti-EU, nationalist right for whom speak people like Geert Wilders.

An increasingly widely touted lie about the US government in particular, about individual liberty, and about the Enlightenment principles on which the central values of modern Western politics are based.

The bill’s supporters argued that Bible literacy courses as a way to get a better insight on the structure of the country. 

Republican Senator Stephen West said the bill serves a “secular purpose,” claiming it would “help to educate our kids on the background of how they came up with our founding documents.”

“It really did set the foundation that our founding fathers used to develop documents like the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights,” Republican Rep. D.J. Johnson said, “all of those came from principles from the Bible.”

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