Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Baby with the bathwater

It's a terribly disgusting thing when a small minority ruins something for the whole.

We see this happening frequently in Christianity, in which people like Phelps and Robertson give the very public image that Christianity is a group of homophobic, uneducated, prosetylizing, zealots.

It's worse when this stupidity from the minority is institutionalized by the government passing Intelligent Design into classrooms, or legislating their morality.

But what really irks me, is when kids get the short end of the stick. I'm all for keeping children safe, but preventing them from playing tag is heniously overboard.

Perhaps in the next few years, we should also require children to wear kneepads while walking between classes?

5 comments:

Stan said...

Well, Attleboro has a history of being a town with a big stick up its butt:

http://www.nelaonline.org/attleboro.html

Doug Webb said...

We could genetically engineer our kids to secrete a shock-absorbing slime to keep them safe. Might make babies kind of hard hold though.

Ex Atheist said...

If you classify an entire group by the actions of some, it is called bigotry.

That is what Dawkins did.

Dawkins is a bigot, and he is spreading hate, much as Phelps does.

Jesus Christ said love is the answer; if it isn't, and he didn't have any answers, then there are none.

And eventually the wmds will be used, either by fundies or practitioners of atheistic philosphies like the North Koreans, and mankind will execute its own judgment.

Ex Atheist said...

If you classify an entire group by the actions of some, it is called bigotry.

That is what Dawkins did.

Dawkins is a bigot, and he is spreading hate, much as Phelps does.

Jesus Christ said love is the answer; if it isn't, and he didn't have any answers, then there are none.

And eventually the wmds will be used, either by fundies or practitioners of atheistic philosphies like the North Koreans, and mankind will execute its own judgment.

Doug Webb said...

We could genetically engineer our kids to secrete a shock-absorbing slime to keep them safe. Might make babies kind of hard hold though.