Internet Goosing the Antithesis

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Kristian Klassrooms in Kansas

Christians and other self-repressed prudes constantly whine that teaching kids about "safe sex" will effectively tell the kids that it’s ok to be promiscuous whores. Now, I've always found this reasoning a little suspect. The first time I heard this line of arguing, I thought to myself, "Did Christians also complain during the introduction of air bags in automobiles that they would encourage reckless driving?"

Well, the website Burnt Electronics took it one step further. They have a little piece where this logic is consistently applied to all school subjects. In Kansas, of course!

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At 7/25/2007 2:24 AM, Blogger Zachary Moore declaimed...

Good one. There's another one that I like that shows a teacher preparing a "teach the controversy" lesson plan that includes alchemy in chemistry class, and astrology in astronomy class.

At 7/25/2007 5:23 PM, Blogger Aaron Kinney declaimed...

LOL Zach! And how about that new "faith based math" book for all high school algebra classes?

2+2=5 praise Jesus!

At 7/28/2007 4:35 PM, Blogger breakerslion declaimed...

Aaron: F.

If 5 loaves, plus 2 fish = 436 Filet-O-Fish sandwiches, then 2+2=249.14285714285714285714285714286 For-He-is-our-Lord-and-Savior!

At 7/30/2007 11:54 AM, Blogger Marshall declaimed...

I love this cartoon. I have one small problem with it--airbags are more or less synonymous with seatbelts with respect to their purpose (safety during accidents), and it has been observed that people drive more recklessly when the risk of death in an accident decreases due to seatbelts--this is known in economics as the Peltzman Effect.

Of course, the total number of deaths will still usually be lower, even if there are a greater number of 'accidents' (read: sexual encounters) due to the extra safety provided by the seatbelts/airbags/condoms. The biggest problem here is that Christians are not concerned with safety (they're taught not to fear death!), but with minimizing 'sin' (a concept I abhor)--a category under which non-reproductive sex unfortunately falls. They seek not to serve the greater good by saving many lives and accepting sex as a natural thing that humans have and will continue to do regardless of religious, moral, or legislative restrictions.

At 8/04/2007 7:44 AM, Blogger Adi declaimed...

The Christians may be right, but not in a way people would think...


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