Quote# 42181

[After another user explains how "under God" wasn't added to the Pledge of Allegiance until the Red Scare of the 1950s]

"I've never heard anything rometly close to this and it almost seems this sort of thing was made up so people who want "under God" romoved can cover their tracks."

[And then, later on in the same conversation]

"I remember learning about America in freaking middle school and I've never heard the "red scare" in all my life."

Masked_Chris, Christian Forums 48 Comments [7/2/2008 5:26:34 PM]
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Doctor Fishcake

"I remember learning about America in freaking homeschool and I've never heard the "red scare" in all my life."

Fixed.

7/2/2008 5:27:35 PM

Darwin

Dismissing something because you don't believe it is one thing, but dismissing it because you're completely ignorant of it takes arrogance to a whole new level.

7/2/2008 5:31:10 PM

Pyroclasm

That's because you're a retard.

7/2/2008 5:31:14 PM



Actually, I live in a state that supposedly has a quality education system, and it seemed to me that even here, history lessons tend to end right after World War IIā€”just before the Red Scare. So I actually empathize with that last comment to an extremely limited extent. After all, there's plenty of other references to the Red Scare outside of school. So, yeah, it is otherwise full of despicably willful ignorance.

7/2/2008 5:36:13 PM

Mister Spak

"I've never heard anything rometly close to this and it almost seems this sort of thing was made up so people who want "under God" romoved can cover their tracks."

No, this sort of thing is made up so people who want the first amendment removed can cover their tracks.


"I remember learning about America in freaking middle school and I've never heard the "red scare" in all my life."

Fundie education in action.


I bet you never heard of slavery, or jim crow, or wounded knee, or the trail of tears, and if someone told you about them, you would think they're made up.

7/2/2008 5:38:01 PM

jc

If middle school is the only place you've taken a history class then I'm not surprised.

7/2/2008 5:40:27 PM

GigaGuess

I never heard about it...so it didn't exist! So there!

7/2/2008 5:41:39 PM

CeilingCat

I bet you went to a private religious school, didn't you?

7/2/2008 5:44:22 PM

Horsefeathers

"I've never heard anything rometly close to this and it almost seems this sort of thing was made up so people who want "under God" romoved can cover their tracks."

Well, you're certainly not well informed.

"I remember learning about America in freaking middle school and I've never heard the "red scare" in all my life."

You can't be serious.


7/2/2008 5:46:22 PM

Allegory for Jesus

"lalalalala, I can't hear you" for Jesus!

7/2/2008 5:48:52 PM

Lucilius

Ah, a favorite anti-evolution argument, now wrapped in a flag: I'm too dumb to have heard of it/understand it, and don't have the brains or balls to go find actual facts, so it must not be true.

7/2/2008 5:56:38 PM

Stig2k

I love this because in this instance even his fellow fundies will be pointing out his error.

7/2/2008 6:11:31 PM

Brian-sama

@ #603356

That was about par for the course for my grade-school history classes as well. Although the last few chapters of every U.S. History textbook cover the events between WWII and the book's publication, I don't think any of my classes ever got to that point.

That's no excuse, though, for this person being so ignorant about such an important and infamous time in American history, unless he is still in fact in middle school.

7/2/2008 6:12:28 PM

Doctor Whom

I can believe that Masked_Chris didn't learn about it in school. I grew up in a supposedly liberal county with a lavishly funded and supposedly good school system, and we didn't learn about the Red Scare (or Reconstruction, or just about anything in which Native Americans might have been involved). (Yet people say that our schools need to be dumbed down further.) On the other hand, that doesn't excuse anyone from finding out about such things outside of class, especially when someone else has presented the facts with a source.

7/2/2008 6:31:44 PM

tracer

"I remember learning about America in freaking middle school"


Does that mean you've never been to America yourself?

7/2/2008 6:32:03 PM



We talked about the Red Scare in school, I specifically remember a discussion after we read Arthur Miller's The Crucible.

7/2/2008 6:37:00 PM

aaa

You are lacking in important areas.

7/2/2008 6:38:37 PM

Jae

I live in Britain... and I'd heard of both the Red Scare AND the fact "Under God" wasn't in the Pledge of Allegiance until well into the 20th Century. How can he NOT have??

So many stupid people. So many...

7/2/2008 6:51:34 PM

IanC

Watch "Good Night, and Good Luck".

You might learn somethin.

7/2/2008 6:54:06 PM

werewolf

Most of my formal education was abroad but I think I have a more extensive knowledge of modern American history than Chris has.

Why is that?

7/2/2008 7:09:03 PM

Grigadil

Congrats, M_C, you are officially a rotard.

[...rometly...romoved...]

...oh, I understand, you went to freaking school, and I'm sure you graduated cum loudy.

You're still a rotard.


7/2/2008 7:15:26 PM

Old Viking

You'd know about the Red Scare and "Under God" if you hadn't spent so much time staring at Mary Ann Krinke's short skirt.

7/2/2008 7:35:23 PM

kingoftheheavies

Idiot.

7/2/2008 7:47:57 PM

Quantum Mechanic

I remember when they changed the pledge.

7/2/2008 7:54:01 PM

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I remember learning about America in freaking middle school and I've never heard the "red scare" in all my life.

If you'd made it into High School, you would.

7/2/2008 7:56:05 PM

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