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You're either lying or your kid is thoroughly brainwashed and utterly stupid, like his mother.
7/27/2010 6:10:15 PM
Had dinosaurs not been wiped out from asteroid/meteor strike, they could have evolved into bipedal creatures. It's called speculative science, what MIGHT have happened had mammals not been given their chance.
You don't teach your child 'sense'. You teach him fairy tales, and I am quite sure when he was watching Walking With Dinos, you were sitting right there filling his ears with your fundie bullshit.
7/27/2010 6:27:25 PM
The Lazy One
Well no shit your kid gets upset when he finds out people don't believe in god! You're the one who's telling him anyone who doesn't belong to your exact faction is going to hell! That tends to traumatize kids, numbnuts!
7/27/2010 6:29:41 PM
The princess is so full of shit that her eyes are brown.
7/27/2010 6:43:42 PM
Theatrically sighing is never done out of genuine feeling. It is done for show. He does this so you will love him.
Ergo, you have proved emotional blackmail works on kids. Which we knew.
7/27/2010 6:51:16 PM
Gyeong Hwa Pak
"It's really not fun at all having a bunch of junior scientists in the house when 99% of science seems to be atheistic."
Science and reality tends to be biased like that.
7/27/2010 7:36:33 PM
"I decided to homeschool... I also teach my kids to question what they are taught"
Fantastic! My parents took the same approach, and I did indeed question what I was taught... Now I'm an atheist. Whoopsie. :)
7/27/2010 7:56:37 PM
Amazing how "smart" in your world is equal to "Remedial" in the real world
7/27/2010 8:07:53 PM
despite being rather, well, drunk...
I am upset because I've met people like this, and I just want to drink even more.
And shit, man, th--
I just can't try to refute this.
I'm just too damn tired.
7/27/2010 10:20:46 PM
Isn't it a little coincidental that both she and her six year old son share the same religious beliefs and agree on a lot of things?
7/27/2010 10:46:02 PM
Is kajillion an actual number? I believe not.
Since I'm already helpless to meaningfully conceptualize a million except in relation to other numbers, I understand your credulity problem, although your choice of hard-to-believe things to choke on is rich.
You're still wrong. Very wrong.
7/27/2010 11:09:01 PM
I doubt your kid is articulate enough to form a statement that long, not if you homeskulled him. Also "HisPrincess"? Methinks your fantasy "personal relationship with Jesus" is, er...less than Platonic.
7/27/2010 11:09:17 PM
"Is kajillion an actual number? I believe not."
It is 100 bajillion. You would have known this if you were homeschooled.
7/27/2010 11:18:45 PM
Another young mind completely fucked by the poison of religion.
Dear heart, the reason this stuff is taught as "FACT in schools!!!!" is, um, because it IS fact. The scary thing is that idiots like HisPrincess take the bible's ridiculous and easily discounted nonsense to be fact as well. And pass it on from generation to generation, ad infinitum.
So, if science books don't agree with your view of the world, just pretend they don't make SENSE and completely ignore what they teach us. Every fucking thing that the bible has to say about "creation", global floods, the age of the planet etc etc is manifestly false and based on the pitiful knowkledge possessed by iron age goat herds who didn't know there was a world beyond what could loosely be termed the eastern Mediterranean.
But this hogwash makes more sense than what generations of scientists have deduced over the centuries from a careful study of the increasingly available mountains of evidence.
Maybe homeschooling should be illegal, for the sake of the children.
7/28/2010 12:28:30 AM
What bothers me (as well as all the other stuff people have mentioned) is that she is teaching her child from "A lot of documentaries" - What? Surely books should be involved at some level, not just sitting your kid in front of the goggle box?
7/28/2010 12:49:34 AM
I also teach my kids to question what they are taught - especially what they learn in school.
But no questioning the Bible, right? I mean that'd just be silly.
7/28/2010 12:53:21 AM
> One that really cracked him up was where they theorize about reptiles evolving into humanoid creatures. Good grief! And they teach most of this stuff as FACT in schools!!!! I can't believe it. Neither can a six year old. So WHY is it so accepted?!!?
That's probably referring to the "dinosauroid"
, which is a plausible hypothesis, but not without its flaws. Note: hypothesis
, not "fact". Kind of hard to test in practice now,
but basically testable. Could
have existed, but didn't. Calling them fact would have been ridiculous, but suggesting they might have existed isn't nowhere near as ridiculous.
7/28/2010 1:11:57 AM
Actually, I kinda hold out hope for this kid. If the mother is teaching him to "question what he is taught", then eventually I would like to think he will start questioning what his mother taught him.
After all, many of us were religious as children, before we started applying considered reasoning to the whole concept. I can only hope this kid goes the same way.
7/28/2010 1:24:32 AM
"I can't believe it. Neither can a six year old. So WHY is it so accepted?!!?"
Because despite the famed clarity of young children they really are only young and haven't had enough time or opportunity to learn all the very real evidence, few people ever do. But the rest of us go "oh hey, all these people whose life's work has been figuring this out and are pretty smart say this, maybe we should listen"
7/28/2010 2:04:13 AM
Mr Blur"I also teach my kids to question what they are taught"
7/28/2010 2:49:04 AM
Prof. Bill Hill
I must congratulate you on the abuse of your own brain. Er, you have got one, haven't you? I'd hate to think that you are wasting all that effort. Pity you're already in a cult, you sound ignorant and stupid enough for our cult, although, your tendency to brag and mouth-off does go against you a little bit.
And your boy? Unhappily, he might go normal one day quite soon, but it won't be for the lack of trying on your part. In fairness, you are doing a very good job of turning him into a useless piece of walking religio-meat. Well done!
I sometimes think that if all these atheists and evolutionists would just calm down and and spend five quiet minutes having a contemplative drool, or even a good old heart-to-heart with the ceiling, then they might think differently about us deranged cretins. Still, keep steadfastly to your chosen path. You're heading for amazing failure and disappointment. Drool on sister.
PS. Don't forget that excellent chapter in the old testament for when you come to teach your boy about how aircraft fly. There's another good one too, in the new testament, complete with wiring diagrams, for when you teach him about electricty and ... er ...modernity.
7/28/2010 2:54:41 AM
Good job on homeschooling your six year old son. I hope he's enjoying his lessons and that's he's doing well. He's got some great fun to look forward to and some exciting lessons ahead. Ah! How fondly I look back at all those happy schooldays of my youth. Oops! I'm letting myself get sidetracked. Now, where was I? Oh yes! Excitement! Squee! Squirm! Really, I bet that both of you just can't wait for the bell to herald the beginning of a brand new term. And the start of, TA DA DAA! Flying Lessons! Oh! Happy days! How I envy you.
7/28/2010 3:09:57 AM
Don't give up on him, guys. I was like that when I was little.
7/28/2010 3:27:17 AM
Re: "reptiles evolving into humanoid creatures". This is probably one of those fanciful "what if" scenarios, imagining what would have happened if dinosaurs hadn't died out and had evolved to fill the niche currently occupied by humans, i.e. a human evolved from dinos instead of apes. It's a fun thought experiment that has no scientific value. All these documentaries are more concerned with entertainment than education.
7/28/2010 3:58:23 AM
You know what makes me really sad about this post? I used to be that kid. I always wanted to be a scientist, but I was determined that I was going to be the first scientist to 'disprove evolution'. My parents were so proud of me. I think I was seven years old. I had no idea what evolution even was, apart from the bullshit I was fed at church and Christian school. Like this kid, I also used to get upset about people not believing in God, because I too hated the idea of people I knew ending up in hell. Children shouldn't spend their innocent years worrying about terrifying notions like this.
And then I grew up. I realised that none of this idiotic crap was true, nor did it make the slightest bit of sense. I actually learned what evolution was (never lost that interest in science) and realised that it's completely amazing and mind-bogglingly brilliant. And MAKES SENSE. Unlike the book of Genesis and its assorted drivel.
So yeah. I feel for this kid. I know where he's coming from, and it's called brainwashing from an early age. He knows nothing else. He's never been taught anything else. But one day, hopefully, he will actually start questioning the world and learn some things outside of what his church and fundie parents have to say.
There is hope... I'm living proof of it.
7/28/2010 4:21:51 AM
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