Well, our very own Jackassville BaptiNazis are on their bookburning march here again. They
Well, our very own Jackassville BaptiNazis are on their bookburning
march here again. They have even removed the evil children's books of
Shel Silverstein from the school shelves. Now, I happen to have read many
of Shel's books since, unlike Baptist pablum and crap, they are so deep
and wise and well written that even adults can profit from them - they
are reminiscent of Sufi teaching tales.
Now I could see some parent being worried about a book like "Naked Whip
Frenzy" but Silverstein's books are completely innocuous.
They contain no violence, sex, or paganism. Their message largely
seems to be for children to practice tolerance, fairness, and to see the
other persons viewpoint. Their major quality is to expand the mind and
widen the viewpoint.
Ah, now I see why the BaptiNazis hate them. They teach TOLERANCE,
OPENMINDEDNESS, FAIRNESS, EMPATHY, EXAND THE MIND, AND WIDEN THE
VIEWPOINT. They also teach children to think and question for themselves
and apply the scientific method by verifying a truth by observing its
real world results.
Well, we certainly can't have good mental and emotional balance
interfering with the Bible. Better a small mind and a closed heart lest
ye offend Jeezus.
now that they've invaded the libraries, I suppose the next thing
the BaptiNazis will do is come knocking on my door some fine Sunday to
see why I'm not down listning to old Homer (our local BigBap Preacher)
Drone. Thus is freedom lost. By a thousand small cuts in a thosand
small minded towns. By way of the local school board, not the FedGov,
which everyone watches.
Crawls into the schools
And burns the thinking
So that they'll grow up Fools
--- Jim Mooney
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