Monday, March 10, 2008

Alert the "Bong Hits for Jesus" Kid

This is about legislation in Oklahoma. Good luck getting into good colleges, young Okies. (And by "Good" I do not mean Bob Jones or Liberty.)

From the Edmond Sun:

The bill requires public schools to guarantee students the right to express their religious viewpoints in a public forum, in class, in homework and in other ways without being penalized. If a student’s religious beliefs were in conflict with scientific theory, and the student chose to express those beliefs rather than explain the theory in response to an exam question, the student’s incorrect response would be deemed satisfactory, according to this bill.

The school would be required to reward the student with a good grade, or be considered in violation of the law. Even simple, factual information such as the age of the earth (4.65 billion years) would be subject to the student’s belief, and if the student answered 6,000 years based on his or her religious belief, the school would have to credit it as correct. Science education becomes absurd under such a situation.


dguzman said...

This would be funny if it weren't really happening.

Sorghum Crow said...

Aaaaarrrrrgh. Is Oklahoma a theocracy or does it just smell like one?

s. douglas said...

Shit, why didn't they have this when I was in school, I'd immediately convert to Rastafarianism, and answer all my test questions with, "Smoke Weed Mon."

Dr. Zaius said...

Ha! Absurd. The all mighty Lawgiver will eventually clear up all of these matters.

Jess Wundrun said...

dguzman Maybe we'll look back and laugh?

sorghum I do not want to smell a theocracy. I'm guessing it would be like flop sweat and book cinders.

fairlane the problem with true rastafarianism is that you can smoke pot but you can't eat the doritos after.

dr. zaius I'm afraid, being a man of future science, that you'd do really badly in an Oklahoma school.

Randal Graves said...

What kind of religions are covered? Can someone make up one that worships leprechauns and answer with "pot o' gold" and "lucky charms?"

Matthew Hubbard said...

Odin loves me.

All y'all... not so much.

I'm movin' to Oklahoma so I can git religious freeeeee-dumb!

Dean Wormer said...

If I was a kid in that district I would Flying Spaghetti Monster the hell out of that school.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Ahh Oklahoma, it's the new Mississippi.