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Some people believe the Big Bang theory and other science-based discoveries are “a load of, well you know.” Such people should not educate our children or run our country.

In her blog, Books by MSK, Melissa S. Kosciuszko says, “The Big Bang theory is a load of … well, you know what I mean.” In order to confirm exactly what she means, her blog says you must “Sign up to get blog updates and stuff” – so, I didn’t.

Though I disagree with her concerning the origin of the universe, I am impressed by the arrogance and apparent level of education of someone who believes that scientists including Albert Einstein are full of  “... well, you know what I mean.”

Politicians who agree with Melissa offer more than an intellectual challenge. However, I am less interested in converting religious fanatics, Tea Party Christian fundamentalists, and Muslim terrorists, than I am in keeping them out of our government! And I am very interested in keeping religion out of politics—an interest I share with the founding fathers and writers of the Constitution —explained in the Federalist Papers.

In my lifetime, atheists have been killed and jailed for openly promoting their disbelief in God. Certain Muslim believers are willing to kill Christians, Jews, and atheists in order to establish Sharia law internationally. “Believe or Die” has been around for centuries; it is still a realistic threat.

Equally lethal, those politicians who deny climate change and myriad other science-based discoveries that affect our lives and the life of our planet cannot be allowed to run our government, educate our children, and control our economy. Politicians who disparage science—or just don't know any better—are not worthy to lead our country into the future. I hope we defeat any political candidate who says, in effect, the Big Bang theory is “a load of … well, you know what I mean.”

Jac Flanders is the author of “What I Learned On The Way Down,” eBook and paperback versions from Amazon.com

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Tom Yarnall July 26, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Jac, you keep referring to the Federalist Papers as if they are a law of nature. You can be assured there were plenty of conflicting arguments when these three individuals penned the papers to convince NY to accept the Constitution. Why was it necessary for them to have to do that? "Statesmen my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for Liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand. ... The only foundation of a free Constitution, is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People, in a great Measure, than they have it now, They may change their Rulers, and the forms of Government, but they will not obtain a lasting Liberty." -- John Adams Just an example of conflict. Once again, I believe the majority of our Founders would be dumbfounded over the never ending argument over a little cross on Mt Helix. For your atheist buddy, Bruce to assert there is a negative relationship between science and religion is so absurd it's not worthy of discussion as are most of his comments.. What really bothers me is the lack of compassion you condescending atheist have for the plurality of downtrodden people on this earth whose only hope is religion. You want to take that away so they have no hope.
Jac Flanders July 27, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Tom - as you know, Adams was not one of the contributors to the Federalist. I refer to the"Federalist Papers" as an interesting discussion on the Constitution. Federalist 10, for instance, includes at least two ideas that are pertinent to our current political discussion: factions - religious groups - and the inappropriate influence of an economically rich minority in our representative form of government. Incidentally, I don't agree with Adams' religious convictions or conclusions. Neither did Thomas Jefferson. They were both intellectuals, patriots and friends. I don't recall either one of them calling the other names. The rest of your reply, frankly, doesn't interest me. I can't imagine why you continue to reply to my blogs; you obviously read different books. (You haven't read mine, have you?) As I have said repeatedly, I do not care what you believe; I do not want your - or any other - religion to determine the laws I must follow.
Tom Yarnall July 30, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Jac, I used the Adams quote just to show the conflict there was during the period. You speak as if the opinions of Madison, Hamilton and Jay were always taken as gospel with no debate. Adams and Jefferson were intellectuals and patriots, but were not friends during their political careers.I suggest you read "John Adams" by David McCullough and maybe you could learn something. I am sure you would take issue with a Pulitzer Prize author. No, I have not read your book. I haven't seen it on a best sellers list. Knowing what I know, I would not read it if it was free on Amazon Kindle or is it already there? I am an agnostic and have no religion, but I respect those who do. I would never be such a degenerate, as you are, to take that away a person's beliefs from which they choose to lead their existence, if they were lawful. This is my last word and I prefer to not hear anymore of your diatribe.
Jac Flanders July 30, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Then, please stop listening, Tom. And do take a class in English grammar.
Clariece Tally July 30, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Tom don't try to interject reason into this discussion. As you know once someone has become as enlightened as Jac, they are blind to any opinion other than their own. And Jac, starting a sentence with the word "And" is a failure of 4th grade grammar. I was disappointed in your (Jac) inability to respond reasonably and instead descend to the "flick you on the nose" retort. This discussion had merit until then.

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