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    McLeroy, Miller upset in SBOE elections

    The headline should say "Texas Conservatives Say No to Insanity". This election result could have sweeping consequences in Texas, and may signal a loss of power across the nation for those who would mandate religion being taught as science, under the guise of "creationism".

    Thomas Ratliff upset State Board of Education member Don McLeroy in a Republican primary nail-biter.

    McLeroy, a dentist from Bryan, lost by about 800 votes. No Democrat has filed for the District 9 race so Ratliff will take the seat next year.
    To anyone outside of Texas, who doesn't know who McLeroy is, he is the controversial member of the State Board of Education who had been pushing for creationism to be taught as science in Texas public schools. He is also a dentist. Does the name Orly Taitz mean anything to you? I am willing to be dollars to donuts that he has been sniffing the same kind of nitrous oxide that Taitz has been sniffing.

    McLeroy just didn't see this stunning upset coming, but he should have. Did he really believe that his fellow Texans were stupid enough to buy what he was shoveling? The bottom line here is that the power of America's would be Ayatollahs is now clearly on the decline, as it should be. Of course, they will scream "discrimination", but if that is what it is, then walk though the door of any mental institution, and you will be sure to find few "Napoleons", along with others, who are also being discriminated against. Should we rewrite history books to claim that Napoleon still lives?

    If creationists want a voice in politics, let it be from a religious perspective, and not a pseudo-scientific one. There is plenty of room in America for a discourse on religion, but there is no room for misrepresentation of their agenda as something that it isn't. Let them cry their crocodile tears, and pound their tables in their outrage. Their agenda just doesn't matter, and they are irrelevant. Let science be science.


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    Re: McLeroy, Miller upset in SBOE elections

    Religious zealots, radicals, extremeists, call them what you will come in all shapes and sizes and are found in every religion, belief, or nonbelief on earth.

    The trick is to know how to deal with them. Creationism most people believe is incompatible with evolution. However evolution has major flaws and missing links as it were.

    However if you are clever and and know enough about the Bible and evolution you can make the case that they in fact go hand in hand and you can't have one without the other.

    Or you can show how one takes over where the other leaves of and it's all part of Gods plan.

    After all we must always keep in mind that the Bible contains metaphors and fables galore and we must always remember that it was written by men and even though God is infallible men are not, and the Bible has also been translated and there is room for interpretation of much of what we read.

    Many religions are growing as people feel the need to connect with something they can have real faith in and count on.

    At the same time Cults like Radical Islamists also have a growing following.

    A person who is enlightened in many religious precepts can deal with and hand and can defeat Christian belief for example in a debate with of Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. I know because I have done it and with another Ordained Minister.

    What is needed in the debate is cool clear logic as well as some give and take.

    Faith after all is the belief in something you can't see feel smell or taste unless you have had something like and out of body or near death experience or (N.D.E.) and the same for most part goes for Evolution too is very had to prove in it's totality but there are some clear examples.

    The zealots need to be convinced that those trained in the Ministries are the ones to teach Creationism and evolution should be taught not as an absolute for all species but for those we can be clearly show to have evolved and leave the question of origin open because truth is it is an open ended question.

    Did it come from Outer Space on a comet, crawl out of the oceans, or was it created in a primordial soup? we don't yet know definitively the origins of all things and who's to say regardless of your choice or choices that a Supreme Being had nothing to do with it.

    It's important to be open minded at all times to many possibilities.
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    Re: McLeroy, Miller upset in SBOE elections

    there's hope for texas?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: McLeroy, Miller upset in SBOE elections

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    there's hope for texas?
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