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  •  They can of course teach what they like in their (1+ / 0-)
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    own private schools and in homeschooling, but they are . However, their ancestors convinced themselves that science in the form of Charles Darwin was a conspiracy against the privileges of the Southern Aristocracy and the Southern Baptist Church, both founded on intertwined doctrines of White Supremacy. The Civil War and the following Yankee tyranny, down through the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and beyond to today, has done nothing to convince the True Believers otherwise. We are a Conspiracy against Them. End of story.

    However, the number of True Believers is shrinking, as they admit themselves. There is nothing for it but to attempt to make up for declining numbers with religious and ideological purity, and ever louder and nastier shrieking denialism. They then console themselves that even as a minority, they cannot lose elections because God will uphold the Faithful Remnant.

    This is going to end the same way the fight against that Atheist Benjamin Franklin's lightning rods ended, when the churches were the only buildings in town without them, and consequently the only buildings burning to the ground after being struck by the symbol of God's wrath. Well, not literally with churches burning down, just with their children falling away, or as they call it "backsliding", and with churches closing their doors.

    They are going to pretend that they are winning until there is nobody left of any political consequence, just like the Federalists of old.

    Hey, Mitt! Thanks for ObamneyCare.

    by Mokurai on Wed Aug 29, 2012 at 04:17:40 PM PDT

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