Folding, spindeling, and mutilating lauguage for fun since Aug, 2004
Thursday, 13 April 2006

School libraries have to make careful choices when they decide what books to put in the library.  They have limited space and funds.  I said in the summary above that I am not in favor of banning any book from school libraries...but I say this with the realization that choices have to be made, and they should be made with due consideration for the educational value of said books, and the likely appropriateness and relevance to the kids reading them.

Be that as it may, none of these things seem to be a concern for a member of the Wichita School board.  This is the same lady that demanded that an icon of his Sublime Starchyness (The Flying Spaghetti Monster) be removed from a classroom door.

Now, she is demanding that any book that talks about suicide or deals with the topic, contains vulgar or immoral behavior, etc...should be removed from the library.

Anyway, here's the article.

Well, that leaves out the Bible.  Judas hanged himself.  Abraham fornicated with a servant girl at his wife's suggestion (open relationship).  Solomon set the world record for bigamy, and Noah got drunk off his can and passed out nekked.  Oh, and Mary Magdaline was a whore.  Oh, and Mary the mother of Jesus was a teenaged unwed mother.  King David had Urias killed so David could doink Urias' wife.  The Apostle Paul held the coats for his posse while they put the smack-down on Christians and stoned them to death (before he got apostlized)

That's just what I remember from Sunday school. 

Thursday, 13 April 2006 21:54:27 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [2] |  | #
Thursday, 13 April 2006 23:22:16 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Not to mention the rapes committed in the old testament, the "Judge" (I can't remember which female it was) who killed an opposing generall by whoring herself to him and then driving a spike through his temple, the wholesale genocide of entire nations because they raped someone's sister.

Oh, and the "sin of Onan" - masterbation.

How about not only adultery by murder by war? (David & Bathsheba and the unfortunate Uriah). Now there's a wicked twist on the ole suicide-by-cop thought process. Oops, you wrote that one already.

Jesus incited to riot. Oh, and caused a public disturbance (his temper tantrum in the Temple). Actually, a lot of the "prophets" had temper tantrums - Moses, Jonah (he was pissy about the whole "let's save Nineveh" thing.), some of the others. Esther prostituted herself to the king (well, at least he married her) - and played the political game really well.

Not to mention all the "lying for God" that seems to be ok - as long as you are lying to unbelievers.

Vulgar? Hell yeah, the Bible's vulgar, and has some horrendously bloody stories.
Cat Wagner
Saturday, 15 April 2006 10:51:04 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Yeah, I've been tempted to go through and mark all of the naughty bits like people do in those trashy romances you find a garage sales. :-)
kemaris
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