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What to make of this one?

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]amethyst_hunter)

From this link:

'In God We Trust' to be official Fla. motto
The Associated Press
Originally published on May 05, 2006

“In God We Trust” will be the official motto of Florida if Gov. Jeb Bush signs a bill passed unanimously Thursday by the Senate.

The measure (HB 1145) had earlier passed the House.

“In God We Trust” has been considered an unofficial, or customary motto of the state for years, but isn’t in statute.

Okay, my thought is, it's not necessarily worth getting worked up over - since, like [info]sunfell once pointed out, just like the money, it doesn't specify *which* god "we" trust in (although, I kinda think it implies which one). OTOH, given dominionist attempts to make their brand of religion state business, I'm curious to hear what other people think about this. Regardless, it will likely pass, being that it's already passed both houses and this is Jeb we're talking about here.

But hey, we're also officially the "Key Lime Pie" State now, too, so it ain't all bad. ;)

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Penn & Teller on Creationism

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]idragosani)

Don't know if this has been posted here before, but here's a video hosted by Penn & Teller on Creationism. A little bit of "bad" language, but, as you will see, they are as pissed off as the rest of us.


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LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]codeman38)

On the heels of that Penn & Teller clip, this seems quite appropriate... found via Digg today:

Creationism dismissed as 'a kind of paganism' by Vatican's astronomer

BELIEVING that God created the universe in six days is a form of superstitious paganism, the Vatican astronomer Guy Consolmagno claimed yesterday.

Brother Consolmagno, who works in a Vatican observatory in Arizona and as curator of the Vatican meteorite collection in Italy, said a "destructive myth" had developed in modern society that religion and science were competing ideologies.

He described creationism, whose supporters want it taught in schools alongside evolution, as a "kind of paganism" because it harked back to the days of "nature gods" who were responsible for natural events.

Brother Consolmagno argued that the Christian God was a supernatural one, a belief that had led the clergy in the past to become involved in science to seek natural reasons for phenomena such as thunder and lightning, which had been previously attributed to vengeful gods. "Knowledge is dangerous, but so is ignorance. That's why science and religion need to talk to each other," he said.

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