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Crazy religious conservatives rewrite history, science.

Oh, how I wish it were an Onion article. But it isn't. Yes, a conservative religious group are demanding that history be rewritten - or at least re-edited - because they can't handle the fact that lots of liberal marches and demonstrations took place at the Lincoln Memorial, and that these events are depicted in a short documentary film which is shown to visitors to the site.

["Traditional Values Coalition" (yikes) chairman Rev Lou] Sheldon would like film of some conservative marches intercut as well, though it is unclear whether any major conservative marches have taken place at the Lincoln Memorial itself, which is the film's focus.

But who cares about pesky details! Especially when the National Parks are on your crazy-ass side when it comes to geology:

Park bookstores at the Grand Canyon now sell the book "Grand Canyon: A Different View," which contradicts science, saying the Grand Canyon was formed by the great flood from the Bible story of Noah. The book was written by a "born again" river guide who writes that his view of the canyon's being millions of years old changed after he "met the Lord. Now, I have 'a different view' of the Canyon, which, according to a biblical time scale, can't possibly be more than about a few thousand years old."

Good Lord. So to speak. How...I mean, why...I....words fail me. How can this be 2004? Hell, I grew up in a country which was still practically a theocracy at the time, and it was never suggested in school or indeed church for one second that the biblical creation story was literal truth.

But the scariest bit of that piece is at the end, in which Sheldon says that "[during] this past administration, it's like we died and went to heaven and got a preview of what's to come."

And that, my friends, is a terrifying, terrifying thought.

Link from Sars at This is Not Over.

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socmot
Nov. 23rd, 2004 03:44 pm (UTC)
I keep thinking of trying to come up with some sort of jokey comment to make light of lunatics such as Sheldon, but I can't. I really think the United States, the place of ultimate personal freedom is dying.
wonderlanded
Nov. 23rd, 2004 03:55 pm (UTC)
That last quote just send shivers down my spine. Hell for me, please.

I mean... just... ugh. You're right, there's no funny.
stellanova
Nov. 24th, 2004 01:05 am (UTC)
Yeah, especially as, if heaven is life under the Bush administration, it's full of terrorist attacks, increased poverty, and a badly managed unpopular war. Gah.
ladyxoc
Nov. 23rd, 2004 04:26 pm (UTC)
I feel like it isn't my country anymore.
zoje_george
Nov. 23rd, 2004 05:06 pm (UTC)
I can't BELIEVE we have to share a continent with these nutjobs, let alone allow them to rule our lives.
anglaisepaon
Nov. 23rd, 2004 06:59 pm (UTC)
It's even worse when you're right in the heart of a conservative nut-job state. You're surrounded by these stupid, short-sighted freaks.
stellanova
Nov. 24th, 2004 02:05 am (UTC)
You have my sympathies, seriously. I don't recognise the America I know and love in these people. It seems like another world. I think that's why I actually cried at the election results - I couldn't believe what this said about parts of the country I loved.
heck
Nov. 23rd, 2004 05:54 pm (UTC)
I, personally, am creeped the hell out. I've just read too many things in the past couple days not to be terrified that the US is quickly becoming Jesusland for real.

Clearly, Protestants ruin everything.
jeejeen
Nov. 23rd, 2004 07:30 pm (UTC)
Nuh-UHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

*groans*
*implodes*
*dies*
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