FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD

November 10, 2005

Kansas Education Board First to Back ‘Intelligent Design’ – effective immediately, ituturo na sa mga school sa kansas ang intelligent design bilang challenge sa theory of evolution and natural selection ni darwin.

tumatanda ata ng paurong ang mga amerikano. what’s next? siguro idi-declare nila that the world is flat, na yung apollo landings on the moon eh hollywood special effects lamang and being kansas – baka i-declare din nila na yung “wizard of oz” ay true story. gardenget.


pero di naman lahat dito sa amerika ay tulad ng mga taga kansas. in fact, nariyan yung mga taga dover, pennsylvania na mga progressive – pinalitan nila lahat ng mga members sa school board na sumusuporta sa intelligent design. sumingit nga sa kwento etong si pat robertson na mukha na talagang nasiraan ng bait. sabi kasi nitong si robertson, paparusahan daw ng diyos ang mga taga pennsylvania kaya huwag raw silang magugulat kung may dumating na sakuna doon dahil yung rejection daw ng intelligent design ay rejection din daw sa diyos.

eh kung tutuo yung sinasabi ni robertson, para namang pikon ang diyos niya. may sumalungat lang na tao, papaulanan na agad ng apoy. ayoko ata ng ganoong klaseng diyos – napaka vindictive at sobrang mainitin ang ulo.

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  1. rolly Says:

    Ang hindi ko maintindihan ay bakit kailangang mag-endorse ng kung ano ang paniniwalaan ng estudyante? An institution for learning, i.e. public schools, imho, should not impose on its students what it should believe but rather should open the minds of the students to what beliefs there are and make them choose what they’d like to believe. I emphasize public schools kasi me mga institutions for learning na talagang ang mission is to instill its own set of beliefs like Catholic schools. now, parents have the option whether or not to send their children in these institutions, diba? If they do so, that means they embrace the beliefs espoused by the institution otherwise, why send your children there?There lies the difference. Sa public school kasi, generic yang mga beliefs so I think it is incumbent for schools to open the minds of its students to the various beliefs and let them decide on their own. After all, that is what life is about. It’s about choices.

    Ayan, nag-serious na naman ako. hehe

  2. auee Says:

    E manong batjay, di ba talaga namang vengeful ang Christian God? Nakalagay sa Bible He is a jealous God.

    Ang trade off lang yung death ni Christ absolved everyone.

    Anyhow… At least sa America binabago yung curriculum tapos may follow up & resources… Sa atin bago ng bago pero ganun din naman! Imagine up to now our elementary students are taught “Negritos, Malays and Indones” — as Filipino forefathers!


  3. AMEN, tito rolly. hot topic ngayon yan dito for a while now. siguro si jop mas maraming alam diyan. yung mga public schools don’t have prayers. well rightly so – paano naman yung mga muslim, bhuddists at mga ibang faith.

    pati nga yung pledge of allegiance tinaggal na sa school system dahil may mention doon ng “under god”. sabagay, hindi rin siguro papayag ang karamihan kung “under allah” ang i suggest na ipalit dito, if ever.


  4. hi auee, ang pangalan na puro vowel.

    i hate vengeful gods. minsan gusto ko ngang pagsabihan yang si harold (yan ang pangalan ng diyos di ba? ie, “our father who art in heaven, harold be thy name”) – na huwag masyadong pikon dahil dapat compassion at understanding ang pairalin niya. o baka naman wala kay harold ang problema. perhaps masyado lang siyang pinalalabas ng mga sumasamba sa kanya as vindictive.

    nabanggit mo yang – “aetas, indonesians, malays” as the early ancestors of the early pinoys. yan din ang nakagisnan ko sa school. it would be many years later that i would find out na walang scientific basis ito. may nakaisip lang ng kung sino na ganito ang nangyari and it became fact. fairy tales.

  5. tony Says:

    masyado kasi political correctness dito sa tate..sobra arte…nabanggit mo yang pledge of allegiance na yan, for some reason aclu devotees, lawyers and other forms of religion have found a way to twist the lines a bit…

    everything from God to christmas , symbols..all of ’em going down the drain..what a country..BUT we still manage to defend and give rights to enemy combatants, treat terrorists like they have rights, give rights to teens to undergo abortions without parental consent and eat all we can at mcdonalds then sue the crap out of them..

  6. auee Says:

    re: fairy tales
    Nalaman ko nga lang din yung “truth” college na ko. We were asked to do a reaction paper & mine was full of expletives. Imagine being made to believe in something for so long only to find out you are all ignorants.

    Tungkol naman sa political correctness, the same madness is happening in the UK. Yung ibang schools banned ang XMas pageant dahil marami daw non-Christian. Sa iba naman na meron, banned ang picture taking dahil baka daw may paedophile na magsamantala. Still in one borough, the Council issued their political correctness manual as in calling a woman “lady” is apparently demeaning dahil condescending daw… The funniest, if not blood-curling, was when one mugging victim described the assailant as a fat woman… The victim was told off by the police for using the word “fat”.

    UK is good in a way, talagang multicultural & they’re open than most in paving the way for foreigners to integrate (unlike in France)… Pero there comes a point na OA na talaga.

    But hey, anecdote I described a Chinese ofcmate as chinky-eyed AND everyone gasped… hehe booboo o sabi nga ng Pinoy bobo.

  7. Capt. Kupal Says:

    para sa akin, ok lang yung political correctness in terms of policies with regards to religion. there should never ever be any favored na faith. dito rin maraming kailangang i-relearn, especially yung laws about sexual harrassment. bawal na maglandi. hehehe.


  8. “to defend and give rights to enemy combatants”

    if they are prisoners of war, then they should be treated in accordance with the articles of the geneva convention.

    every country should adopt this policy whether it’s little andorra or mighty united states.

  9. tony Says:

    With full Geneva Convention protection, a prisoner “can be validly sentenced only if the sentence has been pronounced by the same courts according to the same procedure as in the case of members of the armed forces of the detaining power.”

    Al-Qaeda is not a nation, does not have uniformed troops operating under the laws and customs of war, has not signed the Geneva Convention and can hardly be seen as foreign power following treaty rules.

    Even if al-Qaeda could be considered a power, which I doubt, no one claims that al-Qaeda has accepted and applied the provisions of the convention. And therefore excludes all of their members captured from being treated in accordance with the laws of the Geneva Convention.

    Majority of insurgents now fighting in Iraq are al-Qaedas. Remember them burning US soldiers on the streets, dragging them around, cutting their heads off, hanging them upsidedown from bridges? The same people that refused to sign and abide by the laws of the convention are the ones whom I call real enemy combatants and terrorists. 9-11 wasn’t just an act of terrorism, it was all wholeheartedly and proudly claimed by al-Qaeda.

    Media exploitation sometimes confuse people on what’s really written and true and what’s TV stuff.


  10. nope, i don’t agree with you. the geneva convention still applies and everybody should comply – most especially the united states who everybody looks upon as a model.

    but i agree with you that people get confused with what is true. that’s dangerous – especially when people start getting confused enough to believe everything that donald rumsfeld and dick cheney says.


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