Religion and Politics

Why Creationism is Taught in Louisiana Schools – Seriously?

Sen. Elbert Guillory, D-Opelousas, said he had reservations with repealing the act after a spiritual healer correctly diagnosed a specific medical ailment he had. He said he thought repealing the act could “lock the door on being able to view ideas from many places, concepts from many cultures.” “Yet if I closed my mind when I saw this man—in the dust, throwing some bones on the ground, semi-clothed—if I had closed him off and just said, ‘That’s not science. I’m not going to see this doctor,’ I would have shut off a very good experience for myself,” Guillory said.



I was able to return to the city of my birth for a few days in order to visit my two precious Great aunts. With every visit, Baton Rouge changes. While it is still reeling from the population shift caused by Hurricane Katrina, it is experiencing a certain growth. Most impressive is downtown. Growing up in Baton Rouge, I remember downtown as a near vacant lot full of stories of this or that once impressive event, perhaps even a ghost or two. Now, thanks to the movie stars and their fancy moving picture shows constantly filmed in and around


Accelerated Christian Education textbooks use the Loch Ness to prove Young Earth Creationism

From the Scotland Herald: One ACE textbook – Biology 1099, Accelerated Christian Education Inc – reads: “Are dinosaurs alive today? Scientists are becoming more convinced of their existence. Have you heard of the ‘Loch Ness Monster’ in Scotland? ‘Nessie’ for short has been recorded on sonar from a small submarine, described by eyewitnesses, and photographed by others. Nessie appears to be a plesiosaur.” Another claim taught is that a Japanese whaling boat once caught a dinosaur. It’s unclear if the movie Godzilla was the inspiration for this lesson. Jonny Scaramanga, 27, who went through the ACE programme as a child,

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That’s a little too far, #WVU fans

A facebook friend shared this with me this morning – it is a picture of a t-shirt being sold today in Morgantown for the football game between WVU and LSU. I don’t care about football or sports, but this is classless. When you use the death over over 1200 people as a joke, to trashtalk, that’s a bit too far

Society and Religion

See, I told you – the world is ending, but this time in Louisiana

Image via Wikipedia Motorists stopped and gawked at hundreds of dead red-winged blackbirds on a highway in Pointe Coupee Parish, La., Monday, just days after residents of Beebe, Ark., saw more than 1,000 birds fall from the sky on New Year’s Eve. On Monday, state biologists were gathering up some of the approximately 500 blackbirds and starlings that lay dead along Louisiana Route 1 near Pointe Coupee Central High School for testing. (see) And this time… it has nothing to do with a Republican Governor. Okay, maybe it does, maybe it doesn’t…. But, if Jindel has nothing to do

Society and Religion

Cajuns can now shoot bad preachers

Okay… so now Christians can bring weapons into churches, and so can Muslims and other faiths. Wonderful. From the New Orleans Times-Picayune: Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law one of the more controversial bills from the recent legislative session, one allowing guns to be carried into houses of worship. […] [State Representative Henry] Burns’ [R-Haughton] bill would authorize persons who qualified to carry concealed weapons having passed the training and background checks to bring them to churches, mosques, synagogues or other houses of worship as part of a security force. I’ve been to Baptist churches where they aren’t

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Raining Oil In Louisiana

Not sure what to make of this… As I watching Morning Joe earlier today, the weather revealed that there was a tropical disturbance in coming into the Gulf. Wednesday night, the tropical wave, which has been fluctuating in strength over the past few days, was centered over Jamaica, moving northwest at 10 mph toward the Gulf of Mexico. Forecasters gave it a 30 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression or storm over the next two days. Some computer models aim it generally toward the Deepwater Horizon blowout and the National Hurricane Center said it is moving into