Screwed Up Political Correctness

Discussion in 'The Constitutional & RKBA Forum' started by Marlin, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    Mar 27, 2003
    At SouthernMoss' side forever!
    Here is an article from today's WorldNetDaily that is the epitome of screwed up PC AND ANTI- CHRISTIANITY. The ACLU didn't do this one.

    [font=Palatino,][size=+2]Kentucky goes P.C. on B.C., A.D.[/size][/font]
    [font=Palatino,][size=+1]State board recommends textbooks include secular dating abbreviations[/size][/font]

    [size=-1]April 18, 2006[/size]
    [size=-1]© 2006 WorldNetDaily[/size]

    The Kentucky State Board of Education has recommended textbooks in the state include the secular dating abbreviations of B.C.E. and C.E. alongside the traditional Christian-based B.C. and A.D.

    B.C.E., or Before Common Era, and C.E., for Common Era, have become popular among academics and some historians, largely because B.C., or Before Christ, and A.D., Anno Domini, in the year of our Lord, are based on Christianity.

    According to a report in the Lexington Herald-Leader, one member of the Kentucky panel, David Webb, attempted to pass an amendment that would prevent the inclusion of the new terms, but the majority of board members voted against it last week.

    "Dates throughout history have been referred to as B.C. and A.D.," Webb, who abstained from the curriculum vote, told the local paper. "It's also some degree of a faith-based issue. Especially this Easter season, I thought it was inappropriate for us to reference this."

    The Kentucky recommendation proposes the use in textbooks of both designations, so a reference, for example, might be notated 700 B.C./B.C.E.

    "I would want my child to have familiarity with both terms," board member Hilma Prather is quoted as saying. "I could not vote for the deletion of one or the other; I would like the inclusion of both."

    Anissa Willis, a Lexington, Ky., parent, told the Louisville Courier-Journal using C.E. and B.C.E. is "more in keeping with academia."

    "That seems appropriate to me, and it's also much more universally recognized," said Willis, an Episcopal priest.

    The recommendation now has to go through a public hearing process. It could go into effect as soon as the 2006-2007 school year.

    Martin Cothran, senior policy analyst with the Family Foundation of Kentucky, opposes the recommendation.

    "Not only will this lead to confusion on the part of the students, but this is a not-so-subtle way of hiding the substantial influence of religion in the history of Western civilization," Cothran told the Louisville paper. "Our schools should not be in the business of hiding things from students; they should be in the business of revealing things to them."

    The American Family Association yesterday sent an e-mail alert to its supporters about the issue.

    "[The action] opens the door for the ACLU to find a liberal activist judge who will forcefully remove the use of B.C. and A.D.," warned the traditional-values group. "The ACLU types will claim that the use of B.C. and A.D. are a violation of the First Amendment because it dates history based on the birth of Christ."

    AFA has an online poll asking Americans if they agree with replacing the traditional dating convention.

    Royal Ontario Museum abandons Christian dating system for James ossuary

    As WorldNetDaily reported, last year Australia's Department of Education changed its policy to use B.C.E. and C.E., and, in 2002, the Canadian museum displaying an ancient box purported to be the ossuary of Jesus' brother James dumped the designations of B.C. and A.D. to mark the calendar, opting instead for the more "modern and palatable" terms of B.C.E. and C.E.
  2. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    Sep 11, 2002
    Colorado Rocky Mountains
    In the past, I have asked........what's next.
    Here's my answer. :eek: :mad: :mad:

  3. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    I did not fill out the poll, because the questions were skewed to force an answer.

    I don't oppose teaching that some people prefer to refer to the dates as BCE and CE. However, they must also teach that this preferance is based on the fact that those people are affronted that someone else might have religous beliefs.

    It is similar to the argument for and against the metric system. If I don't care about accuracy, I'll use the metric system. If I want hair-splitting accuracy, I'll use the inch system, thank you. (Do I want my base unit to be over a yard long, divided into smaller fractions or a base unit of an inch divided into smaller fractions? )

  4. Huck Finn

    Huck Finn Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    This is nothing new. When I was in college (20 years ago), I came across several research papers and some text that used the B.P. (before present) system. Instead of saying 1700 B.C. they would use 3700 B.P. to express the same year. It actually made things easier. Instead of having to do the math to figure out how many years ago that was, the B.P. system made it readily apparent. The B.P. system works for me, not because it's P.C., but because it makes it so I don't have to do the math.
  5. dge479

    dge479 New Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    Haskell NJ
    I thougjht BP was beyond Petrolium? Thanks for clearing this up.

    Seriously this is the unswer to Whats Next?
  6. southernshooter

    southernshooter New Member

    Mar 5, 2006
    Deep South Mississippi
    :mad: :mad: I'm not saying nothin, I don't want kicked out of here :mad: :mad:
  7. Bruce FLinch

    Bruce FLinch New Member

    Aug 27, 2005
    Bay Point, Kali..aka Gun Point
    :mad: I said something, ...just didn't type it :mad:
  8. Roymund

    Roymund New Member

    May 30, 2006
    I've always used Before Me as a referance this made time lines easy for me everything from the creation to 15 cent first class postage stamps occured prior to me. There is no proof that you old timers could give me to show that everything did not come into existence in Mar of 1981. It may sound silly, but it does not bring down the intelligence and ability to communicate effectively of an entire state who is already not known for their stellar academics. oh, and BP is British Petroleum.
  9. parpat

    parpat New Member

    Feb 21, 2004
    Maui Hawaii
    And HOW MUCH did the report cost the taxpayers, and HOW MUCH will it cost to revise all the books ??
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