Rare Common Sense: January 2005 Archives

January 23, 2005

It has a puropose after all

Canada: Inmates at a Winnipeg prison have found a use for the Bible - it makes excellent rolling papers.

The provincial jails are supposed to be tobacco-free, but enterprising inmates have come up with their own smokes - a combination of leaves from tea bags and Nicorette gum that is boiled, dried and rolled in the thin pages of the New or Old Testament.

And the Gideons have promised to provide more Bibles to burn when the prisoners run out.

Holy smokes! Prisoners using Bibles to make cigarettes - AZ Central, 21st January 2005.

January 14, 2005

Creationists Violate State Constitution

United States: US District Judge Clarence Cooper has ordered the removal of the [in]famous theory, not a fact stickers from high school biology textbooks.

...the court hereby FINDS and CONCLUDES that the Sticker adopted by the Cobb County Board of Education violates the Establishment clause of the First Amendment and Article I, Section II Paragraph VII of the Constitution of the State of Georgia.

The full ruling [PDF] is available from the United States District Court of the Northern District of Georgia.

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