Science Fiction: March 2007 Archives

March 20, 2007

Kids think critically; teacher sacked

United States: A teacher has been fired after just eight days in the job for pushing creationist nonsense instead of teaching.

During his eight days as a part-time high school biology teacher, Kris Helphinstine included Biblical references in material he provided to students and gave a PowerPoint presentation that made links between evolution, Nazi Germany and Planned Parenthood.

In his defence, Helphinestine claimed that he only wanted to get the students thinking critically about biased information. The school board did not believe him, and he doesn't seem to have made it clear to his students that that was his intention.

Parent John Rahm told the newspaper that he became concerned when his freshman daughter said she was confused by the supplemental material provided by Helphinstine.

He took passages that had all kinds of Biblical references, Rahm said. It prevented her from learning what she needed to learn.

Ore. Teacher Fired Over Bible ReferencesThe Guardian, 20th March 2007.

March 9, 2007

Another miscelleny

March 2, 2007

What would Jesus poo?

We've discussed Christian colonic irrigation on the Prattle recently, but we're going to do so again. I mean, you'd be upset if we neglected to link to a site which includes the words Jesus also explained how to make and do a colonic irrigation. Jesus said that unless you eliminate Satan from your intestines, you can not have perfect health. That statement can be found on the web site of Moinhos Velhos, an holistic health retreat in Portugal.

Obviously Jesus didn't mention colonic irrigation in the Sermon on the Mount, or in anything considered to be canonical, but in an Essene text The Gospel of Peace of Jesus Christ. It is discussed further on the fasting and detoxification page, where the following is attributed to Jesus:

Think not that it sufficient that the angel of water embrace you outward only. I tell you truly, the uncleanness within is greater by much than the uncleanness without. And he who cleanses himself without, but within remains unclean is like tombs that outwards are painted fair, but are within full of all manners of horrible uncleanness and abominations. So I tell you truly, suffer the angels of water to baptize you also within, that you may become free from all past sins, and that within likewise you may become as pure as the river's foam sporting in the sunlight.

We are then told the passage (heh) continues with instructions. Unfortunately, I couldn't find it in the linked copy of the book.

Finally, do not click this link.

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