you got to scrub them body thetans off

It seems as though we were just talking about this… A few days ago, in an earlier thread, didn’t someone mention that once the Christians opened the door and made their creation myth part of the public school science curriculum that other groups would come along, demanding equal time? Well, it looks as though that’s exactly what’s happening now in Utah, where a relatively new religious sect is seeking public space for the display of their “Aphorisms”. Here’s a clip:

Followers of the Summum faith say Moses made two trips down from the mountain. On one journey, the prophet returned with the Ten Commandments, “lower laws” that were easily understood and widely distributed.

The higher law obtained from the other trip, though, was passed down only to a select few who were able to appreciate it, according to the Salt Lake City-based religion.

But now, Summum is fighting a legal battle to share that higher law – the Seven Aphorisms, or principles that underlie creation and nature – with everyone in a public forum. The church has filed suit against Pleasant Grove over its refusal to allow it to erect its own monument in a city park that has held a Ten Commandments monolith since 1971.

So, I ask you all once again — Do you want your kids learning about body thetans in health class? If not, please let go of the idea that all of our kids need to learn about Creationism in science class. This is not a path that we should be going down. (Thanks to Doug Skinner for the link.)

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3 Comments

  1. Posted August 5, 2005 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    it is going to be even worse when equal time needs to be given to alternate theories in other scientific areas

    http://www.a-i-e.net

  2. Tony Buttons
    Posted August 5, 2005 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    I personally don’t see as how it’s possible to teach kids about volcanos without at least mentioning their role in Scientology. Seriously.

    And how can you have a Home Economics class that doesn’t show kids how to kill animals according to kosher law?

    Or, teach about commets without mentioning Heaven’s Gate?

  3. mark
    Posted August 6, 2005 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    Nice list you’ve started there on your site, Anon.

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