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RocketBlender - 2010-07-10

I can't help but notice on the schedule, between 9AM and 9PM, the schedule reads things like "Revelations, Way of the Master, Answers in Genesis" and so on. The only thing on the list that sounds like an actual education is Biology 101, WHICH AIRS AT 3 AM!

IrishWhiskey - 2010-07-10

Makes sense, since they seem to be proposing, not Education including Christianity, or Christian-based Education, but rather teaching religion as opposed to an education.

Camonk - 2010-07-10

I'm tempted to stay up until 2 AM to watch the bit on dinosaurs.

facek - 2010-07-10

I hate it when liberal elitists act all high and mighty when people choose to not subject their children to a politically biased education. You're a fool if you don't think educators are trying to push an agenda with Biology, History and Calculus.

Volbard - 2010-07-10

I tuned in for less then a minute, and learned how Darwin doubted his own conclusions, and also how modern scientists won't allow anyone to criticize those conclusions, even though skepticism is fundamental to science.

Scary music was played under the lecture.

Is that all they talk about? It just seems so unlikely that I would happen to tune in on a cartoon caricature of fundamentalist education.

Camonk - 2010-07-10

No, there's also vilification of the ACLU.

facek - 2010-07-10

Naw, it's pretty much like that every day. Friend of mine from church when I was in middle school was home-schooled and I spent a day doing lessons with him and his mom out of interest on a day us normal kids had off from school. It's pretty much Religious Bullshit Reassurance Day every day, though I believed the same things back then.

facek - 2010-07-10

Ahahaha just tuned in again, and it's Planned Parenthood sponsoring negro baby death now.

IrishWhiskey - 2010-07-10

I turned it on, and I immediately I heard the pastor warn parents: "We worship the God of Education, not the God of the Bible."

It took less than 20 seconds to hear education condemned on a homeschooling channel. Good lord.

aikimoe - 2010-07-10

Fortunately, the number of liberal, secular homeschoolers is rising fairly quickly. I think that within the next decade or so, religious fundamentalists will be represented in homeschooling at the same rates they are in society at large. And hopefully, the number of fundamentalists in society will continue to drop. I'm gonna pray on that.

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2010-07-10

The problem both have is in socialization. I'd almost wonder if we'll see "neighborhood homeschooling" happen someday.

Because otherwise, a lot of these kids are phobic of crowds or interacting with peers, and they're not equipped to handle any kind conflict or bullying.

aikimoe - 2010-07-10

Actually, so far, there's no evidence at all to suggest that kids who homeschool have socialization problems at greater rates than kids who go to regular school.

There are certainly homeschooled students who are socially dysfunctional, but obviously this is true for many kids who go to public school, as well (one advantage to homeschooling is that insane, gun wielding students can only kill their families before committing suicide, decreasing the overall bodycount).

I think personality and parents have much more to do with how kids do in society than whether or not they're homeschooled.

As homeschooling becomes more popular, there are more and more community networks where kids learn various subjects in groups and get together regularly to just hang out. (And to do smack in a safe environment. Homeschooled kids love their opiates!)

RomancingTrain - 2010-07-10

Liberals home schooling because regular schools will sap the special magical energies of their indigo children are a lateral shift from Christian fundamentalist home schooling.

pastorofmuppets - 2010-07-10

RT took the words out of my mouth.

aikimoe - 2010-07-11

Secular liberals don't believe in magical energies or indigo children, so that's not really their motivation. People homeschool for lots of different reasons.

cognitivedissonance - 2010-07-11

I retort by saying that I went to public school, and have a crippling case of Social Anxiety Disorder. I was also molested in Boy Scouts though, so that might be a factor.

Johnny Roastbeef - 2010-07-12

I was home schooled because they didn't offer the ability to take college classes early at my high school. The curriculum I did had a religion class, but it wasn't this kind of nonsense. I went on to a Big Ten school for engineering, and I don't believe Darwin screwed the turtles which inspired him to create the hoax of evolution. There are good things about homeschooling besides guarding your kids from the dangerous autism causing vaccines.

Camonk - 2010-07-10

This is AMAZING. I'm currently watching America Adrift. The blurb goes:
"This is the true story of how God's sovereign hand guided the founders of America. It takes you on a journey... from Christopher Columbus to Jamestown... from Valley Forge to the Constitutional Convention... from the Civil War to the Stock Market Crash... from FDR to the present"

The segment I was watching started with Pearl Harbor and then veered suddenly a screed about Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood, and then jumped to dropping the bomb on Hiroshima.

So beautiful.

Camonk - 2010-07-10

The next major bit was on the Comics Code Authority. Then to Elvis. Jesus.

RomancingTrain - 2010-07-10

Wow, Elvis Jesus must be 10 times cooler than regular white Jesus.

Camonk - 2010-07-10

Pretty clearly a period in there, bro.

But yeah, Elvis Jesus would be fucking sweet.

phalsebob - 2010-07-11

This is the way most creationist arguments go. They jump from point to point so fast you think you might be listening to a schizo. Some people say that this is an intentional rhetorical tactic, so that any opponents will be overwhelmed with points to argue against. I think that more often than not it's because they think at a grade school level.
Kent Hovind's "Ph.D." "thesis", which he did not intend opponents or anyone else to read, is like being shot with a hundred little pellets of stupid.

Johnny Madhouse - 2010-07-10

Propaganda channel!

blood_visions - 2010-07-10

I'm prety sure this is another tentacle of the american family association. Who has a radio station (afr) a news site(one news now) and tons of other crap. Pretty much one stop for putting your head in christian sand forever. Their founder got started protested Three's Company

VoilaIntruder - 2010-07-10

John Ritter has been dead for years, it's like, just lay off of him already.

memedumpster - 2010-07-10

Five for the channel, but fuck all you guys and your awesome programming, I got "Mr. Clean Teaches Basic Multiplication."

CapnJesusHood - 2010-07-10

I was all worried I would turn it on and get something dumb or boring, but as soon as I started watching some homely chick with 90's Jersey hair was all "Back in the bible days they didn't have water."

pastorofmuppets - 2010-07-10

I'm off to go celebrate the fact that their schedule isn't in eastern standard time.

Severian - 2010-07-10

I wasn't paying attention, but I assume it's Texas Time.

spikestoyiu - 2010-07-13

Texas Time only includes 1 and 2, as to not confuse anyone.

Hooper_X - 2010-07-10

Aw, I got what seems like a fairly sweet documentary made by some guy about his grandpa who was a WW2 veteran.

fluffy - 2010-07-10

One of my friends when I was in high school was homeschooled. One of his friends, who he knew through one of the homeschooling groups, was also homeschooled, and in a ridiculously religious family. The dad was formerly Jewish but was born-again, and the pictures on the refrigerator were all pictures of Jesus drawn by the kids. And that is what I think of when I think of homeschooling.

I still keep in touch with the friend, though. He turned out pretty okay (and ended up agnostic, and came to the conclusion that if there is a God they're nothing to do with this universe anymore).

Gamara II - 2010-07-10

This kind of stuff is what makes me love POE.

pastorofmuppets - 2010-07-11

They must be playing that same documentary on Darwin now. Shady as hell, with all the usual tricks, like "survival of the fittest is circular", "no new information", "scientists don't allow criticism of evolution", Darwin quote mining, and Metroid music to boot.

MaulLove - 2010-07-11

I was homeschooled or attended Christian schools until I was a sophomore in high school. This shit is all too familiar to me.

I was an atheist for as long as I can remember, before I knew it had a name.

Louis Armstrong - 2010-07-11

Mendelian genetics posed a problem to evolutionist.


phalsebob - 2010-07-11

What a treasure trove. Thanks Toenails.

CharlesSmith - 2010-07-11

I got a guy trying to be wacky, wearing a hardhat with a camera on it, talking about how big Noah's arc was. This, he explains, made it big enough for all the animals... including dinosaurs.

Cut to a pompous scientist talking about how there were so many different kinds of Dinosaurs, there is no way they'd all fit on a boat!

Cut to Christian Indiana Jones explaining that while there are many kinds of dinosaurs, they're all pretty similar, so Noah would only need one dinosaur from each "group" (groups like "long-necked ones").

Cut back to the pompous scientist, apparently responding to Indiana Jones or something, saying that the Dinosaurs were individually big, and wouldn't fit on a boat.

Cut to Indiana Jones explaining that some dinosaurs were as small as chickens. Some were big, but it's safe to assume when Noah was getting animals for his arc, he'd have gotten babies so they'd have been small anyway.

That was the first few minutes for me. This thing is a treasure.

pastorofmuppets - 2010-07-11

Wouldn't he need seven of each dinosaur? Dinosaurs are way too awesome to be trafe.

Camonk - 2010-07-12

This is probably the program I considered staying up late to watch. I regret my decision to drink whiskey until I passed out in front of a shitty movie from Netflix instead.

Chalkdust - 2011-06-30

hey, baraminology! that shit's stupid as hell


mashedtater - 2010-07-11

my wild card view gets me"summer math strategies"

Document - 2010-07-12

Fucking amaaazing.

Scene: a man is reading Plato's Republic to his kids. He gets to the bit in the Republic about how women should go to war, no child shall know its mother and father, blah blah, and he makes a funny face at the camera. Voice Over: "Are you tired of the pagan classics? Try the other classics. The CHRISTIAN CLASSICS."


Document - 2010-07-12

It's essentially a happy rejection of the very building blocks of logic and critical thought, was my point. I mean... I don't even know how to interact with this media on a psychological level. It just completely baffles me.

Discordia - 2010-07-14

I feel like an idiot now that I just created an account just to watch their other videos embedded from vimeo.

Don't let this happen to you: http://vimeo.com/13213744

B_Ko - 2011-02-26

God DAMN do i want to watch this, but it won't stop buffering. Fuck fuck fuck.

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