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Intelligent Design, road to Theocracy?

By Harry Kurchner  Posted by Rob Kall (about the submitter)       (Page 1 of 1 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   1 comment

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Does anyone think that there is anything at all intelligent about this backwards move the Falwells, Dobsons and Robertsons of this country are pushing down our throats?

Is there any doubt that this push towards theocracy is a cynical appeal to the simple folk of this religious, and my beloved, but afraid country? In the effort to expand their power (and wealth) these religo-megalomaniacs are exploiting the fears that this ever more chaotic world are inspiring in these folk. Religion is the opiate of the masses and the religo-right are pushing a powerful drug.

Unfortunately for this country the Rovean republicans haved hitched their snake oil wagon to this movement they now affectionately call their base. The power that the right wing politicians and the neo-political evangelicals are now wielding has been an ingenious Machiavellian move in the works for some time and has borne tremendous if not unholy results.

In their lust for control they are pushing ruin on our country, and way of life as well. The simple fact that science pursuits and science education are being stifled and even suppressed in these nascent moves by our Americans mullahs and political leaders is made even more ominous when we see that education, especially in math and science here in the USA has fallen way behind other first world countries and even in upcoming second and third world countries.

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At a time when China has just surpassed us (for the first time ever for any country) in the exportation of IT technology we are going the way of the Islamic world of old (the culture that was once the light of the world). The American shariya law they would have us install will have us rewrite the constitution where there is no church and state separation and public school is a place for the lower class masses to be indoctrinated in Bible verse. The newly minted graduates will then be qualified to do what? To quote scripture and take their place in the local Wal-Marts? Is this what they mean by Intelligent design? A dumbing down of intelligence by design?

Harry Kurchner, Miami

 

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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