Monday, May 19, 2008

"...Ain't No Place I'd Rather Be..."

"Tennessee, Tennessee..."   PZed reports that the Tennessee State Senate has passed, by unanimous vote, a bill authorizing the State Board of Education to endorse a geocentric flat-earth physics course.  Oh, wait.  Nope.  A non-sectarian course "about the Bible and its impact on the world.

You know... that could be fun and worthwhile, if the right people were in charge of writing the curriculum.   The Gershwins, for instance, might have something to contribute...

In Tennessee, teachers
Can now become preachers--
So says a unanimous vote--
Cos Senators Herron
And Maddox were rarin'
To see it, so that's what they wrote.

With so much invested
They made sure they tested
To pass Constitutional rules
The Establishment Clause
Is mere guideline, because
We want Bibles galore in our schools!

They teach them the latest,
Well why not the greatest?
There's no greater lesson, you know:
"The things that you're liable
To read in the Bible
It ain't necessarily so"


Christopher said...

And I'm one Tennessean who'll tell you that we're not all so brainless. I know you didn't leap to this assumption, but if you did think all Tennesseans agree with this decision, well, that ain't necessarily so either!

Anonymous said...

The greatest lie ever told. :P

I can't comprehend it being a unanimous vote. O.o Seriously messed up.

Cath@VWXYNot? said...

Ooh, this is one of the few things I can play off by heart on my guitar. I'd better start memorising these new lyrics!

The Ridger, FCD said...

Okay, what's wrong a course about the Bible and its impact on the world?

It's not the Bible in science classes.

Is it?