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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Driving Miss Daisy

I am not above petty literary theft, especially when I can get away with it. I purloin these snippets from Daisy Deadhead's most recent post. They are pages from Bob Jones University's homeschool curriculum. Ms. Deadhead lives in Greenville, South Carolina, site of the evangelical school. Bit of revisionist history going on in Dixie. Way, way back.

“[The Ku Klux] Klan in some areas of the country tried to be a means of reform, fighting the decline in morality and using the symbol of the cross. Klan targets were bootleggers, wife-beaters, and immoral movies. In some communities it achieved a certain respectability as it worked with politicians.”United States History for Christian Schools, 3rd ed., Bob Jones University Press, 2001

“A few slave holders were undeniably cruel. Examples of slaves beaten to death were not common, neither were they unknown. The majority of slave holders treated their slaves well.”United States History for Christian Schools, 2nd ed., Bob Jones University Press, 1991

“Bible-believing Christians cannot accept any evolutionary interpretation. Dinosaurs and humans were definitely on the earth at the same time and may have even lived side by side within the past few thousand years.”Life Science, 3rd ed., Bob Jones University Press, 2007

“[Is] it possible that a fire-breathing animal really existed? Today some scientists are saying yes. They have found large chambers in certain dinosaur skulls…The large skull chambers could have contained special chemical-producing glands. When the animal forced the chemicals out of its mouth or nose, these substances may have combined and produced fire and smoke.”Life Science, 3rd ed., Bob Jones University Press, 2007

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