Comment by Trevor Siemens on September 14, 2011 at 3:42pm

Chuck Norris jokes will never be the same to me. :(

Comment by Robert Karp on September 14, 2011 at 6:22pm

[dislike] -1 no-tweet  Bruce Lee  (atheist) would kick his a** up and down this country for the second time, if he heard this BS!!

Comment by Rick on September 14, 2011 at 7:00pm

Robert, I had the same thought. Bruce Lee would destroy Chuckie (again). How disappointing. I had respect for him… even after Walker Texas Ranger. No longer. Sigh…

I forgot all about the tweets. Good call.

Comment by Bob MacVay on September 14, 2011 at 9:45pm

Is what they re saying actually true? Is the bible being taught as fact in public schools in 33 states and is it legal via the supreme court? Anyone able to confirm this?

Comment by Rebecca Shockley on September 14, 2011 at 9:59pm
Disappointing :(
Comment by Ron V on September 14, 2011 at 10:31pm

But, of course, I always look to the Bible for all the answers I need everyday. 

It is such a well rounded, practical book that tells me how to deal with blasphemers, unclean animals, adulterers, thieves, my children (especially if they curse at me-  I only have one left now after stoning the other six), witches, false prophets, slaves, my wife, my concubines, etc.  I am so glad someone else is trying to make this book the foundation of our childrens' curriculum.

Comment by matt.clerke on September 14, 2011 at 10:32pm

Bob, I think they said that the bible was being as historic literature... Maybe the Freedom From Religion Foundation could supply more info?

Comment by Garrett Taffer on September 14, 2011 at 10:34pm

Something's not right. It's so strange. It looks like, oh I don't know... like he's being forced to say these things. Look at his eyes as he reads the teleprompter. He KNOWS they are lies!!

Good Ol' wiki states that the legality of the National Council on the Bible Curriculum in Public Schools is iffy, and that many schools have not even heard of it. Apparently it also "uses a discredited urban legend that NASA has evidence that two days are missing in time, thus 'confirming' a biblical passage about the sun standing still" and that more than one-third of the curriculum's 300 pages are reproduced word-for-word from uncredited sources such as Microsoft' Encarta encyclopedia."

Geez, remember that?

There's also some nasty comments about how the bible is being taught in the first place, because of course its being taught in a particular way. That means it conflicts with other religions version of history in the bible. DUH.

I think Chuck is being manipulated. I think he finally found a weakness, and it's Yoko Ono right next to him...

Comment by Albert Bakker on September 15, 2011 at 2:04am

The very name Chuck Norris is already funny as hell. But when he opens his mouth it's always just pure comedy.

From Chuck Norris Facts: "There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Chuck Norris has allowed to live."

Chuck Norris comments: It's funny. It's cute. But here's what I really think about the theory of evolution: It's not real. It is not the way we got here. In fact, the life you see on this planet is really just a list of creatures God has allowed to live. We are not creations of random chance. We are not accidents. There is a God, a Creator, who made you and me. We were made in His image, which separates us from all other creatures.

By the way, without him, I don't have any power. But with Him, the Bible tells me, I really can do all things – and so can you.

http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=52567

Comment by Bob MacVay on September 15, 2011 at 10:20am

The Chuckster and his lady are being rather deceptive in their presentation when they say the bible is used in public schools in 33 states. I see where they get the carefully worded “Bible may me used as literature” bit and the Supreme court ruling as below.

Students may be taught about religion, but public schools may not teach religion. As the U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly said, "[i]t might well be said that one's education is not complete without a study of comparative religion, or the history of religion and its relationship to the advancement of civilization." It would be difficult to teach art, music, literature and most social studies without considering religious influences.

The history of religion, comparative religion, the Bible (or other scripture)-as-literature (either as a separate course or within some other existing course), are all permissible public school subjects. It is both permissible and desirable to teach objectively about the role of religion in the history of the United States and other countries. One can teach that the Pilgrims came to this country with a particular religious vision, that Catholics and others have been subject to persecution or that many of those participating in the abolitionist, women's suffrage and civil rights movements had religious motivations.

These same rules apply to the recurring controversy surrounding theories of evolution. Schools may teach about explanations of life on earth, including religious ones (such as "creationism"), in comparative religion or social studies classes. In science class, however, they may present only genuinely scientific critiques of, or evidence for, any explanation of life on earth, but not religious critiques (beliefs unverifiable by scientific methodology). Schools may not refuse to teach evolutionary theory in order to avoid giving offense to religion nor may they circumvent these rules by labeling as science an article of religious faith. Public schools must not teach as scientific fact or theory any religious doctrine, including "creationism," although any genuinely scientific evidence for or against any explanation of life may be taught. Just as they may neither advance nor inhibit any religious doctrine, teachers should not ridicule, for example, a student's religious explanation for life on earth.

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