Friday, January 06, 2006
Our Newest Op Ed
- Eric Reikowski
If you looked up the definition of "liberal' in the dictionary you might well find the following: "a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties" or "one who is open-minded and accepting of different viewpoints." You would likewise expect Democrats to be staunch advocates of democratic principles.
However, in this day and age, both liberals and Democrats (if there is any meaningful distinction left between the two) seem willing to blatantly contradict their professed set of beliefs whenever possible.
The University of Kansas recently planned to establish a new course called "Special Topics in Religion: Intelligent Design, Creationisms, and Other Religious Mythologies." Paul Mirecki, chairman of the KU Department of Religious Studies, stated in a private email that the course should be "a nice slap" in the "big fat face" of “fundies” (fundamentalists) since it will be taught under the heading of mythology.
No surprise that he would have the courage to say such things in private, rather than in public..............
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