Please consider this a ‘message in a bottle’ from Australia—the state of Queensland in particular. As they say in the movies—“we’ve got a situation here!”
In defiance of the Australian constitution, government funded ($160,000,000) Pentecostal evangelists have been installed in a majority of Queensland’s supposedly secular public primary (elementary) and high schools along with ‘programs’ and Jesus boot camps run by Pentecostal/AOG churches including Australia’s dreaded Hill$ong church (currently invading the US via ‘Idol’). We are on a roller-coaster ride back to the dark ages.
This abominable scam is a leftover—or should that be a ‘rightover’—from our ex-prime minister John Howard’s (as you know, the world’s foremost suck and groupie to George Bush) last minute panic spree of pork barreling in a vain attempt to get re-elected. Fortunately, in November 2007, Howard was given the bum’s rush from Australian politics by the same winds of change we are sure will be blowing a gale this November in the US. However, we remain stuck with these outrageous, intelligence-challenging circumstances. A moralistic minority of deep-north (remember, we’re upside down) religious right loonies appear to be remote controlling the Queensland state government public education system.
A daily-growing number of appalled parents across the state are fighting back at our website:
Throughout this battle though, I have become weary of being told by sanctimonious psychotics that “those who don’t believe in ‘god’ don’t ‘believe’ in anything”, so I’ve written a rational anthem which marvels at evolution, exposes the discriminatory ‘speciesism’ built into most mainstream religious dogma while promoting the concept of paying ultimate respect (not interactively I hasten to add!) to the unfathomable infinite universe, while looking no further for ‘miracles’ than that of our consciousness—our very existence—temporary as it is. All of the stuff I rabbit about at my http://www.renaissanceofreason.com website.
The song is titled “Why Don’t Bees Go to Heaven?”. It’s at iTunes and Amazon MP3 among others and there’s a video clip at Vimeo:
iTunes earnings (if we get any!) from the song can go towards our Fourth R ‘fighting fund’.
Please, as they say in Australia, ‘have a gander’ at our little movie. We passionately have ‘faith’ in everything it conveys. It just happens to be profundity in a funny hat. Should you find it entertaining, please circulate and embed it freely while telling our sorry tale. Lunatics taking-over the asylum we can accept—usurping our public education system we can’t.
Keep up the good work—two of which are on my shelf!
All the Best,