This (from here
) deserves to win an award:
State Rep. DuWayne Bridges (R-AL) declared, “School shootings, patricide and matricide are due to the Ten Commandments not being displayed in schools and other government buildings.” Bridges also said, “The Tenth Amendment [sic] was adopted before the people of Israel crossed the Red Sea because Moses didn’t get to cross the Red Sea.”
One often meets "Christians" who claim to revere the Old Testament yet have never actually read the book. In the past, these pious folk got the gist of the key Biblical narratives stories from the religious epics produced by C.B. DeMille and other Hollywoodites. Alas, today's southern-fried zealots seem to be so jacked up on caffeine (or worse substances) that they no long possess the ability to sit through all four hours of the Charlton Heston version of The Ten Commandments
. If DuWayne had seen the movie, he would know that Moses got across the Red Sea just fine.
At any rate, I don't know what the parting of the Red Sea has to do with the "Tenth Amendment."
What, exactly, is DuWayne trying to say here? His inability to express himself comprehensibly does not give one great confidence in his state's educational system. However, I think he intended to convey the idea that any school which does not display the Ten Commandments in each classroom will probably experience mass shootings, patricides and matricides.
So I can only presume that there must be shoot-em-ups every single day
in French, British, German, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Polish and Swiss schools, because the classrooms in those nations have never displayed the Ten Commandments. Why, the blackboards must be caked
Let me ask my European readers: What is the school day like in your country? Do you quake with fear every time your children return home from their classes because you know that they've taken lessons in how to off Mum and Dad?