Quote# 44028

NOTE: The person who is saying this is not a fundie, but the story is about one. The thread is about stupid things you have heard people say.

"Oh, another one.

I was about 8 years old. It was during some Christian bible study thing (was in a private school and it was compulsory). Anyway she was talking about Adam and Eve and continued on about how everything was perfect, and explained the animals that were in there.

I put my hand up and asked "What about the dinosaurs, why did they die? And where did they fit in?"

She looked at me dumbfounded and said "There's a very good answer to that!" She then stalled and continued talking about how if you don't have total blind faith you'll go to hell etc.. I then interrupted and said:

"What's the reason?"

She then called me a smart ??? and sent me to the back of the room for the rest of the lesson.

FidelCastro, Steampowered 26 Comments [8/2/2008 3:51:42 PM]
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It sounded dumb enough, and then I realized this person was a teacher. xD

8/2/2008 3:58:22 PM


Smart kids getting sent to the back of the class? Have I somehow crossed over into bizarro world?

8/2/2008 4:04:49 PM


"suffer little children..", "out of the mouths of babes..."

if they can't give straight answers to their confined and brainwashees, what hope with grown ups

8/2/2008 4:05:03 PM

If by smartass she meant 'smarter than me', then she was indeed correct. When you start having to make excuses for your belief, you know something is wrong.

8/2/2008 4:12:52 PM

Quantum Mechanic

Reminds me why I dropped out of Baylor.

8/2/2008 4:14:16 PM


Yeah, that's the way to teach children. Punish them for your own ignorance.

8/2/2008 4:19:32 PM


He was probably better off being sent to the back of the room. At least he didn't have to sit through some stupid explanation about how they died off after the "water canopy" disappeared.

8/2/2008 4:44:23 PM


I had the same question when I first heard about Adam and Eve in school. The difference was I asked my parents when I got home, not the teacher.
They told me Genesis was a fairy tale and wasn't meant to be taken literally. Science had learned a great deal since the writers of the Bible had penned that story.
I've always appreciated the fact I didn't grow up with fundies.

8/2/2008 4:46:44 PM


Welcome to religion, where dissent will not be tolerated.

8/2/2008 5:07:55 PM


Kid, i salute you!

8/2/2008 5:30:48 PM


Thinking is bad! Blind faith awesome!

8/2/2008 5:31:37 PM


Ah, the old appeal to faith (or the admission that what you claim to believe makes no sense).

8/2/2008 5:34:50 PM


Memories of Religion class at Catholic school(s).

Everybody knows the saying, "better to be a smartass than a dumbass", but it bears repeating here.

8/2/2008 5:53:24 PM


Well, Jeez! How could he have been a smart kid when he asked an uncomfortable question?

8/2/2008 6:16:24 PM


That's about how Sunday School went for me, except it was the Catholic version.

8/2/2008 6:19:33 PM

Moon Wolfhowl

That's just horrible. A kid asks the most basic question of "why?" and gets smacked down.

8/2/2008 7:19:31 PM

Old Viking

They don't like questions.

8/2/2008 7:43:31 PM


Calling you smart was probably the only truthful thing she ever said in that class.

8/2/2008 7:45:33 PM

The more you're with children, the more you look like them. For better or worse.

8/2/2008 8:18:33 PM

Taught him to use the word 'reason' in the presence of Christians!

8/2/2008 11:31:42 PM

Allegory for Jesus

Yeah...seems like "DINOSAURZ!?!?!" is a real stumbling block for Bible literalists. I am not really sure why, but it is like fundie kryptonite.

8/2/2008 11:37:53 PM


oh nosss! smartness! you're going to hell now!

8/3/2008 4:03:43 AM


Both you and that teacher are retarded. She's retarded for not answering the questio and you're retarded for believing that dinosaurs lived in a fictional garden with fictional people.

8/3/2008 5:38:53 AM

haywood jablomy

Reminds me of George Carlin (RIP) reminiscing about his school days - in a Catholic school in NYC - on his album "Class Clown." The priests at Carlin's school encouraged the students to ask questions, and to question authority. Obviously the reason he turned out so cool, IMHO.

8/3/2008 5:44:57 AM


Yeah, the days before the Internet, when Sunday School teachers couldn't just log into their favorite fundies site to find an answer for the tough questions.

Consider yourself lucky, I was dragged to a chair in the middle of the church where all the men prayed to cast the demon out of me. It did teach me to keep my mouth shut.

8/3/2008 5:49:36 AM

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