Thursday, June 3, 2010

Great Commencement Speech

A young man in this speech stands up for his principles, even though they are unpopular with his school administration and his fellow students, and does it well.

By the way, one reason I often have doubts about the holiness of fundamentalist Christianity is how often people who make a stand like this young man did receive death threats and other harassment.  There is also the fact that the religious right often lies.  For example, in the Dover, PA intelligent design case one of the fundamentalists advocating ID lied about what was said in a meeting and slandered two reporters who were there. (see Lauri Lebo's book The Devil in Dover).  Yes, I know there are some fine and ethical people who are part of the religious right, including my brother and sister-in-law, but there are too many of the other type as well.



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