Tennessee in Bid to Move From Midwest to Middle East

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  1. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    This is why we can't have nice things in this country.


    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/apr/15/tennessee-house-bible-state-book?CMP=edit_2221

    http://www.tennessean.com/story/new...use-makes-bible-official-state-book/25811959/
     
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    We're dumber than 10 of 'em down here, son!

    edit: WOOOOOOO!

    edit 2: GO VOLS!
     
  4. satcomer macrumors 603

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    What has happened go this State? Is there something wrong with the water? :eek:
     
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    Somebody please explain what the big ordeal is. Oh, I think I understand, this is a forum of people who sniffed too much glue and are looking for a place to piss and moan and to put down others to make themselves feel better ?

    Really, it has zero significance. Nothing that anyone has to do due to law changes. Don't worry, no one is going to shoot you for not properly quoting the Bible, being gay, nor is the president's brother going to kill you because he wants to have sex with your wife.

    Whether you believe in God or not, the Bible has a historical significance.

    State symbols, found in Tennessee Code Annotated Title 4, Chapter 1, Part 3, include:

    State amphibian – Tennessee cave salamander
    State bird – Mockingbird
    State game bird – Bobwhite quail
    State butterfly – Zebra swallowtail
    State sport fish – Smallmouth bass
    State commercial fish – Channel catfish
    State cultivated flower – Iris
    State wild flowers – Passion flower and Tennessee echinacea
    State insects – Firefly and lady beetle
    State agricultural insect – Honey bee
    State wild animal – Raccoon
    State horse – Tennessee Walking Horse
    State reptile – Eastern box turtle
    State tree – Tulip poplar
    State evergreen tree – Eastern red cedar
    State beverage – Milk
    State dance – Square dance
    State fruit – Tomato
    State fossil – Pterotrigonia (Scabrotrigonia) thoracica
    State gem – Tennessee River pearl
    State mineral – Agate
    State rock – Limestone
    State motto – Agriculture and Commerce
    State poem – "Oh Tennessee, My Tennessee" by Admiral William Lawrence
    State slogan – Tennessee - America at its Best

    Disclaimer - I've never lived in Tennessee, and I would be pissed if it was the Koran.
     
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    There are a lot of christian leaders and priests and even the attorney General (a christian) that thinks it is a bad idea and the state will spend millions defending it. If you find the quarn a problem then you need to find the bible a problem.
     
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    You do realize that you've just put others down ... something you're accusing people here of doing?
     
  8. caesarp macrumors 6502a

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    Lots of things have historical significance, but would you want the book "Mein Kampf" to be the state book? Hey a confederate flag has historical significance, lets make it our state flag.

    Historical significance here is nothing but cover for promoting Christianity.

    And if it has zero significance, why bother doing it?
     
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    Took a break from sniffing glue. So your book of fairy tales good, other books of fairy tales not so much?
     
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    About damn time. You were kinda bogarting it for awhile there.
     
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  13. MrWillie macrumors 65816

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    Why is that. There are some significant differences in the two.

    One cab=n be backed up by science, one not so much.
     
  14. rdowns thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    I'm listening.


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  15. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    I've never thought of Tennessee as the midwest. I don't even know what it would be classified as? The south?
     
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    Guess they never heard the term "separation of church and state" before?

    Just think what a better (albeit slightly boring) world this would be without religion.

    Between Louisiana trying to indoctrinate kids with creationism and now this Tennessee nonsense, I think the South is losing its collective mind.
     
  17. xmichaelp macrumors 68000

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    The religious right has gotten so out of hand it's ridiculous.

    A theocracy, just like the fathers envisioned. :rolleyes:

    Thanks for the laugh. It amazes me when religious people not just ignore science, but actually pretend it supports their arguments.
     
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    Tennessee alway makes me think of Tennessee Tuxedo. Or is it Tennessee Williams? Hell, I don't know.
     
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    I don't see how you can make that claim, other than stating that some of the people were real. The Romans were excellent record keepers relative to their era, yet there wasn't any mention of him. Some of the others probably lived though. Also yeah I know new testament vs old.
     
  20. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Depends..

    Historically geographically speaking, present-day Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin were considered the "Northwest Territory" back when the US didn't extend past the Mississippi River, so going off of that reference, it could technically be "midwest".

    Nowadays, it's definitely the South, as it wasn't even a border state during the Civil War.

    BL.
     
  21. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    Yes, we know the quran is more historically and scientifically supportable – except in the places where it references the bible. That should make this idea even sillier. Tennessee might as well adopt The Glass Menagerie as its state book, at least that would be more relevant.
     
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    I'm waiting to see what happens when the State Book, as interpreted by Fundamentalist/Authoritarians, and, the State Fossil, collide. Should be entertaining.

    But, since you asked what the big deal is, The U.S. Constitution, with the 1st and 14th Amendments, prohibits states from promoting a particular religion.

    That would be South Carolina.

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    I would refer to the western, flat part as "Mid-South".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-South_(region)
     
  23. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    That language is in the state constitution?
     
  24. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

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    As you know, it is the 14th Amendment that applies here:

    That applied the 1st Amendment to the states:

     

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