now now dayswithdave…some places, like south carolina, home schooling has nothing to do with religious education. the public schools are really just horrible. and it’s a trend that will continue until we decide books are more important than bombs. but a follow up on jesus camp…the woman who ran the camp is from my home town, and i googled that stuff after i saw her drive past an intersection a couple blocks from my bro’s place. turns out the camp was shut down shortly after the release of the film due to threats of vandalism and destruction. good or bad…it is what it is. that levi kid was a scary mofo, though. rat tail terror!
Christ people are so stupid, I really can’t believe it. Obviously China is it’s own continent. This girl is retarded . Oh and btw Keyanomom, America is a continent(well two continents, North & South), U.S.A. is a country in North America.
I know some people do homeschool because the public schools suck. However, most seem to be jesus idiots; maybe not as bad as the ones in Jesus Camp but still.
I know a brilliant one from Alabama that’s now at NYU (She wait-listed Harvard). I have no idea if she had a jesus bent but given her leftist bent and the fact that she never discussed religion I lean on no.
Jesus Camp is one of my favorite movies ever.
“This means war!”
“Sometimes I dance for the flesh and I need to work on that” “Catholics go to a dead church. They’re like, “praise jesus” well we’re like, “PRAISE JESUS!”"
“I think he was a muslim”
agree w/ 28 the Americas are continents. We don’t live in america, we live in North America and are citizens of the United States of America. Although, after reading the majority of the posts on lamebook I’m seriously considering becoming an ex-pat.
@33 Sorry if I offended. Like I said, most people who homeschool are jesus idiots.
Personally, I can’t see how any family can afford to homeschool. If you can afford to have one parent not work, you can afford to send to private school. Then again, I live in the Boston area so cost of living is astronomical compared to many areas of the country. Up here, unless one parent makes 6 figures+ both parents have to work and sometimes take second jobs.
Now that I’ve said that I guess it could be similar to my parents. My mother was a stay at home mom during the day but then worked nights full time.
So you didn’t mean to offend athiest homeschoolers, just Christian homeschoolers. Is that right?
Homeschooling costs some money, but not nearly what it would take to send the kids to private schools. My wife stays at home, I make a reasonable living, but that doesn’t mean we can afford private schooling. It means we have made a lifestyle choice.
BUT, since I am a Jesus freak/idiot, I wouldn’t expect to get much farther logically with you. Gotta love people who talk about things they know nothing about.
For the record, there are many athiest homeschoolers in our social group. They homeschool for the same reasons we do. To provide the best educational experience possible for our children, as well as to sharpen their social skills. We share resources and fellowship. Our faith is respected amonst one another.
I just got told that Africa is not a country above Europe, but is in fact a HUGE thing attached to the Mid-East, and also sometimes attached to Tasmania – which is part of Australia not Planet Earth and is on top of the Moon – which is not it’s own Solar System. What the heck people – I think galaxies have shifted since I was a kid, for real!
DayswithDave – Homeschooling doesn’t cost me anything. Everything I do I’d end up paying for anyway because of how disgustingly subpar public schooling is. I am a stay-at-home-mom and we could never afford private school. We live very simply and don’t use credit. Though I do live in Utah and it’s not nearly as costly to live her as the Boston area. (My husband is from the Boston area btw, I love it there! So beautiful in autumn.) Anyway…no offense and sorry to take it off topic some. I just cannot stomach public school because of the idiocy that it creates, not just intellectually speaking but socially speaking.
@pacman123 i wouldn’t be too sure of that. I’m from Greece and I have met many people around the world who give me a blank look when i say Greece. I actually have to explain. It’s shocking! And I dont know when it became all about a knowledge of Geography, because back in my day it was called general knowledge.
You know, born/raised Alaskan, I find that a larger number of people than you would think know hardly anything about their own country, let alone the world. It’s really, really sad.
The questions about Alaska I get from folks I would, under normal circumstances, consider average, educated adults just show how much ignorance is prevalent among the majority of citizens.
Do you need a passport to travel to Alaska? Only if you’re stopping in Canada first. What type of currency do we use? The American dollar, just like the other 49 states in the union. No, we do not ride polar bears to work, they will eat you. Yes, we have cable and high-speed internet and plenty of Starbucks, Wal-Marts and even a few Targets.
Cool things about Alaska: Yes, you can technically see Russia, but only from Little Diomede Island in the Bering Strait. It is incredibly remote. If you were to cut Alaska in half, then Texas would be the THIRD largest state in the nation.
@nanshntth, I’m fairly positive that only applies to ice ages. And, even then, it was a land bridge.
@AlaskanGirl, pretty impressive stuff. Until you consider the fact there are only about 700,000 people that live in Alaska. It doesn’t matter how huge your state is – if most of it is not easily inhabited, it doesn’t count.
Some really interesting facts about Africa, while we’re at it…
AFRICA is a continent, believe it or not. We have (at the last count) 52 COUNTRIES in Mother Africa, some of which are shining examples of democracy with carbon-neutral airports, others with exceedingly violent and f**ked up regimes. To lump us all in together with each other is like saying Venezuela has exactly the same economic structure, education system, and health care ideology as Texas. Incorrect, no?
More interesting facts:
National Health Care doesn’t always work! Here in South Africa a nationalised ANYTHING doesn’t work because there are such discrepancies in the socio-economic force.
Africa is lumped together and called a COUNTRY more times than you’d like to imagine and not only by Americans (North or South). The Brits do it too, as to Germans, Chinese (although not to such an extent as they actually have dealings with separate countries as a political regime), the French and some Australians. Personal experience through content analysis of various news networks. Then again, news is not reality so what do I know! Yes, personal bugbear! Could you tell?
Okay the homeschooling vs. not is kind of annoying now. I’m an American. I went to public school (granted it was in Virginia which has better education than some other states), but I know the difference between a country and a continent. I’ve also known for years that Alaska is connected to Canada and that it’s the most northern and most western state in the US. Also, @59 I know where Finland is, but maybe because my grandmother is Swedish. It’s sad that there are still Americans that think you would need a passport to go to Alaska. If you’re driving, of course, if you’re flying, no. There are also people who think Hawaii is not part of the United States. Maybe it was my family, my schooling, my interest in the world, and my friends but I try to be more aware than some of the people who make ridiculous posts like these.
Just to share, I was walking out of work one day and a group of about 5 women in their mid to late thirties were walking behind me. I heard one woman say, “I never wanted to go to Africa. I thought it was all safari, but I heard them talking about some place call Johannesburg and it sounded nice.” Then one of the other women said, “Yeah, but I heard that Cape Town is kind of dangerous.” Then, another woman said, “Oh yeah, and that Darfur place. Wouldn’t want to go there.”
@7: I wish this was true. The scary thing is that there ARE in fact people out there who are even MORE brain-dead than Jessica… I shudder at the thought, but just turn on the tv and you see it or take a squiz through lamebook. scary stuff… very scary… i did shudder at that one though. Geography is definitely not my strong point and STILL that made me cringe…
according to the UN Russia is considered Europe because both Russia’s main Capital (Moscow) and its other major city (St. Petersburg) are in Europe which geographically speaking is separated from Asia by the Ural Mountains, The Caucasus Mountains and The Caspian Sea
I attended many public schools, as well as several that were Department of Defense schools: schools for kids who have parents in the military, essentially. The public schools I attended, even the ones that received awards, were not that great. The DoDDs schools, however, were amazing. I had friends who were homeschooled, though, as well as friends who went to Montessori schools, and it seemed like they had great educational experiences, regardless if they were religion-based or not.
The idiots at the school I attended in TX thought I was Japanese, simply because I lived in Japan. When I told them I was, in fact, Czech, a kid replied, “That makes sense. I knew you weren’t white.”
I definitely am. Le sigh….