“Whoever is not for us is against us” is not a logical principle

Fig 1: opponents of book learning

A handful of Christian Conservatives in Kansas want to stand in the way of uniform standards for science education.  Their argument, as reported by the AP:

The lawsuit argues that the new standards will cause Kansas public schools to promote a “non-theistic religious worldview” by allowing only “materialistic” or “atheistic” explanations to scientific questions, particularly about the origins of life and the universe. The suit further argues that state would be “indoctrinating” impressionable students in violation of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution’s protections for religious freedom.

Apt commentary from an opponent of this kind of idiocy:

“They’re trying to say anything that’s not promoting their religion is promoting some other religion,” Rosenau said, dismissing the argument as “silly.”

It’s hard to improve on this remark, maybe: “whoever is not for us is against us” is not a principle of logic.

via Reddit and Forward Progressives.