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theonlymegumegu
Dec. 3rd, 2004 01:46 am (UTC)
"The end goal is to get rid of evolution. They view it as a threat to their religion."

Wow, that's insecurity for you.

"We Christians have as much right to be involved in politics as evolutionists."

Ok, so it's not so much a statement of belief but a political maneuver? Could they be any more explicit about their goals?

Whatever happened to freedom of religion? That *does* include acknowledging that some people do not share your beliefs people...

So yeah, my thoughts are... annoyed >< I wish these people could see what kind of hypocritical zealots they can be... *sighs*
crispengray
Dec. 3rd, 2004 06:53 am (UTC)

Freedom of religion does NOT mean that someone is free to push their religion down everyone else's throat.

Removing "that Darwin guy" from schools to teach about Divine Creation... that's public funding of a specific church doctrine, that is.

This should be taken to court and removed from the school system SO fast...
nire
Dec. 3rd, 2004 11:09 am (UTC)
eep.
the polling data frightens me deeply. do you think i could start an organization with the sole goal of sending darwin hand puppets with an illustrated evolutionary theory booklet to kindergardeners everywhere? maybe if i put a cross around darwin's neck and print a cross on the cover of the pamphlet the parents won't notice...it'll be like ninja science...
pict_shrink
Dec. 3rd, 2004 02:23 pm (UTC)
Ok - evolution is unproven, but why do they always forget to mention the fact that there ain't a shred of hard evidence for creationism/intelligent design, either? That disclaimer on the book is complete hooey; they don't want people to consider everything rationally, they just want people to question things they don't agree with (but never their teachings). I hear an interview with an ex-priest (a leading biblical scholar) on NPR the other day who said that part of the point of studying the bible is to question it, and only then can you gain understanding. These so-called Christians tend to not question and just follow blindly, without a whole lot of understanding. If they allow the scientific method to be taught in schools, their children will be taught to question and examine facts. Maybe that's what they're afraid of.

(N.B. "They" refers to the people who want to put "intelligent design" in the textbooks and remove evolution, the people who want to misinform students (i.e. abstinence is the *only* form of birth control) at the taxpayer's expense and shove their morals/beliefs down all childrens' throats without trusting other parents (or themselves?) to take care of that aspect of parenting themselves. Not that I'm bitter.)
grayarcadian
Dec. 3rd, 2004 07:34 pm (UTC)
Having flashback to high school where the biology teacher was a fundie...This wasn't a good thing.

I'm scared, frankly.
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