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August 26, 2005

Schools fear students may be exposed to diverse ideas

From USAToday...

Is intelligent design science or religion? That's the question a U.S. district court judge in Harrisburg will consider starting Sept. 26, and Dover voters will weigh Nov. 4.

The two tests arise from a long struggle to discredit evolution, the theory that life forms evolved over billions of years through a natural process. Though broadly accepted by scientists, evolution has long been challenged by creationists who say God created the universe.

Interesting how the paper seems to assume scientists and Creationists are mutually exclusive concepts. Never mind the numerous Creationists with advanced science degrees who also work in scientific fields.

Courts repeatedly have found that teaching creationism in public schools amounts to promoting a religious viewpoint, in violation of the Constitution. Now come intelligent-design advocates. Hoping to avoid church-state conflicts, they don't discuss the identity of the designer, and they deny any link to creationism.

Okay, the truth...activists judges using the courts to enforce their own religious viewpoints have declared the acknowledgment of a higher being as “the establishment of religion” while the forced assumption that there is no higher being gets a pass on being called religion, even though it does enforce a religious viewpoint — Atheism. The line should read, “Hoping to avoid the illogical labyrinth of court forced procelytation of the religion of Evolution, they don't discuss the identity of the designer...”

The Dover school district requires that biology classes, in addition to teaching evolution, include a one-minute statement that explicitly mentions intelligent design and a book on the subject published by a Christian foundation. That policy — believed by activists on both sides to be the only one of its kind in a U.S. school district — goes on trial Sept. 26 in a federal lawsuit filed by 11 parents against the Dover Area School Board. Seven school board members who support the policy are on the ballot less than six weeks later, up against challengers who say intelligent design is a religious idea that doesn't belong in science class.

Like I said, the Evolutionists fear that the students will be exposed to diverse ideas, from a one-minute mention that there are in fact questions about the validity of the religion of Evolution. Heaven forbid kids actually learn to think critically or even worse — for themselves!

Posted by Danny Carlton at August 26, 2005 05:33 AM

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Posted by: JR @ RightFaith at August 26, 2005 09:16 AM

It's okay to push Islam in schools, but not anything that smells like it could have a Christian in it somewhere. Disgusting.

Posted by: Kit Jarrell at August 27, 2005 09:26 AM

From my book review of Icons of Evolution by Jonathan Wells:

Perhaps my favorite quote in the book is from a Chinese paleontologist who Wells explains gave a lecture in America in which he states that fossil records in his country are inconsistent with the Darwinian field of evolution. After he discovered that his comments (based entirely on Scientific fact) upset the American Scientific community, he states "In China we can criticize Darwin but not the government. In America you can criticize the government but not Darwin."

Makes me sick, this two-faced, religious propaganda we are force-fed.

Posted by: Heather at August 27, 2005 12:20 PM

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