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  •  No respect for TRUTH. (1+ / 0-)
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    I wish people could all be asked to define "Truth".
    I did some serious thinking about that.   I find I have a hard time even talking to people because they confuse the word "truth" with the word "belief".   Things get fuzzy.  

    You get at the truth by making sure a hypothesis can hold up to all of the scrutiny you can throw at it.  Then you can start talking about belief.

    You cannot make things true by stacking evidence or by simply believing.

    But this.
    , I think there are multiple theories out there on how the universe was created and I think this is a country where people should have the opportunity to teach them all. I think parents should be able to teach their kids what their faith says, what science says. Whether the Earth was created in 7 days, or 7 actual eras, I'm not sure we'll ever be able to answer that. It's one of the great mysteries.


    Doesn't help.  We have serious problems in this country when we "teach" people that truth is relative and we can teach any kind of fairy story as science without and regard for or respect for truth.  

    I really get tired of having to walk on eggshells around people who believe in one kind of myth or another while they can be so crass as to EXPECT me to not only believe in it but to participate in their rituals and keep my mouth shut and even have to abide by laws they pass based on them.  
    I do have respect for law, but it really burns me when lawmakers who think the world may have been created in 7 days or at least that it is great that it is okay to teach that in schools are up there passing laws.   Okay I know he said "parents" and not school, but the implication is there and this man is a Senator.

    Sorry to rant,  but I've been on a tear about this for the last couple of days.  

    Prove me wrong and I'll change my mind.

    by willbjett on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 11:25:27 AM PST

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