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  •  What ever happened (0+ / 0-)

    to Sunday school? And to church? Why this sudden need to teach this stuff in school? I remember when kids were taught this stuff by their churches. Has something terrible happened to Sunday schools all across the nation, leaving them incapable of teaching about God? Or is it not working, suddenly? Why don't the Christians trust their own Sunday schools anymore? There must be some Sunday school crises that I haven't heard about.

    •  Teach it in context of the public debate (0+ / 0-)

      Religion should not be taught in public schools, unless a student wants to sign up for an elective such as the history and/or philosophy of religion. However, I think it could be mentioned in a public science class that some people don't believe the theory of evolution is the only possible explanation for how the modern world came about.

      Should all teachers be forced to mention the debate? No. But they should be allowed to briefly, and I mean very briefly, mention that there are other opinions out there but that most scientists believe the theory of evolution is on the right track.

      •  Exactly (1+ / 0-)
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        Nobody forced me to take up Asian Religions or Buddhism or Islam.  I chose to take up those classes to learn what's out there.  It can be taught as an elective in philosophical classes or or a comparative religion course (I don't know how one would teach it in history unless it was to study how religious wackos who subscribe to ID took over the US and started WWIII).

        I don't think however it should be mentioned in science classes since ID is no more a theory or a competing one to evolution than the theory of natural levitation is a competing 'theory' to gravity.

        -8.50, -7.59 This is your world. These are your people. You can live for yourself today, or help build tomorrow for everyone.

        by DisNoir36 on Sat Jul 22, 2006 at 06:36:22 AM PDT

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      •  Teach ID as a type of PAGAN non-Biblical belief (0+ / 0-)

        Because it predates Christianity and it ain't in the Bible. It makes sense in the same way that Aristotle believed that rocks fell because they wanted to be close to other rocks (because he did not know what "gravity" was). You see, the Onion article on "intelligent falling" was very literally what people believed.

        That ID is pagan was the conclusion reached by the Vatican astronomer (like the TV weatherman, he gets all the science questions).

        And I hate to brag, but about a month before the Vatican's conclusion, I diaried that ID is essentially a pagan belief.

    •  Smart Ass Kids? (0+ / 0-)

      Well, maybe kids ask things like how come we didn't fly off the earth when God stopped the sun?

      Or, where did all the water go after the flood?

      Or, were the dinasours on the ark?

      Or, can God create a rock so big he cannot lift it?

      And since everything in the Bible has to be true, what do they say?  Blame the SMART ass kids on the schools. Doh!

      Do the right thing 'casue it feels better.

      by John Boy on Sat Jul 22, 2006 at 06:18:12 AM PDT

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    •  Because of a Conquest Movement n/t (0+ / 0-)

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy....--ML King, "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Sat Jul 22, 2006 at 07:27:58 AM PDT

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