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  •  I've heard a few words about the Rig Veda (0+ / 0-)

    It was in a freshman-level class in Mythology at SDSU that I admit I took for GE credit (although the professor was also one of my Classics professors so of course I was going to take it.)  The subject is huge so ideas about creation were given only a couple of weeks of class time.  Still I could imagine its being done that way.

    "It has been said of chess that life is not long enough for it, but that is the fault of life, not of chess."
    A fan of fur

    by Ernest Tomlinson on Sat Jul 22, 2006 at 06:22:26 AM PDT

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    •  I don't (0+ / 0-)

      think the creationists are interested in teaching kids comparative religion.

      •  Of course not (0+ / 0-)

        they're only interested in brainwashing our youth.

        I say we give them what they want.  We teach every kid creationism, along with all the other hundreds of religions (thousands).

        Not to show everyone how much of a geek I am but I used to watch Babylon 5 religiously (pun intended).  There was one episode where the different alien races all had religious festivals of their homeworld's dominant religion.  However, when it came to us, the captain couldn't decide so what he did to introduce the other alien races to our religion was to line up a representative of every religious belief on Earth and have the aliens go down the line and learn on their own.  The line went on forever.

        Give the creationists what they want.  In the end we'll see how their beliefs stack up when compared to others.  We all know it won't, including the leaders of this creationist movement, which is why they only want their belief system taught.

        -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 07:00:05 AM PDT

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