Christian Fundamentalism = Anti-intellectualism = Societal slide to the Dark Ages

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Christian Fundamentalism = Anti-intellectualism = Societal slide to the Dark Ages
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Wed, 02-20-2013 - 12:12pm

Christian Fundamentalsts are Driving Our Country Into the Dark Ages

I read this article today and I have to say that I agree.  While the Catholic church in a surprising (to me) reversal of their traditional protection of the lesser and weak of society, has been much in the news in their attempts to dismantle the single greatest step forward in medical care in this country because they don't want women--any women--to take birth control, even if the church isn't paying for it.  But they really AREN'T the worst of the bunch.  The so-called "fundi-gelicals" are the worst, for their insidious inroads into local politics and their attempted domination of the House and Senate with their Tea Party idiots.

<p>But I agree, they are leading us to intellectual ruin.  In another generation or two, if they are left unchecked, US children will rank among the lowest and least educated in the world.  Already they are all but dismantling true science education by trying to force creationism--the magic science--into the classroom.  Our children can barely read, they consistently fall behind most every other 1st world country in math and science.  And we're abdicating our nation's food sources to Monsanto and corporate farming.

<p>I had a dream a week ago that I was a very old woman, telling my great grandchildren about how I used to be able to vote.

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jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Wrong, The fear is it would kill evolution which is not true, That's the ignorance.  Creationism is already discussed in the classroom, Bible class may be on it's way in. </p><p>Lol, Charlatans and incompetent teachers, What a poor generation we're raising! </p>

Please clarify ...   evolution is not true? Or ... "teaching creationism would kill evolution" is not true?

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  • It would seem that some have dificulty differentiating between basic science and history text books.
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Puss,

I think that part of the problem is that the general public doesn't understand the term "theory".  While I believe that the fundies are a vocal minority, I know a lot of (otherwise) smart people who proclaim that evolution is nothing more than a theory, and shold be taught as such.  I find it truly frightening.

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What is it you're hung up on..  The "theory of creationism"?  Why?

 

 

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Bord, I read the recent article about the "largest organ". I can't believe these are the people that we are voting into office, letting them speak for us.
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Because there are morons out there pushing legislation to give "creation theory" equal time in science classrooms to real, actual science. It would be really nice to be able to ignore these bozos, but apparently they have quite a following.
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Jam,

There is no such thing as "theory of creationism".

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"The "theory of creationism"?  Why?"

Creationism is not a scientific theory. It is a religious myth. 

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jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>What is it you're hung up on..  The "theory of creationism"?  Why?</p>

Because there's no such thing as the "theory of creationism"--so, within my original context of science class, there is no place for wasting class time on it.

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I was thinking about this thread, and the different conversations that I've had over the last year.  As a Christian, I am more concerned with the heart of a person than with trying to legislate righteousness.   I have a hard time understanding how anyone would think that's a good idea, or even possible.

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