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Now THIS is sardonic:sn69
Aug 15, 2003 12:23 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/08/15/iraqi.advice.ap/index.html

I'm particularly fond of suggestion #2. ...Kinda makes me wonder why God didn't center creation and early human culture in a more hospitable climate like, say, Portland.

Scott (yes I know I'm hell bound...whatever)
Funnylotterypick
Aug 15, 2003 12:57 PM
FYI He did. Garden of Eden, it's only after things went wrong that Noah ended up floating to who knows where.

The place names are similar because that's what you would do if you landed in some unknown place and had to name places. They'd be ones you knew before.

New England, New Hampshire, New York.......
Funny, but sad53T
Aug 15, 2003 2:58 PM
Do you oppose the teaching of evolution in public schools?
Funny, but sadlotterypick
Aug 15, 2003 3:22 PM
Certainly not, but I do oppose the non discussion of other alternative, which have some merit.

Meaning, you don't teach garbage just to have an alternate.

Creation has some good points.

Let the students decide. Sadly, education in this area is teaching them what to think and not particularly to think.

My kids go to public school because I can help them look at information and show them things. I don't believe that Christians are supposed to hide, maybe some should be not most.

We are supposed to be lights in the world in all sorts of ways, jsut because we have a different perspective.

I don't believe the government should be run by the church either. THat has always turned into a disaster, but barring people from having beliefs if they are politicians or teachers is wrong and leads to imbalance in policy and education.

gotta go. riding tomorrow. probably get dropped, but will ride hard to hang on. later.
Does your church teach Evolution?czardonic
Aug 15, 2003 3:55 PM
If not, why should a school give equal time to Creationism?
Does your church teach Evolution?Sintesi
Aug 15, 2003 9:21 PM
I think there is a place for Creationism in public schools but not in science class. Creationism does not qualify as a genuine scientific theory and cannot be held to those rigorous standards.

However, as a religious belief system fine with me.
Here's whyCaptain Morgan
Aug 18, 2003 5:34 AM
Schools have a captive audience; every child must attend. For this reason, schools should have MORE of a responsibility to be fair and balanced, not less.

I just shudder when I imagine all the school children throughout history who have been permanently scarred by the meer mention of God in the Pledge of Allegiance. If we could only take "In God We Trust" off of the dollar bill, we could solve all of the world's problems!
PledgeTri_Rich
Aug 18, 2003 6:25 AM
Apparently the phrase "under God" was not in the original version and the Baptist minister who wrote it opposed the addition.

If you are a devout christian, then it goes without saying that it is a nation under god.
So the teacher would say at the end of the lesson:OldEdScott
Aug 18, 2003 6:32 AM
"Fair and balanced -- you decide."
You can't say thatTri_Rich
Aug 18, 2003 7:37 AM
FoxNews will sue you...
Church is much more coersive than school.czardonic
Aug 18, 2003 10:13 AM
If you believe, that is.
When I was a fundementalist christian child the fish bothered meContinental
Aug 17, 2003 2:36 PM
In the great flood the salt water fish and the fresh water fish were in the same water. But fresh water fish can't live in salt water and salt water fish can't live in fresh water, and neither can live in brackish water. I suppose God temporarily modified them. But then why didn't he modify the elephants to temporarily breath water? My teachers didn't apprecate all my questions. Oh the absurdities that I believed until I began to reason for myself!
I'm fond of suggestion #2 also.Spoke Wrench
Aug 16, 2003 6:04 AM
But be creative about it for crying out loud. Use the opportunity to expand your vacabulary. As a school bus driver, I'm appalled at the number of middle schoolers who can only think of one word (and not a particularly good one) that means "copulation".
They should watch the outtakes from "Grumpy Old Men."sn69
Aug 16, 2003 9:01 AM
Taking the skin boat to tuna town.....