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Should creationism be taught in school...and why/why not

Postby demorganakamark on Tue May 05, 2009 12:13 pm

Curious to hear what people think about this one.
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Re: Should creationism be taught in school...and why/why not

Postby Betsy_Boo on Tue May 05, 2009 3:41 pm

I'd be willing to bet I know what you think, Mark!

I'm cool with private, religious schools teaching it as long as they teach it along side evolution, but not in public schools. At all. Now if some kid wants to discuss it during class I'm fine with that, but the public schools should teach proven science. Evolution. They can get their creationism from church.
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Re: Should creationism be taught in school...and why/why not

Postby demorganakamark on Tue May 05, 2009 4:39 pm

I wouldnt care if they taught it in school, if the whole class was based on different religions and beliefs. I would get offended if they tried to pass it off as a PROVEN science type thing.
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Re: Should creationism be taught in school...and why/why not

Postby grasking on Tue May 05, 2009 5:53 pm

Sure, in mythology class.
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Re: Should creationism be taught in school...and why/why not

Postby This_Girl on Tue May 05, 2009 7:58 pm

I agree with those who say not in public school. Parents who want their children to experience a religious based education have the option of enrolling in private schools.
From what I remember as a student is this;
1) Kids/Families who were church-going did so after school hours & weekends. They did so even after our little courses on evolution. (Parents had to sign permission slips for us to attend) I feel if you have faith (regardless of which denomination) You HAVE it and you'll continue practicing your beliefs....
2) Science and lessons on evolution never made me question religion (as a student - I wasn't paying attention I guess) - T'was Social Studies. I remember the whole Social Studies class (6th grade) laughing b/c one of our ancestors had believed each individual had their own God. As they laughed, I thought "What's so funny? Ours has some ridiculous claims ... Why is ours 'right'" and so it began...my search of finding MY religion. Guess what, I've my own God, too.
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Re: Should creationism be taught in school...and why/why not

Postby Betsy_Boo on Tue May 05, 2009 8:37 pm

I like that, TG. Is yours a woman, too? I tried for a long time to think "genderless" but couldn't conceive it (no pun intended). So now I think of God as decidedly female. It helps me.
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Re: Should creationism be taught in school...and why/why not

Postby The_Fourth_Craw on Wed May 06, 2009 3:23 pm

Creationism should be taught, but only in comparative religious studies in High school and not as hard fact. I have nothing against religion. I have my own Pagan beliefs that I usually keep to myself. But I get annoyed when my 6 year old daughter comes home from school and says that her teacher was talking about Jesus. My daughter will make up her own mind when she is ready thank you very much!
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