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Creationists Running Amok!
Posted by: Tanoro - Feb 1, 2012 11:16am

Just when we thought American politicians couldn't get any dumber, our elected officials continue to disappoint. Yesterday, the Indiana Senate voted 28 to 22, passing Senate Bill 89.[1]

This bill authorizes schools to teach in science class "various theories on the origin of life," including Creationism. In an attempt to avoid as much as possible doing the right thing, they also authorized teaching theories from other religions, including Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Scientology. I have a hunch Indiana's science classes will hear much more about Jesus than about Xenu or Krishna.

South Dakota then took the queue and passed a house resolution to permit public schools to add an elective course that includes Bible study. I don't quite know how I feel about that, but the resolution's sponsor, Rep. Steve Hickey (a pastor), has a rather backwards point of view on the matter.

I would tell those who fear this, now you know how Christians feel when they send their kids off to a public school that is overtly hostile and propagates secular humanism. The pressure from that perspective to teach secular humanism in high school and college is far, far greater than proselytizing in a Bible course.[2]

Secular humanism is a philosophy that teaches ethics and morality without the need of religion. So Mr. Hickey is against ethics and morality entirely if it doesn't come gift-wrapped in his preferred bronze age myths. Rep. Hickey also thinks Christians have a right to be outraged when the rest of us object to having our tax dollars used to pay for the promotion of his religion. How do morons like him even get elected?

Sources:

  1. http://ncse.com/news/2012/01/indiana-creationism-bill-passes-senate-007182
  2. http://news.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/01/south-dakota-house-resolution-encourages-bible-study-in-schools.php

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