Texas, Schools, Creationism, and God…redux

“The Bible has been used for centuries by Christians as a weapon of control. To read it literally is to believe in a three-tiered universe, to condone slavery, to treat women as inferior creatures, to believe that sickness is caused by God’s punishment and that mental disease and epilepsy are caused by demonic possession. When someone tells me that they believe the Bible is the ‘literal and inerrant word of God,’ I always ask, ‘Have you ever read it’?” Bishop John Shelby Spong.

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“…Bush called himself a “simple president,” implying that he does not feel qualified to speak authoritatively on scientific matters. Few people do, since American science education, under the guise of “separation of church and state,” has for decades hindered students from understanding even basic science by limiting their studies to the evolutionary worldview and forbidding an open exploration of the evidence. This effort to suppress sound science continues as special interest groups pressure the Texas State Board of Education to drop the teaching of evolution’s “strengths and weaknesses” from the state science curriculum requirements, which the Board will review in early 2009.” From the Institute for Creation Research Here all emphasis added.

Am I missing something here, or are they trying to say that the schools are not teaching real or adequate science by leaving out creationism in classes?  Do they really want to teach the Christian God and Bible as science and totally screw-up these students?  The western world has tried for over a thousand years to stand up to this insanity and tell it to go away.  If Christianity were ever to gain control of the US society (and it almost has) and political power (it now controls a lot of the Republican Party) we will see a depression like never seen before. Think of a literal Modern Dark Ages.

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