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How is the war between evolutionsim & creationism as followed study and law?

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    (Original post by Camel)
    Committed Christians consider it the truth. There's nothing wrong with teaching it to Christian children.
    A 'Christian child' is just someone whose parents have decided that they are Christian. Until children are old enough to make their own informed decisions about religion, they should be taught the mainstream truth. Later, if they want to disregard that in favour of what Genesis teaches, they will of course be allowed to do so.

    To not teach someone the theory of Evolution, simply because their parents disagree with it, is a failure of the educational system and of society as a whole.
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    I think it's fine as long as it's taught in Religious Studies and not in Science lessons and students arn't being preached about it being the truth and the only truth.:rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Camel)
    Committed Christians consider it the truth. There's nothing wrong with teaching it to Christian children.
    Nothing wrong with making Christians kids ignorant as f***, that's for sure.
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    I've changed the title cuz this is actually what I mean.
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    In my school at least all religious BS was taught in R.E and we were taught all creationist stories from islam to bhudism, and that's where it ended, in R.E. In science we were taught science and thats it, religion isn't science.
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    (Original post by Camel)
    Committed Christians consider it the truth. There's nothing wrong with teaching it to Christian children.
    Even though multiple people have already said this, I'm adding my support: there is no such thing as a Christian child, any more than there is such a thing as a Keynesian child. Children cannot help being born of Christian parents and the unpleasant designation "Christian child" reflects on the parents, not the child, so it should not affect how the child is treated or taught.
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    (Original post by somethingbeautiful)
    I was sent to Catholic school because it was the best performing school where I lived. I had to join in with the school 'ethos' so prayer/hymns and religious studies (where creationism was taught) was compulsory. Obviously at the age of 11/12/13 I just went along with it all without questioning it too much, but later I started to disagree, but that was cool because we weren't forced to believe what we learnt. I'm an athiest, or as Dawkins would say a 6.9 agnostic and I went to a Catholic school, ran by nuns, for 7 years.

    So my view is: teach it if you must but don't force people to believe it. I had a better education there than I would have had at the local comp so I don't regret my education, plus going to a religious school has made me tolerant and accepting of religious people even though I disagree with their beliefs. Some of the nicest people who I encountered I met at that school. So yeah, I don't mind if Catholic schools teach creationism, so long as they don't present it as fact or force children to believe it (which my school didn't).
    Thank you good atheist.
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    (Original post by Camel)
    Committed Christians consider it the truth. There's nothing wrong with teaching it to Christian children.
    What people consider to be the truth is irrelevant compared to the actual truth, and we have no reason to believe that creationism is truth.

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