More hypocrisy

There’s something I don’t understand.  Please…help me out here.

I don’t understand why people fight so HARD against creationism being taught in schools.  I KNOW that we can’t teach religion in schools.  Frankly, I do NOT want most of the teachers in this country teaching my future children religion. 

BUT why do people fight so hard against creationism if they truly believe that it is so easily dismissable, a joke?  If you can explain to me where the gases came from, I’ll wholly accept the Big Bang Theory.  If you can tell me from where the stuff came from which we evolved, I’ll fully buy into evolution.  But you can’t.  As a matter of fact, your theories go against natural law.  From what I learned in all of my science classes (and there were lots of them) something can’t come out of nothing. 

But, guess what.  I’ll send my kids to school on the days those theories are taught, knowing that I have raised kids who are smart enough to ask good questions, to engage their teachers in an honest dialogue.  I’m not afraid of theories corrupting my children’s beliefs.  Well, because I’m secure in what I believe.

So, why aren’t you?

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5 Responses to More hypocrisy

  1. forknowledge says:

    BUT why do people fight so hard against creationism if they truly believe that it is so easily dismissable, a joke?

    Unfortunately, bad ideas laced with faulty information are just as likely to become popular as good ideas backed by good information. Creationism is a great perfect example of the former, and it’s gaining ground.

    Now, ask yourself this: imagine that an idea you see as laughably stupid becomes so prevalent that some people actually want to teach it in schools. Wouldn’t you be worried?

    If you can explain to me where the gases came from, I’ll wholly accept the Big Bang Theory. If you can tell me from where the stuff came from which we evolved, I’ll fully buy into evolution. But you can’t. As a matter of fact, your theories go against natural law. From what I learned in all of my science classes (and there were lots of them) something can’t come out of nothing.

    They don’t go against ‘natural law’. The Big Bang doesn’t describe the Universe popping into being from nothing, it describes a rapid expansion of what was already there. What happened before that point is, unfortunately, impossible to determine. And I believe the issue of where organic molecules came from isn’t a mystery, but you’d have to check with someone more knowledgable on that one.

    So, why aren’t you?

    I am, which is why I’d rather people stop misrepresenting it so badly.

  2. deneenwhite says:

    Wow…calling creationism “laughably stupid” is a bit inflammatory, don’t you think?

  3. forknowledge says:

    Why? If somebody suggested that the centre of the Earth was inhabited by mole people, would you say that idea is laughably stupid?

    Besides, the only way it could be inflammatory is if someone has an emotional investment in Creationism. If it’s a scientific theory (as its proponents claims), emotion should have no place in discussing the evidence behind it.

  4. deneenwhite says:

    Point taken about the emotion part, though evolutionists and others with such theories tend to be much more emotional and fervent in their arguments against Creationism, from my experience. I am in no way making such a claim about you as I don’t know you more than through our dialogue here.

    I find the tacit comparison of Creationism to the “centre of the Earth being inhabited by mole pople” a bit of a stretch, but at least I understand exactly where you stand on the issue.

  5. forknowledge says:

    Trust me, it’s not a stretch. Creationism really is that ridiculous.

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