Originally Posted by Zoe'n'MissKitty
"Intelligent design" has no place in science class. It is not a scientific theory. It is untestable and unprovable. It is nothing more than creationism in sheep's clothing. It will teach children that science is not to be trusted, that scientists don't have a clue...it will set our nation's progress in science back YEARS.Talkorigins.org
By this definition you are absolutely correct. ID is not a science.
Evolution vs ID is one of the last foot holds that people who follow a religion have to keep some faith and expose young people to a higher morality.
If not science classâ€¦where? I agree that it is not a science, but lawyers and people who constantly bash â€œreligious fundamentalistsâ€ have taken God out of every aspect of our life. If im not mistaken, the whole reason any of our forefathers came here is so that we may be able to worship how we choose without prosecution.
You cannot say prayers in class, you cannot say prayers at sporting events, the religious freedom taught about forefathers is out of history class, there is no room for God and church in English, PE or foreign language; you cannot have a public school with a religion class or even a religion club. It has been litigated and legally removed from all corners of our life. Once where there was freedom to worship, now we are teaching our children that there is no God and he/she has no place in our lifes.
God is being taken out of the pledge of allegiance, or taking the pledge out all together.
I am all for respecting peoples rights to independent thought regarding religion. But it has become politically correct to bash people who have faith in a higher power.
I do not understand for the life of me, why anyone would not want to have their kids exposed to religion and its many facets so that they may make their own decisions. Is it so horrible to have a sense of moral accountability to a higher power? Are the 10 commandments or the golden rule that difficult to follow that we do not want our kids to learn about them?
Evolution teaches about survival of the fittest. It informs our children that only the strong survive, that we are only automatons of our genes and nothing more. We are nothing beyond the sum of our collective DNA without purpose, hope or design. There is no room in evolution to account for morality, emotions, or even our soul(ID, conscience, etc)
It makes no sense. I agree with most people positions on extreme religious views, No one should be forced to accommodate another persons view of anything.
But this is exactly is what is happening to people who worship. People who want a God in their life are being told that they can have him, but only in the privacy of their homes.
However we are being forced to accept that Homosexuality is ok. Our children are being taught this at school. There are even classes to inform young grade school children in public schools about the homosexual lifestyle and choice. You cannot teach about God, monogamous relations, or birth control. But it is acceptable to teach about Adam and Steve not Adam and Eve.