Should Bible teaching be banned from public schools?
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Oh, the irony! I am a Christian, who happens to oppose the Teaching of the Bible in school, while you are an atheist who supports such teaching!
Just so the readers and I have a clearer idea, do you mean Creationism, Intelligent Design, etc., or do you strictly the history and effects of the Bible? I have an arguement against both.
Seeing as first round is usually acceptance, I shalln't make any arguments or rebuttals. I will say this, though: The United States is, in no way, founded on Christian values.
Sorry it took so long I have a busy school life
So do I. Take your time. We're both busy.
To answer you questioning believe the schools should be able to teach evolution OR creation
NO! Teaching creationism, even as an alternative, is one of the worst ideas ever conceived by man or beast.
Reason 1: Creationism is disproved by scientists to the point that "Creationism" has become a dirty word in the scientific community. There is not even one argument that cannot be disproved by scientific reason.
Reason 2: The majority of Creationists don't even agree on their hypothesises. What do we teach? The Hovind Theory? The Young Earth Theory? Intelligent design? Evolutionary Creationism? There are literally thousands of "theories" put forth. So take your pick of (disproven) hypothesis.
We could have a whole debate on Creationism, and I would show you that Creationism is not viable.
One thing: I would like to see proof that America was not founded on Christian values
1. Art. 11 (The Treaty of Tripoli) of the Constitution of the United States of America: "the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion."
There is proof, from the Constitution, no less.
2. "In God we Trust" was added to currency in 1957 in order to unite America against the Red Cause.
3. "Under God" was added to the Pledge of Alliegance in 1954 in order to (again) unite America against Communism.
You see. Two of the most famous phrases supporting a religious founding were added (with contro-versy) 181 years AFTER the founding of America.
4. Thomas Jefferson rewrote the New Testimate, removing all miracles and supernatural elements that "corrupted" it.
5. George Washington, though Christian, continuously stated that the Government was independent from Religion.
6. John Douglass and John Adams stood with Jefferson.
I do not believe the Earth was around for billions of years,
I could, again, prove that Earth is about 4.54 billion years. Just ask.
which is why I believe in macroevolution.
Dude... You HAVE to believe microevolution in order to believe in macroevolution! Macroevolution is just the effects of microevolution! They are not independent theories!
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think teaching Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, etc. is banned from the public school system. If those can be taught, why not Christianity?
Christian history is taught in (at least my) school, along with Hinduism, Bhuddism, and Islam. However, all of them should be banned.
A minor note: Judaism's book IS the Christians' Old Testimate; they call it the Torah.
I believe people are out to prove Christianity wrong.
We scientists are NOT out to prove Christianity wrong; we are out to figure out the truth, and an invisible man in the sky (who may or may not be His own father and son) who gives us rules to live by (and punishes us with torture) is not viable.
And to the issue at hand:
but should teach the history described in the Bible. It has been a reliable reference tool when it comes to pre-renaissance era leadership.
What leadership? The unnamed "Pharoah"? Moses?
Oh, King David? The one who killed a giant?
Solomon? The one in the book with a talking snake?
My point is: we don't know how much of the Bible is reliable history, and the actual kings' acts are rooted in a story that is questionable at best.
I WIN! I'M OFF TO RAVE ABOUT RAINBOW DASH'S ATTRACTIVENESS!
To answer your question: take religion on faith, and science on evidence. AND KEEP RELIGION TO YOURSELF!
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Vote Placed by HeartOfGod 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: The country is not based on Christian values, so there is no reason to teach it. That argument from pro made me vote fro pro.
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