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Teachings of Creationism in the public school system

Asked by: Mr.sarcastic
  • Creationism and Evolutionism should be presented as what they are: beliefs.

    Evolutionists say that their theory is "science" and Christianity is "religion." But to be fair, Evolution is the story of the beginning of the world from the perspective of the religion of Naturalism. Creation is the story of the beginning of the world from the perspective of the religion of Christianity. If they teach either, schools need to quantify that what they are saying is by definition not "science." True science is observable and repeatable, and whether you believe Creationism or Evolution, no humans were around to record the dawn of time and no human can reproduce it. I would like it if teachers would do their best to present both worldviews in an unbiased manner and provide the students with the evidence supporting each. Education's purpose is not to dictate a child's religious beliefs; either Naturalism or Christianity. That is the purpose of the parent. Public schools are undermining the beliefs that Christian kids are being taught at home. The school should provide literacy, not indoctrinate.

  • Science is an atheist's religion.

    Have you ever noticed that all scientific studies of beginnings are theories? The Big Bang Theory, Evolution Theory, they go on and on. Creationism is just another theory. Until any of these are proven as facts, they should teach all options in school. Furthermore, science really is just as much a religion as any other. It presses the fact that there is no God, but requires just as much faith to believe all these theories as religion.

  • Nonsense should not be taught in schools.

    The teachings of Darwin have not been invalidated, in fact there is more evidence than ever that evolution is a provable fact. Evolution is a fact just as gravity is a fact. As Christopher Hitchens said once "After the Chemistry period, we will have the Alchemy hour. And after astronomy we will come back to astrology after the break". This is absolute nonsense. I don't agree whatsoever with Creationism being taught in public schools. On top of that Congress should make no law respecting the establishment of religion. Public schools are government funded. It is simply wrong an unconstitutional to do this.

  • Of course they should!

    The teachings of Darwin are invalid and have been proven many times, and the same may be said for Creationism. However, we still choose to educate the children of America with strictly just these teachings. Creationism and Evolution are scientific theories which are linked to religious beliefs but do not have to be. They are simple theories on how we came to be. The public school textbooks expect students to learn this (non-factual, and yes, the same can be said about Creationism) information with an open mind, but you publishers of these books don't teach the information with an open mind. You are close-minded and expect students to do the part for you. It's absurd.
    It's a very simple and non-offending act to do. Just publish the theory of Creationism and how it could be true and false and do the same with Evolution.

  • No and the arguments in the YES column need some education on what a "theory" is

    Evolution is scientific theory. The word theory is used differently in science than it is in common conversation. In science a theory is not an idea of a hunch, but something that has withstood multiples trials and testing to be proven beyond any reasonable doubt. A theory in science is something that is near proven to a mathematical certainty.

    So to cali130's post.... Yes science is full of "theories', but you are failing to understand what this means. Scientists have used many theories in physics to put a man on the moon and photograph planets billions of miles away. We can shoot missiles traveling at insane speeds right out of the sky.... Using mathematical theories.

    Evolution is just another theory and its existence is almost certain.... If you believe in evidence that is.

  • Not Scientifically Proven (amongst other things)

    Evolution has been proven to some extent, which is why it is taught in school. No, they don't talk about the Big Bang, but they do talk about the different branches of finch and many other things.
    Religion should be left to churches and private schools.
    Everyone does not have the same religion as you do so they should not be forced to prey and make amends with an undignified holy spirit that may or may not exist.

  • Sunday school and Church are designated establishments whereby creationism is taught.

    The public school system however, is an affiliate of the government wherein secular activities are promoted and practiced. Therefore, creationism should not be instructed in the classroom of a public school. If you are interested or possess the interest for your kids to learn creationism, insert them or yourself into your local church.

  • Religion is not science.

    You believe in creationism? Great. But guess what, it's not science. Science and things with facts and evidence to back them up should be taught in school, not faith. If you want your kid to learn about creationism teach it to them yourself. Also, Things like evolution and the big bang are taught in schools because they are science with evidence to back them up, creationism is not science and has no evidence to support it.

  • No, it should be in a religious school.

    Creationism is just like every other religious and mythical creation story. If they want it in a school, keep it in their church or private school. There is no rational reason why it should be taught along evolution. Evolution actually has evidence which is peer reviewed and supported by various disciplines of scientific fields. Creation is driven though emotion, a 3500 year old book, and other nonsense.

    Then you would have to teach other creation stories, not just creationism. That includes African stories, native american stories, etc.

  • Religion should be confined to religious schools.

    There is no evidence that Creationism took place. "Oh look! The world magically appeared!" "Hey look! It's Jesus!" Unlike Creationism, and while there is much more learning to do, there is factual evidence that Evolutionism has really take place. Take humans for example. How did they come about? Of course, they did not "magically appear" which Creationism sort of tries to tell you. Of course, that does not mean I disrespect people who do believe Creationism should be taught. There are also plenty of reasons to teach Creationism. It is simple, but shouldn't children be learning things that are truly happening in their world, and not stuff that came about through legends passed down from thousands of years? Both sides have their reasons, but I feel that it is necessary to exclude Creationism from public school education.

  • Hell no lol

    If you want to religious indoctrinate your child with your religion, send them to a religious school. If you teach Christianity to a public school then you'll be obligated to teach every single religion under the bloody sun and that's just impossible. You can try have a optional religion class and teach main religions like Judaism, Islam, Christianity. Wicca and Hinduism but then you have fun getting complains from Christian parents complaining about their children not demonizing Muslims and Satanic parents complaining their children aren't being taught about their religion and having all these difference religious parents saying their children are being exposed to "evil" and a bunch of nonsense. It's just a lot simpler to keep religion out of school.

  • They should not.

    We should teach about creationism. We should teach kids about what other people believe and about other religions but we should not teach it as if it is the truth. Not all kids in America are Christian and some peoples religion should not dictate the lives of others. Also we have a separation of church and state.

  • Not in science class

    Creationism is not scientific. There is no valid evidence for creationism. Evolution is scientifically proven. It has the highest authority that the scientific community can bestow for a hypothesis with an explanation for an observed phenomena: theory. A scientific theory is as factual as can be. It is different that a "theory" in nonscientific terms. Since creationism has no scientific background or standing, it should only be taught with the other creation myths in the religion classes.

  • Nonsense should not be taught in schools.

    The teachings of Darwin have not been invalidated, in fact there is more evidence than ever that evolution is a provable fact. Evolution is a fact just as gravity is a fact. As Christopher Hitchens said once "After the Chemistry period, we will have the Alchemy hour. And after astronomy we will come back to astrology after the break". This is absolute nonsense. I don't agree whatsoever with Creationism being taught in public schools. On top of that Congress should make no law respecting the establishment of religion. Public schools are government funded. It is simply wrong an unconstitutional to do this.
    (Copied and pasted from JustinLittle's post, who accidentally voted yes.)


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iamanatheistandthisiswhy says2014-05-28T05:44:43.113
Depends what class are you talking about. Religious studies sure. Science hell no.