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BobRogan
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Asomemegablox
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Should We Teach Creationism as Fact in Schools?

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BobRogan
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/23/2018 Category: Religion
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 502 times Debate No: 114234
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BobRogan

Con

The reason why Creationism should not be taught in schools is that it isn"t based on any evidence. The information stated in science textbooks has piles upon piles of evidence saying that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old. If we teach students that Creationism is fact then we would be telling them information that has been disproven countless times. And to say there is evidence that proves Creationism is true would be stating a falsehood. The arguments for Creationism don"t hold up as they can be demolished by Evolutionist counter-arguments.
Asomemegablox

Pro

Honestly, you have a very good argument.
The thing is, creationism is more of a Christian/Catholic/Judaism belief. I think they should maybe be able to teach it in Christian/Catholic schools, or maybe even real schools because it allows people to know more about those religions if they believe in another religion.

But the Christian/Catholic school idea is pretty self-explanatory.
Debate Round No. 1
BobRogan

Con

I'd even say it shouldn't be taught in religious schools since it isn't based on any evidence. You raise a good point though when saying that non-religious schools should teach children about other religions, as it would be good for children to know more about them. As long as they state that they're all just BELIEFS, not FACTS.

Thanks also for being a polite and respectful opponent :)
Asomemegablox

Pro

You know what? I'm gonna get straight to the point.
Even if it isn't fact, it should still be taught in schools because people should know what other people believe.
I know for one that it is only a theory, but I am a christian and I believe Creationism is true.
You're actually right about Creationism though. Nice job.

And also, likewise. You have been a very respectful opponent as well.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by Samual_Jennings 3 years ago
Samual_Jennings
Facts are not always separate from beliefs. Faith is the evidence of things not seen. Creation, therefore, is both a fact AND a belief.
Posted by BobRogan 3 years ago
BobRogan
It's okay lol. It was a good debate :)
Posted by Asomemegablox 3 years ago
Asomemegablox
Oml, I made a big mistake.
I didn't notice it said "Fact" in the title.
Either way, it was a good debate.
Posted by Asomemegablox 3 years ago
Asomemegablox
Oml, I made a big mistake.
I didn't notice it said "Fact" in the title.
Either way, it was a good debate.
Posted by Asomemegablox 3 years ago
Asomemegablox
Alright, time for the votes. Good luck.
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by Phenenas 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct and spelling are equal. Neither chose to use sources. As for arguments, Pro argued that teaching creationism would broaden students' horizons and introduce them to Judeo-Christian thought. He doesn't seem to realize that both Jews and Catholics reject creationism, leading to some erroneous statements. And as Con points out, this also contradicts the debate topic: that creationism should be taught as scientific fact, not as beliefs.

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