Should schools be allowed to teach Creationism?

Posted by: cam25aus

Poll closed on 3/5/2016 at 3:30PM.
  • Yes

  • No

41% 13 votes
59% 19 votes
  • Schools are public institutions, segments of the government, as such they should operate separate from religion. Of course there are private schools, and they can do whatever they want, but public schools should not be allowed to teach creationism.

  • Even though I am religious, I have to say no.

  • (crappy) Public schools shouldn't teach Creationism, since public schools are a part of the government. Private schools however have every right to teach logical fallacies and total denial of science.

  • For a topic to be taught in school it must have some sort of scientific merit. If substantial evidence is found supporting creationism in the future then I will change my mind but until then I say no.

    Posted by: Zaxxin
  • Keep religion out of the public sphere.

  • because some kids believe in God and the big bang crap wasn't by God.

  • Creationism is at best, a very quaint and unrealistic interpretation of the origin of the human race, not the universe that is encompassed by it. Really, creationism is just a foil against which religion can explain the existence of people, which is what religion really cares about. So, in that sense it shouldn't be held to the same standards as the rigorous experimentation of scientific theory, however it should also not be something that is "taught" as people should be allowed to decide for themselves why they think that humans are here on Earth, and how it came to be. Teaching skills, and training people to think, is what school should be for. Religion doesn't even figure into it.

  • Assuming that the schools in this case are public, they should not be able to teach religious beliefs.

  • Just private schools.

  • I am practicing christian but i still believe in a seperation of church from state

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guyawesome1 says2016-03-05T04:05:10.1315324Z
Yeah evolution is a joke despite the fact that it has more evidence than gravity. Anyone who thinks evolution is a joke needs to pay attention in science while they prove that you are a idiot
Pandit says2016-03-06T20:11:39.3601427Z
No ! Schools should stay secular institute . Religious ideology and concepts should be left on individual capacity and family . Plus , I am aware of how wrongly Religious concepts are taught in schools .
Icy_Clench says2016-04-17T23:03:48.5934275Z
Sure they can teach creationism. In a mythology class.
Jaguar_King says2018-03-03T18:25:13.2098309Z
I don't think it should be mandatory to teach religion in public schools at all. But there still needs to be freedom of speech meaning that religion can be taught in school. And if you all think that religion should stay totally separate from schools, then don't go around teaching evolution and atheism because they are just as much a religion a Christianity is.
Jaguar_King says2018-03-03T18:25:26.1100100Z
I don't think it should be mandatory to teach religion in public schools at all. But there still needs to be freedom of speech meaning that religion can be taught in school. And if you all think that religion should stay totally separate from schools, then don't go around teaching evolution and atheism because they are just as much a religion a Christianity is.

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