Saturday, November 26, 2005

ID - The National Embarrassment

JJ over at Truth be Told says it all regarding this supposed debate. Give that post a read.

I say “supposed debate” because its really a national embarrassment more than an issue. As I say in my comments to his post:

Would someone please explain to me why we should look to the writings of nomadic, Bronze-Age tribesmen to explain the origin of the species? Maybe we should bring back medicinal ‘bleeding’ to treat disease and bring the humors back in balance (since we still don't understand how some diseases are aquired, etc.)...

The most religious in our society are not content in believing these things themselves. They have to justify their belief by forcing this crap on us: from the display of the ten commandments in the courts to teaching ID in biology.

Haven’t people noticed that the most advanced and developed societies on the globe are the ones who have adopted scientific inquiry and the rule of law as their foundation? Some on the religious right see mysticism and theocracy as the foundation of society… All we have to do is look around the globe to see how well that works out.

I think we need to give these folks what they want – maybe a small section of Idaho or something. If that keeps them from trying to force their beliefs on me, I’d say its worth it.


Democracy Lover said...

We need to get rid of our political correctness about religion in this country. Believing there is a God and a purpose to life is one thing, but teaching your children to believe a series of myths that fly in the face of everything we know about the world is irresponsible.

If someone's faith can't stand up to the fact that the world is billions of years old and that species evolved over millenia, then it needs to be re-examined. If you think babies can be born without sexual intercourse or that some dead people come back to life or that some small boat contained two of every species of animal on the earth, then you need to go back to school.

If a group of people want to get together and support one another in fantastic beliefs, whether Christianity or Star Trek, then they have every right to do so. To attempt to foist those beliefs onto the public, or to prevent their own children from coming in contact with facts that put the lie to their beliefs is irresponsible and undemocratic.

Reign of Reason said...

What can I say except "Amen"


Capt. Fogg said...

I don't think they'll settle for Idaho or part of it. They want the world to bow down to them.