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I Do Not Think Creationism Should Be Taught In School

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     there seems to be a consitent arguement that you shouldnt teach creationism because there is no proof to back it up. some of the stories i've read also say there is not enough proof to back up evolution. to those people in particular, i suggest you go back to school and pay...
    antiyou antiyou 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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    Connect The Dots

    I believe that there is value in all religions and that it is all connected, and I think it would be better to see how it is all connected than to teach one religion's viewpoint in preference over another's. But these should not be confused with traditional science.
    monsterdog81 monsterdog81 31-35, M Dec 4, 2010

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    Clearly This Is Only My Opinion; Your's May Differ

    well when i went to school creationism wasnt taught. and i'm glad for that. i was glad then, because quite frankly i didnt find religion all that important. i do have personal interests surrounding religion now, but they are just as i stated, my personal interests.  also, i...
    antiyou antiyou 26-30, F 18 Responses Nov 20, 2008

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 25, 2011

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    Keep It In Church Where It Belongs!

    Ignorance is a void. It's an absence of knowledge. It's nothing. But if the void is infused with conviction, blind belief, brainwashing and fear, it grows up through the emptiness and then emerges as pure crap.Creationism is not science, its not a theory, its not even a coherent...
    chips24 chips24 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 30, 2013

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    Sure You Can Teach Me Creationism, But...

    I think that if schools are going to stard teaching Creationism again, then they also need to teach us all forms of creationism.  Hindu?  Yep!  Muslim?  Definitely!  If you're gonna try to shove one philosophy down my throat you better whet my...
    RavingRat RavingRat 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2009

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    If you believe in this,

    come talk to me I will set you straight. Without compromising your faith.
    Ilikepi314 Ilikepi314 31-35, M Mar 10

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    No Story Needed, Copy/paste The Links

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v414/viperowneratheart/whatever/creationism-1.jpg and http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v414/viperowneratheart/whatever/creationists-1.jpg
    viperman viperman 31-35, M Apr 6, 2010

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    This Is My Reason

    Most of the people who are in favor of teaching Creationism are Biblical literalists who either feel threatened by the theory of evolution, or think that teaching Creationism would mean teaching only the Judeo-Christian Genesis story, and pave the way for reinstituting lead...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    The Debate About Creationism Will Never End.

    Even if, as if magically, the scientific community accepted such a preposterous notion; people would debate and moan about which flavor should be taught. Creationism is not simply a flawed and merit-less failure of a hypothesis, it is an incomplete one, as it never explains a...
    tlhedglin tlhedglin 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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    We Did

    I was taught creationism in school- as part of a religios education lesson. we had a guy come in a talk to us about it, and we were told that this was this mans belief. I have no problem with this. As we were taught about judaism and islam, we can be taught about creationism...
    omnomnomable omnomnomable 22-25, F Oct 3, 2010

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    This week, all four of the Republican candidates

    for Lieutenant Govenor in Texas had their first televised debate. All of them embraced the idea that Creationism should be a part of the curriculum taught at public schools. What do my fellow Texans think about this? I'd love some feedback. Watch the video below!
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 3 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    Clarification

    Folks, I agree with you all, insofar as RELIGION shouldn't be a part of any school curriculum- but Science, as you're writing it, is being pushed as a 'religion' of sorts for the 'I don't believe in [God/Religion/Spirituality]' set... and that's wrong. Science: the study of the...
    xenmuse xenmuse 31-35, M 6 Responses Oct 9, 2009

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 25, 2011

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    I want to create a new religion.

    It will not be a religion in the classic way, rather it will not claim an existence of an omnipotent super-natural being. It will teach it's member that all the people are one people and it is in our own self-interest to cooperate with each other. This is the creation myth that...
    krool1969 krool1969 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 18

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    Sure They Can Teach It, But Don't Teach It Like It Has An Ounce of Truth

    In my school we were taught Religious Education, which taught us about all the religions. It wasn't forced down our throats and we could opt out if we wanted to. No one actually believed in it, not even the teacher since we were taught evolution and natural selection in Biology...
    Noson Noson 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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    Unless...

    Unless they start teaching all the other fairy tales with all seriousness. ' Who would seriously advocate creationism? I mean come ON! Teaching is supposed to be based on fact, and on preparing minds to negotiate the world around them. All creationism can teach the world...
    chairmanmeow chairmanmeow 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 28, 2009

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    Schooling

    I think creationism should only be taught in religious schools or home schooling.
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jan 24, 2011

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    Even Though...

    I actual believe in creation, but is not a scientific belief; it is a religio-philosophical belief. And I strongly feel that schools should stay away from teaching that sort of thing. Those are beliefs that need to be explored from an individual perspective, not an institutional...
    needanewname needanewname 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 10, 2009

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    Unless It's In A Theology Elective

    I do not feel that any creationist theory, whether it's the Christian version or any other that is backed by religion, should be taught in a science class or as part of a core curriculum. In a theology elective that's a different story since A) it's not mandatory and B...
    DoctorBastardo DoctorBastardo 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 31, 2013

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    Fairy Tale

    It's ridiculous, how in some countries in the world, that idea is even considered, it should be ignored since birth..... how can someone allow or think about teaching what's basically a huge fairty tale in schooL???? if that happened it would be taught where? under language...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 14, 2011

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    Creationism

    Creationism is a belief held by a segment of the population. They take their Bible literally in believing that the universe was created in six days. That is part of their religion and I care only when they try to force their religion on the rest of society. They love to claim...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 3 Responses Jun 7, 2012

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    It Hasn't Been Proven

    There's nothing about Creationism that has been proven as a fact. School is a place to learn about real things in our world. I'm not saying that the thought of it is false, but it's not like teachers could go on about it as if it were a fact because it doesn't work that way.
    PsychicVenturer PsychicVenturer 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2011

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    Creationism

    That would be trampling the rights of non-Christians. If you want your child to get a Christian education, send them to a Christian school.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 15, 2010

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    After All, What Is 'real'?

    Let me begin by saying that I think that Creationism is as untenable as Evolution. For that matter, I will go so far as challenge your very perception of what is 'Real'. Do not think me a believer of these thoughts per se, but view me rather as the Devil's Advocate.Can you prove...
    PhilosphicalNonsense PhilosphicalNonsense 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 17, 2012

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    I Do

    If i was prime minister i would introduce creationism into British schools.But it would only be taught by a specially trained team of completely unbiased teachers this is how my special creationism lessons would go.If we look at these fossil records we can see the skull of a...
    Randomguy22 Randomguy22 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2011

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    Evolution Is Accepted By 98% Percent Of Scientists, And Is Accepted As Scientific Fact Within The Scientific Community

    We shouldn't have to cater to Christianity, because then, to be fair, we'd have to cater to EVERY religion out there just to be fair. We need to stick with the theory accepted as fact. And hey, if evolution is ever actually disproven, then yeah, we could look at other options...
    Mismagius Mismagius 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 25, 2013

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    Both Side

    need to be taugh it is silly to think we have only neen here the time many say theyhave traes of people living in comumitys amlso 1000000 years ago in caves off south ameerica
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Oct 29, 2011

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    Both Need To Be

    that will be the only way others learn, i am afraid
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M 3 Responses Aug 16, 2012

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    Deities Need Not Apply

    To teach a child anything that is less-than-provable does a disservice to the entire world. Creationism is just such an unprovable theory, as is Evolution. As people, we need to know the whys and wherefores; it's how we are. I almost wrote 'how we're made' but then I'd be...
    xenmuse xenmuse 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 13, 2009

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    Unless of Course It's a Religious School

    AND the religion believes in Creationism.  Catholicism does not, in case anyone thought otherwise.
    GeorgeTSLC GeorgeTSLC 61-65, M 1 Response Apr 6, 2009

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