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I Do Not Think Creationism Should Be Taught In School

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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 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    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 1 Response Feb 22, 2013

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Aug 13, 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 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 31, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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, F 3 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 25, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Sep 25, 2013

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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 2 Responses Aug 30, 2013

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    Reading Through Various Stories

     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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I don't think that Creationism should be taught as a literal factual account of events in place of science, but I do think academic religious study could give people a better idea...
    4myinnerchild 4myinnerchild 51-55, M Apr 7

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    Today's schools are so far behind the curve, that it is actually funny. I can't imagine who in their right mind what actually want to become a teacher, other then that they work...
    Unit97 Unit97 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I find myself thinking an awful lot. We all do but i often find myself examining the world and musing about existence, time, mental illness, morality, the duality of man...I could...
    Valtielislord Valtielislord 18-21, M Apr 1

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    seriously, i have to spend my easter doing a research paper which i already finish but my mom doesnt like it. well thats just to bad for her ive stayed up till 3am every night for...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Yes. I think this so much! It started with an app called Whisper. It's an app where you post all of your secrets anonymously. I posted one once about my growing depression, and...
    rebellovesong259 rebellovesong259 16-17, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I just turned 30 and just went back to school again. I dream of becoming a successful CPA. It is tough going to school and working at the same time but no pain no gain. :)
    Pinkdiamond9 Pinkdiamond9 31-35, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    You know, it's really unfortunate. Last year around this time I got my hands on psychedelics for the first time. It began with shrooms, and I instantly became addicted to the cool...
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    Learning & Knowledge are apart of my love for life.. Keeps me interested & continues to inspire me. Currently a University student, I must say.. I absolutely despise school & the...
    zbabi3 zbabi3 22-25, F Mar 23

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    I have and always will support this. Why? Because they are teaching the future. Countries such as the UK (where I'm from, for example) need to crack down on this, and make sure...
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I learned a lot of useless things in school (elementary, middle and high school) like remembering all the states names and capitals, planets, history. I use very little of what I...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 26-30, F Apr 1

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    Thats because it is, schools are forcing children to believe this absurdity. Thats probably why theres mass suicides in the world and all other sorts of chaos, a child goes to...
    SilentMoonX SilentMoonX 70+, M 3 Responses Apr 8

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    Proof reading younger siblings and cousins and nieces and nephews school work where it's open response is one of my favorite things I ever do lol. It's just so cute :P
    BBBritPlease BBBritPlease 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    So when I was very young, I knew I was meant to be a girl. Some say that when you are 2-3 years old, you are to young to tell what you are and many pass it off as a phase or like...
    Soontobegirl Soontobegirl 16-17 3 Responses Apr 8

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    I've never been one to put much stock into signs.. My sister in law tends to say things like, "Oh, we were just talking about that, and look! It must be a sign, you should do it...
    hourbyhour163 hourbyhour163 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I grew up in an environment where showing emotions is considered a joke, or something embarrassing that people will have to comment on.. Or at least this is how I have always felt...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    .... about how my parents take my temperature and things. On Friday we had our school check ups at the nurses office and it was nothing major. Just like height, weight, heart...
    LizLaz LizLaz 16-17, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I agree with the two latest posts here: that school sucks the passion, imagination and fun out of everything. Why wait for androids? We've got a country full of them, going about...
    devinprater devinprater 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    No! School on Tuesday! My trich has NOT gotten any better. So the eyeliner comes out
    Cookzie Cookzie 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    This spring break went bye so fast like back to school tomorrow ugh :(
    deniokey deniokey 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I recently joined this community in hopes to get many things off my chest, and hopefully get some positivity from anyone who’s willing to listen. My name is Zach and I’m 19...
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    Match Report I am in my school junior football team, what my American friends call soccer. It is for girls 16 years and younger. This time of year, we would normally be...
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    I am in band and the original instrument I was taught was the euphonium. Then I was just inspired by how music can create many things like a story or a mood. So I began to look for...
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    I have mentioned before on here that our education system sucks, and here I will be making another point as to why. Grades. Do you want to know why kids really hate school? It all...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    All these "rules" are swirling around my mind. All the ones I was taught by Christians when I was a kid, the ones they would tell me now if they knew about my asking to open my...
    FrolickingFemale FrolickingFemale 36-40, F 11 Responses 2 days ago

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    This is what someone else posted on FB: "Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You’re just ready to give up...
    phoebegolde phoebegolde 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Cursing, even by accident, is bad That’s a lesson I learned the hard way. I remember one time when I was in the 4th grade, I was at school and called this kid a “b***ard. I...
    Iceman03 Iceman03 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 31

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    Highschool Homeschool, or Public High School ? I'm 14, 8th grade. Public schooled all my school life. I have so much anxiety with school ,I get stressed out so easy and I get very...
    oceanxs oceanxs 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    They said live life to the fullest not to the foolish. Hello experience project listeners and readers. This is BRATNER once again. In life there are some happenings that must be...
    BRATNER BRATNER 22-25 a week ago

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    I can't deal with school much longer. I just recently moved out of state and I'm a junior in high school. I don't have very many friends here, and the ones I do have I don't like...
    Amydenson1 Amydenson1 16-17, F Mar 26

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