Humanists outraged over approval of new academy that will teach Creationism
Those delicate flowers, the secular humanists, just cannot bear for anyone not to believe like they do. They get really upset that after over a century and a half, millions of us still don’t buy the idea that we evolved from pond slime via apes – goo-to-you-via-the-zoo! Religious ideas produce intolerance, they insist, and so they cannot be tolerated. No, humanists are convinced that they have a better idea of how to create a good society: have everything to do with faith banned. They obviously just forget, or never found out, that every other country humanists have taken over very quickly degenerated into very unpleasant dictatorships.
The Independent explains,
The evangelical Everyday Champions Church first proposed a free school that would teach creationism as a valid scientific theory last year.
That application was rejected by the Government on the basis that “the teaching of creationist views as a potentially valid alternative theory [to evolution] is not acceptable in a 21st-century state-funded school”.
Now a new bid submitted by a group of individuals from the Church, but without its formal backing, has been accepted. The backers say Exemplar Academy in Newark, Nottinghamshire, will have a faith ethos but will not be formally designated a faith school, and will only teach creationism in RE.
Richy Thompson, campaigners manager at the British Humanist Association, said that the proposed school was “absolutely still dangerous”.
The Department of Education said that the new school would be banned from teaching creationism in science classes, but it would be allowed in religious education lessons.
Let us get this into some sort of perspective.
A) The Theory of Evolution is a 19th Century assumption based on an 18th Century unscientific philosophy called Uniformitarianism.
What gives the state a right to teach this and exclude everything else? Such blindness in science obviously isn’t restricted to 17th Century Florence – it is happening here and now, but in the name of Secular Humanism this time, rather than the Inquisition.
B) Creation Science can be demonstrated to be a valid alternative to Evolution Theory, especially in light of revelations which have emerged since Darwin’s time. For example, the sheer complexity of living cells was obviously unknown when the Theory was in its infancy. If Darwin had witnessed the wonder of DNA and known about molecular machines, he may have admitted that intelligent life (any life, even) is far too complex to have arisen by random mutations. We will never know.
What we do know is that he considered the deficiency of transitional fossils to be his biggest problem. He wrote in The Origin of Species,
“…the number of intermediate varieties, which have formerly existed on the earth, [must] be truly enormous. Why then is not every geological formation and every stratum full of such intermediate links? Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely graduated organic chain; and this, perhaps, is the most obvious and gravest objection which can be urged against my theory. The explanation lies, as I believe, in the extreme imperfection of the geological record.”
Unfortunately for Darwin, the fossil record still hasn’t yielded what he would have expected and never will.
Under the circumstances, shouldn’t children be given the chance to learn about Creationism? Could they not be afforded this courtesy, or do we now organise our culture and learning according only to what the Secular Humanists dictate?
That was supposed to be the end of this post; After I had written it, I went off to look for a picture to go along with it. By chance, the website I spotted the photo on has this to say about children,
They learn everything automatically from the time they were born. They do this through imagination, visualization and by being in the alpha state of creativity and learning.
That all changes, however, between the ages of 7 and 14. That’s when well-meaning but ignorant teachers and parents direct them to abandon this natural learning ability in favor of the analytical, senses-based, left-brained learning system that is our educational system.