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Old 01-23-2018, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by LargeKingCat View Post
Evolution, we were told, was in direct contradiction to the Biblical story of the creation. Of course, no one at the church except for myself and my dad had actually read Darwin's book, but as mentioned, we had numerous self professed "experts" on the subject.
Well this is what happens when alleged divine revelation (which in practice is impossible to distinguish from imagination) is given primacy over "mere human wisdom". The anti-intellectual stance is predictable for an ideology based on suspension of intellect.

I will say though that it doesn't take expert-level insight to understand that the two are in direct and irreconcilable conflict. Notwithstanding that some philosophers have proposed that religion and science are "non-overlapping magisteria" because science ignores the supernatural (which itself is an illogical, useless and made-up concept -- so of COURSE science ignores it). These folks forget that religion and science represent entirely opposite epistemologies (how one obtains and evaluates knowledge). And never that twain shall meet.
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Old 01-23-2018, 12:30 PM
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The uneasy co -existence can work, if the two things are kept separate. But it's fundamenntalists religion that is doing the agression, even though they would protest it the eviolooshunists who are being pushy - trying keep the Bible out of schools. In fact keeping all religions out of school when they want to go on teaching the One as they always have taught is nothing to do with evolution.

In fact teaching evolution in the science class is keeping it separate. It is religion that is trying to get evolution out of the science class and replace it with the bible.

And we are aware, aren't we that it school that is the issue because that is the place that Bible literalism has to take - teaching the Kids Genesis rather than Darwin. If they can't do that, then they have an uphill task of what it is really all about - Christian Fundamentalism with a heavy hand on every aspect of life from Capitol Hill to the summer -camps.
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