Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Teacher sued for disparaging creationism cleared on appeal
This is a bittersweet victory. I'm not one for injecting the sciences into religious thought, mainly because we have to accept that the source is accurate and scientific in itself. Of course, that doesn't work, as anyone who was hiding under their desks on May 21st could tell you.
I have to side with the atheists on the area of creationism - it's bunk science. We are to assume that there may have been an 'intelligent designer' who was responsible for life on earth. That in itself is not a scientific question, but rather, a philosophical one. I can say that I believe in God because I do not take up the task of attempting to prove what god is or is not. It's not a scientific view by any means; but I feel that any discussion of God and science is pointless at best, and just plain batshit crazy at worst.
If the creationists are willing to accept any source of occurance (including a godless , random, chance occurance), then there may be room to talk. But as long as it remains an xian pseudo-scientific smoke-screen, then there's absolutely no reason to take this ideology seriously.