Category: Religion

Dispatch From the War on Christmas

Awesome satirical piece on DailyKos: “Dispatch From the War on Christmas”: This whole war has been a nightmare. I was at Circuit City yesterday, looking for a cheap DVD player. Out front they had a “Happy Holidays” banner that must have been in letters three feet high. I stepped under it, may Jesus forgive me, because I knew I had to get in there, but inside was no better. Some damn wreaths, here and there,Learn More

Evolution is religion?

This is bizarre…. apparently, someone is suing the University of California-Berkeley, saying that their Understanding Evolution website is advocating religious beliefs. In the lawsuit filed last month, the Caldwells contend the site is an effort “to modify the beliefs of public school science students so they will be more willing to accept evolutionary theory as true.” The plaintiffs are not proponents of “intelligent design” — a theory that living organisms are so complex they mustLearn More

Intelligent Design-friendly school board voted out

How do you handle the current attempt by religious zealots to introduce creationism bundled as Intelligent Design into public school curricula? Well, if you live in Dover, Pennsylvania, you vote the entire school board out of office! “All eight Dover, Pennsylvania school board members up for re-election have been booted out after introducing intelligent design to the science classroom. In their place are a number of those who campaigned against the policy.” This is absolutelyLearn More

Intelligent design again

There’s a very good article up at Yahoo! News detailling the origins of Intelligent Design. It’s a pretty fair article, though reading through it I still don’t understand how anyone could not see ID for what it is: creationism with a new name. The article wraps up with a description of a lawsuit being argued right now. The arguments for both sides are pretty well-put: The parents, who claim that ID is creationism in disguise,Learn More

Cornell’s president calls teaching Intelligent Design “dangerous”

This should come as no surprise: Cornell’s head Rawlings said that teaching intelligent design as science is dangerous. Major universities have to see ID as a curse, setting students back by a couple of years in science classes. Don’t be surprised to see Remedial Science become one of the hottest classes in universities, as students struggle to catch back up with what they weren’t taught in high school. Declaring the question a cultural issue andLearn More

Intelligent Design in Colorado schools? *PLEASE* tell me it isn’t so!

I was shocked and horrified that the state legislature is actually going to discuss whether or not Intelligent Design should be taught in Colorado schools. Intelligent friggin’ Design! When exactly did our education system slip back in time 80 years? Fortunately, hopefully, the Democratic majority in the state congress will quickly vote this down. But just the fact that it is being discussed at all is scary. I would not have a problem if IDLearn More

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