Home Archives Random Quotes Latest Comments Top 100 Submit Quote Search Log In

Quote# 5526

Isn't this what the atheists and secular humanist religions are doing? By taking God out of the schools you have to replace it with something else. So, instead of biblical truths we now have teachers telling us we were once apes a billion years ago. Your statement makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

barracuda, Christianity.com Forums 9 Comments [12/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
Fundie Index: 2
WTF?! || meh
Username:
Comment:



1
Reprieve

Neither does yours.

For starters, there were no apes a billion years ago.

2/4/2010 6:41:20 AM

Reprieve

Neither does yours.

For starters, there were no apes a billion years ago.

2/4/2010 6:41:23 AM

Swede

Main Entry: religion
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: belief in divinity; system of beliefs
Synonyms: church, cult, doctrine, higher power, myth, ritual, sect, superstition, theology
Antonyms: agnosticism, atheism, disbelief

Atheism and secularism are both the very antithesis of religion. There is no system to not believing in any gods, nor is there a belief involved in focusing on the physical world here and now (secularism). It is tangible, after all.
When I tried searching for secularism in the same thesaurus, I only got the word heresy as search-word. Doesn't sound that religious, does it?

By taking God out of our schools over here, we have five minutes each morning to ask the kids how they are doing, rather than singing a hymn before school starts. That's about it.
Oh, and the subject known as "Christian knowledge" when I started school, was later renamed "Religious knowledge".
Rather than replace anything, we filled the subject with info on all the major religions on Earth.

Biology is still basically the same subject, though. It is just updated each year with all the new discoveries done in the past year.

2/4/2010 7:14:38 AM

caustic gnostic

Put god in our school, and we'll take your churchy clubhouse away.

2/4/2010 8:01:06 AM

JohnTheAtheist

Actually, it's worse. We still are apes.

2/4/2010 8:03:28 AM

Anon-e-moose

"Isn't this what the atheists and secular humanist religions are doing? By taking God out of the schools you have to replace it with something else. So, instead of biblical truths we now have teachers telling us we were once apes a billion years ago. Your statement makes absolutely no sense whatsoever."

As opposed to... what? Telling kids that this universe, this world and all the life on it was just magicked into being by an invisible sky wizard, and that he took a lump of dirt and made a man from it. Then took a rib from said dirt-man and cloned a woman from it. And said clone-woman was tricked into eating a magic education-inducing apple by a talking snake etc, ad infinitum ad nauseam, and saying to said kids that this is fact?!

The likes of Michael Behe presented far more credible evidence in Kitzmiller vs. Dover, and the Conservative Christian Judge John E. Jones III still ruled for the plaintiffs.

'Taking God out of the schools'? 'Instead of biblical truths we now have teachers telling us we were once apes a billion years ago'? Kitzmiller vs. Dover made teaching 'Creationism' in US schools unconstitutional. Who ensured that? John E. Jones III. Who was appointed to the Federal bench by President George Dumbya Bush himself. And who was it who voted in Dumbya as president, hmmmmmm?!

"Your statement makes absolutely no sense whatsoever."

Your logic, based on the above, makes no sense whatsoever. Certainly to John E. Jones III. Certainly in this case, your agenda based on your own beliefs & politics has now been destroyed. And it's all your fault.

I love the smell of Hubris in the morning. Smells like... victory.

[/smug & superior]

2/4/2010 9:12:36 AM

Canadiest

They're obviously gonna keep this "everything is a religion except Christianity" bullshit going until they destroy the words meaning.

2/4/2010 10:19:41 AM

Angua

Um, we're apes today. We weren't apes a billion of years ago. Namely, as many people have already pointed out, because there weren't any apes a billion years ago.

2/5/2010 12:26:37 AM

Quantum Mechanic

"we were once apes a billion years ago"

There were no apes billions of years ago.
We are apes.

Now make the world a better place; Kill yourself.

2/5/2010 7:55:32 AM
1