Which creation non-myth would that be? There's two of them in the Bible, you know.
Well, if you go to a private collage they can talk about whatever. Though if you went to an accredited college and tried to bring up creationism in biology class, you'd be laughed out of the classroom.
11/21/2012 3:36:37 AM
Yeah, no, Bible college doesn't count.
11/21/2012 4:28:18 AM
Actually, since factual, literal biblical creation is only taught in a minority of Christian sects, may Christians would be upset at this being taught, save perhaps in a lesson comparing various religions...
11/21/2012 4:53:55 AM
No creation myth should be taught... except my favourite one.
11/21/2012 4:56:04 AM
The only ones getting upset by the teaching of creationism are the anti-bullshit brigade. That would be most of us, not just the "die hards."
11/21/2012 4:56:56 AM
I prefer the Norse creation non-myth, where Odin Vili and Ve created midgard from Ymirs corpse, and made Valhalla from his skull.
Norse gods are f*cking hardcore.
11/21/2012 5:18:07 AM
I have no problems with creationism being taught - as long as it doesn't happen in public schools.
11/21/2012 5:25:42 AM
No creation myth should be taught.
Agreed, at least not in a science class.
Only the true 6 day Creation none myth of the Bible should be taught.
OK, that’s funny. You managed to contradict yourself within your first two sentences, similar to how the bible contradicts itself within the first two chapters of Genesis.
Somehow I have the feeling that these fundies read only Genesis 1 and then jump directly to the Noah story. Or rather they don’t read the bible at all and their pastor skips Genesis 2 to not “confuse” his flock of sheep…
11/21/2012 5:35:18 AM
Are you trying to say "true 6 day Creation non-myth"? Because you fail as bad at that, as your perception of myths does.
Facts and how to seek knowledge should be taught in schools.
I think it's OK to teach about religions in college, by then most people have developed some critical thinking skills and can think for themselves. Scotty here seems to have skipped that phase, though.
The only people getting fed up about it are educated realists.
11/21/2012 5:56:56 AM
Raised by Horses
Well, obviously our myth* is the correct one.
*Sorry, "none** myth".
11/21/2012 6:01:23 AM
I remember my first day in my college gen-ed bio class. The professor called out anyone who didn't believe in evolution to get it out of the way so she could teach the class properly. It was great.
11/21/2012 6:12:04 AM
"The only people getting upset about it are the Die-hard Atheist/ Evolutionist."
I'm not an atheist, I believe in the spiritual, the afterlife & higher power...and I believe in Science & EVOLUTION!
Many devoutly religious people have accepted Evolution for years!
What is it with fundies and they're bizarre delusion that being a believer in REAL Science, Progressiveism, Tolerance, etc. is automatically an atheist?
There's nothing wrong with being an atheist at all! Atheists are fine! "Deeds not Creeds" is my motto!
But that said...I'm an IndoPagan, there's Wiccans, Pagans, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, etc. etc. etc. who believe in Evolution & SCIENCE! Yet somehow, we spiritual, religious, Deity-believers are automatically labeled Deity-nonbelievers because we don't take out creation myths LITERALLY!
It's not enough that you're a good church-goer...y'have to be a good church-goers who takes their Biblical Creation-myth TO IT'S MOST EXTREME LITERAL CONCLUSION or else you're automatically Richard Dawkins despite the fact that you still believe in God!
11/21/2012 6:42:41 AM
No creation myth should be taught except my creation myth. Because mine is true. And if you don't believe it's true, then read the bible where it says, "this is true."
11/21/2012 7:01:28 AM
The only people getting upset about biology are the Die-hard christianist/creationist.
11/21/2012 7:14:19 AM
Not all Christians see Genesis as a literal account. Many (if not most), in fact, see it as an allegory about disobeying God and thinking that we know better than him. In fact, the Tower of Babel story echoes this very lesson. It also teaches us not to trust shady characters (the snake).
Or you can believe that it's a story about an omniscient and omnipotent God who gets bested by a talking snake and whose creation continually falls apart.
Personally, if I was a believer I'd find the first version more inspiring. The second version just makes God look like an idiot with a bad temper.
11/21/2012 7:15:30 AM
I am neither an atheist (by label, though my beliefs do include atheism), nor a Christian, and I oppose the teaching of your creation story.
11/21/2012 7:41:02 AM
Die-hard 5, Atheist/Evolutionist, coming soon to a cinema near you.
11/21/2012 8:31:11 AM
Well crafted sentences were not taught in Scott's college.
11/21/2012 8:39:12 AM
It doesn't stop being a creation myth because it's your preferred one, asshole. And, incidentally, I'm also a man of faith who still doesn't want religion taught in schools.
11/21/2012 8:59:41 AM
Yeah, maybe it was because by college you where, at least chronologically, an adult.
P.S. If it doesn't matter if it is taught, why are you so worked up over it?
P.P.S. As creationism is removed from classrooms the only people getting upset about it are the Fundie Christians. You see how that works?
11/21/2012 9:10:49 AM
"I learned more about Christianity in College than I ever did in Public Schools. Nobody had any problem whatsoever when we had discussions about Creation or Christianity."
I'll bet they didn't discuss either in biology class though, did they?
Nobody gives a damn if you discuss Christianity or "creation" in appropriate classes such as history or various anthropology courses (i.e., comparative religion, for example). They only care when you try to get your mythology taught as science in science classes.
11/21/2012 10:30:41 AM
"Only the true 6 day Creation none myth of the Bible should be taught."
First, there's two of them and they contradict each other... so which one?
Second, prove it's not a myth in the first place. And don't point to the Bible as evidence... that fucking piece of crap says the ants in my garden have only got 4 legs...
11/21/2012 10:35:11 AM
I guess this is Scott's university:
11/21/2012 11:01:49 AM
Islamic scholars have no definite agreement on evolution.
Most christians should believe in evolution because i know Catholicism stance (50% of Christians) is pro evolution, including the pope. Since most mainline and liberal sects prefer science and evolution, we can assume at least a slight majority.
I dont know enough about newer or asian religions to comment on their stance.
But dont say evolution believers atheists. The are simply smarter than you.
11/21/2012 11:36:18 AM
Pagan here, not atheist. And I accept evolution as fact. Those that rail against it understand it the least.
11/21/2012 12:06:45 PM