Monday, October 10, 2005

We don't need no stinkin' science

The Palm Beach Post reports that millions of tax dollars support the teaching of creationism in Florida's private schools.

Money quote:

"Many of the parents bring their kids here because they want a Christian education," said Frederick White, principal at Mount Hermon Christian School, where about a dozen of the 115 students are using vouchers. "And a Christian education does not include evolution."

Indeed, it does not. All the more reason to leave private schools private. (Via NSBA's Board Buzz.)


Anonymous Robert said...

I go crazy, as a Christian, when I read people say things like "a Christian education does not include evolution". Since when? And why not?

People may argue about whether Christian doctrine does or does not *support* naturalistic evolution (or more aptly, to what extent it's supported) -- but there's a big, big difference between saying that a scientific idea doesn't harmonize with a Christian doctrine on the one hand, and saying that there's no place for it in education on the other hand. Whatever happened to studying ideas with which we disagree? Should Christians simply refuse to understand conflicting ideas? Sounds like a recipe for irrelevance to me.

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