posted on Feb, 6 2009 @ 01:29 PM
I really don't believe Creationism should get equal time in schools. My position is that it should never be taught in science class, only taught
about in sociology or religious education.
I was thinking a little about this after listening to some Hitchens. He was stating that the Creationists started by demanding only ID be taught, and
only later did they change to the 'equal time' position once it was clear that was failing. Another thing that interested me was his claim that
most christians don't want ID taught in schools, even if that is their belief, as you end up being the state/school that is laughed at.
My thought came to the idea of reversing it, and demanding that Churchs give equal time to science, ie everytime they read out Genesis or similar,
they would have to give a quick lesson on what science has discovered in that area.
I really don't think they'd be too happy about that! I'm pretty sure that most of these guys would be outraged that it was even suggested, perhaps
then they'd understand why we are angry that they want ID given equal time in science classes.
Do you think it could be enforced if the government decided to make churches do this? I'm unsure, as they are private groups, and schools are
public, and I don't think the government would be allowed under constitutional law to meddle in that. However, perhaps it could be argued that
because they claim tax exemption, they are actually subsidised by the state, and therefore a public system.