Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Clues that maybe you ought to re-assess

Ray Mummert, a pastor and parent in Dover, PA, discussed the debate over teaching creationism in public schools with AFP. Mr. Mummert opposes efforts to keep religion out of public high school science classes, saying, "if we continue to indoctrinate our young people with non-religious principles, we're headed for an internal destruction of this society." But I find this quotation particularly thought-provoking. Mr. Mummert described his political opponents in this matter as follows:
We've been attacked by the intelligent, educated segment of the culture.
Yeah, seriously. What do they know?


  1. It's also a little odd that the problematic views are non-religious ones (as opposed to anti-religious ones, which might be either views that discriminate against religious people or views that contradict religious views). I'm wondering if my belief that 2+2=4 is a religious belief. If not, we better stop teaching it in public schools.

  2. Yeah, I noticed that too, Jeremy. I wonder how far we can get without any non-religious principles.