ForumsWEPRIs it OK to teach evolution in public schools?

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shortstopkid123
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Many parents argue about schools teaching evolution. Creationalists do not support or believe in the theory of evolution. It goes against their beliefs. They do not believe it should be taught because it apposes many peoples' beliefs. Do you think that it should be taught?

Notes:
Lets try not point out certain religions. I am saying creationalists for a reason.

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Xzeno
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Okay creationists. Try to laser-focus on the following fact: Mage said dogs evolved from cats.

MageGrayWolf
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Okay creationists. Try to laser-focus on the following fact: Mage said dogs evolved from cats.


LOL

Okay joking aside, that might actually get interpreted that way. Instead of it showing that you can get something completely different by just making small changes.

This is likely about what both cats and dogs evolved from looked like.

http://s59.radikal.ru/i165/0901/3e/849a7af8bafe.jpg
http://s45.radikal.ru/i110/0901/d6/64bcc378acd8.jpg

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StDrake
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WOW! Hyenas have closer to cats than to dogs? I've actually learned something interesting about nature from a silly ideological fight topic..

abt79
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I'm a Christian, not an idiot. Evolution has obvious evidence, God probably added it as a built-in feature for the first forms of life.
To anyone who takes the entire Bible to a completely literal level, I call BS!

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I'm a Christian, not an idiot. Evolution has obvious evidence, God probably added it as a built-in feature for the first forms of life.
To anyone who takes the entire Bible to a completely literal level, I call BS!

Do you accept human evolution? If so, how do you reconcile Jesus? Without original sin (Adam & Eve) there seems to be no need for him.
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Do you accept human evolution? If so, how do you reconcile Jesus? Without original sin (Adam & Eve) there seems to be no need for him.


People have free will and need to be taught to exercise it properly. (NOTE: I am an atheist)
abt79
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Please further explain what you mean by "reconcile Jesus"....?
Jesus died for all of our sins.

pft
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Viceroy

Jesus died for all of our sins.


So this means we can sin all we want but be forgiven anyway?
abt79
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If we truly seek forgiveness and our mindset isn't "I CAN DO WHAT I WANT CUZ IMA GO TO HEAVEN ANYWAY"

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If we truly seek forgiveness and our mindset isn't "I CAN DO WHAT I WANT CUZ IMA GO TO HEAVEN ANYWAY"


Is there a court system up there to deem if you truly seek forgiveness or not? Angels on the jury? Who wouldn't seek forgiveness even if they have a i can do what i want attitude? The alternative is hell. So they would beg for it anyway.
MageGrayWolf
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I'm a Christian, not an idiot. Evolution has obvious evidence, God probably added it as a built-in feature for the first forms of life.
To anyone who takes the entire Bible to a completely literal level, I call BS!


Considering the bone headedness I've been dealing with on this front lately. ((hugs))

Please further explain what you mean by "reconcile Jesus"....?
Jesus died for all of our sins.


The general thought behind this is that Jesus's death was to wipe clean the original sin that is claimed we all carry. That would be the one Adam and Eve committed. As such without Adam and Eve actually being real Jesus's death to wipe away the sin they left everyone becomes rather pointless.
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Jesus died for all of our sins.


This cliche would be excuseable if it weren't entirely wrong.
According to the Roman Catholic authorities, he allowed himself to die as a demonstration of his humility, kindness, and absolute forgiveness, the idea being that true divinity was not displayed by power, rage, or tyrrany, as was generally believed to be characteristic of gods. His death could be regarded as being "for the salvation of the faithful from their sins", because of the establishment of Christianity, but not simply for or because of sins.
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Jesus died for all of our sins.


Jesus died for somebody's sins, but not mine -- Patti Smith

(Jesus died for his own sins, not mine -- Crass.)
MageGrayWolf
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Very interesting that the various forms of Christianity can't even agree on what exactly Jesus died for.

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This very interesting when you consider that evolution is a biased, racist religion. Yes that's right, evolution originally taught that African-Americans were closer relatives to apes than Caucasians. If course they had to reinvent their asinine and bigoted religion when racism went out of style.
Alright, let they emotion backlash begin, brainwashed youngsters!

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