David Jennings, theologian at the Leicester Cathedral, describes the act of teaching Creationism as, “Tantamount to abuse of young people”:
His analogy: The fact that some people believe that Creationism might be true does not mean that we have to teach it in schools in the same way that the fact that some people believe that the earth might be flat does not warrant serious consideration of their opinion. We know, categorically, that the earth is not flat in the same way that we know, categorically, that a magic being in the sky did not poof the earth into existence and populate it as described in the Bible. There are a thousand ways to prove that the Bible’s creation story is not true.
A few weeks ago, Jon Huntsman torpedoed his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination by making the following announcement: “To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.”
It’s a pathetic commentary on the anti-intellectualism rampant in American politics that this is newsworthy. A major-party candidate announces that he doesn’t deny a foundational theory of modern science! In fact, given the political atmosphere in the Republican party, it’s not just newsworthy but a daring act: polls have shown that almost 70 percent of Republicans deny evolution.
And this classic video:
If you believe in creationism and would like to learn about the alternative, this video can help: