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AForce1's Avatar Jump to comment 29 by AForce1

eean says "I mean creationism does belong in the classroom".

What a stupid statement.

Schools are state run and, therefore, should not propound any religion. State & church should be separate.

What would we think of a school/teacher who insisted on teaching that Father Xmas is real or that there are fairies at the bottom of the garden?

Education is surely about teaching facts & encouraging qestions & analysis about those facts. Education is not about teaching unproven, mythical ideas.

If someone wants their child to learn about creationism that someone should take them to church. School is not the place for force feeding children half-baked ideas.

Sun, 09 Nov 2008 23:30:00 UTC | #267462