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← Classroom Clashes: Teaching evolution

Mee Peestevone's Avatar Jump to comment 9 by Mee Peestevone

Though NB is considered to be one of the provinces with a higher religious population in Canada, I do not recall an emotional debate over religion or evolution in the classroom when I went to school there in the 1960's. However we did have to sing God save the the queen and in some instances say the lord's prayer; depended on the teacher. But that was pretty much over by the early seventies. I remember back in that day the Prime Minister stating that religion had no place in the public square and that what went on in bedrooms regarding consentual sex amongst adults was no business of the state; these open statements to the electorate without any fanfare and he was a Catholic. Can you imagine a US president stating something like this back then or even before Obama's support for gay marriage?

Thanks for your 2 cents... soon there will be no more pennies.

Comment 2 by Sistanis :

Thank goodness this is not something We have to deal with here in Canada, or at least not in my part of Canada (New Brunswick) There was no creation in the classroom and we were all taught evolution. There was no emotional debate over evolution. The only Place I heard about Adam and Eve and the Creation Story was in Sunday School (I was brought up in a Roman Catholic Family, Now Atheist)

I guess this is why I find this whole debate so ridiculous. I can't understand how people can just ignore the scientific evidence. It's all there right in front of us to see an touch, yet they choose to dismiss evolution for a God they can't prove even exists. It makes no sense to me how grown adults could believe such nonsense.

Also I don't understand how believing in evolution makes you an atheist. Science does not equal Atheist, and if people believe that Science is just an Atheist's religion then there is a bigger problem in the world than I originally thought.

Just my 2 Cents.

Thu, 07 Jun 2012 03:21:21 UTC | #946033