Archbishop Opposes Creationism

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  1. Ulsterman

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    Archbishop: stop teaching creationism

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has stepped into the controversy between religious fundamentalists and scientists by saying that he does not believe that creationism - the Bible-based account of the origins of the world - should be taught in schools.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,,1735730,00.html
     
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    It should be noted that the Archbishop never stated that the didn't believe in creationism or the bible, simply that creationism shouldn't be taught in schools.

    I disagree with the archbishop. I believe creationism shouldn't be taught in science classes. ID may be given a small note in science class but is largely scientific philosophy and should not be given much time because of its underdeveloped philosophy. Creationism should be taught in religion, history or philosophy classes since it has been a major religious and philosophical view in history which is still currently held.

    I do agree with the Archbishop that teaching creationism in schools may reduce the doctrine of creation which is stripped of much of its richness when Genesis and the bible is misinterpreted as a science document.
     
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    I am reminded of Jesus' words in Matt 12:30, "He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad." The archbishop doesn't say he is for creationism, and in his abject failure to stand for anything remotely Christian I consider him an opponent, not only of creationism, but also of morality (his pitiful stance on homosexuality, for example), to religious freedom (his failure to stand against the Religious Hatred Bill in the UK) and the gospel itself. The man is an apostate.
     
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    Oh, come on, no he's not! I don't approve of creationism being taught in science classes using my taxpayer's money either; if they want to refer to it in Religious Studies as a belief of a minority of Christians then that's fine but to be taught as a scientific theory on a par with evolution is patent nonsense and I for one as a UK taxpayer object to my money being misused by Blair and Co in this way

    ++Rowan, far from being soft on homosexuality, has forcefully criticised ECUSA and other liberal provinces who have ordained or consecrated gay clergy. See my thread elsewhere in this forum.
     
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    I go one step further and quit all religious education in state schools. We open the doors to all kinds of quackery.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     

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