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Thread #134693 Message #3283690
Posted By: Bill D
02-Jan-12 - 06:09 PM
Thread Name: BS: Young Earth Creationism
Subject: RE: BS: Young Earth Creationism
Well, ONE of the real points is that such issues should not be "put to the vote". The very idea that matters of either morality or science are subject to occasional 'votes' is crazy.
No one can tell you what to think...but it is possible to describe and identify bad reasoning, which, if taught openly and clearly, can gradually 'help' clarify both matters of morality and science.
This is what is implicitly embodied in the 1st amendment to the US Constitution when it says that we will not deny the right to worship, but also will not endorse any religion. Views specifically based on religion...OR the rejection of religion... should not be a matter of who can get the most votes....yet many current members of Congress ignore this. *IF* rational thinking were more common, this at least would begin to sink in.