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The Patriot-News

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Thursday, November 10, 2005
Pennsylvanians provided a memorable off-year election by voting not to retain a Supreme Court justice for the first time ever and by ousting eight incumbent Dover School Board members who achieved international notoriety by provoking a renewed debate over the validity of the theory of evolution.

I just have two words. “School Vouchers” Let the Atheistic Darwinists keep their tyrannical indoctrination to their own children, they have no right to force indoctrinate ours.

Two things can be accomplished with vouchers. 1. Our children will get a better education and we can all get the kind of education that we want. 2. This will setup a natural competition between ID and Darwinian education. We will know once and for all which group will become better scientists. Although the latter will depend on universities be blind to where applicants come from to avoid Darwinian bigotry.

  8 Responses to “Pro Intelligent Design School Board Ousted”

  1. I have long thought that a voucher system is the only fair way to do public education. Can you imagine a truly consistent atheistic school. Atheism is a parasitic faith and a voucher system in education is the best way to expose it.

  2. Why can’t parents just teach their kids about God at home? They do that today. And surveys show that Americans are already woefully misinformed about evolutionary biology.

    Likewise, if they want to teach that aliens built the pyramids, they are free to do so, no matter what their kids’ history teacher has to say.

    Public school exists to teach mainstream academics, so that kids can get into college. If we open the doors to ID, we must also teach about other far fetched ideas in history.

    There are two other reasons why vouchers won’t get you where you want them to:

    1) Vouchers for religious schools violate the Establishment Clause, so they’re unconstitutional.

    2) As someone who attended public school in a country with a state religion, I can tell you not only of the negative effects it had on minority students like myself, but of the caustic effect it had on the state religion. The Church of England is a fading anachronism (I’m happy to say). Maybe, religion thrives in America because it’s more frequently the result of choice rather than forced indoctrination.

  3. I want the readers to take note of the ID critics. Ignorance is blisss. You think by now that the ID critics would have at least spend a couple of minutes learning about ID before spouting off. Like their belief in Darwinian evolution they are content with being ignorant. This is not an insult just an observation.

    Why can’t parents just teach their kids about God at home?

    Did I mention anything about teaching religion or God in voucher schools? You will not find anywhere in this blog and any leading Design theorists using God or religion as evidence for ID. The critics must be ignorant because they choose to be ignorant.

    They do that today. And surveys show that Americans are already woefully misinformed about evolutionary biology.

    Whose fault is that? The Darwinians have dominated the public schools for almost a century and now they are still complaining that they are unable to indoctrinate the public? Which is the reason why the school boards in Kansas and Dover want a change to teach the students about evolution.

    Public school exists to teach mainstream academics

    Which parts of the ID theory as articulated by Design theorists and this blog that is not academic or scientifically based?

    Vouchers for religious schools violate the Establishment Clause

    This is a joke. It is not the charter of this blog to debate constitutional law, however I will say this. The secularists have twisted this one statement in constitution to establish Atheism in schools. Now this is a clear violation of the first amendment.

    As someone who attended public school in a country with a state religion, I can tell you not only of the negative effects it had on minority students like myself

    Again “voucher school not equal to state religion” . However, even if voucher schools are religiously based, it is a freedom of choice for the parents. There is no need to subject the atheists to a religious school and there is no need to subject a Christian to an Atheistic public school. This is just the freedom of a democracy. The atheists seem to want to deny that freedom. This brings me back to my point #2 in the OP, which is competition. Let’s see who will do better academically. The closed minded religious fundamental fanatics who hate science and support ID or the Brights. Bring it on!

  4. So, you’re all for public education so long as it’s religious dogma that you approve of, but the moment local people exercise their prerogative to insist on accuracy and high academic standards, you bail?

  5. Oh, and don’t you owe a strong rebuke to Pat Robertson for outing you guys on whether ID is religion or not?

  6. So, you’re all for public education so long as it’s religious dogma that you approve of

    edarrell, do you have a problem with understanding English? I’ve stated very clearly that I am against any religious indoctrination, which is why I am against the teaching of religious Darwinism in public schools.

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