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Friday, November 11, 2005

I knew I liked Joy Behar

So, this morning on The View, one of the hot topics was about this: Televangilist Pat Robertson told the citizens of Dover, PA that they had rejected God by voting their school board out of office for supporting "intelligent design" and warned them Thursday not to be surprised if disaster struck !

[Intelligent Design, btw, is the idea that certain forms in nature are too complex to have evolved through natural selection and must have been created by a "designer." Opponents say it is the latest attempt by conservatives to introduce religion into science curricula, which I wholeheartedly agree with.]

Anyway, this man, Robertson, actually said:

"I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover: If there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God, you just rejected Him from your city."

Ridiculous and absurd. And then, on the View, only Joy Behar was saying how ridiculous it is for people to think it's okay to teach something that has no scientific base in public classrooms! Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Star Jones, and Meredith Viera were all crowing about how Intelligent Design should be taught in schools too, so that then kids have a choice of what to believe. Only Joy said that those things should be taught in religious classes, not in science classes, and the rest of them were all gaining up on her!! I couldn't believe it.

I personally think that it's completely fine if people want to believe in Intelligent Design, or want to try to combine theories of evolution with theories of divine creation, whatever floats your boat, you know? But to think that public schools are the place for teaching impressionable children something that is fueled only by political agendas and attempts to make Christianity reign supreme in this country is disgusting and pathetic, in my humble opinion. Uck.

Feel free to leave comments on this issue, if it stirs anything up for you...


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