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Re: [humanism-174] Ironic News

From: Mark T.
Sent on: Sunday, January 27, 2008 1:43 AM
I found a few letters to the editor from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Enquirer, concerning the Creation Museum.
 
First, a person who thinks like someone in this group would:
 
"It is so unfortunate to see religious belief masquerading as fact. America wonders why we score far below average internationally in science and mathematics competency when we have things like the Creation Museum springing up claiming that the world is less than 6,000 years old and that man walked among dinosaurs, and exclusively herbivorous ones at that. Creationism has no business on the same playing field as evidence-based thought, such as evolutionary theory. With its complete lack of facts or corroborating evidence, creationism preys upon the word "theory" - the verbiage science so appropriately uses to remain adaptive and open-minded. It is amazing how tacking on the word "God" or "faith" will make people believe anything."
 
Then, a reasonable religious person:
 
"Evolution is a "theory" like gravity is a "theory." Both are supported by scientific fact. I don't understand why creationists cannot see the hand of God in the evolutionary process. In my opinion, it's even more miraculous than the literal biblical version of the creation. No, I won't be patronizing the museum. I can see God's work in my backyard, and it's free."
 
Then, from a zealot or two:
 
"Yes, I think it is a great thing and can't wait till it opens. I am so tired of having evolution pushed on me and having to just over look it. This will be something my family will share, as this is what we believe in: the literal Creation of the world by God the Father in six days. I hope and pray that many others will visit and it will open their mind to thinking and revisiting creation vs. evolution. Even if they just visit out of curiosity, it may broaden people's thinking and cause them to research it for themselves."
 
"I think it is wonderful that the Creation Museum is finally being completed and will open in our area. One question for those against its opening: What are you so afraid of? Our nation is one of free speech, enterprise and thought. Are you so afraid that your beliefs will not be able to stand when faced with competition? I know the Creation viewpoint can and will stand up against all opposition."
 


 
On Jan 26,[masked]:44 PM, Keggeman <[address removed]> wrote:
I almost flipped my chair when I read this...

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5htlFS6c4po-hqinVoOyLenT776pQD8U7V0QG0

On a related note, check out this video. A scientist created a compressed 10 min video tour of the KY creation museum. Very droll, but of course disturbing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8eEgPZcgTI

Keith




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