Thursday, August 10, 2006

Evolution is Unconstitutional

Rudy Takala takes us on a twisted logical journey through Christian apologetics by claming that because inmates are allowed to form an atheist discussion group, then atheism is a religion, and therefore evolution is unconstitutional. I'm not kidding, read it yourself.
...they (atheists) have no right to talk about it in government schools. Because the thought of teaching creationism in schools usually causes liberals to hyperventilate, the thought of teaching evolution or atheism should now have the same effect. What’s the real problem that liberals have with teaching creationism in schools? Do they oppose it because it’s a matter of faith, and not of science? Or do they oppose it because it isn’t their faith? We should know soon, since the predominantly atheist belief in evolution has now been defined as a religious matter.
A reality check is in order. Atheism is simply the doctrine or belief that there is no God. Evolution is a scientific theory unrelated to atheism in any way. Why do some Christians insist the two are linked?

btw - religion is commonly defined as belief concerning the supernatural, sacred, or divine, and the moral codes, practices and institutions associated with such belief. Atheism has everything to do with religion and nothing to do with evolution.

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4 comments:

Atul said...

Sad what is happening with the religious right and it's true that atheism is not a religion but a belief.

jbruno said...

Smells like brainwashing to me. I just finished a podcast on evolution for my student newspaper to try and spread the word. It's time that reason was defended and kept intact.

I'm tired of evolution being blamed for backing atheism. Perhaps atheists are just shrugging as if to say, "I thought so," and going about their business.

rg said...

1) I agree with the main thrust of your post. However,

2) The statements:

"A reality check is in order. Atheism is simply the doctrine or belief that there is no God."

and

"Religion is commonly defined as belief concerning the supernatural, sacred, or divine, and the moral codes, practices and institutions associated with such belief. Atheism has nothing to do with religion."

contradict each other.

Mojoey said...

rg - thanks, I meant to say Atheism has everything to do with religion and nothing to do with evolution.