The religious right does a lot of things to piss me off.
The denial of human rights to other not like themselves, their near blind hatred.
But the thing that gets under my skin the most is their complete denial of of science.
The worse of the lot are today's topic.
Y is for Young Earth Creationism
According to Wikipedia, Young Earth Creationism is the belief that the Earth is only about 6000 years old and all life was created in the Biblical 6 days. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_Earth_creationism
I should not have to mention that is notion is completely insane.
Yet this special brand of stupidity is widely followed and believed by plenty of people these days. It was on the decline, but in the Theocracy that they want to make America, they are on the rise.
Now normally I wouldn't care about what a bunch of lunatics have to say, but when they want to infect schools and children's minds.
It still happens. Just have a look at Tennessee.
The evidence against the Young Earth creationists is so overwhelming is almost like talking to a Flat Earther. But at least the Flat Earthers know they are crazy.
Creationism links at Pharyngula
Perhaps I'll have time to come back to visit your A to Z posts after the A to Z Challenge has ended. It's an interesting topic but your side is not the side I would agree with.ReplyDelete
As for the Tennessee law, I haven't studied it in detail, but from the way I interpret it I think they are merely opening up options to compensate for the beliefs of others. No one side deserves the right to impose their beliefs on the other sides and all options should be left to personal interpretations based on evidence offered. I find it rather curious that many atheists seem to have this fear or aversion that other beliefs are shoving their constructs down the throats of everybody and yet have no qualms about wanting everyone to conform to their non-belief.
Maybe I'll get back to reading your series here since it looks fairly short, but then again there are a lot of things I need to get around to reading and writing.
Thanks for being a part of the A to Z Challenge.
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