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Faith is a tricky subject with me. See I would like to think I am a deep thinker but in all reality I am a flit. I flit from thing to thing, learning a bit of this and that and not an expert of anything. Blame my ADHD, or blame my Gemini nature, or what. My personal view, my beliefs would damn me to hell by some.....

I have faith in God, just not organized religion these days. My simple brain has shoe horned faith with science. Science to me explains how God did it. The image of God with a chemistry set at the big bang flits through my mind. Laugh at the child like view if you must but I will give you more to laugh at. I personally believe that we all worship the same god, just under different names. That all the fighting is sibling rivalry trying to get the most attention from a seemingly absent parent. I can see the scientist rolling on the floor right now. Laughter filling the room that they are in. I can also see others shaking their heads in pity as they think I am going to burn in hell.

With faith that I grew up with free will was given so we can welcome or reject. I mean really what joy could it bring to have to force anyone to accept you? This is why I abhor people who push their flavor on others. Oh but you need to testify says right here in this handy dandy how to manual that was edited back in the middle ages  by man, written down by man, and has many contradictions to it that at times makes my head spin. I counter with testifying is not shoving your belief down someone's throat but how you live. Giving a quiet example on how to treat your fellow man. Doing unto others as you would have them do unto you. Compassion, kindness, a helping hand, non judgmental (ok that one I CAN NOT get done).

So this rant is set off by Misery trying to put forth a bill that would have intelligent design taught not only in the primary levels of school but in its higher levels as well. Let me put it this way, if I take a class on evolution I chose to take that class and do not need the opposing view point put into the same class.

In life I feel I must take things on faith. I have the faith that this will fail. I have to.

A Republican lawmaker from Harrisonville wants all students in Missouri public schools, as well as those in introductory college courses, to be taught intelligent design alongside evolution in their science classes.

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Originally posted to the mom in the middle on Sun Jan 15, 2012 at 07:44 AM PST.

Also republished by Street Prophets .

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  •  Tip Jar (7+ / 0-)

    For today August 9 I found a signature. I am a badger in heart today. Fight on Wisconsin.

    by the mom in the middle on Sun Jan 15, 2012 at 07:44:30 AM PST

  •  Teaching Intelligent Design (2+ / 0-)
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    GDbot, linkage

    can be something as a simple sentence.

    "Some people believe that the world (and everything in it) was created in six days, six thousand years ago.  This assumption is based on faith, and there are little if no facts to back up that theory.

    Now- we do have fossils..."

    How else would it be taught without becoming a religious class?

    Growing old is inevitable...Growing up is purely optional

    by grannycarol on Sun Jan 15, 2012 at 08:44:29 AM PST

    •  The question is also (1+ / 0-)
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      Ok the Blackfoot tribe believes this, the Hindu believe this, this Native American tribe believe this, etc....... Or is it only going to be the Jewish/Christian tradition that would be taught.

      I went to "Christian" schools as a child and I can tell you they didn't even teach intelligent design. I noticed in the late 90's when my mom started homeschooling my sister the program she used did, history was a balderdash into a Christian white wash. It was so bad that she couldn't cut it in college. She would complain about how liberal college was as well.

      For today August 9 I found a signature. I am a badger in heart today. Fight on Wisconsin.

      by the mom in the middle on Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 05:17:52 AM PST

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  •  Thank You .... (1+ / 0-)
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    scheduled to be re-published in Street Prophets.


    "Upward, not Northward" - Flatland, by EA Abbott

    by linkage on Sun Jan 15, 2012 at 04:42:01 PM PST

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