Punchline? Maybe, lol. But name-calling isn't nice.
I say why not both?
I'm a Christian and I have my faith and for me, evolution makes some sense.
Evolution is, as with abortion, another touchy issue for many people.
There are those who believe that the world was created in 6 24-hour days and that was that. I was always confused with this when I was younger. If we had cavemen and dinosaurs, where do Adam and Eve come into the picture?
The way I try to understand it is that the 6 days were not days as we know them. They were billions of years, in my view.
That allows plenty of time for evolution (oh noes!!!1!!!one!!) to take place.
The dinosaurs came and went as did the first forms of life, like algaes and trilobites. Some remained and others died off. Then man came along sometime in history (and screwed up most everything since, but that's a whole other set of forum topics. )
I feel that these two work together, but don't need to be taught together. Evolution is fairly self explanatory, and frankly, natural selection makes a lot of sense to this Christian. There will probably always be controversy over the creationism/evolution issue, that can't be avoided.
You can accept one and not the other, but I think everyone should have the chance to hear both sides.
Public school is a government funded entity and as such the separation of church and state needs to remain.
Go to school for math and science. (not offensive if you don't let it be)
Go to church or not, it's still your choice, for religion. (not offensive either, if you don't let it be)
Evolution is still a theory, but it's the best scientific reasoning we have so far.
We're not meant to know and understand everything.
But hey, who knows? We still have the theory of gravity and that's been working fairly well for us. I haven't hit the ceiling yet.
admin said:who the hell believes in creationism these days anyways?
Well, I think the title says it all.
Cite your sources when you give your arguments!