Skip to comments.How 19-year-old activist Zack Kopplin is making life hell for Louisiana’s creationists
Posted on 01/16/2013 4:41:13 PM PST by EveningStar
For Zack Kopplin, it all started back in 2008 with the passing of the Louisiana Science Education Act. The bill made it considerably easier for teachers to introduce creationist textbooks into the classroom. Outraged, he wrote a research paper about it for a high school English class. Nearly five years later, the 19-year-old Kopplin has become one of the fiercest and most feared advocates for education reform in Louisiana. We recently spoke to him to learn more about how he's making a difference.
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Check the Bible, see Genesis and then check your Hebrew. You’ve been Hellenized.
Youre dancing alone. I dont dig your jive.
everyone else knows what I mean when I say creationist.
Certainly, we all know what you mean. The prostitution of meaning and of human communication in this forum is your objective. Just as we all know what Goebbels meant when he opened his bigoted mouth.
Such a proposition is completely useless in terms of explaining or predicting the natural world. Why, what possible practical application do you suppose it has?
If we were to make inquiries of Scientists to the effect: Are all men created equal? Are they, then, endowed with unalienable rights? Do governments derive their just power from the consent of the governed? To what scientific protocol would these scientists turn to guide them in the experiments necessary for them to formulate their answer? To what peer-reviewed journals might we turn to view their findings?
What protocol violation or breach of scientific practice brought about the abrupt termination of the Tuskegee Experiment?
Without the concept freedom of inquiry would the Science you tout as the fount of all wisdom even exist? What of freedom of association, without which Scientists would not even have a forum on which they could gather and exchange ideas and information? Yet both are concepts of the Creationist ideals of our Founding Fathers.
I know of no Judeo-Christian who does not, as an article of faith, believe that God created Mankind and the Universe, and that the Judeo-Christian God is relevant to all human activities. Do you deny this?
When Jefferson wrote that all men are created equal, and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights (the most famous words since the words of Christ), he was speaking the thoughts of a whole people. God, the creator of Natural Law; God the giver of law to Man; the equality of all Men the gift of The Creator; unalienable rights the gift of The Creator. All the Founding Fathers make it undeniably clear that the Creationist philosophy of Judeo-Christianity is central to their public and private perspectives regarding liberty.
In the past I have urged you to look up the etymology of the word Creator (with a capital C), and its development following the printing of the KJV. But, you can not bring yourself to do that. Such an endeavour would be poison for you. It would be like Count Dracula viewing a Cross.
Do you believe that liberty is the design of nature? Do you believe that liberty is the direction of history? Do you believe that human fulfillment and excellence come in the responsible exercise of liberty? And do you believe that freedom is not for us alone? That it is the right and the capacity of all mankind?
The Constitution itself is the philosophical product of the Creationist beliefs expressed in the Declaration of Independence. For you this must be a cause for acute gastric distress. Take a Tums and learn to live with it.
It is the labors of Christian Western Civilization in the last two thousand years that has produced efforts to regulate the issues of the meaning of lawful war, the origins of war, the avarice and cruelty of war, the treatment of prisoners, when the right of conquest and the claiming of the spoils of war are just and when they are not, the rights of discovery and the treatment of native peoples, the securing of peace as the prime objective of war, questions of maritime law, redress for injuries, restitution of property and recompense for wrongs done, and the laws of embassy and envoys. No competing civilization, or philosophy, or scientific theory has even approached that accomplishment ever.
From what experiment, or field study, or science textbook did any of these ideas come? Instead these ideas, many of our scientist friends say, are mere useless, nay even harmful, philosophical concepts, and so inferior therefore as to be unworthy of contemplation at all. And you apparently know of no practical application for any of them.
Look, I’ll be frank. I have checked the Bible. Directly. In Hebrew.
Your view is not only out of the mainstream, it has been condemned as heresy.
It’s a free country, so believe what you wish. If you pimp it here, you will be opposed by Christians who know the truth, as you have been in the past.
You should note though, that FreeRepublic is a Christian based site - not a cultic site. When you pimp the cultic heresies here, you are opposing the values of FreeRepublic.
So you can’t find anywhere that I posted it and now you’re asking me to make a statement in the hopes that you can find something to use against me, so that you don’t look like you’re lying?
One need not assume God used magic to create in order to be a Christian. Special short bus Creationism is in no way vital to understanding the equality of men, natural rights or the sanctity of life.
LOL, Godzilla help me, help me! It reminds me of Johnny Sako and the Space Giants. He didn’t ping them, he had a whistle.
I am a Bible-believing Christian. I simply refuse to be Hellenized.
You know the Hebrew then you know that Nephesh isn’t the same as ruah. To be eternal means just that. To not have a starting point.
I often ping Godzilla to cultists. He enjoys watching the self-destruction that occurs. Neither Godzilla, nor I, nor any other Christian here needs help to instantly know you have been a consistent advocate of heresy.
As for you being a “bible-believing Christian”, sure. Whatever you say.
I dont. But apparently you do. Or, do you anticipate no need for any information beyond what is to be gleamed from a science textbook?
You throw out accusations like a drunken cowboy shooting up the town on a Saturday night, but you are bereft of any support for any of them (the accusations).
If youll check the definitions of Creationism you will find that they cover quite a wide range of philosophical ideas involved in the Judeo-Christian tradition. What you cant stand is that they are an acid that dissolves your pretensions.
What causes you to gag ... what you cant stand ... is that Creationism is a fundamental tenet of Christianity and is the wellspring of Americas devotion to liberty for all mankind.
Who is the creator of the Universe, and why is Creator capitalized in the DoI? This has to be an endless nightmare for you.
Why are you so frightened of Creationism ... a philosophical tenet of Christianity ... that you have to resort to the destruction of all the norms and conventions of communication and meaning to calm your fear?
Still batting zero as to what useful purpose you could put special creationism to. Miraculous magic is not predictable or rwplicable. As useless as last Thursday ism.
One of these two is a strict evolutionist; but he's not the most likely to propagate his genes.
(I'll bet you thought I was going to post a pic of Kaley Cuoco...)
You must not be listening too closely to the students during finals week...
I just figure he's a kid on the make; and knows where the money is....
Given high academic credentials and a sufficient store of narcissism (and the concomitant moral blindness that regularly attends this sort of "juncture"), he just might make it big-time in 0bama's Brave New World.
Both are infinite, but one is more infinite than the other ;-)
Unfortunately for your simple-minded propaganda, science can be hijacked by epistemological blinders (such as naturalistic atheism) as well as by politicians (Lysenkoism, gore-bull warming, feminism, enforced 'Darwinism').
Try reading Wikipedia on Lathrop Stoddard (Harvard PhD) if you want more about the Nazis & eugenics (direct application of, shall we say, selective breeding).
He even resembles Snidely Whiplash.
You're the poster who brought in the Nazis.
If you had actually read Mein Kampf (you know, written by that Hitler guy, who was commonly thought to be somewhat affiliated with Nazi politics and doctrine), you'd find that he believed in fixed kinds, because interbreeding of a higher and lower kind resulted in a hybrid weaker than the strong stock, which would be out-competed for survival, having no natural niche, and would thus die out...which seems to imply that Hitler was working off of the framework of natural selection, not special creation, eh?
I posted the direct quote once upon a time in response to someone (probably an atheist troll) who was busily orally pleasuring themselves by quote mining from Hitler to give Christians a bad name.
Apparently, they hadn't reckoned with the awesome capabilities of Google to find entire quotations in context.
The Bohr model did not account for autocorrelation, electron spin, or relativistic effects...
Nice try though.
Yes, that's what makes miracles significant.
Because they're miraculous.
You've said that you are a Christian. What do you make of John 10:38 or John 14:11 ?
While creationism is an innappropriate subject for public school children, history is not.
Wrong. I responded to post ten that brought up the Nazis. Hitler was a creationist who believed in fixed kinds, a fox will always be a fox, etc. He thought Germans were created in the highest image of God. But what arguments do creationists have other than ignorance lies and false equivalency?