Skip to comments.Legislating Morality
Posted on 10/12/2006 2:28:26 AM PDT by nancyvideo
First of all, I would like to thank each of you for signing up for my class this semester at UNC-Wilmington. Part of my job as your professor is to dispel certain myths you learn in your other classes, especially sociology. If you decide to question these myths in Sociology 101, your professor is likely to assign you to sensitivity training sessions.
Because our university faculty is so overwhelmingly liberal, many of these myths constitute arrogant dismissals of conservative ideas ideas that your professors would take more seriously if they had a little more experience interacting with conservatives. Some of your professors have never met a conservative and could only spot one from a distance based largely on the conservatives physical appearance and grooming habits.
(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...
It was worth reading through all that to get to:
"Is there any relationship between the ACLUs love of communism and its hatred of religion?"
Can you name the 1981 Arkansas case in which the ACLU (the ones who brought us the Scopes case) argued that teaching both evolution and creation is actually in violation of the First Amendment?
IMHO he slipped up here. The ACLU didn't argue that teaching creation in a theology class was against the first amendment. "Taught in schools" is much different than "taught in the same class". It seems ol Mike has been taken in by the ID promoters.
Great article, I just didn't like being led to the book sites where I could spend my money on their answers. I'll see what kind of answers are floating around the net first.
That's a pretty big jump you're making there. I can't believe how some people can read a totally benign paragraph, filter it through their passions over a single issue, and make the paragraph say something it does not. (This goes for both sides of crevo, abortion, immigration - any hot button issue).
It is good to have passion, but sometimes passion makes us irrational; we see boogymen in every written word and every event (see yesterday's plane crash).
This was a great article.
IMHO you slipped here ... because the ACLU would argue that teaching a theology class in public school is against the first amendment ... it's all part of the same endgame.
Barry Goldwater was right: "You can't legislate morality".
The whole Old Testament was written to prove that. Man failed The Law every time. Morality comes from the heart and is a product of the New Man's (born again) fruits of the spirit.
The motivation to have His law written on our hearts is loving Him with all our heart. Then comes morality, something that doesn't exist by itself.
Dr. Adams believes in Biblical creation, and doesn't hesitate to say so.
Amazing, isn't it? A man with a PhD, well-regarded in his profession, and also a widely-read conservative columnist ... and he believes God created the heavens and the earth.
Your logic is speculative, mine is based on fact. I will stick with facts above assumptions.
I have met a lot of people with PhD's who have some very unusual ideas. Having a PhD in anything that isn't science is generally a sign that a person couldn't figure out what to do with their lives in the mid-20s and had parents with a decent amount of money.
You are right. But too many people here see religion as science and want them taught side by side. Religion belongs in Theology classes, and science belongs in science classes.
How do evolutionists feel about teaching that life came from outer space? They already teach the Big Bang theory...
... so you would argue against laws that make murder, theft, etc illegal?
I can't figure out if they want science taught as a religion, or religion taught as a science.
My point was that he makes no effort to hide what he believes, and hasn't been "taken in" by anyone. Some people ... some educated, extremely successful people, like Mike Adams and Ann Coulter ... simply don't believe in evolution.
Can't argue with facts like this, you win.
While certain moral imperatives like not committing murder need to be legislated, there is a fine line between legislating morality and using legislation for nanny state social control.
Evolutionists don't care. They don't teach about where life "came from" they teach about how it evolved. Beyond that is theology and should be taught in a different classroom.
However as an avid reader of evo-crevo threads I can recognize someone who has no grasp of what science is pretty quickly. Goodbye.
Either that or they know well enough that their constiuencies don't and they are better off just saying what those people want to hear rather than potentially upset the masses.
The theory of evolution has everything to do with the origin of life; it is entirely dependent upon change over a period of time.
You have no grasp of logic, which is a requirement to conduct any scientific endeavor. You are defending an immmaculate conception...
Thank you, Dr. Goebbels for your elitism...
What a creepy thing to say.
Irrational, too, since "the masses" don't know Mike Adams from a hole in the head, and would only recognize Ann Coulter as the really skinny blonde who's on the news sometimes.
Educated, socially and economically conservative, politically involved citizens are the market for these writers/speakers.
The Haeckler drawings have been shown to be fraudulent. Darwinism has been debunked. The left, curiously enough, didn't even mention Coulter's chapter debunking Darwinism because it's pretty hard to refute her facts. Has anyone ever heard a liberal defend Darwinism on the facts?
Both Adams and Coulter are essentially politicians. They have chosen to be entertainer/politicians, but their audience are individuals of a particular political persuasion and it is very obvious where the majority of their audiences stand on certain issues.
Just like politicans who stand for election, their success depends upon appealing to their constiuents. Also, just like politicans, there is no reason to believe that every view they espouse in public corresponds 100% to their privately held beliefs.
Sorry if I burst your bubble of pseudo-reality.
Bless your bowels, honey.