Only that the God of the Bible is a myth since the things that it says that He did is a myth. Right?
I'm not sure I understand the distinction. God can certainly be responsible for biblical myths that teach us something, right?
There are many reasons to believe that the Christian flood story is less mythical than any other religious flood story.
Guess we'll have to agree to disagree on that one. There are numerous scientific problems that don't get resolved if you believe the entire earth was flooded with water. If you are saying that science doesn't matter because it was a miracle, then we're back to the Christian flood story being basically like any other religious flood story. If you believe that everything in the bible is literally true, and that there are no myths in there, that's another thing we would have to agree to disagree on. I don't believe that, nor do I believe such should be taught in public schools.
To: Stone Mountain
I'll agree to disagree, however I don't think that "faith" or "ideology" should be taught by public school teachers, no matter what side of the fence that you're on, no matter how many people believe the same way. Granted, this leaves the door open for children to be indoctrinated from other sources without counter arguments from school teachers, but it also leaves the door open for parents and churches to instill a moral foundation in their children without the public school system (gov't) working to dismantle it.
BTW, I am not saying that science doesn't matter. I am a firm believer in physical science and believe that all of the scientific evidence supports the truth in regards to origins of life and the universe. However, I don't support pseudo-science being used to advance an ideological agenda and then calling it science. The idea that somehow science and religion are at odds is absurd. There are ideologies that are at odds, but one is falsely called science in today's culture.
posted on 03/09/2007 1:05:02 PM PST
(All of the evidence supports the truth!)
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