Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Can Creationists be Christians?

"So the behaviour of creationists is dishonest. They build their case on distortion, misrepresentation and outright falsehoods. The deny the reality of the universe they believe their God created. They denigrate the faith of Christians who don't share their particular dogma. They accuse others of lying without evidence, showing that they hold themselves exempt from the commandment against bearing false witness.

Jesus told us to judge men by their fruits. Given the fruits of creationism, how do you think we should judge creationists? Does their behaviour meet the standards Jesus asked of his followers?"

From here.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

UK Government ban

The UK government has confirmed that state funded free schools and academies, including Church academies, are not allowed to present Creationism as a scientifically valid viewpoint. In any lesson.  Furthermore all should present evolution properly.  The government also confirmed that this is part of what it meant by its call for schools to teach british values.  They also recognised that creationism is a minority view in the C of E and the Catholic Churches.

Early coverage here.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Humpty Dumpty Creationists

James Williams weighs in on the media coverage of UK Creationist schools this week.

ACE schools teach both sides?

The nice chap on Newsnight defending ACE schools in the UK was at pains to point out that they are the fair ones as they teach both sides i.e. Creationism and Evolution.

He was taught in an ACE school and so he probably does think this is true.

However this is an example of how ACE schools teach evolution;

Even more from Jonny Scaramanga here and here.

It is a shame Paxman hadn't researched this topic instead of treating it as a bit of a fluff piece.