Wednesday, December 21, 2005


In one of the most incredible rulings yet,Judge John E. Jones of the U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania rules that the Dover School Board was behaving unconstitutionally in their decision to have a statement read by science teachers before teaching on the theory of evolution. The judge delivered a scathing report 139 pages long where he goes into areas of explanation and opinion unheard of in decisions from the bench. He inoculates himself from his critics when he fires off the salvo in his decision that, "Those who disagree with our holding will likely mark it as the product of an activist judge," Jones wrote. "If so, they have erred, as this is manifestly not an activist court." Well your Honor I beg to differ. His treatment of this case was incredibly activist, in fact so activist you would almost think he was a Massachusetts Judge!

I will not use today's blog as a discussion on evolution and truly how much of a theory it is. I will not use our time to show once again how much faith you really need to believe in such a non-scientific theory as evolution. All you need to do is consider the radical demeanor of the judge in regard to ruling on the following statement. The statement that has the judge so up in arms, so ready to defend against religion, well here it is:

"The Pennsylvania Academic Standards require students to learn about Darwin's theory of evolution and eventually to take a standardized test of which evolution is a part.

Because Darwin's theory is a theory, it continues to be tested as new evidence is discovered. The theory is not a fact. Gaps in the theory exist for which there is no evidence. A theory is defined as a well-tested explanation that unifies a broad range of observations.

Intelligent design is an explanation of the origin of life that differs from Darwin's view. The reference book, "Of Pandas and People," is available for students who might be interested in gaining an understanding of what intelligent design actually involves.

With respect to any theory, students are encouraged to keep an open mind. The school leaves the discussion of the origins of life to individual students and their families. As a standards-driven district, class instruction focuses upon preparing students to achieve proficiency on standards-based assessments."

Boy that's threatening huh? Once again amazing! Well, what would you expect when you come from monkey's?
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pastor tom