There is a debate going on right now on what should be taught in our public school’s science classes; evolution, intellegent design or divine intervention. My position is evolution. I believe in science and the truth is going to be found through research.
Now why the topic of church and state? Because if the proponents of intellegent design win their aurgument in the Supreme then religion can be taught in the classroom. Some may say that it would help bring up the morals of American society and that evolution will get an even bigger voice. Fat chance! And this is where my argument begins.
Western culture is one of the first, if not the first, culture to ever seperate church and state. Most of the world’s governments still have religious influence. This combination is not as healthy as it may first appear. When the West made its decesion to venture down this new path they embarked on something which directly resulted in their economic success. When church and state are mixed we see factions develop with their own political agenda.
Church and State should not be intertwined because of the negative results of this highley charged topic. Civilizations, countries, how ever you want to describe it has shown that the two don’t mingle without conflict. "With one religion you have terrene and with multiple religion you have peace", Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters (USA, Ret.), I might have the quote wrong and I apologize.
The United States of American is a young country with a new idea and in a very short period of time has climbed to the top in economical and technilogical advancements. Why? Well the seperation allowed people to stop worrying about others and start focusing on themselves.
My fear is if creative design is allowed to be taught in the public school system then we have the possibility to regressing into the old ways of thinking and its the main reason why our founders sought out this new land. Now, do we want to flee back into the old the ways and srew up our great system?
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Don’t let others tell you want to think no matter who the proponets are!