Re: the pool we're trying to paddle in

From: Michael Lorrey (
Date: Mon Apr 09 2001 - 15:31:05 MDT

Brian D Williams wrote:
> >From: Damien Broderick <>
> >
> >Polls show that the percentage of Americans who say they
> >believe in creationism is about 45 percent. George W. Bush
> >took the position in the presidential campaign that children
> >should be exposed to both creationism and evolution in
> >school.
> I'd be real careful about reading anything into this. By believing
> in creationism I suspect that this percentage believe that there is
> a God, that God created the universe, and that would be about the
> level of their understanding.
> I wouldn't let G.W's pandering to a voting block be of any real
> concern.
> I was raised by hardcore Catholics and became a happy
> agnostic/Zennist like many others. When creation tries to go head-
> to-head with evolution, it generally loses.

Yes. Religion today that has any hope of retaining credibility restricts
itself to completely undisprovable claims. Anything else is for boobs.
Of course, that doesn't say much for most of the US anyways... ;)

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