God Was Running For School Board?
Pat Robertson, fresh off his hilarious stand-up tour this summer, is back on stage again. Reacting to the citizens of Dover, PA, voting out incumbent school board members who had supported including "intelligent design" in the science curriculum, he warned:
"And don't wonder why He hasn't helped you when problems begin, if they begin. I'm not saying they will, but if they do, just remember, you just voted God out of your city. And if that's the case, don't ask for His help because he might not be there."
He later tried to "clarify" his remarks, somewhat more successfully than after the Chavez assassination call. Maybe if he had informed the residents of Dover that God has apparently been on the town's school board for the last several years, whichever one of the eight defeated members He is would have gotten a few more votes.
Robertson didn't feel the need to warn the town directly of any calamities to come, like he apparently did in 1998, when "Robertson warned the city of Orlando, Florida that it risked hurricanes, earthquakes and terrorist bombs after it allowed homosexual organizations to put up rainbow flags in support of sexual diversity."
When I was a freshman in high school, our biology teacher, at the beginning of the section on evolution, spent five minutes going over the story of creation in Genesis and pointed out that the order everything came in was the right order that was needed. No big political campaign, no big deal. We got on with our lessons.
Personally, I do believe that God created the universe, about 13.7 billion years ago, and has ensured that life evolved throughout the universe, including here on Earth, such that intelligent beings capable of eventually understanding His purposes could emerge to serve as vessels for our souls. There are places one can go to come up with these or similar ideas on their own; public school probably doesn't need to be one of them.