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Thursday, November 10, 2005

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.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The funny thing about Robertson is that, as a man of God, he should be trying to guide people who may be misled, not telling them they blew their chance with God. I don't think God needs Robertson's help.

11/11/2005 6:33 AM

Blogger ninme said...

The funny thing about Pat Robertson is that he's an old coot to whom god needs to hand over the gold watch and handshake so he can sit in his rocking chair and mutter about the neighbors' kids like everyone else does when they get to a certain age.

11/11/2005 11:36 AM

Blogger WillyShake said...

I'm neither pro or con on ID, but I AM for exposing our kids to what's accepted & what's new & controversial to stimulate their learning process--seems to me that's why they're in those seats!

Yet I do want to make this point about the Dover case, because I don't see the media mentioning it--to the contrary, they say that this story is about whether ID can be "taught" in Dover Co. schools. Actually, the battle in the court is NOT about TEACHING ID at all--it's about whether a brief 500-word statement can be read to students saying that (I paraphrase): "Hey kids, there's this theory called ID that argues that Darwin's theories leave out some important facts which the purport to be able to explain. If you want to read more about it, go read this book."

Period--that's it! That's what the fight is about. When I look at it in that light, it's not about religion & science, it's about PC coddling of our kids--treating them as if they're too fragile to able to hear and think about such things.

Thanks for letting me ramble on.

11/12/2005 6:31 AM

Blogger ninme said...

Well that means Pat Robertson is an even bigger coot for getting so riled up over the loss of a 500-word statement. I mean, 500-word statements do not make or break Atheism in America, nor do they inspire children to commit dark deeds against sacred objects in acts of revocation of their religion and faith in God.

11/12/2005 7:27 PM


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