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Old 09-04-2012, 07:39 PM   #1834
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Originally Posted by SophieLaFontaine View Post

But none of this bothers me, since I don't think these beliefs harm anyone. What REALLY bothers me is their attitude towards gay marriage and abortion.
Agreed with Wrose re: education. The problem gets to be when you're one of those kids going to a private school and taught about creationism, but not at all about fossils, carbon dating, dinosaurs (other than they existed when animals were created?), or evolution. I remember singing a song that went something like this, only longer:

"I am not descended from monkeys, though you may be fooled at first glance.
I'm the work of God, my creator! I am not the product of chance.
I did not evolve from a tadpole who got lost and wandered ashore......
But by God's hand, His will and plan, I am, and nothing more."

but I don't remember when or how I learned about evolution, if it happened at all before high school with any accurate, trustworthy detail.
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