Following up yesterday’s post, The Flintstones Bible, I want to talk to you about some of the lies my science teachers told me. I know they’re lies because Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), a physician with an M.D. and a B.S. in chemistry and member of the House Science committee, said so. Last year, speaking at the Liberty Baptist Church Sportsman’s Banquet, he said “All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell. And it’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior.” Now, my somewhat limited education didn’t address something as advanced as embryology; that was a bit beyond the resources of my dinky little high school in hinterlands of North Carolina. But we did talk about evolution and the Big Bang. And, not one of my teachers ever used the Bible as a science textbook. Silly heathens.
Because of their ego and shortsightedness, these people taught me that the earth is billions of years old, that dinosaurs lived millions of years before humans and that the earth revolved around the sun. Unfortunately, I grew up in a time when schools believed in the primacy of science. If I were attending high school today, however, things might be different. Several states are have either already approved, or are in the process of approving, science texts that make use of the greatest science book of all, the Bible. Louisiana, for example, has approved a biology textbook (in use at Eternity Christian Academy) that says the Loch Ness monster is real and proof that dinosaurs and humans inhabited the earth at the same time. Oh, those lucky, lucky children. They won’t have their heads filled with all that scientific claptrap. Nor will they have to worry about hooey like critical thinking skills or the scientific method.
I very much hope this trend will move beyond science and into all subjects in school. Then, we could have history books that tell us slavery wasn’t so bad, math books that teach from a biblical perspective and do away with such silliness as foreign languages, art appreciation (unless, of course, we’re talking about Thomas Kinkade) and secular subjects such African-American or women’s studies. Then, we could replace them with Godly subjects like apologetics, daily Bible study and prayer. Remember, it is a parent’s job to “train up” their children so they think exactly as we do. You can’t do that when some evil secularist is teaching them how to think and ask questions. That’s what wrong with the world today, too many people are asking questions and not blindly following whatever their leaders say.
If good Christian Americans start demanding that the government ignore that pesky First Amendment with it’s ridiculous Establishment Clause, we can return this land to its original course and make it the shining City on a Hill that St. Ronald of Reagan spoke of lo, these many years ago.