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Their faith just ‘blew up’ when…

January 23, 2006

You may have heard of Utah senator Chris Buttars, who sponsored a bill to require science teachers to include a carefully scripted disclaimer before teaching evolution.  Why do you suppose he did it?

From The Revealer – “…claims Buttars, it is simply about the lack of scientific consensus on evolution, and nothing to do with how he’s promoted the bill—by labeling his opponents zealots of “‘this religion of atheism and secularism,’” and deciding to sponsor the bill after hearing the complaints of one of his constituents, the mother of two children whose faith “blew up” after being told that they were “evolved from a lower kind.”

Which reminds me of another quote:

“A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.”
- Arthur C. Clarke

Many Christians know about evolution but still get along just fine.  Apparently Buttars’ faith isn’t that secure.  Maybe he should ask them for advice.

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  1. January 25, 2006 at 10:36 | #1

    Being the mother of two children does not give you a degree in intelligence.  Also using the opinion of one constituent over the many he supposedly represents to sponsor a bill of this type shows bias or blindness to the facts.

  2. WeeDram
    January 25, 2006 at 20:17 | #2

    It’s all about fear.

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