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Starman
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Posted - 08/30/2006 :  01:47:14  Show Profile Send Starman a Private Message
From the ID site "Evolution News"-Learn about "True Religion" According to Judge Jones:
quote:
Rule #1 of American First Amendment law is that the government never passes judgment on an issue in the context of whether that claim falsifies a person's religious belief. Many people have the religious view that evolution "is antithetical to a belief in the existence of a supreme being." Yet Judge Jones promoted pro-evolution-only-theology by writing that this particular religious view is "utterly false."

There's a famous quote from an old case where the Supreme Court gives clear reasoning why judicial statements like that of Judge Jones are so dangerous to religious freedom:
Ehhhr...Mr Luskin?

The judge was not ruling that you can't belive your silly rubbish.
You are however not allowed to teach this crap as science in a school.

Or is Luskin admitting that ID is theology?


"Any religion that makes a form of torture into an icon that they worship seems to me a pretty sick sort of religion quite honestly"
-- Terry Jones

Kil
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Posted - 08/30/2006 :  07:35:45   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Starman

From the ID site "Evolution News"-Learn about "True Religion" According to Judge Jones:
quote:
Rule #1 of American First Amendment law is that the government never passes judgment on an issue in the context of whether that claim falsifies a person's religious belief. Many people have the religious view that evolution "is antithetical to a belief in the existence of a supreme being." Yet Judge Jones promoted pro-evolution-only-theology by writing that this particular religious view is "utterly false."

There's a famous quote from an old case where the Supreme Court gives clear reasoning why judicial statements like that of Judge Jones are so dangerous to religious freedom:
Ehhhr...Mr Luskin?

The judge was not ruling that you can't belive your silly rubbish.
You are however not allowed to teach this crap as science in a school.

Or is Luskin admitting that ID is theology?



Just as Judge Jones predicted would happen…

quote:
The judge's decision has sparked considerable response. Judge Jones himself anticipated that his ruling would be criticized, saying in his decision that "Those who disagree with our holding will likely mark it as the product of an activist judge. If so, they will have erred as this is manifestly not an activist Court." Newspapers have noted with interest that the judge is "a Republican and a churchgoer."[3] Dr. John West, Associate Director of the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute, said: "The Dover decision is an attempt by an activist federal judge to stop the spread of a scientific idea and even to prevent criticism of Darwinian evolution through government-imposed censorship rather than open debate, and it won't work. He has conflated Discovery Institute's position with that of the Dover school board, and he totally misrepresents intelligent design and the motivations of the scientists who research it.”


Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

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