We should acknowledge the Creator as did the Founders – in ceremony and word. He should remain on our currency, in our pledge, in the teaching of our history (my emphasis)Whoa. How does this play out in history class? "The nation was at risk of being divided forever, but then God turned back Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg..." This is creationism, as surely as teaching that God created all species is creationism. History, taught with any intellectual honesty, entails a respect for provable fact and supportable hypotheses. To "teach" that God's hand guides human activity is to indoctrinate, pure and simple.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Romney's "Faith in America" speech on Dec. 6 was appalling on so many fronts, I believe that one noteworthy prescription got short shrift: