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Monday, October 09, 2006

Mixing evolution controversy with other controversies is a bad idea

Answers in Genesis reported:

AiG was actively witnessing and distributing thousands of materials at the annual National Education Association (NEA) teachers convention in Florida in July. For 10 years, AiG, through a public school teacher, has manned the “Creation Science Educator’s Caucus” booth at the world’s largest gathering of educators. Through many generous AiG supporters, we saw thousands of dollars’ worth of DVDs, books and booklets get directly into the hands of thousands of teachers.

At the booth, AiG boldly displayed three large banners. One of them stated: “Gay marriage: who determines what marriage should be?” At the bottom of the banner it declared: “Genesis is literal history—God created them male and female.” It was a clear message that the origin of marriage is in the book of Genesis.

But what caused the biggest stir -- and what had NEA officials making unreasonable demands on us -- was AiG’s small “gay marriage” booklet. The NEA leadership demanded that the AiG booklet be moved to a back table. Apparently, some people were “offended by it.”

Criticisms of Darwinism are having a hard enough time without being unnecessarily mixed with other controversial issues.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Voice In The Wilderness said...

> Mixing evolution controversy with other controversies is a bad idea <

Perhaps you could explain then why you carried on with your loony ideas about the holocaust on a blog that seems to be dedicated to creationism?

> what had NEA officials making unreasonable demands on us <

You fail to mention what these "unreasonable demands" are.

> Criticisms of Darwinism are having a hard enough time without being unnecessarily mixed with other controversial issues. <

At last you admit this. You have totally failed in your feeble attempts to support creationism.

Your particular problem with the gay marriage issue raises questions. You have never had a girlfriend, then again you seem to avoid real humans of all sexes in favor of working out of your cave. You are probably as sexless as you appear. You have been compared in appearance to the androgyn "Pat" on Saturday Night Live.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 7:27:00 AM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

Voice In The Wilderness said...

>>>>>> Mixing evolution controversy with other controversies is a bad idea <

Perhaps you could explain then why you carried on with your loony ideas about the holocaust on a blog that seems to be dedicated to creationism? <<<<<<

This blog is not "dedicated" to creationism -- this blog is dedicated to the slogan, "I'm from Missouri -- you'll have to show me."

Also, this is a personal blog -- in contrast, the creation science booth at the NEA convention is not a personal booth. Supporters of the booth should not be made to feel that they are also opposing gay marriage or homosexuality in general.

Actually, I toyed with the idea of having a separate blog for the holocaust issue to try to avoid an association with the evolution issue. I delayed posting articles about the holocaust for several months because of concern about that association. It just goes to show how prejudiced some people are -- if they disagree with you on one issue, they are not willing to consider your ideas on other issues.

>>>>> what had NEA officials making unreasonable demands on us <

You fail to mention what these "unreasonable demands" are. <<<<<<<

Those were the AiG website's words, not mine. An explanation is given on the AiG webpage that I linked to.

>>>>Your particular problem with the gay marriage issue raises questions. <<<<<

What "problem" with the gay marriage issue? I never said that I have a problem with it (that doesn't mean that I don't).

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 8:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Voice In The Wilderness said...

> this blog is dedicated to the slogan, "I'm from Missouri -- you'll have to show me." <

It is very difficult to show the blind anything.

> It just goes to show how prejudiced some people are -- if they disagree with you on one issue, they are not willing to consider your ideas on other issues. <

Nonsense. We considered your ideas on the holocaust and you failed to "show us". Those ideas seemed to be as stupid as your ideas on creationism if not more so. I have actually agreed with your position on some things. As I said, even a blind pig occasionally finds an acorn.

> What "problem" with the gay marriage issue? <

You brought up the gay marriage issue. It appears that you don't have a dog in that fight anyway, nor do most eunichs.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 4:16:00 PM  
Blogger Dave Fafarman said...

< ... this blog is dedicated to the slogan, "I'm from Missouri -- you'll have to show me." >

In what sense are you "from Missouri"? I have spent a total of about a week in Missouri, which I believe is more than you have. I'm not "from Missouri" -- Rep. Vandiver was "from Missouri".

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 4:42:00 PM  
Blogger JanieBelle said...

"Criticisms of Darwinism are having a hard enough time without being unnecessarily mixed with other controversial issues."

By which I assume you really mean to say "Whacko Fundy Creationism delusions are having a hard enough time without being deservedly mixed with other stupid ideas that also have exactly zero evidence."

Just thought I'd help you clarify there, Lar.

Thursday, October 12, 2006 10:59:00 AM  

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