A resolution adopted by Europe's top human rights body last week declaring creationism as a potential ''threat to human rights'' is evidence of a secularized culture, said one of Americaâ€™s pre-eminent evangelical theologians.
On Oct. 4, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe voted 48 to 25 in support of the resolution entitled â€śThe dangers of creationism in education,â€ť in which the parliamentary body urged its governments to â€śfirmly opposeâ€ť the teaching of creationism as a scientific discipline.
The document stated that creationism is promoted by â€śforms of religious extremismâ€ť and criticized advocates of creationism for seeking to "to impose religious dogma" at the expense of childrenâ€™s education.
â€śFor some people the Creation, as a matter of religious belief, gives a meaning to life,â€ť stated the report. â€śNevertheless, the Parliamentary Assembly is worried about the possible...
You can't expect the EU to be for anything that promotes authentic Christianity. This is one big bunch of crooks and hypocrites. No wonder all of heaven will sing Hallelujah the day when this EU entity will be shivered to pieces by the judgement of God.
This is a bit rich, coming from a body which is not democratically elected, and which is so corrupt that its financial audits can't be signed off. Even if this was a ruling that made any sense at all, why should anybody believe a word they say?
All this while completely denying two important facts.
1) many of the greatest scientific breakthroughs that directly lead to our 'modern' age technology were made by creationist bible believing christians.
2) evolution is, like creationism, a belief system about the past where in the absence of an observer is founded in nothing but a faith that it happened the way they say it did.
The same statements they make about creationism can fully apply to their own position:
"Advocates of evolutionism seek "to impose religious dogma" at the expense of childrenâ€™s education."
"For some people evolution, as a matter of religious belief, gives a meaning to life,"
"If we are not careful, evolution could become a threat to human rights which are a key concern of the Council of Europe." (too late that's already happened)
Time and time again it's the creationists who are better equiped to define the evolutionary theory, in logical manner, than such 'leaders' as this Council. They clearly don't understand what evolutionary scientists actually do/say/believe.
"Even evolutionary scientists wouldnâ€™t agree that evolution is based on facts, Mohler pointed out"