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Zogby Poll: Most Americans believe both Intelligent Design and evolution should be taught in schools
SEATTLE, March 7 (UPI) -- A poll by Zogby International reportedly shows most Americans support public school teachers presenting evolution and intelligent design theories.
The Zogby poll reportedly showed 69 percent of Americans support the presentation of Intelligent Design, with 21 percent believing only Darwin's theory of evolution should be part of a high school's curriculum.
Jim, yes I did see that article about killing gays & I am very much opposed to this as I have already commented on that thread - I certainly don't support the idea of Christian Taliban! The bible points out that all men have sinner and thus we are all worthy of death (not just gays), but eternal life is available to all that believe in Jesus Christ as he alone can take away our sins no matter how bad. To answer your questions:
1) The number of real Christians amongst those that claim to be Christian would be much less than 40% I would think, but only God knows this.
2) If creation is not science then evolution hypothesis is not science either, so neither should it be taught in a science class. As no scientific evidence for evolution has been found it must be believed by faith - try in religious studies or humour (if there is a class for this).
3) I agree with you that religion of any type should not be used for political gain, or to cause people pain and suffering. Nor should anyone be forced into any religion (as the Moslems regularly do).
4) Absolutely I agree that anyone who murders another person of any type is headed for hell.
My suggestion is to take a good _impartial_ look at both sides in the creation / evolution debate.
Have you read the article about "Democrat for senate: kill practicing gays". Many of the people who claim to be christian (you were mentioning numerics about who believes what) are in favor of killing poeple because they are gay (read the postings). I thought there was a commandment about not killing anyone. IF half of the people who claim to be chrisians feel that way then only about 40 percent are truly christian. I'm not saying those are the true numbers but it makes you think. I believe people have the right to believe and practice whatever faith they are a part of. I just don't think it is right 1. to teach creation in a science classroom. Any other class (ie. history, religion, sociology) would be fine but not science because it is NOT science. 2. to use religious beliefs for political gain and making laws that people have to follow regardless of the pain and suffering it may cause. Remember this country is not only home to christians, even though they do make up the largest group. This was supposed to be the land of freedom. Our ancestors left europe because of religious persecution.
Would you not agree that "christians" who would see a gay person or any person murdered are on a fast track to hell?
Jim, numerically the vast majority of people in the world believe that God (or a god) created them. You are very much in a minority. Instead of constantly opposing those that believe in creation with negative comments why not tell us what you believe and why you believe it?