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Hey, leave the children alone...
Evangelist Ken Ham smiled at the 2,300 elementary students packed into pews, their faces rapt. With dinosaur puppets and silly cartoons, he was training them to reject much of geology, paleontology and evolutionary biology as a sinister tangle of lies.

"Boys and girls," Ham said. If a teacher so much as mentions evolution, or the Big Bang, or an era when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, "you put your hand up and you say, 'Excuse me, were you there?' Can you remember that?"

The children roared their assent.

"Sometimes people will answer, 'No, but you weren't there either,' " Ham told them. "Then you say, 'No, I wasn't, but I know someone who was, and I have his book about the history of the world.' " He waved his Bible in the air.

"Who's the only one who's always been there?" Ham asked.

"God!" the boys and girls shouted.

"Who's the only one who knows everything?"

"God!"

"So who should you always trust, God or the scientists?"

The children answered with a thundering: "God!"

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selphish From: selphish Date: February 13th, 2006 01:49 am (UTC) (Link)
That's... really frightening.
littpiski From: littpiski Date: February 13th, 2006 03:27 am (UTC) (Link)
My soul DIED.
shanrina From: shanrina Date: February 13th, 2006 08:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Isn't it a little...proud...to assume/say that you "know someone who was" at the creation of the world? And...uh...hello, public school. Why do they care if it's being taught if THEY DON'T HAVE TO BELIEVE IT? They're not going to get non-Christians to buy into it for obvious reasons, and if people want to keep their kids away from such alarming thoughts as evolution, then they should send them to religious schools because that's what they're there for.
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