Amazing

The President of the United States came out for freedom of religion. The amazing thing about it is that he had to. But then a lot of folks who talk endlessly about the Constitution somehow think that it only applies to them, in exactly the way they want it to apply to them and no other and no others.

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  1. “But then a lot of folks who talk endlessly about the Constitution somehow think that it only applies to them, in exactly the way they want it to apply to them and no other and no others.” I completely agree with that. There’s a really interesting debate that I thought would be of interest on evolution vs. intelligent design going on at http://www.intelligentdesignfacts.com

  2. Cammie,
    I’m not sure exactly what your own position is but here are the legal facts on the issue of intelligent design creationism as I see them.
    It is all but settled law (see Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District) that intelligent design creationism is, no matter how it is packaged, at bottom motivated by religions doctrine. While the US Supreme Court has not ruled directly on the issue it is quite clear that proponents of intelligent design creationism don’t want that case or anything like it brought up to the High Court. They know that even with a conservative court it is very likely that they will loose. They have already lost and lost deceivably before a conservative judge (actual more than once). The Constitution does allow proponents of any kind of creationism to say anything the want, as long as they don’t say it under the authority or color of government. That’s where Constitutional separation of church and state and freedom speech go their separate ways and properly so. It also where freedom of religion allows proponents of intelligent design creationism to preach and believe anything they care to on their own time and furniture. And where students can say what they will on the subject where they will but teachers who are government employees must say with the best science teaches and avoid the trickier attempts to sneak religion into the classroom.

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