“The Christian Right’s Relentless Assault on Public Education”

“The Christian Right’s Relentless Assault on Public Education”
JANUARY 22, 2018 BY ED BRAYTON

Patheos- Nonreligious: Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/dispatches/2018/01/22/christian-rights-relentless-assault-public-education/#8brcTSB3WC7tYGGY.99

I have read the above article and have noted the following points:

  1. All people have inherent worth and equality and are ‘endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights,’” Zahn said.
  2. “These foundational and historical American values did not spring from the cornucopia of ‘world religions,’ but specifically from the Judeo-Christian scriptures.”
  3. But in reality, those ideals required a rejection of historical Christianity as it was conceived up to that point for hundreds and hundreds of years.
  4. Those ideas came largely from Enlightenment humanism and their opposition came primarily from the churches. It was only long after they were adopted almost universally that Christianity was redefined and they claimed credit for what they had rejected for centuries.
  5. considering a billto allow old-fashioned creationism in science classrooms as an alternative to the teaching of evolution.

 

Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/dispatches/2018/01/22/christian-rights-relentless-assault-public-education/#8brcTSB3WC7tYGGY.99

I have my reservations on the above points and I intend to comment on them on the above website and give them here also for the readers.

Paarsurrey wrote:

“All people have inherent worth and equality and are ‘endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights,” Unquote.

All people born in this world without exception have worth and are equal as human being. It is a global truth. Religion, whatever religion it is, they have a right to claim that these have been endowed by God. The Atheist could deny it as their own right. Right, please?

Regards

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