The Knox County Board of Education in Tennessee is considering an appeal for the removal of a biology book that one parent says is biased against creationism.
Asking About Life, Kurt Zimmermann contends, shows "a clear bias by the authors towards Christianity."
The textbook defines creationism as "the biblical myth that the universe was created by the Judeo-Christian God in 7 days." more >>
There are those who think that we Christians exaggerate the dangerous influence of Darwinist thinking on our society. The truth is, we probably need to do a better job of warning people!
If you don’t believe me, take a look at Carole Jahme’s new column in Britain’s Guardian newspaper. Jahme, a scientist, filmmaker, and author, is billed by the paper as an “Evolutionary Agony Aunt”-a columnist who gives personal advice based on Darwin’s theory of evolution. (Over here in the U.S., we might call her an “Evolutionary Dear Abby.”) Jahme’s job, according to the paper, is to shine “the cold light of evolutionary psychology on readers’ problems.”
What does Darwinist advice look like in practical terms? Well, let’s just say it’s very thin gruel-that is, when it isn’t downright scary. As Catholic writer Denyse O’Leary writes, Jahme’s advice ranges from the blatantly obvious to the terrible. “In virtually every case,” O’Leary says, “Carole’s advice would be more relevant and concise if she just left out all the ritual padding about chimps and bonobos, etc.” more >>
Atheists and humanists are preparing for what they say will be the biggest gathering of freethinkers in Australia's history.
The 2010 Global Atheist Convention is sold out, with some 2,500 people expected to attend the March 12-14 event at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center.
Some Christians are countering the event with creationist seminars and book giveaways. more >>
A Christian conservative lost his seat on the Texas State Board of Education in a closely-watched race.
Don McLeroy, who is considered an outspoken Christian, was defeated by Mount Pleasant Republican Thomas Ratliff, a moderate.
The March 2 Republican primary for several seats on the State Board of Education, which is the most influential in the country, came ahead of an upcoming board vote on a new social studies curriculum. more >>
The following is an edited transcript of the audio.
Do you accept "old earth" and evolution?
If by "accept" you mean, "Are there people on our counsel of elders who hold to the old earth theory?" then, Yes. more >>
Millennials in the United States attend religious services less often than older Americans, a new survey finds.
One-third of Americans under the age of 30 say they attend worship services at least once a week, compared with 41 percent of adults 30 and older, a report by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life reveals. The age group with the highest weekly attendance is those over the age of 65 (53 percent).
Of the total population, 39 percent of Americans say they attend religious services at least once a week. more >>