That’s not what he said.
Clearly, errors in translation between forms of intelligent life and lesser lifeforms are bound to be riddled with errors. Take, for example, the conversion of dog barks to English.
Dog: Bark bark woof bark bark
In English: Hi, my name is Sparky!
That’s not a literal translation, it’s just the best I can translate it given that he’s a lower life form and what he really said was actually along the lines of “Sparky, Hello <unintelligible> I’m Dog!”
We see where translation errors come from, when taken into account different point of views often cause such errors, and there’s a case I’ve seen with the Disco ‘tute that is really beyond belief. Only click through if you’re ready to have your IQ drop by about ten points. I’m not sure if my way of explaining can clear it up well enough to save your IQ points, so yeah…
First off, let me say yet again that evolution is accepted by 99.9% of the scientific community. Let me also say that a large number of scientists are atheists as a direct result of their education in said subjects, and most of the time those who dissent simply do so because it conflicts with their faith. Now you know where intelligent design comes from.
OK, so we know the Disco ‘tute are a bunch of two-faced liars, but this is really beyond anything I’ve seen from them before… almost.
In the link that I’ll be giving in a second, the following is said:
In Expelled (video above), Dr. Myers explains his goal for science education:
…what we have to do is get it to a place where religion is treated at the level it should be treated— that is, it should be something fun, that people get together and do on the weekends, and really doesn’t affect their life as much as it has been so far…
What will the world look like, if Dr. Myers gets his wish? Dr.Myers:
…greater science literacy, which is going to lead to the erosion of religion, and then we’ll get this nice positive feedback mechanism going where as religion slowly fades away we’ll get more and more science to replace it and that will displace more and more religion which will allow more and more science in and we’ll eventually get to the point where religion has taken that appropriate place as a side dish rather than the main course. And if you separate out the ethical message from religion — what have you got left — you got — you got a bunch of fairy tales, right?
In the midst of a furious national debate about intelligent design, Darwinism, and metaphysical bias and indoctrination in science education, one has to wonder why Dr. Myers would state plainly that the agenda of Darwinists is to advance atheism in the classroom. Why would Dr. Myers state unequivocally on film that a fundamental goal of science education is the suppression of religious belief?
I think it’s safe to bring up the following points:
- There is not, has never been, and never will be any discussion of intelligent design in the scientific community because it is pseudo-science.
Oh, wait, that’s one point. Well here’s the second: that’s not what he said. He never said that religion was being oppressed, suppressed, or likewise. He’s a teacher, his goal is simply to teach how the world works, and that’s how it goes. It just so happens that he, and many others within the scientific community have noticed that religion profoundly contradicts science. He’s not going to flunk any student for being religious unless they were to answer on a test that god created them and not evolution. But Copache, isn’t that discrimination? Isn’t that’s oppression? Isn’t that suppression?
No. That’s how it works. If you’re asked 2 + 2 by your mathematics teacher and you answer 5, you’re going to be wrong. Just as if you’re asked how humanity got here, we weren’t created by god, we evolved from lesser lifeforms. If you contest that, you’re free to go to a private educational learning facility where they won’t blind you with the truth of sciences.
Anyway, I think it’s fair to say this Disco ‘tute associate (probably Mark Mathis) completely missed the point.
It’s true that science, true science, leads to atheism. That’s because bronze age myths don’t stand up to modern scientific knowledge. Serious. I used to be a conservative Christian, but now I’m a moderate Atheist and proud of it.
As they say… and so it begins. Again.