I was pretty excited last night when I was talking on the phone with a friend. She told me that one of our Co-Op moms, Mrs. Scopes, was teaching a science class for 10-14 year-olds next fall. I spoke with H Girl on the ride into class about possibly being an assistant in the class if there was no class for her to take 3rd hour. I was dissapointed to see, on the class list: 'Creation Science' listed as a class. OK, so I suppose doing a little science from a creationist viewpoint ain't so bad... It seems like I'm the only one around here that is still trying to keep the co-op neutral territory, so that non-Believers feel welcome.
Then I read the class topics:
Is God Real?
Can we believe what the Bible says about Creation?
10 ways we know evolution is wrong
How old is the Earth?
So, this is not a science class at all. It is a religion class teaching the theory of young earth creationism to kids that can't possibly understand enough science to reason their way to an understanding of the topic - being taught by a mom who has no background in science at all - but bought some fabulous Ken Hamm books when she was at the Creation Museum in Cincinnati. Scientists of both creation and evolution bents have had a wonderful time smashing apart his books. They are a train-wreck of flawed arguements and scientific proofs.
The really interesting thing is that it is possible that a few kids could go from my second class-hour 'Critical Thinking' class to this religion class.
H Girl and I will be coming home.
P.S. Don't light up the fires yet. I do believe that God Created Everything, but I believe Galileo said it best: "The Bible tells us how to go to Heaven, not how Heaven goes..."