We Must Look Like Idiots

April 6, 2012

According to the Wall Street Journal:

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is likely in the coming days to sign into law a bill requiring that public schools allow science teachers to discuss purported weaknesses of theories such as evolution…

Louisiana and Mississippi have passed similar legislation in previous years, and state science standards in seven other states now allow teachers to question evolution…

To most of the world, we Americans must look like idiots.

News flash for you Christians. The science is in and evolution is a fact. Deal with it.

But the Bible says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, etc. etc.” It must be so.

And the Bible also says “If someone has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him…then all the men of his town are to stone him to death.” This, too, must be so.

Selective reading of the Bible leads Christians to make all sorts of awkward choices. If the Bible is the Word of God why are Christians ready to believe that He created the heavens and the earth but they are not willing to murder their unruly children?

The King James version of the Bible is one of the world’s great pieces of literature. It certainly is the greatest piece of literature ever created by a committee. But, like Beowulf and The Vision of Piers Plowman, it is a myth filled with, well, rumors, lies, innuendo, fear, uncertainty, and despair.