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Paul Broun, a member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, spoke out in a very anti-science way. And there is video.
It is really disturbing to me that someone who really believes that our world is less than ten thousand years old is a member of congress. To believe that requires you to discount almost all science. You would have to consider carbon dating some grand fraud. It is beyond me how a person can believe something that flies in the face of all science. It is possible to reconcile one’s faith with science. Simply put, if you believe in an all powerful deity then why is it hard to imagine he could have acted in a mysterious way that the people who wrote the bible were only able to describe with metaphors.
Sadly thanks to Louisiana’s new voucher system for schools which allows money to be taken out of the public schools to pay for private schooling that has little to no standards, we will undoubtedly be seeing more and more of this type of thing in the future.
When people talk about religion from a philosophical view point, you commonly hear them paraphrase Marx. They say “Religion is the opiate of the masses.” The source they are quoting is much more complex then that. The actual lines read:
Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.