Creationists Seek Foothold in Europe

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Creationists Seek Foothold in Europe
By GREGORY KATZ,AP
Posted: 2008-02-09 21:12:08
Filed Under: Science News, World News
LONDON (Feb. 9) - After the Sunday service in Westminster Chapel, where worshippers were exhorted to wage "the culture war" in the World War II spirit of Sir Winston Churchill, cabbie James McLean delivered his verdict on Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.

"Evolution is a lie, and it's being taught in schools as fact, and it's leading our kids in the wrong direction," said McLean, chatting outside the chapel. "But now people like Ken Ham are tearing evolution to pieces."


Ken Ham is the founder of Answers in Genesis, a Kentucky-based organization that is part of an ambitious effort to bring creationist theory to Britain and the rest of Europe. McLean is one of a growing number of evangelicals embracing that message - that the true history of the Earth is told in the Bible, not Darwin's "The Origin of Species."

Europeans have long viewed the conflict between evolutionists and creationists as primarily an American phenomenon, but it has recently jumped the Atlantic Ocean with skirmishes in Italy, Germany, Poland and, notably, Britain, where Darwin was born and where he published his 1859 classic.

Darwin's defenders are fighting back. In October, the 47-nation Council of Europe, a human rights watchdog, condemned all attempts to bring creationism into Europe's schools. Bible-based theories and "religious dogma" threaten to undercut sound educational practices, it charged.

Schools are increasingly a focal point in this battle for hearts and minds. A British branch of Answers in Genesis, which shares a Web site with its American counterpart, has managed to introduce its creationist point of view into science classes at a number of state-supported schools in Britain, said Monty White, the group's chief executive.

"We do go into the schools about 10 to 20 times a year and we do get the students to question what they're being taught about evolution," said White, who founded the British branch seven years ago. "And we leave them a box of books for the library."

Creationism is still a marginal issue here compared with its impact on cultural and political debate in the United States. But the budding fervor is part of a growing embrace of evangelical worship throughout much of Europe. Evangelicals say their ranks are swelling as attendance at traditional churches declines because of revulsion with the hedonism and materialism of modern society.
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If I had any faith of this world's betterment, this would be disturbing.

(When I talk about "America" going down the tubes, please realize that for the most part I do refer to humanity as a whole.)
 

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Their website is pretty funny. They're really big on the whole dinosaurs living with people stuff. I think Earl might like these fellas.
 

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Their website is pretty funny. They're really big on the whole dinosaurs living with people stuff. I think Earl might like these fellas.
I went to the museum that this ken Ham guy runs:

http://www.creationmuseum.org/

I took the wife and kiddies on a road trip vacation last summer, and as we're driving through Kentucky I see the signs for The Creation Museum, and I goes, "This... I gotta see."

It was a hoot.. displays showing Adam and Eve chilling out with dinosaurs inna gadda da vida, how the grand canyon was carved out over just a few days by "the flood"... all of this took place a couple thousand years ago, of course. Even my ten-year-old was laughing at how retarded it was. We were all pointing and laughing at just about every display and the staff of the place kept shooting us dirty looks. Fuck those dipshits.

The place was like a shrine to asshattery to which slack-jawed dullards go to worship holy stupidity.

I felt dirty giving them my money, but the entertainment value was worth the price of admission.
 

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I went to the museum that this ken Ham guy runs:

http://www.creationmuseum.org/

I took the wife and kiddies on a road trip vacation last summer, and as we're driving through Kentucky I see the signs for The Creation Museum, and I goes, "This... I gotta see."

It was a hoot.. displays showing Adam and Eve chilling out with dinosaurs inna gadda da vida, how the grand canyon was carved out over just a few days by "the flood"... all of this took place a couple thousand years ago, of course. Even my ten-year-old was laughing at how retarded it was. We were all pointing and laughing at just about every display and the staff of the place kept shooting us dirty looks. Fuck those dipshits.

The place was like a shrine to asshattery to which slack-jawed dullards go to worship holy stupidity.

I felt dirty giving them my money, but the entertainment value was worth the price of admission.
Damn were the exhibits being sponsored by Flintstones vitamins. I love how scientific evidence and common sense have pretty much destroyed the belief of creationists, that they had to resort to something like this museum to justify their faith.
 

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"Evangelicals say their ranks are swelling as attendance at traditional churches declines because of revulsion with the hedonism and materialism of modern society."



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I went to the museum that this ken Ham guy runs:

http://www.creationmuseum.org/

I took the wife and kiddies on a road trip vacation last summer, and as we're driving through Kentucky I see the signs for The Creation Museum, and I goes, "This... I gotta see."

It was a hoot.. displays showing Adam and Eve chilling out with dinosaurs inna gadda da vida, how the grand canyon was carved out over just a few days by "the flood"... all of this took place a couple thousand years ago, of course. Even my ten-year-old was laughing at how retarded it was. We were all pointing and laughing at just about every display and the staff of the place kept shooting us dirty looks. Fuck those dipshits.

The place was like a shrine to asshattery to which slack-jawed dullards go to worship holy stupidity.

I felt dirty giving them my money, but the entertainment value was worth the price of admission.
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