The Separation of Church and State. It is a concept as old as the United States. In my opinion this concept is just as important as the freedoms guaranteed to us in the First Amendment. Religion has absolutely no part in our public schools.
One thing that really makes me mad is when people want to “teach the controversy”. I hate this argument. Why on Earth would be teach kids about something we know is wrong? We teach them evolution because we know it’s right. So why would we teach them, for example, the fairy tales from Genesis? We shouldn’t “teach the controversy” because the religious side of the “controversy” is dead wrong.
Maybe if there were factual evidence to support the wild myths in Genisis we would “teach the controversy”. But there isn’t. In fact the scientific side of the “controversy” proves that these fairy tales are completely wrong! So we should continue to only teach evolution. Because it’s fact.
And another reason why we shouldn’t “teach the controversy” in public schools, is because religion has absolutely no place in public schools. That is why we have separation of Church and State! That is why we have the Establishment Clause! Now sure, the First Amendment guarantees Freedom of Religion. But that also mean we have freedom from religion. I don’t care what screwed up religion you practice, but keep it to yourself. Keep it in the privacy of your home and place of worship. Do not bring it into my public schools. Not everyone believes in your fucked up religion! So keep it the hell out of public schools!
We teach facts in school. Not fairy tales (Unless you happen to major in mythology in college hahaha). Public schools are a place for knowledge, intelligence, and facts. Religion hates knowledge, intelligence, and above all, FACTS.
So enough of my rant, let me ask you, what do you think about “teaching the controversy”?