Saturday, November 14, 2009
"You can't teach creationism or intelligent design without getting into a little bit of trouble in the public schools, which is a shame," said former Green Bay East High School science teacher Jim Kraft of Allouez. "What's being promoted in the public schools is really atheism. … There's the (presumption) that the Earth is millions, billions of years old, and that is really a very subtle attack on the Bible, and on Christianity."
Kraft used to be an evolutionist, but later became a Christian and an adherent to creationist principles. He thinks public schools should teach creationism, and he isn't alone.
Kraft doesn't think someone can be a Christian and an evolutionist.
"It really boils down to the authority of Scripture," he said. "Are you going to believe God, or are you going to believe man?"
But it's funny that Mr. Kraft apparently thinks the Pope ain't Catholic since, as the article points out, the Catholic Church's position is that evolution and faith are not incompatible.
If those blinders on Mr. Kraft get any tighter, he won't be able to see at all.
* "Black and white: Nearly 150 years after Darwin, creationists and evolution theorists hold tight to their arguments," Green Bay Wisconsin Press-Gazette, November 15, 2009.
No, it is more like (his brand of) Christianity suffers collateral damage from science's attack on ignorance.
Trilobites are just too fascinating to be a fraud.
Did he conduct research in evolution? Or merely accept evolution as fact without thinking about it? (Just saying he is a public school science teacher doesn't convince me he has much of a background in science.)