I happen to have faith in the divine creation of the world we live in. For me, it's easier that way.
Isn't it better to teach what's right instead of what's easy?
quote:Mat 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Mat 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
quote:I happen to have faith in the divine creation of the world we live in. For me, it's easier that way.
You said that it was easier for you.
I simply suggested that we should be teaching our children what's right, not what's easy for us. I quoted Jesus saying the same thing.
As for persecution, it's probably not easy being a Muslim in a Christian majority or a Mormon in a Christian majority or a Jehovah's Witness in a Christian majority. In a country with many minorities, which version of ID would you teach? Could you really teach ID without the Designer looking like your personal God?
In the end, once you've said, "That looks like it was designed," what else can you teach about ID? All you have left is partisan descriptions of what the Designer is like.
I don't know if I'd emphasize "only" :) but I tend to agree. I've suggested in other threads that the original purpose of the levitical law was to provide a reliable food source for the priests. There may be some innate "need" for the spiritual in humans but religion per se is about the exploitation of that need.
Similarly, the religion of creationism/ID is an exploitation of the human need to know. You can get "knowledge" to rival the best scientists in exchange for cash - and watching a video is a lot quicker than getting a degree.
If we're going to teach ID in schools, we might as well teach every other get-rich-quick scam while we're at it.