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Why Atheist Richard Dawkins Supports Religious Education in Schools

There are 6537 comments on the Live Science story from Jun 12, 2017, titled Why Atheist Richard Dawkins Supports Religious Education in Schools. In it, Live Science reports that:

Richard Dawkins, founder of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, talks about his work at an event in Sydney, Australia, in 2014. Despite his criticism of intelligent design and creationism, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins told people at a science festival this past the weekend that he believes religious education is a key subject for schoolchildren.

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David Jay Jordan

Kelowna, Canada

#1 Jun 13, 2017
Dawkins is contradictory, His evolutionary doctrine is a religion and is already being taught and forced in biology classes, even though it can ONLY be adopted by faith, because there is NO evidence for evolution. There is no science behind it, no transition species, no mechanism, nothing but inbreeding and color change. Thats all they have.

Dawkins like all evolutionists just has faith in evolution because it is an opposing religion or opposing science to CREATIONISM and DESIGN and INTELLIGENCE. Evolution is for the dumb and intimidated who want to delete a DESIGNER or an intelligence greater than theirs. And in so doing dumb down themselves into myths and fairy tales and bone manipulation and artists concepts, rather than facts and science and MATH. They literally force evolution in 50 percent of all post graduate studies in biology. Evolution is a religion.

Religious education like evolution should NOT be taught in schools. Separate church and state. And definitely dont teach and preach a certain type of religion or spirituality in the schools system. Let kids decide for themselves. Let adults decide for themselves. STOP forcing doctrines on studentds and adults and biologists. Stop the insanity and intimidation and unscientific theories and the confusion it causes. Facts speak for themselves, teach facts, teach biology. Dont teach and force evolution and Dawkin-ism on our students.

Since: May 17

Orlando, FL

#2 Jun 13, 2017
David Jay Jordan wrote:
Dawkins is contradictory, His evolutionary doctrine is a religion and is already being taught and forced in biology classes, even though it can ONLY be adopted by faith, because there is NO evidence for evolution. There is no science behind it, no transition species, no mechanism, nothing but inbreeding and color change. Thats all they have.
There is absolutely no factual truth in that paragraph. It is completely and totally incorrect. Forget all of the studies and discoveries that support evolution. Also, the fact that scientists try to invalidate theories using the hypothesis/null hypothesis method, where proving the hypothesis would disprove the theory. So, please publish your paper showing how you have scientifically invalidated evolution. There will be a Nobel in your future.

Congratulations! You have wonderfully demonstrated your total ignorance about science.

“In the beginning God created”

Since: Jun 17

Southern Illinois

#3 Jun 13, 2017
David Jay Jordan wrote:
Dawkins is contradictory, His evolutionary doctrine is a religion and is already being taught and forced in biology classes, even though it can ONLY be adopted by faith, because there is NO evidence for evolution. There is no science behind it, no transition species, no mechanism, nothing but inbreeding and color change. Thats all they have.

Dawkins like all evolutionists just has faith in evolution because it is an opposing religion or opposing science to CREATIONISM and DESIGN and INTELLIGENCE. Evolution is for the dumb and intimidated who want to delete a DESIGNER or an intelligence greater than theirs. And in so doing dumb down themselves into myths and fairy tales and bone manipulation and artists concepts, rather than facts and science and MATH. They literally force evolution in 50 percent of all post graduate studies in biology. Evolution is a religion.

Religious education like evolution should NOT be taught in schools. Separate church and state. And definitely dont teach and preach a certain type of religion or spirituality in the schools system. Let kids decide for themselves. Let adults decide for themselves. STOP forcing doctrines on studentds and adults and biologists. Stop the insanity and intimidation and unscientific theories and the confusion it causes. Facts speak for themselves, teach facts, teach biology. Dont teach and force evolution and Dawkin-ism on our students.
Religions should be briefly taught in schools as part of a world geography curriculum. So that students can better understand various cultures throughout the world that are heavily influenced by religion.

When it comes to science, evolution is the foundation to all biological sciences and it too must be taught.

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#4 Jun 13, 2017
Eagle 12 - wrote:
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Religions should be briefly taught in schools as part of a world geography curriculum. So that students can better understand various cultures throughout the world that are heavily influenced by religion.

When it comes to science, evolution is the foundation to all biological sciences and it too must be taught.
I agree. The teaching of comparative religions is a course that many could benefit from. The problem with it is that the fundamentalist sects are the ones that have the greatest opposition to such classes. They can't abide with an honest class on Buddhism, Hindu, and especially Islam.
Science

New York, NY

#6 Jun 13, 2017
David Jay Jordan wrote:
Dawkins is contradictory, His evolutionary doctrine is a religion and is already being taught and forced in biology classes, even though it can ONLY be adopted by faith, because there is NO evidence for evolution. There is no science behind it, no transition species, no mechanism, nothing but inbreeding and color change. Thats all they have.

Dawkins like all evolutionists just has faith in evolution because it is an opposing religion or opposing science to CREATIONISM and DESIGN and INTELLIGENCE. Evolution is for the dumb and intimidated who want to delete a DESIGNER or an intelligence greater than theirs. And in so doing dumb down themselves into myths and fairy tales and bone manipulation and artists concepts, rather than facts and science and MATH. They literally force evolution in 50 percent of all post graduate studies in biology. Evolution is a religion.

Religious education like evolution should NOT be taught in schools. Separate church and state. And definitely dont teach and preach a certain type of religion or spirituality in the schools system. Let kids decide for themselves. Let adults decide for themselves. STOP forcing doctrines on studentds and adults and biologists. Stop the insanity and intimidation and unscientific theories and the confusion it causes. Facts speak for themselves, teach facts, teach biology. Dont teach and force evolution and Dawkin-ism on our students.
Evolution is science. It needs to be taught in school as part of regular science curricula. Religion does not.
Science

New York, NY

#9 Jun 13, 2017
Eagle 12 - wrote:
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Religions should be briefly taught in schools as part of a world geography curriculum. So that students can better understand various cultures throughout the world that are heavily influenced by religion.

When it comes to science, evolution is the foundation to all biological sciences and it too must be taught.
I'm not sure how religion should be taught, but that would be reasonable place to include it. I agree with you about biology and the teaching of evolution. You can't teach biology without including evolution.

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#10 Jun 13, 2017
Bible Bill wrote:
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Interesting how the pervs are on YELLOW Eagle's side. YELLOW Eagle is on the wrong side.
What are you talking about Dumbshit? You are YELLOW Eagle. You are the coward that stole Eagle 12's name and ran away like a coward. The perv's are on your side. But you are right Dumbshit. You are on the wrong side. Perhaps if you learned a bit you would not need to be called a dumbshit all of your life.

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#12 Jun 13, 2017
Bible Bill wrote:
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Bible lesson:

Romans 12:19 "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord.

Have family?
This is why we all know that you are a dumbshit, Dumbshit. Even though your version of the God of the Bible is an evil fartgod you can't find any verses that support your threats to the families of those that you attack here.

By the way, Dumbshit, how big of an idiot do you have to be to worship a fartgod?

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#15 Jun 13, 2017
Bible Bill wrote:
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YOU are the threat to your family. You are leading them to Hell.

Matthew 25 30 And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'

Soon your lights will go out FOREVER. You'll BAWL like the coward you are FOREVER. You'll be forgotten and nobody will care whatsoever.
Yet you can't support your claims. What a moron! Worse yet all that you have is a book of myths that supports your evil fartgod and you know it.

Tell me, why would your fartgod let an unrepentant liar, thief and closet homosexual into his stinky heaven?

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#17 Jun 13, 2017
Bible Bill wrote:
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I never said you'll get into heaven.
We were talking about you, Dumbshit. We all know that you are queerer than a three dollar bill. Your hate for your fellow man tells way too much about you.
Nemesis

Providence, UT

#19 Jun 13, 2017
Bible Bill wrote:
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Bible lesson:

Matthew 25:41
41 Then He will also say to those on the left hand,'Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:

You'll be gone and forgotten. Nobody will care whatsoever. You've earned it!
hahaha quoting your book of myths means zero you'd be better off quoting Harry Potter fool
Nemesis

Providence, UT

#21 Jun 13, 2017
Bible Bill wrote:
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Matthew 5:22 Whoever says,'You fool!' shall be in danger of hell fire.
Dawkins supports kids being taught about all imaginary beliefs in the appropriate claas. Not in any science class or where credible facts are required. Children are not so naive today unless you bigots hide them from reality and brainwash them with your poison. Cretionists are dying out faster than being replaced. You're heading for extinction hahahaha byeee
Nemesis

Providence, UT

#24 Jun 13, 2017
Bible Bill wrote:
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Don't you ever wonder why you MUST lie?
if your posts were evidence in a court, you'd be guilty of perjury like those creationist liars in the Kitmiller v Dover case. You can tell me which post is a fabrication by me and I'll set you straight with some facts. That thing you don't have.

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#25 Jun 13, 2017
Nemesis wrote:
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if your posts were evidence in a court, you'd be guilty of perjury like those creationist liars in the Kitmiller v Dover case. You can tell me which post is a fabrication by me and I'll set you straight with some facts. That thing you don't have.
Dumbshit (aka Bible Bill and countless other user names) is merely a troll, a liar, and probably a closet homosexual. "Dumbshit" is a more than appropriate name for him since he is constantly changing his user name, but not his posting style.

He will not defend his lies or idiocy, he will simply run away.
Nemesis

Providence, UT

#28 Jun 13, 2017
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Dumbshit (aka Bible Bill and countless other user names) is merely a troll, a liar, and probably a closet homosexual. "Dumbshit" is a more than appropriate name for him since he is constantly changing his user name, but not his posting style.

He will not defend his lies or idiocy, he will simply run away.
It appears to be mindless provocation, a twisted revenge agenda by an idiot who has been exposed as a poisonous psychotic
Nemesis

Providence, UT

#29 Jun 13, 2017
Bible Bill wrote:
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When we stand before God on Judgment Day we will see who is the perjurer.
no you'll be a decomposing corpse do hurry you are not suited to a world dominated by scientific facts because your a brainwashed fool by definition
Nemesis

Providence, UT

#31 Jun 13, 2017
Bible Bill wrote:
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FACT: You are without hope, perishing and will lose all you love forever. You're a loser. Why would anyone believe you?
Well I hope you suffer to the extent you wish on others and I'm sure the laws of Karma will pay you in full so enjoy
p.s. I'll forgive you if you repent, no skydaddies involved

“In the beginning God created”

Since: Jun 17

Southern Illinois

#34 Jun 13, 2017
Bible Bill wrote:
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Glad you and your family aren't in Hell yet!!!

Jude 1:23
23 but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire,
The Rev Jim Jones has spoken.

So let it be written........so let it be done.

https://www.bing.com/images/search...

Since: May 17

Orlando, FL

#37 Jun 13, 2017
Bible Bill wrote:
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When we stand before God on Judgment Day we will see who is the perjurer.


At least I won't be an idolator worshiping a man.
Brendatucker

Canoga Park, CA

#43 Jun 15, 2017
Religion can make a student more aware of the world we live in. There has been a certain progress to religion with many recurrent events marking it as an institution even here in the U.S.

I studied psychology and math at the university, but I dropped out of school to discover more about theosophy, a group that has its own organization and for which I was fortunate enough to work at the headquarters in Wheaton, Illinois. I attended every lecture and seminar and read from their vast library until I was introduced to another U.S. led organization with fascinating beginnings in the 1930s and studies for students serious enough to make the effort.

I could participate at their downtown Chicago location while finishing my degree at UICC.

After marriage at 33 years of age, I was happy to move to California because at Mt. Shasta, CA, the Saint Germain Foundation holds their annual summer event, which includes a pageant play of the life of Jesus Christ, and being part of this group means spending summer weeks at this campground where instruction continues. My children went with me.

One thing I wish everyone knew is that Guy Ballard, a geologist, was shown certain secrets in the mountain ranges and learned that he had been George Washington. I want people to learn that this marvelous instruction here in this country is claimed to be brought to us by an American president, who made special effort to really become the father of this country in more ways than one.

Regarding evolution, it was in 1995, following the birth of our son, that I came to understand theosophy and its teaching on evolution in a new way. I call what happened to me an epiphany and I have been talking online since that time trying to get this idea heard. I use a new word: girasas to refer to a kingdom of nature higher than the human in evolutionary development. You can find some of my work by searching with that word.

One of the best contributions that my study of theosophy and Saint Germain Foundation brought to me is that in Genesis we have a creation of a kingdom on earth that still lives inside the human. It evolves, but over a period of 7 significant changes (7 races) in which the stage of descent or ascent varies. The first 3 human races occur as the human kingdom descends into form by occupying first the body of the evolving animal or dinosaur and then splitting out of that body and forcing evolving animals off the earth. After a human race with no evolving animals present (dinosaurs went extinct), humans existed in their 4th race prior to the time of Genesis when Adam was the first human to be born with a girasas kingdom inside of him. We will continue as a 5th race, then be replaced by a race like Jesus (6th race) and then ascended again during our 7th race as the girasas split away from our bodies into one of their own.

Genesis is the creation of the girasas kingdom on earth and when they take up residence in humans, they bring with them a group of angels (just as humans did) that take their places in our environmental animal and plant forms, so that even though angels involve, the process of one group of angels replacing another group of angels causes evolutionary changes in the natural world, changes wrought by two involving kingdoms interactng, just as two evolving kingdoms interacting causes evolutionary changes. All of the animals past dinosaur in evolutionary development were offshoots developed as a result of the pressure that humans and angels put on the form life in an effort to produce a separate form for a future separate human to use.

I want school children to learn of my discoveries through study of the books and ideas from these two organizations in America and the world: The Theosophical Society and The Saint Germain Foundation.

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