Following my previous post on Intelligent Design in public schools, Cal Thomas has come with intensity on his new article in Townhall.com. He writes that we should welcome Judge Jones’ ruling to impede any idea of Intelligent Design to be taught at Dover, Pennsylvania’s public schools “on grounds it is a thinly veiled effort to introduce a religious view of the world’s origins.” Thomas correctly observes concerning the ruling:
It should awaken religious conservatives to the futility of trying to make a secular state reflect their beliefs. Too many people have wasted too much time and money since the 1960s, when prayer and Bible reading were outlawed in public schools, trying to get these and a lot of other things restored. The modern secular state should not be expected to teach Genesis 1, or any other book of the Bible, or any other religious text.
Anyone who has read this blog for any length of times realizes why this is so significant to me. Scriptures in no place gives the role of educating our children to the government. This is a distinctly Christian responsibility. Thankfully, Cal Thomas is on our side on this battle.
See Thomas’ post.