Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Strange outbreak of agreeing with Rowan Williams

For he has pitched in to the creationism debate to argue that it shouldn't be taught in schools:
"The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has stepped into the controversy between religious fundamentalists and scientists by saying that he does not believe that creationism - the Bible-based account of the origins of the world - should be taught in schools.

Giving his first, wide-ranging, interview at Lambeth Palace, the archbishop was emphatic in his criticism of creationism being taught in the classroom, as is happening in two city academies founded by the evangelical Christian businessman Sir Peter Vardy and several other schools."
You know - the city academies that cost five times as much than proper schools and are being run by evangelical moonbats at the tax-payer's expense. This brain-wave has something to do with "reform" and "modernisation", apparently.

But I'm happy to say one can only agree with Bish up to a point because his reasons for opposing them are a bit crap:
"My worry is creationism can end up reducing the doctrine of creation rather than enhancing it," he said."
Reducing the doctrine of creation indeed! I'd much rather his central worry was that a theory that has absolutely no scientific basis is being foisted on the young by doctrinaire evangelicals, all paid for by the public purse - but never mind.

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