Creationism a Threat to Human Rights?

This is a bit of an old post (a draft that never made it), but it’s interesting nonetheless… I dunno how he does it but Al Mohler has his finger on the pulse of culture. Here’s a good recent post about the Council of Europe’s recent resolution on creationism.

Regardless of what you think about creation science and its fitness for school curriculum, it probably shouldn’t fall into the category of “threat to human rights.” How messed up is it that the idea of teaching alternative theories of the origin of the universe is a threat to human rights?! If you ask me, evolutionary theory, with its lack of purpose for humans and absence of intentional design for creation, seems to be the logical choice for “threat to human rights.”

Here’s a choice passage from the statement:

However, the scientific approach is still not well understood and this is liable to encourage the development of all manner of fundamentalism and extremism. The total rejection of science is definitely one of the most serious threats to human rights and civic rights.

“[A]ll manner of fundamentalism and extremism”? “The total rejection of science”? Irony abounds unawares.


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