Louisiana Teaching Creationism In School And This Is Why I’m Opposed To Religion

People occasionally wonder why I so regularly bash religion. After all, I’m supposed to be a tolerant liberal, right? Well sure, I believe that people have the right to believe whatever nonsense about magical sky gods they want. The problem is that the religious find it almost completely impossible to keep their beliefs to themselves:

The Louisiana Science Education Act was passed in 2008 as a method to promote classroom discussion on evolution, but critics have complained the law allows creationism to be taught in public schools, reported The Advocate.

That appears to be the case, according to a science education activist who graduated from a Baton Rouge high school after the law’s passage.

“I have obtained emails from creationist teachers and school administrators, as well as a letter signed by more than 20 current and former Louisiana science teachers in Ouachita Parish in which they say they challenge evolution in the classroom without legal ‘tension or fear’ because of pro-creationism policies,” claimed Zack Kopplin in an article for Slate.

The religious often relish the chance to teach their irrational beliefs to children because that’s the best time to indoctrinate someone for life. And, yes, I mean “irrational.” Religion is based on nothing that can be seen, tested, verified or subjected to any kind of rules or logic. By definition, that makes religion irrational. Sorry if that offends you (but not really).

The fact that one of our two major political parties would happily ban all forms of contraception and would celebrate the attendant spread of disease and unwanted pregnancies as “God’s will” should give you pause. The fact that they despise minorities, the poor, the sick, women, homosexuals, etc. when their main mythological figure said to do the exact opposite should make you wonder if they even understand their own religion. The fact that some of them even deny Climate Change exists because God wouldn’t allow it should make you question their sanity.

But what do I know? I’m just a mean ol’ atheist that thinks the religious should keep their religion to themselves instead of trying to force others to live by their mythology. Someone let me know when that has ever happened once in the history of the world.