I didn't know there WAS a 2004 version - I live a very sheltered life.
My sons biology teacher was also the ministers wife and she would teach evolution as it is enclude in biology, but she would also make very clear her personal feeling about this, on the other hand they cut out all of the sex education in their life skills books as the teacher newly wed was to shy to talk to the children about it.And so personal belief and feelings deprives children from an proper education
It's not the true believers we want or need to convince.
I think as long as goverments mix religion with politics it will always be a problem. Where do you draw the line, if they whant to teach the christians idea of creation are they then not showing favour towards the christian faith, can other religions then not insist on their creation mith being tought at school. Can they not then argue on the fact that they are being excluded. If that is their idea of science and biology then they should include all religions creation myth. That to me is why religion has no place in schools.
I wonder if you have seen the "Flying Spaghetti Monster" letter written to the Kansas school board on that very point, Jorita. After the letter became public, "Pastafarianism" became a huge mock-religion. FSM is quite a well-known abbreviation, and the blessing is, "May you be touched by His Noodly Appendage". Here is the letter that started it all - it is well worth a read.
That letter changed my life. All hail the FSM!
You should become ordained.
You should become supreme leader :-D
Wha ha ha ha thank you I had a good laugh, it was fun reading. Had one of those bring back prayer to schools things on my facebook not so long ago and people were very upset when I asked whos prayer, the hindu, christian, muslim and if the local sangoma can open with a chant, because if you allow one faith you have to allow all of them, if you allow prayer time they are all intitled to it. Did I get a lot of preaching LOL And to me the same goes for science. Keep the supernatural out of our schools.
"May you be touched by His Noodly Appendage"
Now that's an invitation for priest molestation if I ever did see one!