I recently started teaching at a small home school. I had no idea what I was getting into until I started teaching "Biology" <--- note the quotations! I opened up the book expecting to find hard facts and good lessons but instead it started off by saying how all animals were created on the 5th day. *Cue immediate facepalm* Now I'm supposed to read this to my class, which took some hard effort and displacement of my consciousness. I felt like such a fraud!
But THEN I came across a small paragraph titled "Proof of creationism". It discussed how the salt from the oceans is gathered from the rivers and streams that run from the mountains to the oceans, and how the water picks up the salt from the sand and rock it runs over. Then they go on to say that if the world was in fact billions of years old then the oceans would be a lot saltier, so therefore creationism! I just couldn't teach my class that. There was absolutely NO WAY! So I conveniently skipped it and went on to teach them what little hard facts there were in the book without the "If god hadn't created these creatures with this... " and "Praise god for giving us this creature!" Is it a bad thing that I choose to skip the god stuff? Am I supposed to be teaching them lies if that's what I'm told to do?
I must say though, that I have never heard that argument before. It's usually the "Without god you would kill people" and "Then where did everything come from?" arguments, not salty oceans! I'm not even sure I would know how to respond if a theist approached me with that.