Individual Belief

I pity any child who gets the crap of creationism shovelled at them in the course of their formal education. Read this guff:

“I tell children that I believe in a six-day creation, a matter of thousands,
not millions of years ago,” she explains. “But that is an individual belief, and
there is no policy on it running through the new Christian schools. If you don’t
mention evolution to the children at a young age, they are naturally
creationist. It fits how they see the world. There’s no doubt that God is the
creator and the Bible is reliable. We introduce evolution to them as part of the
debate at secondary age.”

If you’re prepared to accept a principle of ‘individual belief’, then you can consider yourself entitled to believe pretty much anything. I believe the Russian Revolution never happened. In fact, I believe Russia doesn’t even exist. I believe Dante smoked Marlboro Lights. I believe Porky Pig won a gold medal at the Montreal Olympics. I believe dogs born in Ireland have a special aptitude for reading hieroglyphics. The Da Vinci Code is true. What? You don’t agree? Well, it’s my individual belief, and isn’t it rather arrogant of you to tell me I’m wrong?

In fact, your unwillingness to engage in the debate about these issues is rather revealing, I have to say.

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