Blair worried about creationism

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Written by Chris Perver  
Wednesday, 01 November 2006 17:00
This news makes me particularly sad, because it shows what sort of spiritual condition my country is in. The Bible states that the well-being of a country is dependant on its leader. Someone also once said a people get the leaders they deserve. Prime Minister Tony Blair has stated that he would be concerned if creationism, as taught in some Christian schools in the United Kingdom, became the mainstream. The creation-evolution debate has raged for years in the US, yet the only time we hear about this in the UK is when the evolutionists score a victory against the creationists. The news media in this country presents evolution as proven fact, and often portrays creationism as religious fanaticism and scientific ignorance. I remember, I think it was a report by Justin Webb for the BBC, into the evolution/creation debate in the US. He followed one Christian family around for week, examining why they believe in a 6 day creation. When the younger daughter of the family announced to the reporter in private that she could accept millions of years despite being a Christian, he said it was like a breath of fresh air. Yes, apparently the BBC are so concerned for the mental well-being of US citizens, that they are sending people to educate them in the benefits of believing in evolution.

Quote: ""I've visited one of the schools in question and as far as I'm aware they are teaching the curriculum in a normal way," he said. "If I notice creationism becoming the mainstream of the education system in this country then that's the time to start worrying," he said. Blair, who is due to give a lecture on the future of British science on Friday, said science was almost as important as economic stability to the future of the British economy. "If we do not take the opportunities that are there for us in science then we are not going to have a successful modern economy," he said. "We will be out-competed on labour costs".

In reality, it is the "scientific" community's ignorance of creationism that is the problem. The "modern economy", which Prime Minister Blair covets so much, would not exist if it weren't for Christian scientists such as Faraday who discovered electricity, Isaac Newton who discovered the law of gravity, Louis Pasteur who virtually invented modern medicine, and Wernher von Braun who invented rocket propulsion. This myth, that somehow the fabric of society and science would unravel if evolution was discredited is not only false, but a lie straight from hell. It makes me sad when a Prime Minister who claims to be a Christian states that he would be worried if more of us started believing the Bible. That we had a Godly leader, what a different country this would be...

Proverbs 29:2 
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

Source Reuters

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