Where The Tax Pounds Go
It was disappointing to watch the glee with which Richard Dawkins greeted the announcement of by Michal Gove who stated he will not fund any school with tax money that teaches anything about creation in a science lesson. (Guardian Jan 2012)
Disappointing too was the level of comment by most guardian readers to the article; the content was somewhat juvenile and ill informed, for example, “I don’t want my tax pounds to go towards teaching that rubbish!”
I, too, am a tax payer, and 53% of UK citizens think creation should be taught in school. Setting aside the rights and wrongs of the subject, there did seem to be the sound of the jackboot, which in fairness, some guardian readers did say that they could also hear.
I think I could also hear the Taliban style fervour coming from the atheistic religious lobby. Having been in discussion with some of these people not too long ago, on a news programme talking about evolution and creation, one kind man emailed me and said, “I should not worry, we are not anti God just anti creationism in Science.” You sir, were very kind, but in general that has not been my experience. In fact quite the opposite; not only would this lobby like to remove creation from being taught anywhere in any shape or form, but please, (although they almost never say please) you shall not mention God at all anywhere. We have seen this kind of thing before, in Albania, in Romania, in Russia and for decades in North Korea, and what accepting and balanced societies that attitude produces.
At least Richard Dawkins was honest when questioned about the morals of Hitler he replied "What’s to prevent us from saying Hitler wasn’t right? I mean, that is a genuinely difficult question. But whatever [defines morality], it’s not the Bible. If it was, we’d be stoning people for breaking the Sabbath."
It’s the arrogance that I find so difficult to swallow: either you agree with me or you should be silent. And yes, I have been at the receiving end of such statements; I have been told by certain people that if they had the power they would do all they could to silence me. What are they so afraid of? Richard Dawkins seems to spend more time attacking a God in whom he does not believe than anything else.
A world view is bound to colour our expectations and the way we look at things, mine has been coloured and I freely confess to that. The problem is that the atheistic lobby admits no such colour; they are speaking truth, as they see it. They have been everywhere, understand all things and clearly there is no God. Should those who have met the God who is there, say anything that opposes this view they are ridiculed mercilessly, and told how stupid they are.
I recently listened to a radio four science programme in which two eminent scientists discussed a recent science exhibition. Towards the end of the programme the interviewer said in a friendly manner, “It’s quite interesting isn’t it that one of you is a Christian and one of you is an Atheist yet you are both equally qualified and in the same discipline.” He asked the Christian what he thought about that, the Christian replied, (and I paraphrase) “Well I am a follower of Jesus and that of course affects my world view.” He asked the same question to the Atheists who responded, “no person who says there is a God or calls themselves a Christian can be a genuine scientist.”
I wonder about these people, they are so sure there is no God and yet are afraid when we so-called idiots believe that God is there, and very involved in His world. Why do they get so hot under the collar when we believe God is behind the whole idea of Earth and human history. If it is all so terribly stupid why are there draconian attempts to regulate and silence us? Are we that fearsome?
I am finally reminded of the song writer in Psalms 14:1 and 53:1 Amp Ver. “The empty-headed fool has said in his heart, there is no God.”
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