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Creationism belongs in church, not education

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I find myself in fundamental disagreement with Robert Cuddy’s op-ed article published on May 21 (“Don’t kill creationism”). He seems to think there is a group, the ‘anti-superstition crowd,’ that fears the open discussion of creationism. I do not believe he is correct. 

Creationism is a belief system that does not stand up to the most basic scientific scrutiny. The secular educational system in this country is not designed to explore religious beliefs as if they were on equal footing with scientific inquiry. Theological teaching systems are widely available in our community and provide the appropriate venue for the relevance of creationism. It is not that anyone wants to ban creationism or make it go away. We know that is not going to happen. Just do not tell us that it belongs in the K-through-12 public educational system.

-- Gregory Ross - Arroyo Grande

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