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Some people, including Mike, believe that we should teach our children to believe unsupporter claims of truth, even over contradictory claims made with objective supporting evidence.

When did Mike ever say this? He has his own beliefs about the Bible, but he never said he wants them taught in public schools.

They believe that people in power in this nation should reject objectively supported explanations of reality in favor of claims made without evidence -- claims made under the "authority" of "faith."

Sandy, your exact words were "Christians should not hold political power." You did not limit your remarks to people who want to take over school systems and teach students to value faith and authority over reason. For some reason, you keep equating the two, as though all Christians want to turn America's public schools into religious indoctrination centers.

If you can't see the danger in teaching kids that faith is superior to reason as a tool for understanding reality -- EVERY KIND OF REALITY -- then there's very little left of reason in you with which to perceive it.

I see many kinds of danger lurking about. Power-grabbing in the name of religion is one. Wanting to exclude people of a particular faith from public office is another.

Andrea
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