Our last post about The Controversy between evolution and creationism on the underside of the earth was Australian Creationism: Queensland To Teach ID? Now we have some news about the situation in New South Wales.
STUDENTS at one NSW school were told by an untrained scripture teacher they would “burn in hell” if they didn’t believe in Jesus.
And, elsewhere in the state, children at other schools were given creationism showbags. A survey by Sydney’s Macquarie University also found 70 per cent of scripture teachers think children should be taught the Bible as historical fact and 80 per cent believe students should not be exposed to non-Christian beliefs.
It’s a creationist’s dream come true! Let’s read on:
The survey found a group of scripture volunteers were distributing kits called “Creation For Kids” containing colouring books, calendars and DVDs deriding evolution and claiming that the universe was only 6000 years old.
That’s to be expected in an upside-down country. We continue:
[Researcher Cathy Byrne, of the university’s Centre for Research and Social Inclusion] said NSW schools were required to offer access to religious groups to teach children for an hour a week but there were no requirements for professional training or control of content.
There’s more in the article, but none of it is good. If you’re a creationist, however, it sounds perfect down there. Go, Australia!
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