Oh, the rot set in after Cliff left the Shadows.
But when does accepting diversity spill over into destroying education? Another issue you've had directly in schools.
We don't now accept teaching the young to be racist, so why give all this BS
a pass, children grow out of believing in Santa Claus.
I don't see it as an issue of tolerance, these sorts of beliefs are worldwide, but in Western Societies, (except one), they are a very small minority who are, and should be, free to have these.
However, to build all those museums, needs lots of cash and at least some political influence, does that not worry you?
They never used to, this is a new age of irrational ism, how much more wealth and power will they get before it has a very serious effect on the US, economically, internationally, scientifically, maybe even damaging the very fabric of society?
These people are fanatics, they really are the Western Taliban, if they got the chance, they'd be as repressive, violent and dangerous.
I do think the US as a whole, would not allow this, but who can really say for sure? I cannot compare with my nation, since the question just does not arise, and we are as tolerant of faiths as any, in real life, forget what small (and diminishing power), the Church Of England has, and it's been generally very tolerant in modern times.
The Archbishop Of Canterbury does not think humans and Dinosaurs co-existed, if he did and said so, you'd hear the laughter across the Pond.
In Europe, very Catholic nations like France and of course Italy, are not theocratic, quite the opposite.
But in these cases, a powerful, rich, lobbying bunch of backward fanatics, just do not exist.
However, until his recent demise, Falwell did sort of prove that a least a kind of Dinosaur did exist with humans, but he's gone now, to hell if you believe that sort of thing.
I don't, but then I don't recognise the Christian based teachings I was brought up with, such as forgiveness, not passing by on the other side, being your brothers keeper, love thy neighbour, with his and others hate filled spewings.
No, they are more like Fascists, you call Muslim extremists Islamo-Fascists, rightly IMHO, but take a look closer to home too.
He wanted people dead of AIDS to name one.
He wanted more suffering and death, he and they all are, very materialistic, greedy, dishonest.
I know of one member here, who uses his faith, through his church, to involve himself in charity work for those much in need, taking real time out to realise this, spending his money to help do good, to make life the Scripture.
I may be an Atheist, but I respect that, I may not be a pacifist, but The Quakers are very sincere and contribute much in other ways doing a lot of good, not driving their beliefs home while doing so or on condition of help.
And we call these nuts this thread is about, Christians?
I think not.