Monday, July 24, 2006


The Whispering Game

Have you ever played that game where a message is passed from person to person by whispering in their ear. It's truly amazing how garbled the original message gets as it's transmitted from person to person.

As a matter of fact, we're playing that game in the run-up to the primary election here in Kansas right now.

Here's the message that the Discovery Institute says it's whispering into the ears of various fundamentalist congregations around the state:
"Students need to have an accurate assessment of the state of the facts in regard to Darwin's theory," says John West, a vice president for the Center for Science and Culture at the Seattle-based, anti-evolution Discovery Institute.
Here's the message the good biblical literalists who attend those churches are hearing:
"Personally, I don't think we ought to teach evolution at all," says Chuck Warner, a 53-year-old from Smith County. "But if that's the way it has to be, then I think we ought to be able to teach Christianity and the Bible, too."
Funny how that happens. Isn't it?


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