Thomas Paine on Intelligent Design

Thomas Paine

JP: From “The Washington Flyer“. Sent to me by Lindsay Tuttle.

When we speak of gravitation, we think of Newton. How, then, is it that when we study the works of God in creation, we stop short and do not think of God? It is from the error of the schools in having taught those subjects as accomplishments only and thereby separated the study of them from the Being who is the Author of them. . . .

The evil that has resulted from the error of the schools in teaching natural philosophy as an accomplishment only has been that of generating in the pupils a species of atheism. Instead of looking through the works of creation to the Creator Himself, they stop short and employ the knowledge they acquire to create doubts of His existence.

~Thomas Paine, 1787

The debate between Creationism and Darwinism is not new. In fact, this quote by Thomas Paine was written almost a hundred years before Darwin’s Origin of Species was published. While Charles Darwin may have hypothesized the evolution theory, the lies and attacks against the evidence and faith in an Intelligent Designer have always existed. From the expulsion of the Bible to the forbiddance of prayer, schools have become victims to the era of ‘tolerance’ and ‘acceptance’ of all views. However, tolerance and acceptance have come with a price- the erosion of our heritage, principles, and biblical foundations. Science, while overflowing with evidence pointing to an Almighty Being, has been hijacked by the ‘theory’ of evolution. As seen in Ben Stein’s documentary, “Expelled,” the Academia of Science brutally shuns those who even question the authenticity or credibility of Darwin’s theory.

While academia may be staunch in their agenda to push Darwin’s theory into the minds of students, not all young American’s are ready to accept an unproven theory as fact, nor are they ready to listen to the attacks and ridicule on evidence that cannot be disputed. Young Thomas Paine’s are not sitting quietly and the U.S. public school system is lending an open ear to the truth that is being brought before them.

An Orange County, California, U.S. District Court Judge found James Corbett, a 20-year teacher at Capistrano Valley High School, in violation of a student’s first amendment rights, when he bashed Christianity and Creationism in over 20 different remarks, many not even relative or appropriate to the subject he was ‘teaching.’ Corbett remarked that creationism was nothing more than, “religious, superstitious, nonsense,” while leading“a class discussion about a 1993 court case in which former Capistrano Valley High science teacher John Peloza sued the Capistrano Unified School District, challenging its requirement that Peloza teach evolution.”

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