God as… Tinkerbell?
The NY Times has some fun coverage (and great quotes) on the intelligent design case in PA, which was sparked after a school board voted to begin warning children that evolution is not fact—and that intelligent design is a happy alternate theory.
Chairman of the Thomas More Law Center (the non-profit law center defending the school board) Bowie Kuhn said the group has searched for years for a case like this to defend because while ID isn’t necessarily a religious theory, “it is being opposed because people think it is religious.” And the group’s main mission is “to protect Christians and their religious beliefs in the public square. “
So… Is it a religious theory or not?
Mr. Thompson, one of the organizations co-founders, aka God’s New Mouthpiece, has concluded that “America’s culture has been influenced by Christianity from the very beginning, but there is an attempt to slowly remove every symbol of Christianity and religious faith in our country. This is a very dangerous movement because what will ultimately happen is, out of sight, out of mind.”
Is religion really so delicate? I can declare that I don’t believe in fairies or Christianity, and God will lose his wings and/or tenacious hold on Easter?