From: Sarah Berel-Harrop (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Sep 11 2003 - 11:12:02 EDT
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From: "Ted Davis" <TDavis@messiah.edu>
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Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2003 9:38 AM
Subject: Re: Tit for Tat?
> Is is spiritually dangerous to teach YEC or TE, or some other position on
> This is a very important question. Daniel Dennett and Richard Dawkins
> believe that it is *politically* dangerous to teach anything even smelling
> like traditional religion, on any issue whatever; they have made
> inflammatory, intolerant statements about this that are well known.
I am fairly sure Dawkins has written in favor of teaching
comparative religion, this is routinely done in the UK. I
can try to dig up the reference if you like. I think the
context was that this is the appropriate place to teach
religious origins concepts, but I possibly misremember.
Although, note, when you teach comparative religion,
you are simply teaching this is what religion A,B,C
states about issue X,Y,Z; and in that vein, it isn't
actually a traditional religious teaching on any given
issue, so your statement would still be basically correct.
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