"Intelligent Design" is Blasphemy, Human Rights Organization Asserts
Added: (Mon Sep 19 2005)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 19-SEP-2005
With Creationism once again inexplicably being shoe-horned into some United State's public schools, the National Coalition of Human Rights Activists has taken a stand in support of religious freedom and against state-sanctioned abuse of student's civil and human rights.
"Teaching Creationism in public schools is a very clear and obvious violation of students' right to religious belief and religious expression," said Ms. Avery Star-Beech, the media liaison for the NCHRA-Kansas. "'Intelligent Design' proponents assert that their religious beliefs are 'scientific:' that pretense undermines the religious precept that faith, not 'science,' is the doorway to Salvation."
"Intelligent Design" is the assertion that life on Earth is too complex to have originated and then evolved by natural processes; ergo, some unnamed, unknown, unknowable, ambiguous, missing "intelligent things" must have created life on Earth. ID promoters and defenders believe that as long as they avoid mentioning anything about gods, they will be allowed to force their religious beliefs into the public school system as "science."
"At the heart of the ID argument is the confession by proponents of ID that they are ignorant, confused, and baffled by the biological sciences. They believe that since they personally cannot figure out how life arose and diversified on Earth, then no one else can," Ms. Star-Beech said. "This is very insulting to hundreds of thousands of scientists," Ms. Star-Beech added.
The National Coalition of Human Rights Activists has officially denounced "Intelligent Design" as a violation of students' human right of religious freedom. However, several members of the NCHRA also consider ID blasphemous.
"As a man of faith in Jesus Christ as my personal savior," NCHRA-Utah member Neil Fender said, "the pretense that 'Intelligent Design' pushers make of being mystified about Who this "Intelligent Designer" was greatly angers me. When these Creationists strive to inject their religious beliefs into the public school by stripping away mention of God and His Son Jesus Christ, they blasphemy the Creator."
According to the "Intelligent Design" supposition, the "intelligent designers" could have been anything: an intelligent hydrogen gas cloud from outer space; green-skinned bug-eyed monsters from Planet X who arrived here in flying saucers; intra-dimensional demons from some extra-galactic hell who tesseract-warped to Earth from the forth realm; gods with elephant-like heads and snake-like bodies; even the Christian gods. ID supporters assert they do not have to make any proposition of who or what these "intelligent designers" were: they believe they merely need to assert that these beings existed.
"Evolution is a fact," said David Rice, the president of the NCHRA. "Evolutionary theory explains and describes and defines the fact of evolution. 'Intelligent Design' is neither fact nor theory--- it is religious falsehood white-washed with a thin patina of lies and deception, all under the pretense of 'science.' It is not only a wrong belief, it is also a violation of students' human rights and must not be inflicted upon the public schools."
The facts of the issue may be explored on the Internet at http://www.talkorigins.org/
Submitted by: NCHRA