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Stephen Colbert Interviews Texas School Board Creationist Don McLeroy

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lawhawk4/24/2012 12:56:26 pm PDT

The test of one’s faith isn’t that you believe in the creation story in the Bible and that you must convince everyone else as to its absolute truth absent and contrary to all science and objective examination of the natural world around us.

It’s that you still believe in G-d notwithstanding the creation story.

At least, that’s how I see it.

The creation story is a parable of understanding how the universe and the Earth came to be. When you have even the Pope saying that faith and evolution can go hand in hand, you know you’re out of the mainstream by peddling ID or creationism.

The folks who push creationism - taking and adhering to a literal interpretation - have made this the entirety of their worldview and central religious tenet, despite the fact that it comes from about 3 dozen lines in Genesis.

Fact is that if you look at these same lines, they too form a general understanding of the universe that takes into account evolution (lesser creatures and plants came before man) and even the modern understanding of cosmology.