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Rush Limbaugh, Creationist

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Joker235/20/2009 7:51:16 am PDT

I know I’m a little late to the party, and there probably won’t be too many people reading all the comments now that topic has moved down a couple notches, but I have a question (or two).

When did this whole “creationism/intelligent design” thing start? When did it really gain momentum?

I was born and raised Roman Catholic. I don’t know what I am now, but that’s a topic for another day… I went to parochial school from K through 8, and then a Marianist high school. For an idea of the time frame, I started kindergarten in 1977. At every step of the way we were taught evolution. We were taught that the story of creation in the bible was not meant to be taken literally. Heck, we were taught that the entire Old Testament was not to be taken literally…

It seems that I’ve only heard of the push for teaching “creationism/ID” within the last few years. It confuses me because you would think if any schools would have pushed that view it would have been the parochial/private schools…

I’m just trying to figure out why this seems to have come up all of a sudden. Or was it always there and I just never noticed?