Scene: A Science class in an American School (near future)…
“Settle down, everyone. The quicker we get started, the quicker you will receive God’s blessing.
We shall start by repeating the basic scientific truth ‘Jesus is God and we worship Him.’”
“Please Miss, isn’t that like a prayer? My Mum says Church and State are separate.”
“Washington, your Mother talks about things she doesn’t understand. This is Science - which cannot be questioned. Anyway it’s not a prayer – just a fact.
Now open your Science textbooks to Chapter 2. It states that ‘And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made’. So this shows us three facts:
- God created the World
- it took just six days
- so-called dinosaurs did not exist.”
“Miss, my Dad’s a Palaeontologist.”
“What’s that, Crichton?”
“He digs up things and learns about the past. He says the evidence is that dinosaurs lived for millions of years, before men came.”
“That’s just silly. In Chapter 1 of your Science book, it says God created great animals on the fifth day. Within a few days He created men.
Your Dad needs to understand that all the evidence we’ll ever need is in the Holy Textbook. Any ‘evidence’ your Dad has was planted by Satan.
“Miss, my Dad agrees with the evidence. He tells me about evolution.”
“Lord protect us! Darwin, that is a crazy evil heretical lie and has nothing to do with Science. Your Dad doesn’t want to burn in Hell forever, does he?”
“Miss, I’ve been thinking. You said that Jesus was God – but my religion says the Messiah hasn’t come yet.”
“This is a Science class, Abraham. We don’t discuss religious myths here.”