THERE IS EVIDENCE
ARE WE LOSING THE BATTLE FOR OUR CHILDREN’S FAITH IN GOD?
Why should the truth of creation be removed from our educational system, simply because we have faith enough to believe that it is true, and we have the evidence to support our faith?
This Falls’ 2011 Creation Evidence Expo (CEE) was a wonderful experience! This year 2011 has been very challenging as our exposure with Expo on the Road has expanded greatly. More than 58 churches and organizations were exposed to the truth through our presenters: Dr. Mark Waldo, Dr. Jay Wile and Mr. Bruce Malone.
In 2012, CEE will launch a series of short radio broadcasts on Moody Radio stations and Freedom Radio 95. The series: “Bang Goes Your Theory,” will be presented by Mr. Scott Jones, CEE Spokesman. The series will feature some of our presenters in short 2 minute clips during the day and at the peak rush hour drive times on as many stations as we can afford, which will allow the message to reach many more people in our attempt to expose more people to the truth.
Of grave importance for CEE and all who desire truth to be introduced into our educational system is the effort of CEE in 2012 to promote a bill through the Indiana State Legislature which will make Truth in Education a necessary law. Presently, only the theory of evolution is permitted in our public schools. The U. S. Department of Education does not accredit educational institutions and/or programs. However, the Secretary of Education is required by law to publish a list of nationally recognized accrediting agencies which the Secretary of Education determines to be reliable authorities in regard to the quality of education or training provided by institutions of higher education.
The question is asked: Is truth required in the educational accrediting process? The answer: NO!
The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meet acceptable levels of quality. Accrediting agencies which are private educational associations of regional or national scope develop criteria and conduct peer evaluations to assess whether or not these criteria’s are met. Institutions and/or programs that request an agency’s evaluation and meet an agency’s criteria are then accredited by that agency.
These agencies do not answer to the public they serve, neither do they answer to any elected officials! They are private associations! The accrediting process by these agencies does not require any mandate for truth in their evaluation. Whatever is on their agenda is promoted through peer review and consensus! (A group of people who agree with each other).
Truth is essential to a proper education, and should be mandated in our educational system with a requirement that provides for critical analysis of any theory that is presented. Empirical scientific data should be introduced that validates or argues the point that is presented. Also, a challenge or discussion should be permitted on any theory.
Up to the present moment we have been losing the battle for truth in education because we have attempted to get creation or intelligent design put into the curriculum of the educational process. Based on the Supreme Court ruling of separation of church and state, the critics state that we are attempting to bring creation into the curriculum through the back door, when actually all we desire is that the truth of the available scientific evidence of creation and/or intelligent design be presented in the educational curriculum as a viable theory.
What is wrong with the truth of the available scientific evidence of creation being presented as an optional alternative to evolution? What is wrong with allowing all who desire truth to become critical thinkers?
We looked at the model provided by the Texas Board of Education that we can follow to allow truth back into our educational system: (“Texans for Better Science Education” March 1, 2009 News letter). For twenty years, students in Texas have been required to analyze, review, and critique scientific explanations, including hypotheses and theories, as to their strengths and weaknesses, using scientific evidence and information. This standard has been applied to all scientific theories. However, pro-evolution advocates want evolution to be singled out and taught differently from other theories. Therefore, they desire evolution to be taught without any analyzation or review that would allow a challenge to their theories. Those who oppose challenges to the theory of evolution want the time tested standards to be removed from the Texas Board of Education; therefore, from the textbooks and teaching materials. The standard does not state the teaching of creation, just allowing for “scientific explanations and scientific evidence” in the educational curriculum whatever the theory.
There is nothing “back door” about requesting Indiana’s State Legislature to mandate that the science and biology standards in our school systems meet specific non biased criteria that will be open to analyzation and review. Also, the standards must be open to critical analysis and must provide scientific explanations of any theory presented, including evidence, hypotheses, and theories, as to their strengths and weaknesses, using empirical scientific evidence and information. This will truly be non-biased education, not biased indoctrination!
Thank you for supporting Creation Evidence Expo in the past and it is our prayer that you will continue to support our efforts in the upcoming year, 2012. We desire that 1000 families would support the cause with a fifty-dollar donation as we strive to put truth back into our educational system and present the evidence that Genesis 1:1 is true, that “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth!”
Thank you for your prayers and support! Have a Blessed New Year!
Reverend Carl Kelley
Creation Evidence Expo
(317) 431-7631 cell