Why is the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) anti-faith? I supported them when they fought for the underdog and against discrimination. Now they attack any teacher who dares to suggest that life was designed. See this recent news item from Maine.
Our legal system is confused. It treats Atheism as the preferred and protected religion of the United States. If you suggest design, and discuss the new scientific evidence of design, you are considered to be imposing your religious beliefs on Atheists. But if an Atheist distorts the evidence to champion Darwin and his theory of unguided evolution, his religious views (Atheism) are protected. To me, your religion is your belief system when it comes to God. As I read the Constitution, ALL religions, ALL belief systems about God, are protected. We are free to choose any one. So we should be free to discuss scientific evidence of design in classrooms, to offer alternatives to Darwin. We should be intellectually free. Surely our founding fathers, who all believed in God, did not mean to prohibit discussion of evidence for God.
If I could find the right case/client for this, this is something I would love to take on in court.
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It’s been a few weeks since my last post; I’ve been speaking at conferences. Just two weeks ago, at the Westminster Conference on Science and Faith outside Philadelphia, I met John Lennox and Michael Denton, two published and well known scholars. If you go to my Facebook “author” page https://www.facebook.com/Douglas.Ell.Author you can see our smiling faces!
Today is Good Friday. The astronomical evidence is that, if you project the modern calendar backwards – in other words if you pretend the present calendar was in effect during Jesus’s lifetime – then Jesus died on the cross exactly 1,982 years ago today. He died April 3, 33 A.D. This follows from the Biblical references that Jesus was crucified just before Passover on “Preparation Day.” Other references from the Book of Acts and the Old Testament indicate that there was a “blood moon” – a lunar eclipse – the night he died. These events and other historical evidence suggest Jesus died April 3, 33 A.D., exactly 1,982 years ago. If this is true, then of course Easter this year will fall exactly 1,982 years after the day Jesus rose from the dead. The website Star of Bethlehem does a great job of explaining this.
The next year that Easter will fall on April 5 is 2026.
Thanks for reading and have a blessed Easter!