Why I am who I am

contrarian_thinking

I am sorry that what I write about does not conveniently fit into your particular preconceived ideas and notions of a belief system that makes it easier for you to understand my point of view.

My first response would be – hey figure me out for yourself. However, I guess that isn’t fair to everyone else. Nevertheless, the following comes with a caveat- I can change my mind at any time based upon any kind or type of information that comes along by any means I happen to receive it and believe it to be a fair and accurate reinterpretation of anything I may have said in the past.

We want to teach the science of Intelligent Design and the theory of evolution in our schools. Anything that is said to be true must be defensible which means comparing it with other, possibly contrary, opinions. If you ban any contrary opinion, your own position, by definition, becomes indefensible. If that rationale is correct then all education systems, which teach evolution as unchallengeable fact, are behaving illogically, immorally and dishonestly.

First, I describe myself as a contrarian. Look it up. Now you are probably saying – HUH! Look it up somewhere other than Wikipedia, like a real dictionary, and then you might begin to understand the subtleties. The best description is that famous 12-ounce glass filled with 6 ounces of fluid. The optimist says it is half-full, the pessimist says it is half-empty.   I say the glass is twice the size it needs to be. All three answers are correct, but mine is based upon just the facts available. My statement is not tainted by any preconceived notions or personal prejudices that the other two had in making their observations. Others have stated ‘because just 6-oz were poured, or the other 6-oz was spilled or drank’ but those all presume information not supported by the facts stated.

There have been several discussions about the above and those have been transferred to my other blog: IAmNotAnAtheist.wordpress.com which deals with the conflicts between theists and secular society. 

I have another blog at: lemarshall.wordpress.com which concentrates on Intelligent Design.

Check them both out at your leisure.

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