"This sort of thing is why we need comprehensive education reform that reaches across both public and private schools. Children need to be guaranteed some basic standards of real education no matter which school they attend, and religion needs to stay in church…or maybe, in Christian schools, in religion class. This farcical approach to science needs to end."
Florida Christian School Tells Children Atheists Don’t Understand Gravity Because God Did It
This popped across my Facebook newsfeed and I just had to share it.
Two questions on that test are inaccurate assessments. The first question has two correct answers, and the fifth question doesn’t take into account space-time continuum or distance from a center-of-gravity.
1. Gravity is the force that ___________?
A. creates wind
B. holds the sun, moon, and planets in space
C. brings storms
D. makes deserts
5. Christians know that gravity _______?
A. “just happened”
B. isn’t important
C. was designed by our God
D. is changeable
I understand that this is a fourth-grade “science” test, but still, an 8-year old could easily understand that gravity is different on some planets than others.
However, the fourth question is the best example of farcical comedy.
4. People who do not believe in God _______?
A. think gravity is useless
B. do not believe in gravity
C. admit that God created gravity
D. cannot explain this powerful force
Apparently “D” is the correct answer, according to the teacher. Whilst I am pretty sure I can’t explain the creation of gravity from a theological standpoint, I can describe it in Newtonian, quantum, and theoretical physics.
So if I can do that, does that mean I believe in God? The contrapositive must be true as well!