This week on the Carolina Snowflakes Podcast we’re saddling up for a dinosaur ride like no other as we explore the nutty world of biblical literalism.
What happens when dinosaurs, Genesis and the Gospel merge in an attempt to (poorly) explain how humans came to be? Obviously a lot of raised eyebrows and unbridled laughter, but most importantly you get Ken Ham’s “Creation Museum” in Boone County, Kentucky. Have you seen this $27 million monstrosity of a museum? You can see it yourself for only $50 + parking. What a deal!
But the real question is how does one get to the point where it seems logical, even commonsensical, that Jesus rode a dinosaur and even kept a few as pets? That answer can be found in education; specifically private evangelical schools, where promoting “Biblical Worldviews” is front and center.
Tune in as we examine what exactly these schools are teaching and how the private schools in North Carolina are actually being funded by taxpayer dollars – to the tune of $62 million just this year alone. That’s right, your tax dollars are paying for school-age children to learn Young Earth Creationism (Jesus riding raptors) in lieu of, you know, actual science and history. You can thank (blame) NC’s republican legislators for their “Opportunity Scholarship Program” in wasting not only your money, but also our state’s youngest, most impressionable minds.
Gordon, Brian. September 9, 2021. “In NC, private schools receiving taxpayer dollars teach U.S. history their own way”. Citizen-Times. https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/2021/09/09/north-carolina-private-schools-taxpayer-funding-teach-us-history-evangelical-school-biblical-study/5326440001/