HolyCoast: New Hampshire Liberal Mom Outwitted by Rick Perry

Friday, August 19, 2011

New Hampshire Liberal Mom Outwitted by Rick Perry

Nice try lady, but you'll have to come up with something better next time:
The battle between supporters of creationism and evolution made its way onto the 2012 campaign trail Thursday as a young boy, prompted by his mother, asked Texas Gov. Rick Perry questions on the subject, leading Perry to suggest both are taught in Texas public schools.

"How old do I think the Earth is?" Perry said repeating the boy's question. "I have no idea - it's pretty old. It goes back a long way - I'm not sure anyone knows really completely know how old it is."

But Perry continued, saying the boy's mother was really trying to get a response about creationism and evolution. While Texas public schools don't officially teach creationism, some claim Perry has pushed a weakened evolution curriculum to open the door for creationism in schools.

"I know your mom is asking about evolution," he said. "It's a theory that's out there and it's got some gaps in it. In Texas, we teach creationism and evolution because I feel you're smart enough to figure out which one is right."...

Though the New Hampshire boy's mother prodded him to further question Perry about "why he doesn't believe in science," many in the crowd moved on to criticize Perry's positions on entitlement reforms, chanting "hands off our benefits!"
This idiot woman was trying to get Perry to say that the Earth is 6,000 years old and Adam and Eve rode dinosaurs for fun. Perry's not going to fall into that trap.

She treated her son like a dummy, and growing up with her a dummy is probably what he'll be.

I'd like to offer some advice to all the presidential candidates. When someone asks a loaded question like that, the first thing you should ask yourself is if that question has anything to do with being president. In this case the response would have been simple: "Since the president has no power to decide whether the earth was created or evolved on its own, I'll leave that up to someone else to figure out. I'm going to concentrate on the things the president CAN decide."

I don't know for sure, but I would guess that Rick Perry's thoughts on creation and evolution are much like my own. I detailed all that back in a 2007 post which you can read here.


John said...

Sad that your earlier thoughts end with you saying, "Ultimately what we think doesn't matter".

Ultimately, it all boils down to one simple question: Are you or are you not obedient to the Word of God?

Rick Moore said...

John, you missed the point by not finishing that whole sentence. When I say it doesn't matter what we think, I'm not referring to personal belief, but the fact that whatever we think does not change the facts about how the earth came into being. No one really knows how it happened, and as I pointed out in the article, the Bible isn't as clear on the issue as some would like to think. Read the whole statement next time.

Larry said...

"...why he doesn't believe in science..."

Science is a belief now?

Be careful when liberals swap words like that. According to dictionary.com, science is

1. a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws: the mathematical sciences.

2. systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observation and experimentation.

3. any of the branches of natural or physical science.

4. systematized knowledge in general.

5. knowledge, as of facts or principles; knowledge gained by systematic study.

Belief has nothing to do with it.