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  1. I might be interested in driving down and giving it a shot, depending on when it will be. Can't do May 31-Jun 20 though :(
  2. I might actually pay to see you dressed up as Barney out on the course. That may be a good look!
  3. Haha I messed that up. I hate quoting on mobile.
  4. I am not wrong. First, last I checked there are more private schools than just catholic. Secondly, I guarantee you that I could find at least 5 cchristian private schools in Knoxville that do not teach Big Bang.
  5. I am in agreeance that it is definitely a parenting issue. however I was simply stating that private school is the way to go if a parent did not want their children to be taught things like the Big Bang Theory.
  6. Yes, I understand the issue with the First Amendment. Unfortunately, you are right and it isn't legal, as least with the way people protest it today. I suppose it doesn't matter that it was taught for years before, lol. But yes, I suppose the answer to parents wanting their children to learn about creationism is to send them to private school.
  7. That is the problem. They don't leave out Big Bang for balance. If you want to teach Big Bang, then you need to discuss other possible reasoning as well. I simply was talking about the Big Bang Theory, not evolution. I also have no problem with students being taught the world views of other religions as well as long as they are presented fairly. I think it is important for students to understand the many different world views around and how other cultures think of these matters. I also don't think a lot of people really deny evolution in the context you are using it, if you aren't talking about "primordial sludge to man." We have evolved as a human race in many different facets, so I don't know how that would be deniable. I personally don't know exactly what I believe, but I do know that I was given a fair shake to learn about the different possibilities to decide for myself. I simply want the same for others.
  8. That is what I think is the problem though. Whether people like it or not a large population of the country and world believe in religion. A person who believes in religion shouldn't have to listen to their teach tell them that their beliefs are wrong and that creationism doesn't exist as if it is a fact. Conversely, a person who doesn't believe in God shouldn't have to listen to a teach talk about creationism and religion as if it is fact. Discuss both and let the evidence speak for itself. If teachers wanted to present it in the fashion you do, so be it. If one has more supporting evidence, then let that speak for itself. Either way, neither has been discounted and proven untrue as of yet. The government, school system, or what have you, should not get to decide what a person believes, if it isn't a proven fact or scientific law. To me, if it isn't a fact or law, then you should have to discuss the most popular theories on any subject as they are theories, and have not been proven or disproven. For example, if there were two theories on gravity that had not been debunked, then both theories should be discussed as potential reasoning for why gravity exists.
  9. That is the problem. A theory isn't something that can necessarily be proven, it just means it hasn't been disproven through scientific experiment. The things you mentioned above are theories simply because they they are the most scientific and elaborate ways to prove them that have not yet been debunked by scientific experimentation. In similar fashion, that is how most ardent believers of faith view things. Nobody has truly disproven anything taught in the Bible. Most people simply want to believe in something. I would argue that many people of faith believe simply because they don't want to believe that we are born, live a few years, and then die in a vicious cycle of nothingness. However, my point is that they are still basically theories and each person can choose to believe in whichever they wish too. As long as I am not forced one way or the other by an outside source I don't really have a problem with religion, or by people believing in science, evolution, etc.
  10. Yes, we have one of these in Knoxville. On the other side of town from me so I haven't joined but it seems like a great place. http://www.fairwaysandgreens.org/
  11. But you can't prove the Big Bang theory either, that is why it is a theory. That is what I find so ridiculous in all this fuss. It is two parties arguing about ones belief in different theories. At this point in time neither can be proven so you are putting your faith in the belief of one or the other. Even if scientists prove that a "Big Bang" happened, how would you disprove that it was possibly a work of God? Also, whoever wrote the bible, whether true or not, was also brilliant. If it is true, they put together a masterpiece of books/stories to help guide humanity. If false, they put together a work of art that will have fooled billions of people over thousands of years.
  12. Looks like the SEC is having another stellar recruiting season/National Signing day. Florida/A &M;/Bama/Auburn/Tennessee/LSU/ will most likely be in the top 10. Ole Miss/Kentucky may end in the top 20. That only leaves South Carolina, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, and Missouri not in the top 20. I am surprised Kentucky (on paper) recruited better than both Mizzou and South Carolina. It is obvious the coaching change at Vandy really hurt them. I am really amped up right now in regards to Butch Jones at Tennessee. To pull off a potentially top 8 recruiting class after 4 straight horrible seasons is impressive and I am looking forward to 2-3 years down the road.
  13. I suppose I am lucky. I have a great little backwoods par 3 that I can hit up for $5 and get in plenty of practice. I love to take my kids there as well as they are really into the First Tee program at the course. I joined a country club this year and I am starting to think it may have been a mistake. :(
  14. I guess that means a lot of people are ok by you, if not liking Skip Bayless is enough!
  15. Well that is true to a point, I suppose. However, I would be lying if I told you my "best" shot of the three was always a good shot, lol. I still hit quite a few balls from the rough :)
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