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Reason and Revelation Volume 25 #12

What can I do to Help Children?

Q.

What can I do to help children in my community hear the truth about creation and intelligent design?

A.

The battle over what will be taught in the science classes of our public schools has reached a feverous pitch. Those who believe in an Intelligent Designer are making huge strides in their efforts to open the eyes of the scientific community to the mass of evidence that uncovers numerous and serious flaws in Darwinism and evolution (see Butt, 2005). Those who hold fast to the general theory of evolution continue to do all that is in their power to keep this evidence from getting a fair hearing in the classroom. What can you do to help the students in your community learn the truth about the flaws in evolution? How can you help children see the scientific evidence that points overwhelmingly toward an Intelligent Designer?

There are many outlets at your disposal. You could attend school board meetings in which textbooks are chosen. You could write letters to the members of your school board asking them to push for the inclusion of material on Intelligent Design. There also remains another, more direct approach that has been taken. Recently, with the release of one of our latest books, Truth Be Told, one congregation in Tennessee approached the principal of their small community school and gave him a copy of the book to preview for a couple of weeks. At the end of that time, they asked if he would mind if they donated one of these books to every 5th grader in the school (about 120 students). A letter was sent home to the parents of the children asking permission to send the book home with them. In the end, well over 90% of all the 5th graders in that small county school were given a book free of charge by the local congregation. Think what an impact could be made if scores of congregations across our country would work with a view toward getting accurate materials on creation into the hands of the children themselves. We have heard other reports of people donating our materials to public school libraries, city libraries, and individual public school classrooms. We must focus our attention on put­ting the right information into the hands of those who need it most: the children.

[NOTE: If you would be interested in donating larger quantities of our materials, we will be more than willing to work with you on pricing issues.]

REFERENCE

Butt, Kyle (2005), “Chalk One up for Academic Freedom,” [On-line], URL: http://www.apologeticspress.org/articles/2757.



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