conscienti198... have no problem with "Things with theological themes" so long as those "things" stay out of the government and public schools and are not used to deny other people rights based on Bronze Age morality. Furthermore, so long as those "things" are not disguised as science when there is nothing scientific about them.
And whether you are religious or not makes no difference. Both theists and atheists alike are concerned by stuff like this. This issuse is not about theists vs. atheists... its about science vs. psuedo-science and biblical inerrancy.
Why are people edgey about such issues?
I'm sorry...I dont understand how my response sounded edgy. Listen, if someone is taught creationism, and is taught evolutionism both, it is up to the individual person to make up their mind. I am personally neutral on the issue, I guess you could call it agnostic.
Quite frankly, a religious theme park is not under government or school control. What? Are you afraid that if some atheist goes to the theme park, he will all of a sudden see the light of Jesus? You have to be kidding me! If so many Italians, Danish, English etc. believe in evolution as a fact, cool!!! However, as established atheists I am sure they wont swayed or even enticed to visit a creationist theme park...honestly I dont see what is there to be so worried about...
Scientist don't believe in evolution.
They understand how it work, study it, refine it, test it, criticizes the vision that some of their colleges have on it. It's a scientific field, completely unrelated to faith. It's the the name given to set of explanation about animal diversity which are compatible with what we can observe and experiment.
Darwin book is nothing like 'I tell you what is evolution, trust me about it'.
It's rather a very long and detailed account of tons and tons of informations about animal and vegetal life. Out of those observations some hypothesis are made, and analysed, criticized, compared with the theories of the time. It end up with what Darwin could DEDUCE, out of those observations and the level of science back then.
It has been deeply completed and refined since, but the logical deductions he made out of what he knew are as logical and sound today as there where at the time.
Religious people don't believe in creationism.
There is a lot of religion. Even for Christians, the Roman catholic (1 billions people) church consider the scripture as allegory, and prefer to see the hand of god in the randomness nature of evolution.
So, technically, it's not 'religious people', it's a MINORITY of Christian who believe the scriptures give a literal account of the start of the world.
IT's not opposition between religious people and scientific community, it's just a sub group of Christian trying (with depressing success) to make people believe that when science contradict scriptures, science has to be wrong.