Murrieta Temecula Republican Assembly hosts Debunking Evolution lecture

TEMECULA – Nearly two-thirds of students will reject their faith by the time they’ve finished college, the result of a constant bombardment of secular lessons. A new nonprofit project, “Debunking Evolution,” aims to combat that influence by teaching students the scientific case against evolution.

The project’s creators said they are “committed to providing Christian families with Biblically and scientifically based answers to the evolutionary theory that many children are taught during sixth, seventh and 10th grades in public schools in California.”

The program was designed by experienced professionals and reviewed by scientists at the three leading creation ministries in the United States: Answers in Genesis, the Institute for Creation Research and Creation Ministries International.

One of Debunking Evolution’s co-creators, Pat Roy, is slated to share what tenets of evolution are taught in textbooks – and the arguments against them – as the keynote speaker at the Murrieta Temecula Republican Assembly’s Aug. 11 meeting, which runs from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at the Temecula City Hall Conference Room, 41000 Main Street.

Nearly a decade and a half ago, Roy and his wife, Sandy – homeschool parents – created the “Jonathan Park Creation Adventure Series,” an audio drama that has been heard on more than 700 radio stations worldwide and has reached millions with the message of the Creator.

Roy also worked at the Institute for Creation Research for over 12 years, as he and his team took some of the most complex scientific proofs for creation and translated them into everyday language and concepts.

The event is open to the public. The cost is $15 for members, $20 for non-members, $10 for students under 25 and Gold Eagle members and free for active duty military. To RSVP, leave a message at (951) 304-2757, email [email protected] or visit www.MTRA.club.

14 Responses to "Murrieta Temecula Republican Assembly hosts Debunking Evolution lecture"

  1. Mark Cyst   July 24, 2017 at 4:21 am

    What an incredible waste of the human intellect, clinging onto an archaic Bronze Age ideology. I’ll never understand the hubris of humans that engage in willful ignorance. The scientific process has provided an undending line of verifiable evidence in contrast to that of religions, all of which have yet to provide a single shred of evidence about deities, the afterlife, or indeed, any supernatural force whatsoever.

    Indeed, such blind faith has precipitated conflict for millennia, with more blood shed in the name of religion than perhaps for any other senseless purpose. But then, that explains the core purpose of many religious institutions, to serve as a controlling force that manipulates society, coalescing political power in the hands of the few.

    Faith and dogma are and ever will be anathema to free thought and independence. That is precisely why 2/3 of people leave the tiny box of their former faith behind, once they have found out how to think critically, and start to understand the nature of things.

    Step out of the cave, and into the light, lest this ‘debunking’ exercise further blunt the intellect, or otherwise rob young, bright minds of their true potential.

    In some ways. I find this exercise in futility laughable, as though putting on a staged act will somehow undermine the scientific process. It’s like planning on derailing a trail when it’s already left the station. All one is going to get for all their efforts is left further behind.

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  2. Matthew GPS   July 24, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    I’m utterly disappointed that such an event is being hosted, and more so that it’s been given a spotlight. Groups and meetings like this are steps backwards for humanity….

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  3. Meems Quesada   July 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Why would the Valley News entertain such regressive ideas? Why would these people associate themselves with the Republican party? I know the answer to both questions, just checking to see if anyone else does. Not for a minute am I defending this party of lax.

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    • Kim Harris   July 27, 2017 at 9:05 am

      We publish notices on a wide variety of lectures, speeches, community events and other things that the public may find of interest and wish to attend. Thanks for reading and commenting! KH

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  4. Meems Quesada   July 25, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Really, we should show up and let them know…we’re here and won’t be ignored or manipulated.
    The Republican party knows no shame.

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  5. Gus   July 26, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Completely agree with both Mark Cyst and Matthew GPS.
    I can’t believe that in the 21st century we still have people living in the dark ages….

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  6. Bob K   July 26, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    For Mark and Matthew, I feel the same thing about the climate change hoax; a complete waste of time and money. Al Gore has told us we won’t be alive by now. When I went to school in the 1970s, we were headed to an ice age (Paul Ehrlich).

    Many of our members may agree with you but some want to see what evidence these scientists have; they are open. Some may believe in a God centered evolution. The one thing that no one can truly deny is that the universe did not just happen without having a “something” behind it. Define infinity.

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  7. Jason   July 26, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Everyday I thank our forefathers for giving us a Constitution that gave us Freedom From Religion.

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  8. Defending our freedoms   July 27, 2017 at 9:24 am

    It is important to remember that while not everyone is religious, not everyone is atheist either. It is important to be tolerant of all religious points of view, including Muslim, Judaism, Christian, Rastafarian, atheism and members of the Bahá’í Faith.

    Religious tolerance is key in our society, after all, the first amendment to the US Constitution clearly reads “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

    We are guaranteed under that document, freedom of religion.

    Furthermore, just because this is an event hosted by the Murrieta Temecula Republican Assembly, doesn’t mean that democrats, green party or people of any other political affiliation are not welcome at the event. The last time I checked their are people of faith on all sides of the political spectrum.

    If you look at the last paragraph, it says, “The event is open to the public.”

    Finally, no one should be persecuted for their faith, no matter what that faith, ever.

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  9. Bold Gambit   July 27, 2017 at 11:51 am

    I want more debunking events like this. For example:
    – Debunking the round earth myth: don’t sail close to the edge!
    – Debunking gender equality – a creature born of his rib will always be inferior to a man
    – Debunking scientific evidence – if it doesn’t agree with your faith, it must be wrong.

    Good for Valley News, making money from the scamm… – I mean, educators who are themselves trying to make money off of Christians mistakenly feeling their faith is under attack from science.

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  10. Julie Geary   July 27, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    I am a trained Cellular Molecular Biologist, and high school Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science teacher. I plan on attending this meeting to ask questions during the Q and A and answer people’s questions about the next generation science standards and to educate those on what is and isn’t science. The establishment clause states that we as a nation can not favor a religion and that the first amendment separates church from state.

    I don’t want the church entering my classroom just as I won’t be conducting genetic experiments in their sanctuary.

    I think we should go and be a voice for science and reason in Temecula!

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    • MDM   August 11, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      Thank you for doing this – I’m not able to attend, but this meeting infuriates me.

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  11. Christopher   August 6, 2017 at 10:46 am

    I am a day late on this one. Maybe we did evolve from angry monkeys as I have done my share of throwing poop at everyone. My main question at this event will be “How did life start up in the first place?” There can be no doubt, for most, this impenetrable mystery is special… for now. I find nothing better than holding my chubby little grandbaby and would tell him the Universe, intelligent or not, worked long and hard to get you here… it might be magic.

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  12. Vince   August 20, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Wow, you scientists and intellectuals are so right to believe that everything in our world and in the universe is a total coincidence. I’m sure that a billion years ago in a glass of water it was all one cell and we’ve evolved into what we are today. Where did the water come from?

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