Christian School With Creationist ‘Science’ Quiz Closing Down For Financial Reasons

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Blue Ridge Christian Academy, the school that made headlines after one of its creationist "science" quizzes was posted online, is officially closing down, according to the Travelers Rest Tribune.


The private, religious South Carolina school received attention in April when one of its science quizzes was posted on Reddit and subsequently went viral. The quiz, which was meant for fourth graders and titled “Dinosaurs: Genesis and the Gospel,” affirmed creationist beliefs, including the notion that dinosaurs and humans previously roamed the earth together and that God created dinosaurs.

While the school received an onslaught of criticism for the quiz, administrators also thought the attention could be a blessing in disguise. After the quiz was posted online, the financially troubled school began receiving monetary donations from around the world.

By late May the school had received about $15,000 from more than 70 countries. Still, the school needed $200,000 in order to operate during the 2013–2014 school year, according to the Travelers Rest Tribune.

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  1. Don’t argue with them, that’s like trying to sweep water into a pile or nail jelly to the ceiling, just let the silly ideas go viral and let the entire world have a laugh; hopefully, that will help children to learn the truth and escape the shackles of superstition.

    Aprospos of water and jelly, what on earth is Laurence Krauss doing debating with William Lane Craig?

    • In reply to #4 by Stafford Gordon:

      . . . what on earth is Laurence Krauss doing debating with William Lane Craig?

      Hi SG,

      From what I saw in the first of 3 Debates, LK pulled no punches, and shredded WLC personally for his lies and misuse of the science he doesn’t understand. By some little comments LK made, the next 2 sessions will be even more of a blood-fest since LK won’t play into WLC’s word games…. 8-) Mac.

    • In reply to #4 by Stafford Gordon:

      Don’t argue with them, that’s like trying to sweep water into a pile or nail jelly to the ceiling, just let the silly ideas go viral and let the entire world have a laugh; hopefully, that will help children to learn the truth and escape the shackles of superstition.

      Aprospos of water and jelly, wha…

      I don’t understand how scientists like Laurence Krauss can downgrade themselves accepting to debate with fellows like William Lane Craig.

  2. Not even the great Ken Hamm could save this school? Awkward when you realize that your guest speaker’s personal wealth could likely fund the school he’s trying to save another ten years.

  3. The quiz, which was meant for fourth graders and titled “Dinosaurs: Genesis and the Gospel,” affirmed creationist beliefs, including the notion that dinosaurs and humans previously roamed the earth together and that God created dinosaurs.

    Good riddance of charletan pseudo-educators!

  4. What they were doing was deliberately teaching lies to young people because they thought those lies would make the children behave better.

    Doing that is incredibly arrogant, to imagine you are so wise you have the right to screw up somebody’s life with lie after life after life, to ignore the negative effects of such lies.

      • “The parent, like all parents who have children enrolled at this academy, had signed a statement, which acknowledged an understanding that sending their child to this Christian school would mean they would be taught biblical Christianity” from Answers in Genesis blog.

        Would be more honest of the school to tell the parents that their children would be taught biblical science.

        I suppose it’s possible the lesson was intended to test the children’s understanding of the viewpoints being put forward by AiG via their DVD, but I doubt the teacher then informed them that these views were not in any way supported by science and were most likely wrong.

        In reply to #14 by phil rimmer:

        In reply to #13 by Katy Cordeth:

        Looks fake.

        The Blue Ridge Christian Academy had no complaints about the veracity of it.

        http://www.snopes.com/photos/signs/sciencetest.asp

  5. Amazingly they got question 7 right (probably by accident) on a technicality. (If an animal has sharp teeth, it must mean it is a meat eater.)

    Herbivorous rodents have sharp teeth. – So the claim is indeed false! However as a biology question it is still a fail, as does not classify which type of teeth is being referred to! – (In line with the quality of the other questions I suppose.)

    So the score at the top confirms !00% scientifically illiterate teaching – but then it was from AIG!

  6. If only all religious ridiculosity could be laughed to death so quickly. If only we could get the “Good News” clubs out of public schools by exposing the stupidity of their doctrine to public ridicule. If only every parent who ever considered exposing their child to this crap could be shamed into slinking away, taking their money with them, denying that they’d ever had such a thought. If only every kid who’d ever heard of this creationist tripe would think it so laughably stupid that they wouldn’t waste a second thought on it. If only such a high percentage of Americans weren’t functionally retarded. If only.

    If only.

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