Tim Lockley's editorial cartoon on Feb. 24 about U.S. students being 23rd in science education is an outright attack on Christianity.
He depicts an angry teacher asking pupils to take out their clay tablets for a lesson: creationism = evolution, alchemy = chemistry, astrology = astronomy, and magic = physics. He concludes that U.S. students are far behind many other countries in science due to the aforementioned subject matter.
No Christian I know believes in astrology, alchemy or magic. None of these are taught in our schools, so to blame the subject matter for our students' failing grades is beyond absurd.
Atheists are so fearful of believers that they obsessively and feverishly attack Christians any way they can. It is cowardly to attack our Christian beliefs while trying (and failing) to disguise it as concern for our students.
I am offended that Mr. Lockley places creationism on the same level as alchemy, astrology and magic. Many Christians like me believe that creationism and evolution mesh and do not necessarily contradict each other.
The Bible is based on historical recollections of real people, it is not fantasy or magic.
As Christians everywhere are being persecuted, it saddens me that right down the street we have someone who has no respect for our beliefs and cavalierly uses his powerful media presence to cast doubt into the minds of contented and happy believers.