I always though that if a teacher started talking about religion or creationism in school, I would have the courage and conviction to stand up to him.
But it happened, and I almost didn’t realize. Because everyone loved, or at least respected this teacher. He also had more power over me since he was also my coach.
I did try to express my opposition to him teaching intelligent design, but with so many other students agreeing with him, I found myself doubting my ability to explain my ideas.
He later got fired for his continual religiously motivated lectures, but only because some parent complained to the principal about him.
I just couldn’t see him as a bad person and it honestly seemed as if any harm he did was minimal. Arguing or opposing him would have only made me look bad.
What would you guys have done in that situation?