Biology textbook calls creationism myth; father wants honesty banned

An honors textbook being used at Farragut High School in Knoxville, Tennessee refers to creationism as such:

Creationism: the biblical myth that the universe was created by the Judeo-Christian God in 7 days.

That’s a pretty fair definition. The only possible problem could be that there are a number of other creationist myths. Check that – the only possible legitimate problem. Creationists, of course, will have other issues.

[Father of a Farragut High School student, Kurt] Zimmermann said the use of the word “myth” could “mislead, belittle and discourage students in believing in creationism and pointedly calls the Bible a myth.”

I would hope so. The Bible has no evidence for anything not trivial, nevermind creationism. Why would anyone want to believe in a haphazard, internally inconsistent piece of violent rubbish that has no connection to reality? It involves magic, talking snakes, incorrectly describes the Universe, and for some strange reason has some tyrant claiming to be three individuals while he’s really one and one aspect of his personality disorder is that of a Jew zombie. It’s ridiculous.