I'm not involved in law, but I am a senior in high school and am very interested in it after studying government for the past couple of weeks.
My question is this:
If in the first amendment states:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."
and the establishment clause ensures the prohibition of:
1. The establishment of a national religion by Congress (also meaning no financial aid may be supplied); and
2. The preference of one religion over another
How can government at the federal, state, or local levels (I'm guessing state decides if evolution is taught) allow evolutionism to be taught in schools and not that of creationism? Evolutionism promotes athiesm because it causes/promotes the belief that there is no God. Evolutionism itself can be considered to be a religion and it is being greatly funded by government. How can government prohibit the free exercise of Christianity (creationism) but allow evolutionism (a religion in itself)?
This breaks the first amendment under freedom of religion, the first and second parts of the establishment clause, and the free exercise clause.
I'm definitely not a lawyer and do not study law, I'm simply interested in the subject. Sorry if this was posted somewhere else or is in the wrong section!
Also, if this is wrong or has reasonable evidence to establish an argument, how would someone go about changing the ruling?
EDIT: Sorry, this is in Georgia by the way, don't know if that matters.