Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 216728 comments on the Best of New Orleans story from Jan 6, 2011, titled Evolution vs. Creation. In it, Best of New Orleans reports that:

High school senior Zack Kopplin is leading the fight to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act of 2008.

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The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#69353 Dec 31, 2012
WhatDoesJesusDo wrote:
Fill the needs, for those that allow him.
I need gay sex! Will he fill that need for me? Or just more of that placebo nonsense?

:-/
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#69354 Dec 31, 2012
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
More or less what I've been saying.
It doesn't have to be considered a "disease" but if it's a highly disruptive pattern of behavior, I won't contest the label. I absolutely do reserve my right to defend myself against advances by a homosexual without being accused of a hate crime.
(guy touches you on shoulder)

"Hey man, buy you a drink?"

"Nah, just waiting for my GF. Thanks anyway!"
anonymous

Chagrin Falls, OH

#69355 Dec 31, 2012
The Dude wrote:
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Actually methinks American Communists don't view themselves as trying to bring down the Government but rather have it operate differently. But let's face it, most of America doesn't know the difference between Communism and Stalinism. But I digress...
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So religion is based on genetics? Really?
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Well the creationists HAVE been trying to do that for over a century. So far (thankfully) they've been unsuccessful for the most part. Doesn't mean to say they won't stop trying though.
Communism is not democracy, period. Marx never addressed checks and balances, but put his faith in a natural ruling class. What you really want to address is socialism, which has never been fully defined as a method of government. It's partially Keynesian economics and partially social engineering. The economics, I like, the social engineering needs work.

You missed my point. Discrimination based on religion IS the exception. My view is that religion is inherently discriminatory, but then we wouldn't need a vote if we agreed on everything. Let religion work out the ethics of our choices, but let democracy work out the budgets, the legal protocols and the agendas of the nation.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#69356 Dec 31, 2012
Bible Belt wrote:
<quoted text>The stone in my profile picture is a real Kentucky agate. I post using the name FREE SERVANT at times.
And that's the image of Jesus you say? Looks more like Barney.

“what we think we become”

Level 5

Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#69357 Dec 31, 2012
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
From what I've observed, Nanoanomaly and Cybele both believe in a sort of intuitive mysticism which they are working out through this anonymous forum dialog. They are not patient enough to be empirical thinkers and they aren't independent enough to keep free of the usual politics even though they would like to be.
Probably, they are both under thirty years old, and may not see their older selves looking back at them. Hopefully, we see something of our youthful determination in them. Life goes on!
You don't think that my conclusions are not based on empirical evidence? I am newtral. You know like newt gingrich
anonymous

Chagrin Falls, OH

#69358 Dec 31, 2012
MikeF wrote:
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And, unlike yourself, I will provide them when asked.
<quoted text>
So you say.
You've never asked. Just saying.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#69359 Dec 31, 2012
xxxooxxx wrote:
I went to grade school where a Jehovah's witness was scolded, and made by the teacher to stand in the hallway, because he refuses to recite the pledge of allegiance because it gave allegiance to the government before god..which was against his beliefs.
Kid should'a sued the fecker. "Before God" wasn't even in it until that dolt Billy Graham came along with his pro-Christian=anti-Commie rhetoric.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#69360 Dec 31, 2012
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
Communism is not democracy, period. Marx never addressed checks and balances, but put his faith in a natural ruling class. What you really want to address is socialism, which has never been fully defined as a method of government. It's partially Keynesian economics and partially social engineering. The economics, I like, the social engineering needs work.
Hey, I didn't say it was perfect.(shrug)
anonymous wrote:
You missed my point. Discrimination based on religion IS the exception. My view is that religion is inherently discriminatory, but then we wouldn't need a vote if we agreed on everything. Let religion work out the ethics of our choices, but let democracy work out the budgets, the legal protocols and the agendas of the nation.
Except let religion do that only for individuals, not imposed on other groups. For example, the ethics of homosexuality. Many who oppose equal rights for gays use religion as the excuse. Others however are more open about their bigotry.

“what we think we become”

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Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#69361 Dec 31, 2012
Drew Smith wrote:
So you're saying that you have no *objective* evidence that supports a claim that homosexuality is merely about people lusting after their own bodies. Yeah, we figured that.
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One of those sexual organs is the human brain, which determines whether we're attracted to members of the same sex or members of the opposite sex.
Are you referring to intellectual intercourse? So you think the brain is a sexual organ?
anonymous

Chagrin Falls, OH

#69362 Dec 31, 2012
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>
(guy touches you on shoulder)
"Hey man, buy you a drink?"
"Nah, just waiting for my GF. Thanks anyway!"
You have GOT to be kidding me!!
<young me sitting on a bench at the mall. old gnarly guy walks up and sits down>
him: Wanna suck?
me: What?!
him: Wanna suck?
me: <stands up, startled>
him: <stands up>
me: <sits down>
him:<sits down>
me: <gets up, walks away quickly>
him: <gets up and walks away in the other direction, blending into the crowd>

That's how it goes when you've got witnesses. When you don't, a lot more chances are taken.

Clueless!
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#69363 Dec 31, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Jesus existed. You are just wasting your time trying to deny the impossible.
Yeah, I suppose it is a waste of time denying the existence of zombies. They definitely got to your brains.
anonymous

Chagrin Falls, OH

#69364 Dec 31, 2012
The Dude wrote:
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Hey, I didn't say it was perfect.(shrug)
<quoted text>
Except let religion do that only for individuals, not imposed on other groups. For example, the ethics of homosexuality. Many who oppose equal rights for gays use religion as the excuse. Others however are more open about their bigotry.
My point is that marriage should not be a government function. The government should not endorse one behavior over another and civil unions and marriage should carry the same legal status but no legal or economic privilege, period.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#69365 Dec 31, 2012
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
You have GOT to be kidding me!!
<young me sitting on a bench at the mall. old gnarly guy walks up and sits down>
him: Wanna suck?
me: What?!
him: Wanna suck?
me: <stands up, startled>
him: <stands up>
me: <sits down>
him:<sits down>
me: <gets up, walks away quickly>
him: <gets up and walks away in the other direction, blending into the crowd>
That's how it goes when you've got witnesses. When you don't, a lot more chances are taken.
Clueless!
Well.

At least THAT didn't suck.

.

It didn't, right?
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#69366 Dec 31, 2012
Cybele wrote:
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Are you referring to intellectual intercourse? So you think the brain is a sexual organ?
As the epicentre of all things hubba hubba, YEAH!
anonymous

Chagrin Falls, OH

#69367 Dec 31, 2012
Cybele wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't think that my conclusions are not based on empirical evidence? I am newtral. You know like newt gingrich
I prefer the Monty Python Newt.

"She's a witch! She turned me into a newt!

...."I got better!"
anonymous

Chagrin Falls, OH

#69368 Dec 31, 2012
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>
Well.
At least THAT didn't suck.
.
It didn't, right?
I think Queen Victoria might have said:

"We are not amused!"

“Pancakes and eggs...”

Level 4

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#69369 Dec 31, 2012
thewordofme wrote:
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Well, I don't believe it ever happened. There are just too many holes and inconsistencies in the whole God thing, and to be honest I really doubt the Jesus story. What with knowing that the Adam and Eve story is just a myth and they didn't exist...what need was there for him. No 'Original Sin' equals no need for a 'human' sacrifice to atone for non-existent 'Original Sin'.
But 'you' happened...so what makes you think 'God' could not have 'happened' also?

“Pancakes and eggs...”

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Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#69370 Dec 31, 2012
'God' simply being used as a generic term for higher beings...for the sake of this discussion...

“what we think we become”

Level 5

Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#69371 Dec 31, 2012
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
My point is that marriage should not be a government function. The government should not endorse one behavior over another and civil unions and marriage should carry the same legal status but no legal or economic privilege, period.
So no need for laws?

“what we think we become”

Level 5

Since: Aug 11

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#69372 Dec 31, 2012
I think Science will become the new religion of future generations. That's the only way to save the evolution of our species.

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