Evolution vs. Creation

There are 162149 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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Since: Oct 12

Huntsville

#72035 Jan 24, 2013
Here in murica wrote:
Many people claim to be Christian but very few practice any form of it. When asked they will say they are a Christian. Yet very few can tell you very much about the teachings of Christ. Of course here in America we have a view of ourselves that is pretty hubris filled. We see ourselves as skinny and smart. If only it were true.
I'm 16 I can tell you what I've learned. If you want to know what the young people of my generation are doing.

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#72036 Jan 24, 2013
Here in murica wrote:
Many people claim to be Christian but very few practice any form of it. When asked they will say they are a Christian. Yet very few can tell you very much about the teachings of Christ. Of course here in America we have a view of ourselves that is pretty hubris filled. We see ourselves as skinny and smart. If only it were true.
"For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light"

There is only one requirement to being a Christian...and that is one of faith.

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#72037 Jan 24, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text>You are the ignorant, dude.
Christianity do have sects but these sects don't worship a different God.
Christians focus is on God and Jesus christ.
If you look at Science, and compare it to a religious hierarchy, it's structure is pretty much the same, right down to sects....such as Dianetics: The Church of Scientology.
bohart

Newport, TN

#72038 Jan 24, 2013
anonymous wrote:
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Au contraire! They are educated, but in different things. "Things" have substance and make all the difference in the real world. Aesthetics are strictly the product of the particular world YOU live in.
Even Charles would make sense in an anarchistic world where people want order. After all, there can only be one king of the hill. His way is the way of the trinity, or as we in the U.S. might call it, a Mexican Standoff. He just doesn't realize it for what it is, and that's the beauty of it. Sooner or later, the ignorant get a piece of you. Even if you were one of the metaphorical gunslingers, you are always vulnerable to the up and coming because you can't keep your focus on that whole pointless pursuit of power.
So the question is, when you're "playing the game" how will that game invariably shape you? As Friedrich Nietzsche said, "Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you."
Now, I COULD assume moral inversion on your part. We're coming close to the Depression era attitude where mobsters and rogue gunmen were made into heroes for defying the Revenuers, but those things pass and usually in a messy way. Moral inversion is anarchistic. No sane person really wants to be evil.
Just accept that the "Alexander the Great" fantasy you had as a kid isn't going to happen, and when you think about the cost, you're probably better off for it. You can't win this debate. You can only survive and adapt.
I don't believe people want to be evil,its just that humans are primarily evil in their nature, its what we are.

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Seffner, FL

#72039 Jan 24, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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If you look at Science, and compare it to a religious hierarchy, it's structure is pretty much the same, right down to sects....such as Dianetics: The Church of Scientology.
Scientology has absolutely nothing to do with science. It's a cult started by a loony science fiction writer.

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Taizhou, China

#72040 Jan 24, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
You are a fundamentalist for Darwin. Lol
It's nice of you to offer to serve as The Dude's spokesman,
but I don't recall The Dude ever saying that Darwin had the last word.

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#72041 Jan 24, 2013
MikeF wrote:
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Scientology has absolutely nothing to do with science. It's a cult started by a loony science fiction writer.
I disagree...

It's methods are souly based on Science, and scientific concepts.

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#72042 Jan 24, 2013
Science falters as a religion, because it is godless, soulless, nihilistic and self serving.

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Seffner, FL

#72043 Jan 24, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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I disagree...
It's methods are souly based on Science, and scientific concepts.
Dianetics Video: An Introduction to Dianetics
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Dt9SyNpirdoXX
It is not.

If you think otherwise, your either know very little about them or you're already a member of the cult.

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#72044 Jan 24, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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If you look at Science, and compare it to a religious hierarchy, it's structure is pretty much the same, right down to sects....such as Dianetics: The Church of Scientology.
You even have the scientific missionaries here, trying to win converts....LOL

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Taizhou, China

#72046 Jan 24, 2013
xxxooxxx , have you heard the story of Xenu?
According to the founder of Scientology, Xenu was the emperor of 76 planets in 26 solar systems 75 million years ago.
His empire became overpopulated, so he pulled a sneaky trick.
He declared a census in which his citizens got injected with a knock-out drug.
He brought his comatose victims to our planet in space ships and lined them up around the mouths of volcanoes.
He had hydrogen bombs dropped in those volcanoes which created eruptions which killed those citizens.
When the souls of those citizens ascended in the air, he had their souls captured and subjected to a three-dimensional movie.
In this three-dimensional movie, they were indoctrinated with Christianity, Communism, and various other doctrines of which L. Ron Hubbard disapproved.
Those of us living on Earth today are reincarnations of those hapless citizens.
Xenu is still living today, but his henchmen staged a mutiny and chained him up.
He still chained up on another planet today.

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#72047 Jan 24, 2013
MikeF wrote:
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It is not.
If you think otherwise, your either know very little about them or you're already a member of the cult.
so you disagree with my statement that...

"It's methods are souly based on Science, and scientific concepts"

It's a Science cult...admit it.

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#72048 Jan 24, 2013
Thomas Robertson wrote:
xxxooxxx , have you heard the story of Xenu?
According to the founder of Scientology, Xenu was the emperor of 76 planets in 26 solar systems 75 million years ago.
His empire became overpopulated, so he pulled a sneaky trick.
He declared a census in which his citizens got injected with a knock-out drug.
He brought his comatose victims to our planet in space ships and lined them up around the mouths of volcanoes.
He had hydrogen bombs dropped in those volcanoes which created eruptions which killed those citizens.
When the souls of those citizens ascended in the air, he had their souls captured and subjected to a three-dimensional movie.
In this three-dimensional movie, they were indoctrinated with Christianity, Communism, and various other doctrines of which L. Ron Hubbard disapproved.
Those of us living on Earth today are reincarnations of those hapless citizens.
Xenu is still living today, but his henchmen staged a mutiny and chained him up.
He still chained up on another planet today.
Like a said...it's a Science cult.

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#72049 Jan 24, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
so you disagree with my statement that...
"It's methods are souly based on Science, and scientific concepts"
It's a Science cult...admit it.
It is not. Read Thomas' post. They're loonies.
bohart

Newport, TN

#72050 Jan 24, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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You even have the scientific missionaries here, trying to win converts....LOL
Ha,Ha.The scientologists are just more open about their religion than the ones on here.

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Seffner, FL

#72051 Jan 24, 2013
bohart wrote:
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Ha,Ha.The scientologists are just more open about their religion than the ones on here.
Scientologists? Open? Are you kidding me?

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The Borderland of Sol

#72052 Jan 24, 2013
MikeF wrote:
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It is not.
If you think otherwise, your either know very little about them or you're already a member of the cult.
I'll take "both" for $100, Alex.

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#72053 Jan 24, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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If you look at Science, and compare it to a religious hierarchy, it's structure is pretty much the same, right down to sects....such as Dianetics: The Church of Scientology.
Agreed!
Both groups applies the concept of faith...
Though some scientist tends to deny the truth.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#72054 Jan 24, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
I must say...that is very insightful.
And probably 99% BS. After all the same schpiel he copy-pasted can be found on any one of a number of fundie websites, but looking up Hume for example, can't actually find a genuine source.

But that's fundies for ya.(shrug)
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#72055 Jan 24, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Who cares. Welsh, Scottish etc.
I only care about the universal language of communication, English language.
Ponty python is not my headache. My stand is on the English language, the English people and the general Brits who are already influenced by the English people.
Monty Python invented English. He said so!

Probably.

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