Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 216634 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: May 08

Orlando

#61647 Nov 28, 2012
DanFromSmithville wrote:
<quoted text>No miracle. Most current religions have a sacred text or texts. What would be a miracle is for people to realize that it is not the absolute word of God, but a book translated through a dozen languages during its development with material based on previous religions and stories from other cultures and the fnial copy we have has had the contents cherry picked with what is included. That would be a true miracle.

I was raised in a Southern Baptist church and then a United Methodist Church. Growing up under this tutelage, I found that a literal interpretation of the Bible was often at odds with the facts, was rigid and regressive and often led to contradictions in its understanding. A strict interpretation of the Bible is not a prerequiste for belief in God. The Bible is full of a lot of wisdom, but as any text written by men, is not without error. God doesn't want blind fools that never grow or develop and that is what a literal interpretation creates.
Well said.

And just where I was going.

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#61648 Nov 28, 2012
FREE SERVANT wrote:
Anyone who calls themselves Christians should believe Noah existed because Jesus mentioned him.
So if Jesus didn't mention a person, then they didn't exist. On the other hand, I am mentioning Flash Gordon. Does that mean Flash existed?

Jesus, being a young Jewish man of his time would have been familiar with the religios texts of Judaism and the allegory of Noah. Just as he knew of the professies surrounding the messiah and was able to miraculously fulfill them. I don't find this mention of Noah to be proof of the existence of Noah. Further, the existence of a Noah does not in turn prove the existence of a World wide flood.

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#61649 Nov 28, 2012
Constitution-lover wrote:
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6 total days it took God from start of universe to all living things done. What God did with Cain was painted him black so he look like the savage subhuman blacks. Only White people are Gods chosen or human as it were.
Wow - how's your white cloak and pointy white hat? Burnt any crosses lately? Christianity - not only do you not know you religion's own teaching, but you express yourself like an ignoramous.

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#61650 Nov 28, 2012
tony1003 wrote:
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Oh, so some science isn't spawned by the devil and some is? How do you tell the difference? Or is it just the bits you want to use you accept and the bits you don't like you reject? Sounds to me a little like the bible - some is believable, some is rubbish.
Isn't it interesting that he rejects the science that puts his beliefs in question, but accepts the science that gets him to work and Wal Mart or sends rockets into space. What I find most interesting is that the physics that accepts is the same physics used to age rocks and the Earth itself.

That kind of thinking is all the devil man will ever need.

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#61651 Nov 28, 2012
Kong_ wrote:
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Well said.
And just where I was going.
Thanks Kong.
JUST ASK

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#61652 Nov 28, 2012
Discord wrote:
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Atheism has nothing to do with Evolution. Why would scientists support Evolution with no evidence?
I agree on the part where you say "Why would scientists support Evolution with no evidence"

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#61653 Nov 28, 2012
Constitution-lover wrote:
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No Jesus was a Nazarene....MEANING WHITE.... Sorry only White people are TRUE humans. Rest are just somewhat smart apes..
Oh really - so now the Middle East is full of white people. This is better than any comedy show on TV.

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#61654 Nov 28, 2012
Constitution-lover wrote:
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I am not a bigot. I treat all humans equal.
As long as they are white, for, according to you, blacks are not human. You are scum, nothing more and nothing less.

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#61655 Nov 28, 2012
Dogen wrote:
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Either a POE or a COMPLETE moron, and complete morons are actually rather rare,....... humm....
Unfortunately, not that rare on topix.

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#61656 Nov 28, 2012
Bat Foy wrote:
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According to the bible Adam was still live when Noah was born so maybe God flooded the earth because evolution went wild and he had to cover up the ape kids of Adam and Eve. Or a more logical thought here God created what he wanted to the way he wanted to and he used a similar blue print when creating man as he did when creating apes. A grass hut is a building so is a skyscraper they're same no but they're both buildings. A jumbo jetliner is an airplane so is a biplane same idea but not the same.
Hot news for you - God didn't flood the earth, no archaeological evidence to support that theory.

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#61657 Nov 28, 2012
Constitution-lover wrote:
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No Jesus was a Nazarene....MEANING WHITE.... Sorry only White people are TRUE humans. Rest are just somewhat smart apes..
Are you completely insane? Jesus was a Jewish man of approximately 2000 years ago in the Middle East. He was not white. Nazarene does not mean white. It is a title applied to Christ that indicates his origin in the town of Nazareth.

By the way, that Constitution you are such a fan of treats all people as equal, even a loathesome little person such as you portray yourself to be.

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#61658 Nov 28, 2012
JUST ASK wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree on the part where you say "Why would scientists support Evolution with no evidence"
Are you then saying that Atheism has something to do with evolution?

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#61659 Nov 28, 2012
Bat Foy wrote:
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My faith doesn't make me unwilling to learn. It gives me freedom from sin. Evolution isn't sinful. Removing God from his creation is. Faith is just a part of who I am like an arm or a leg. I was once a very mean person I drank to much spent a lot of time in jail I was a thief and a liar. When I was at my lowest point God found me when no one else would have me God accepted me he has answered so many of my prayers it goes so far beyond mathematical probability. When I say I have first hand knowledge of God I mean what I say not some guy told me about Jesus and now I have his knowledge.
That, I am not going to knock. I appreciate your honesty and that you believe deeply that you have found a focus to your life. It works for you. Sadly, for many, it does not. For many, the contradictions in the religions destroy what it seeks to do. But I would not have a go at you for your personal faith.

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#61660 Nov 28, 2012
DanFromSmithville wrote:
<quoted text>No miracle. Most current religions have a sacred text or texts. What would be a miracle is for people to realize that it is not the absolute word of God, but a book translated through a dozen languages during its development with material based on previous religions and stories from other cultures and the fnial copy we have has had the contents cherry picked with what is included. That would be a true miracle.
I was raised in a Southern Baptist church and then a United Methodist Church. Growing up under this tutelage, I found that a literal interpretation of the Bible was often at odds with the facts, was rigid and regressive and often led to contradictions in its understanding. A strict interpretation of the Bible is not a prerequiste for belief in God. The Bible is full of a lot of wisdom, but as any text written by men, is not without error. God doesn't want blind fools that never grow or develop and that is what a literal interpretation creates.
Excellent post - kudos to you.
FREE SERVANT
#61661 Nov 28, 2012
Jim wrote:
God said Dec 21 2012 I am repossesing it all o more referrls pay up.
Have you heard the new Amy Cook song "WAITEN ON HE WORLD TO END"?

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#61662 Nov 28, 2012
tony1003 wrote:
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Excellent post - kudos to you.
Thanks much.

I have enjoyed reading your comments as well.

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Since: May 08

Orlando

#61663 Nov 28, 2012
I think we've seen the last of "Constitution".

At least by that name.

Socks abound, however.
FREE SERVANT
#61664 Nov 28, 2012
FREE SERVANT wrote:
<quoted text>Have you heard the new Amy Cook song "WAITEN ON HE WORLD TO END"?
I meant "WAITING FOR THE WORLD TO END" by Amy Cook. I just heard it on NPR radio. It's a catchy tune....

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Since: May 08

Orlando

#61665 Nov 28, 2012
Just for fun, here's a 4-pack of "Constitution-lover" 's posts from other Topix forums. Quite telling of the humanity this individual exhibits:
Constitution-lover wrote:
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Not murder. It is nto murder to put someone evil to death for a sin and crime as evil as being gay. Just like women should be put to death for cheating on there Husbands.
Constitution-lover wrote:
<quoted text>
I should be stronger and do Gods will. I have asked God to forgive me for being weak and for not putting gays to death as he wants.
Constitution-lover wrote:
<quoted text>
Bible did not say it was bad for a man to have other relations. Only that women should not. Women are not equal to a man.
Constitution-lover wrote:
Find anyone with drugs or doing drugs lets just put a bullet in there head. Ends the problem.
<<end cut/paste>> Real princess, eh?

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#61666 Nov 28, 2012
Kong_ wrote:
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Wow.
Slap-happy racist AND stupid.
Jesus must be soooooo proud of you.
Irony!!!
Jesus was and is never a racist. Black or white, we are all humans.

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