Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 164331 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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#68941 Dec 30, 2012
Chimney1 wrote:
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So to repeat the questions you did not answer.
Why did God let the Muslims take over 2/3rds of the Christian Roman Empire?
Are devout Muslims damned?
The waffle you handed back answers neither question.
Then you did not do a research on Arabs, Arabisation, Islam and Islamisation.
But despite that, Christianity still holds the power. God at work.

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#68942 Dec 30, 2012
Chimney1 wrote:
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I would wager I know more about it than you do.
You still fail to answer the questions.
Then you are far from the word, " research ".
Don't be proud, Buddy.
anonymous

Franklin, PA

#68943 Dec 30, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text>Then you are far from the word, " research ".
Don't be proud, Buddy.
Answer the blippin' question, already!!
FREE SERVANT

Bellevue, WA

#68944 Dec 30, 2012
I think Nimrod built pyramids and invented hero worship or ruler-worship and made himself to be worshiped as Marduk and the name wasn't revealed to the people but the letter N may have been the symbol. Nimrod may have set forth attributes under pseudonyms or various gods, ENKI was the one concerning the deep oceans, this god was also called APSU from which comes the name Poseidon and the Titan Atlas also derives from Nimrod =Marduk. BEL/BAAL was the name for worship of Marduk, Baal means "lord" or "master", the Greeks associated him with Hercules under the name Melkarth. The name "meri Baal"translates as "lord of the rebellion". The names Nabul and Bel were Nimrod/Marduk and later as name elements as in Nebuchadnezzar and Belsha zzar. It is recorded Nimrod took the dragon as his personal emblem and it may have been a feathered serpent.

“Never give up”

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Since: Dec 12

North Olmsted, OH

#68945 Dec 30, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Tool, How ?
History taught me that, Constantine was the first official Roman Emperor to adopt Christianity as the official religion of the empire.
The thing about Christianity is that it was spread primarily by missionaries and/or by word of mouth. Christianity taught good morals and values and that every human is loved by their Creator, something that the pagan world was lacking. The missionaries let the message of Christ do the work for them, they did not spread Christianity by the sword, or force people to stay in the faith by the sword.

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#68946 Dec 30, 2012
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>For which we have no reliable first-person accounting of. Not exactly stone tablets, is it?
The Jews knew the truth, just like the Romans.
http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/05/jews

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#68947 Dec 30, 2012
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>For which we have no reliable first-person accounting of. Not exactly stone tablets, is it?
The work of Pliny the young, Tacitus, Bart Ehrman, Craig A. Evans and John D. Morris, etc, proves the existence of Jesus through their works and books.
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Bellevue, WA

#68948 Dec 30, 2012
Many American Indians have legands of a great flood and they tell of when the mountains were raised and the earth went through upheavals and the outside parts of the earths crust were torn to pieces and one legand said that when the flood swept over all the face of the earth the gods feared for the life of the steeled-faced man and he was the leader or governor of all mankind and in Maya writings a MU is referred to as "the Great Ruler" or the great ruler exists no longer et cetera. The Indians said that their forefathers came across great waters to America by boats and they were very highly educated and one legand referred to their last king as being the blond white race man Quetzal who had light flaxen hair. Nimrod took the dragon as his personal emblem and many accounts of dragons are found among the Hanitic peoples including Ethiopians, Hitites, Chinese, Japanese and Ameican Indian.

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#68949 Dec 30, 2012
BraveCon wrote:
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The thing about Christianity is that it was spread primarily by missionaries and/or by word of mouth. Christianity taught good morals and values and that every human is loved by their Creator, something that the pagan world was lacking. The missionaries let the message of Christ do the work for them, they did not spread Christianity by the sword, or force people to stay in the faith by the sword.
You are very correct.
But we are talking about the evidence of Christ existence.
neutral observer

Lake Worth, FL

#68950 Dec 30, 2012
Chimney1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Why did God allow the Muslim Hoardes to capture and convert 2/3rds of the Christian Roman Empire?
Are devout Muslims damned or saved?
Because God had a sense of humor? He told both the Christians and the Moslems they were his chosen people just as he had done with the Jews and left them to fight endlessly over the same Holy Land in the Middle East?

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Since: Aug 11

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#68951 Dec 30, 2012
FREE SERVANT wrote:
I think Nimrod built pyramids and invented hero worship or ruler-worship and made himself to be worshiped as Marduk and the name wasn't revealed to the people but the letter N may have been the symbol. Nimrod may have set forth attributes under pseudonyms or various gods, ENKI was the one concerning the deep oceans, this god was also called APSU from which comes the name Poseidon and the Titan Atlas also derives from Nimrod =Marduk. BEL/BAAL was the name for worship of Marduk, Baal means "lord" or "master", the Greeks associated him with Hercules under the name Melkarth. The name "meri Baal"translates as "lord of the rebellion". The names Nabul and Bel were Nimrod/Marduk and later as name elements as in Nebuchadnezzar and Belsha zzar. It is recorded Nimrod took the dragon as his personal emblem and it may have been a feathered serpent.
do u like devil eggs?

Since: Feb 08

Tampa, FL

#68952 Dec 30, 2012
And because he wants to stay in power, he decides based upon political expediency.
Charles Idemi wrote:
He can play that with the people and not with the Romans.
The people *were* Romans.
neutral observer

Lake Worth, FL

#68953 Dec 30, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text>I should be telling that.
The Emperor takes the final decision, no one decides for him.
Vatican city is a proof to date.
If the emperor Constantine made the final decision would not the Vatican have been in his new Roman capital Constantinople rather than in the discarded Rome? The Roman capital was Eastern Orthodox.

Since: Feb 08

Tampa, FL

#68954 Dec 30, 2012
As often as you use that word, it's a shame that you don't seem to know what it means.
Charles Idemi wrote:
Likewise.
No, not "likewise".

Do you have some sort of Magic 8-Ball that you shake to get your responses? Because it often looks like it. It's as if you just shout out random words.
neutral observer

Lake Worth, FL

#68955 Dec 30, 2012
FREE SERVANT wrote:
Many American Indians have legands of a great flood and they tell of when the mountains were raised and the earth went through upheavals and the outside parts of the earths crust were torn to pieces and one legand said that when the flood swept over all the face of the earth the gods feared for the life of the steeled-faced man and he was the leader or governor of all mankind and in Maya writings a MU is referred to as "the Great Ruler" or the great ruler exists no longer et cetera. The Indians said that their forefathers came across great waters to America by boats and they were very highly educated and one legand referred to their last king as being the blond white race man Quetzal who had light flaxen hair. Nimrod took the dragon as his personal emblem and many accounts of dragons are found among the Hanitic peoples including Ethiopians, Hitites, Chinese, Japanese and Ameican Indian.
Indeed. Great floods have occured all over the planet. We call that weather.

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Tampa, FL

#68956 Dec 30, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
But the message of the bible is centred on Jesus.
Not if you look at the Old Testament.

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Tampa, FL

#68957 Dec 30, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
History taught me that, Constantine was the first official Roman Emperor to adopt Christianity as the official religion of the empire.
Which was politically expedient of him to do so.

Since: Feb 08

Tampa, FL

#68958 Dec 30, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
The work of Pliny the young, Tacitus, Bart Ehrman, Craig A. Evans and John D. Morris, etc, proves the existence of Jesus through their works and books.
How did they prove it?
neutral observer

Lake Worth, FL

#68959 Dec 30, 2012
thewordofme wrote:
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Neanderthals have been traced back from 350,000 to 500,000 years ago in Africa. Neanderthals left a trail of skeletons from Africa to Europe and Asia. There was found several skeletons of Neanderthals in Israel dated to 50,000 years ago and 100,000 years ago. The last ones apparently died of in the Spain area around 25,000 years ago.

All you have to do is google neanderthals, and an amazing amount of factual evidence is at your fingertips.
Africa? That seems unlikely to me. Did they not evolve into the cold climate hardy Neanderthal form after they migrated into Ice Age Eurasia?

That is about like claiming Eskimos started out in the tropics.

“Darwin was right..of course.”

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Evolution is true.....

#68960 Dec 30, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> The work of Pliny the young, Tacitus, Bart Ehrman, Craig A. Evans and John D. Morris, etc, proves the existence of Jesus through their works and books.
The writings of Bart Ehrman are also telling us that the listed authors of the 4 Gospels are not the true writers of them. The authors were NOT disciples and were NOT eyewitnesses to the events they wrote about.

Also, Tacitus and Pliny the younger do not PROVE the existence of Jesus as they didn't eyewitness events, they just wrote later accounts from hearsay.

Interesting thing about Dr. Ehrman is that he says Princeton Seminary school is who first taught him these facts.

Bart D. Ehrman (born 1955) is an American New Testament scholar, currently the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While Ehrman is a leading New Testament scholar, he has also achieved acclaim at the popular level, authoring four New York Times bestsellers. His best-known works at the popular level are Misquoting Jesus and Jesus, Interrupted. Ehrman's work focuses on New Testament textual criticism and early Christianity.

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