Evolution vs. Creation

There are 20 comments on the Jan 6, 2011, Best of New Orleans story 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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#68933 Dec 30, 2012
Soooo much TIME WASTED...on the What If and WHY and HOW..did WE come about ..AND WHAT have we learned thus far..LOOK up at the Moon and the stars...and Comets and meteorites in the Night sky... and WONDER ...WHY we were CHOSEN to live on this most beautiful planet in the Universe.. WHEN we are ONLY destroying it by our selfish personal needs...Pollution, Chemicals and Excavation of it's outer surface and inner core. WHY is a HUGE question? WHAT if there isn't ant TRUE answer? ROCK ON!!
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#68934 Dec 30, 2012
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>Ha! Well, the X-Men analogy isn't where I'd start, but I guess it can be applied. I always take Marvel comics with a grain of salt. Stan Lee does leak an obvious Jewish point of view to things. DC isn't really any better, just far more WASPish. I'm an Irish Catholic by upbringing. I think the Catholics consider everyone evil and shameful so superhero comics just ain't going to come from that world!

Generally, you are more or less taking the Deist stance, which is optimistic or politically correct, depending on what one wants to derive from it. Well, I can't prove that God DOESN'T exist and I wouldn't be a good atheist if I were to obsess on doing so!
Lol, yeah I still prefer Marvel. It's unusual for me to be thought of as politically correct so thank you :D

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#68935 Dec 30, 2012
"A"..not ant..
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#68936 Dec 30, 2012
Chimney1 wrote:
<quoted text>To me the strongest argument against what you are proposing is the sheer "incidental" aspect of our evolution. Evolution meandered along with all kinds of novelty but big brains coupled with dexterous hands might easily never have eventuated.

Mark Twain observed more than a century ago that if Earth's History were the Eiffel Tower, human civilisation would constitute the thickness of the paint covering the topmost part of the structure. It would be strange indeed if the paid decided that the whole Tower existed merely to support it up there!

I hope I am wrong, but it appears that human occupation may come to an end in a short enough time that the whole of our history would constitute a few millimetres of deposits in some future Grand Canyon.(But man, I would love to see the fossils laid down in the millions of years after our departure!) Lets do what we can to ensure that this scenario does not unfold. Killing each other over primitive dogmas is not a promising way forward.
Agreed :D

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#68937 Dec 30, 2012
Colorado Chick wrote:
Pollution, Chemicals and Excavation of it's outer surface and inner core.
Go green!

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#68938 Dec 30, 2012
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>The early Christians were an early example of modern passive-resistance. What really matters is that the state perverted the early message.
But the message of the bible is centred on Jesus.

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#68939 Dec 30, 2012
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>No. As previously stated, Constantine's predecessor ended persecution of the Christians. Constantine was the first emperor to organize and pervert Christianity to be a tool of the state.
Tool, How ?
History taught me that, Constantine was the first official Roman Emperor to adopt Christianity as the official religion of the empire.
anonymous

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#68940 Dec 30, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> But the message of the bible is centred on Jesus.
For which we have no reliable first-person accounting of. Not exactly stone tablets, is it?

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#68941 Dec 30, 2012
Chimney1 wrote:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
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

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#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

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#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.

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#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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#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:
<quoted text>
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

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#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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#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?

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#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.

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