Evolution vs. Creation

There are 20 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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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.

Since: Feb 08

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.

Since: Feb 08

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.”

Level 9

Since: Jun 11

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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Since: Mar 12

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#68961 Dec 30, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text>Then you did not do a research on Arabs, Arabisation, Islam and Islamisation.
But despite that, Christianity still holds the power. God at work.
God allowed 2/3rds of the Christian Roman Empire to fall to the Muslims. Was God (a) on their side,(b) powerless to stop them (c) did not care that millions who followed in these countries would not learn the message of Jesus ? Take your pick.

While you are at it, do devout Muslims go to heaven?

Answer the questions, coward.

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#68962 Dec 30, 2012
neutral observer wrote:
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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?
That is the only answer that makes sense...

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Since: Apr 11

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#68963 Dec 30, 2012
Drew Smith wrote:
And because he wants to stay in power, he decides based upon political expediency.
<quoted text>
The people *were* Romans.
Lol
A bundle of knowledge indeed. Ofcourse they were Romans, but not only Romans in the empire but Greeks, Jews, Egyptians, Franks and other sets of people.

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#68964 Dec 30, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text>Then you did not do a research on Arabs, Arabisation, Islam and Islamisation.
But despite that, Christianity still holds the power. God at work.
I know about it. I know Islam was spread largely by the sword. I also know that no sword power could stop God if God had wanted it stopped. God obviously supported the spread of Islam to overrun 2/3rds of the Christian lands, an prevent all those people and their offspring from becoming Christians.

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#68965 Dec 30, 2012
neutral observer wrote:
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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.
Constantinople is situated in Rome, true or false?
Vatican is situated in Rome, true or true?
Choose the best correct one above.

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Since: Apr 11

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#68966 Dec 30, 2012
Drew Smith wrote:
As often as you use that word, it's a shame that you don't seem to know what it means.
<quoted text>
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.
Challenge, remember!
Face that or back off( get behind)!

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Since: Apr 11

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#68967 Dec 30, 2012
Drew Smith wrote:
<quoted text>
Not if you look at the Old Testament.
The prophecy of Jesus started from the old testament( Isaiah).
phaines

Big Bear Lake, CA

#68968 Dec 30, 2012
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phaines

Big Bear Lake, CA

#68969 Dec 30, 2012
oops,wrong thread...lol

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Since: Apr 11

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#68970 Dec 30, 2012
Drew Smith wrote:
<quoted text>
Which was politically expedient of him to do so.
There were nothing political there.
The Christians were never armed...
FREE SERVANT

Bellevue, WA

#68971 Dec 30, 2012
neutral observer wrote:
<quoted text>
Indeed. Great floods have occured all over the planet. We call that weather.
Read GEN 6:17 and GEN 7:23.

“I Am No One Else”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#68972 Dec 30, 2012
BraveCon wrote:
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Drunks and junkies are alive when they have those hallucinations. I think its unfair to compare them to a person who is temporarily dead until they are medically revived via CPR or other methods.
'...why is it that every single religious belief produces vastly different NDEs?'
It might be that God lets souls experience the after-life in a way that won't make them doubt their religion when they re-enter their bodies. For example, if a Muslim dies and experiences a Christian Heaven and then returns to his body, he probably wouldn't want to tell his fellow Muslims that Heaven is a Christian Heaven. If he does, he might be beaten up and/or killed.
The brain will live for up to 30 minutes after "death." There are few instances, forms of death, in which this is not the case. Until the brain suffocates or is utterly destroyed, it will function.

The rest of what you said is just an excuse, nothing more.

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