Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 174100 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: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#75335 Feb 11, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
There is one God.
a statement like that would normwlly be followed by proof. of course you meant the FSM as he cannot be disproven...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#75336 Feb 11, 2013
tonymount wrote:
The word "evolution" was used in the primary theory because as the meaning of this word implies, it was the BELIEF that the current species raised from former species that were inferior, worst, and simpler. Even Darwin's conclusions stated that Natural Selection works solely "with slow and short favorable changes", something that we know was a complete and infantile error.
When evolutionists found out that their theory was false as a seven dollar bill, they transformed the word "evolution" into a technical term, with a different meaning in Biology as simply "change" regardless of the direction.
Still, they talk jargon when the say that species do "evolve" because such new technical term "evolution" cannot by any means be used as a regular verb.
Then, we can find evolutionists as deceivers of the truth with respect to their own theory, its origins, its failures, and today its confusion by using jargon to survive between the ignorant.
In reality, by applying the laws of physics, because we are formed by elements, the only tendency of the species is to degenerate or decay.
There wasn't, there isn't, there will not be any evolution at all but simple degenerate steps in the species. To say different is complete nonsense.
When was this proven false again? please be specific...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#75337 Feb 11, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
What's the fastest growing religion?
Atheism? LOL
The CIA World Factbook gives the world population as 7,021,836,029 (July 2012 est.) and the distribution of religions as Christian 33.35%(of which Roman Catholic 16.83%, Protestant 6.08%, Orthodox 4.03%, Anglican 1.26%), Muslim 22.43%, Hindu 13.78%, Buddhist 7.13%, Sikh 0.36%, Jewish 0.21%, Baha'i 0.11%, other religions 11.17%, atheists 2.04%.
"Posted earlier by derek4
Study: Atheists Have Lowest 'Retention Rate' Compared to Religious Groups
Only about 30 percent of those who grow up in an atheist household remain atheists as adults. This "retention rate" was the lowest among the 20 separate categories in the study.
There were 1,387 atheists (weighted) in the survey. Four-hundred thirty-two weighted respondents said they were raised atheist. Of those, 131 self-identified as atheist.
Continued:
Gray also noted that, "of those raised as atheists, 30% are now affiliated with a Protestant denomination, 10% are Catholic, 2% are Jewish, 1% are Mormon, and 1% are Pagan."
Jehovah's Witness, congregationalist and holiness churches had the next lowest retention rates at 37 percent, 37 percent and 32 percent, respectively. Thirty-eight percent of those who grew up with no particular religious faith or belief system remained that way.
Hindus had the highest retention rate at 84 percent, followed by Jews (76 percent), Muslims (76 percent), Greek Orthodox (73 percent), Mormons (70 percent) and Catholics (68 percent).
Baptists had the highest retention rate of the Protestant Christian categories at 60 percent, followed by Lutheran (59 percent) and Pentecostal (50 percent).
http://www.christianpost.com/news/study-athei...
[Right; NO thinking people don't want to be atheists.]
From: Deseret News / Salt Lake City, UT
July, 2012
“Atheists abandon their beliefs more often than people in other religious groups, study finds”
A new study has found that people raised in an atheist home abandon those beliefs as adults more often than people raised with other religious belief systems, putting atheism at a 30 percent retention rate. Conclusions and interpretations of the study are that atheists are more often "made" as adults rather than "raised." The highest retention rates are in the Hindu faith, which holds onto about 84 percent of adherents.
Those who grow up in an atheist household are least likely to maintain their beliefs about religion as adults, according to a study by Georgetown University's Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA).
Only about 30 percent of those who grow up in an atheist household remain atheists as adults. This "retention rate" was the lowest among the 20 separate categories in the study.
There were 1,387 atheists (weighted) in the survey. Four-hundred thirty-two weighted respondents said they were raised atheist. Of those, 131 self-identified as atheist.
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765589392/...
[Who would want to be an atheist? LOL]"
Atheism isn't a religion, but regardless, how would they be the fastest growing if they have the lowest retention? they must also have the most converts from other religions, huh?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#75338 Feb 11, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
What's the fastest growing religion?
Atheism? LOL
The CIA World Factbook gives the world population as 7,021,836,029 (July 2012 est.) and the distribution of religions as Christian 33.35%(of which Roman Catholic 16.83%, Protestant 6.08%, Orthodox 4.03%, Anglican 1.26%), Muslim 22.43%, Hindu 13.78%, Buddhist 7.13%, Sikh 0.36%, Jewish 0.21%, Baha'i 0.11%, other religions 11.17%, atheists 2.04%.
"Posted earlier by derek4
Study: Atheists Have Lowest 'Retention Rate' Compared to Religious Groups
Only about 30 percent of those who grow up in an atheist household remain atheists as adults. This "retention rate" was the lowest among the 20 separate categories in the study.
There were 1,387 atheists (weighted) in the survey. Four-hundred thirty-two weighted respondents said they were raised atheist. Of those, 131 self-identified as atheist.
Continued:
Gray also noted that, "of those raised as atheists, 30% are now affiliated with a Protestant denomination, 10% are Catholic, 2% are Jewish, 1% are Mormon, and 1% are Pagan."
Jehovah's Witness, congregationalist and holiness churches had the next lowest retention rates at 37 percent, 37 percent and 32 percent, respectively. Thirty-eight percent of those who grew up with no particular religious faith or belief system remained that way.
Hindus had the highest retention rate at 84 percent, followed by Jews (76 percent), Muslims (76 percent), Greek Orthodox (73 percent), Mormons (70 percent) and Catholics (68 percent).
Baptists had the highest retention rate of the Protestant Christian categories at 60 percent, followed by Lutheran (59 percent) and Pentecostal (50 percent).
http://www.christianpost.com/news/study-athei...
[Right; NO thinking people don't want to be atheists.]
From: Deseret News / Salt Lake City, UT
July, 2012
“Atheists abandon their beliefs more often than people in other religious groups, study finds”
A new study has found that people raised in an atheist home abandon those beliefs as adults more often than people raised with other religious belief systems, putting atheism at a 30 percent retention rate. Conclusions and interpretations of the study are that atheists are more often "made" as adults rather than "raised." The highest retention rates are in the Hindu faith, which holds onto about 84 percent of adherents.
Those who grow up in an atheist household are least likely to maintain their beliefs about religion as adults, according to a study by Georgetown University's Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA).
Only about 30 percent of those who grow up in an atheist household remain atheists as adults. This "retention rate" was the lowest among the 20 separate categories in the study.
There were 1,387 atheists (weighted) in the survey. Four-hundred thirty-two weighted respondents said they were raised atheist. Of those, 131 self-identified as atheist.
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765589392/...
[Who would want to be an atheist? LOL]"
here's the real fastest growing religion...

http://xkcd.com/1102/

““You must not lose faith ”

Level 5

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#75339 Feb 11, 2013
tonymount wrote:
The word "evolution" was used in the primary theory because as the meaning of this word implies, it was the BELIEF that the current species raised from former species that were inferior, worst, and simpler. Even Darwin's conclusions stated that Natural Selection works solely "with slow and short favorable changes", something that we know was a complete and infantile error.
When evolutionists found out that their theory was false as a seven dollar bill, they transformed the word "evolution" into a technical term, with a different meaning in Biology as simply "change" regardless of the direction.
Still, they talk jargon when the say that species do "evolve" because such new technical term "evolution" cannot by any means be used as a regular verb.
Then, we can find evolutionists as deceivers of the truth with respect to their own theory, its origins, its failures, and today its confusion by using jargon to survive between the ignorant.
In reality, by applying the laws of physics, because we are formed by elements, the only tendency of the species is to degenerate or decay.
There wasn't, there isn't, there will not be any evolution at all but simple degenerate steps in the species. To say different is complete nonsense.
Will that be all?
Or are you still keeping something in reserve.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#75340 Feb 11, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL!!!
funny but true. look at all the whackjobs your cult contains!

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#75341 Feb 11, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
Enjoy your God company in the here after.
Note: you see my pinky works great.
good for your pinky. there is no hereafter. it is a ruse used by your cult to play on your greatest fear.

seems to have worked. i truly think PT Barnum really started you cult...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#75342 Feb 11, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
Can you believe it?
An atheist lying!
Go figure!
Yet Charles has been shown to be lying often. I have not lied here once.

truly funny since your whole cult is based on proven lies and you have repeated them many times, nowing full well they are lies.

seems it is the cult members here that do all the lying.

proven fact.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#75343 Feb 11, 2013
neutral observer wrote:
<quoted text>
You confuse nationalism with religion.
The Serbs wanted to hold Yugoslavia together (Milosevic was the Lincoln of the conflict).
The Croats wanted their independence from Belgrade (much like Washington, Franklin, Jefferson...).
It was only the Bosniak Moslem radicals whose main agenda was religious (the Bin Ladens of the conflict).
Naturally the Clinton administration aligned itself with the enemies of western secular civilization.
No, no I don't. you can repeat it often, but it will still be incorrect.

read up on it, then get back to me.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#75344 Feb 11, 2013
neutral observer wrote:
<quoted text>
Christianity is polytheistic. There is God. There are also Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. There is Satan. There are angels and demons. Folks pray to Mary and to the saints. An endless assortment of minor dieties.
There are probably more gods in Christianity than in Hinduism.
Well, that was just spin to cover up an obvious logical error. and just saying jesus was also a god would have sounded pretty lame, and the triumvirate of gods is another re-hashed myth from older religions, so hey, that sounds good.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#75345 Feb 11, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>i believe the correct way to accept that challenge is to say "hold my beer and watch this..."
Yes you are very good at showing stupidity

"hold my beer and watch this officer.... "

Since: Apr 12

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#75346 Feb 11, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>a statement like that would normwlly be followed by proof. of course you meant the FSM as he cannot be disproven...
Still waiting on your proof of no God.
neutral observer

Lake Worth, FL

#75347 Feb 11, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>No, no I don't. you can repeat it often, but it will still be incorrect.

read up on it, then get back to me.
Perhaps you should read more widely on the subject... and not just from apologists of the Clinton administration and its support for genocide?

He should be on trial at the Hague... not Mladic and Karadzic.

Pretty much all wars are about politics and nationalism. In any case Washington has no business in other nations revolutions. To actually side with barbarism over...

All to divert attention away from Monica Lewinsky, Whitewater and the impeachment hearings.

Since: Apr 12

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#75348 Feb 11, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Atheism isn't a religion, but regardless, how would they be the fastest growing if they have the lowest retention? they must also have the most converts from other religions, huh?
Your type of atheism is a religion.
You are most definitely a positive assertion atheist. "PAA"

Since: Apr 12

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#75349 Feb 11, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>here's the real fastest growing religion...

http://xkcd.com/1102/
Atheist sure have a hard time keeping your believes straight.
Yet alone just the definition of the word atheist.

Merriam - Webster

athe·ist\ˈā-thē-ist\
noun
: one who believes that there is no deity

"who believes". That's a positive assertion. Seeing as there is no proof of your belief It's FAITH.

Faith:
"Synonyms: devotion, piety, religion"

Ah yes Atheism is a Religion.

Have a nice day and don't forget to go to church.

Posted else where by derek4

From: The Columbus Dispatch:

February 4, 2011

Church, without God

“Stan Bradley likes Bible stories, admires Martin Luther and uses expressions such as 'heavens, no.'

The Lithopolis man is president of a local congregation and rarely misses a Sunday service. Occasionally, he goes to his wife's church instead.

For these and other reasons, Bradley considers himself religious.”

He is also an atheist.

continued:

“Like Bradley, some atheists participate in organized religion for its social and psychological benefits.”

continued:

“Churches are great places to find friends, support and youth education, so nonbelievers and believers alike join congregations to fill those needs, he said.

He has spoken to elderly and sick people who can no longer go to church and they say they most miss the feeling of community.

Recent research from Harvard University and the University of Wisconsin backs him up. It found that religious people tend to be happier than nonreligious people, not because of belief but because of the friendships found at church.”
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/faith...

“religious people tend to be happier than nonreligious people”[I have said this all along, and my posts are still on the board to confirm it. Now you hear it straight from the atheist, lol.]
neutral observer

Lake Worth, FL

#75350 Feb 11, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Atheism isn't a religion, but regardless, how would they be the fastest growing if they have the lowest retention? they must also have the most converts from other religions, huh?
If it is a belief with absolute certainty that you know the ultimate truth about creation... and a desire to spread the word... how is it not a religion?

That is what religion/myth are all about.

Since: Apr 12

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#75351 Feb 11, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>funny but true. look at all the whackjobs your cult contains!
PAA

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#75352 Feb 11, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>good for your pinky. there is no hereafter. it is a ruse used by your cult to play on your greatest fear.

seems to have worked. i truly think PT Barnum really started you cult...
The word is "your" not "you".

Your pinky must be sore from all that capitalizing of FSM.

And Barnum had you pegged when he hung up the first Exit sign.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#75353 Feb 11, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
Your type of atheism is a religion.
You are most definitely a positive assertion atheist. "PAA"
you didn't capitalize atheist, hypocrit.

i have never considered myself an atheist. if you need to label people, then it is up to you and only for your use so it doesn't matter to me what term you use.

freethinker works better for the non-cult members, though.

Since: Apr 12

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#75354 Feb 11, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Yet Charles has been shown to be lying often. I have not lied here once.

truly funny since your whole cult is based on proven lies and you have repeated them many times, nowing full well they are lies.

seems it is the cult members here that do all the lying.

proven fact.
" I have not lied here once. "

LOL

How's your pinky doing? LOL

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