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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#75327 Feb 11, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text>Liar!
Can you believe it?

An atheist lying!

Go figure!

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#75328 Feb 11, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>then go ahead and disprove the existence of the FSM. it is the fastest growing religion on the planet, it must be real if you cannot disprove he is the ruler of all.
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]"

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#75329 Feb 11, 2013
sickofit wrote:
<quoted text>Really???? WHAT IS YOUR PROOF OF YOUR GOD THEN..........WAITING......... .WAITING..........WAITING..... .....

Yea right.
Time to get a new key board, your shift key is hopelessly Sticky!!

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#75330 Feb 11, 2013
neutral observer wrote:
<quoted text>Satanists are Christians. He is a purely Judeo-Christian-Islam concept. Outside of your religion he does not exist.
LOL!!!

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#75331 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.
There is one God.

Since: Feb 13

Laurel, MD

#75332 Feb 11, 2013
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.
alan

Kansas City, MO

#75333 Feb 11, 2013
Cybele wrote:
<quoted text>
Nukes can destroy the entire planet. OMG! But what if they didn't push the button? What if it took a massive volcanic eruption, tsunami, or earthquake that will cause these nuclear plants to leak or to explode? Who's fault is that? And they call God a prick! "Oh the who-manity"
Humans are at the ".....and in the beginning" stage of space exploration. Creation and Evolution will be countered or proven bogus by logic and intelligence. Young and dumb do go together.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#75334 Feb 11, 2013
MADRONE wrote:
<quoted text>
Some Believers seem to take the statement "Nobody could possibly be that stupid" as a challenge.
i believe the correct way to accept that challenge is to say "hold my beer and watch this..."

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 ”

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#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.

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#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.... "

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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.

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