Evolution vs. Creation

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High school senior Zack Kopplin is leading the fight to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act of 2008.
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CBOW

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<quoted text>Actually, he said he didn't cancel them, just that there would now be two seperate ways to follow this multi-faced god...sheesh, learn your bible...
regardless, why would a real god EVER condone slavery?
face it, your man-made cult is a myth...
Bull woody. The old testament was a trial set up for the children of Abraham. God realized that the chosen people, the Hebrews couldn't follow the laws set forth. So He sent His only begotten Son so that Jews and Gentiles alike would have a chance to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. All the burnt offerings and ceremonies couldn't save the chosen ones. God realized that humanity is weak and unable to save themselves. Thank You Jesus for your sacrifice!!! YOU woody are the one who really doesn't understand the Word. You are so blinded by your hatred for all things of God that you miss the very Message It's trying to deliver. Pity.
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The Dude wrote:
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Wellllll, I've always thought bureaucrats were in league with the devil.(shrug)
They are. Read Revelation about the governments crumbling from within.
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But that's not actually the case, is it? Your Government has had a bad habit of giving all the billionaires and trillionaires tax breaks while depending on the working class to pay all the taxes. No wonder you're having problems.(shrug)
Hysterical as well as hypocritical. The queeeen is one of the richest people on the face of the earth. All courtesy of you folks.
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Yeah, so Mike the mechanic has to pay 40% of his earnings and struggle to send his kids to college while the rich pay 40% and are forced to buy only one yacht instead of two this year. Boo hoo.
Right,......and your point queeeenie contributor?

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CBOW wrote:
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Bull woody. The old testament was a trial set up for the children of Abraham. God realized that the chosen people, the Hebrews couldn't follow the laws set forth. So He sent His only begotten Son so that Jews and Gentiles alike would have a chance to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. All the burnt offerings and ceremonies couldn't save the chosen ones. God realized that humanity is weak and unable to save themselves. Thank You Jesus for your sacrifice!!! YOU woody are the one who really doesn't understand the Word. You are so blinded by your hatred for all things of God that you miss the very Message It's trying to deliver. Pity.
So how can a god condone slavery? EVER. regardless of whether he realized he was wrong about it later?

you can't get around the fact that your god said in no uncertain terms that slavery was OK....not any god a rational person, or a moral one, would follow.
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woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>the moon was formed long after the earth and sun were formed. proven fact.
How does your statement NOT confirm Creation?
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Gillette wrote:
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No, because your a priori Bible beliefs won't let it. That's not doing science, but rather Christian apologetics.
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I suspect this is because you KNOW that the evolution of the cell is still a bit hazy compared to the rock-solid knowledge we have about the tree of life, the fossil record and the DNA genome, all of which point strongly to evolution.
Rather than try to topple all of that -- which you cannot -- you would rather try to spin out arguments from incredulity about the cell and how it first came about. It's a standard, well-worn Creationist/ID tactic.
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Lensky.
The evolution of the ability of bacterial species to metabolize citrates when citrates were introduced into the environment. The ability to EAT and get nourishment to stay alive would seem to be a "positive change."
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Descent with modification by mutations, genetic drift and sexual recombination of genes PLUS the filtering action of natural selection. Those are the mechanisms.
It appears to be mindless, it is NOT self-directed or directed in any way except by natural selection, and "upward" is a value judgement you are adding after the fact.
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It may be ROUGLY analogous to a code in some ways, but NOT in other, important ways. Like most devious, agenda-driven Christians, you define "code" here in a way that serves your need to make DNA seem like a conscious communication.
It isn't. It's a bunch of admittedly complicated CHEMICAL REACTIONS.
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Yes, the cell is amazing! We agree!
That doesn't mean it was consciously created by your Jesus. For that, you have no evidence and nothing, really, but self-serving, vague arm-waving arguments from incredulity. Plus a NEED for it to be true in order to protect your religious beliefs from the harsh light of reality.
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Straw man argument. The laws of chemistry are not accidental.
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You have demonstrated this in things we KNOW humans produce: watches, 747s and computer codes. You have YET to demonstrate it in biological organisms. You just throw up your hands and assert it and expect us to make that leap with you. Not how science works, is it?
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It can't be "self-directed" if it's "mindless," can it? Hadn't you better get your story straight? LOL
Nether the laws of chemistry nor natural selection are "accidental" in any real sense, so once again, you post the standard Christian straw man argument.
There are only DNA read receptors in the cell, there are no write heads. Even if there were, an argument could be made for "God directed" evolution but ID would still be required, it's too complex.
The human DNA has a stop bit and a second read head, this allows a DNA code string to be shorter but hold much more command information than lower life forms like a mouse. This can be measured in GB, hardly believable as a slight of hand, authored by accident and chance and is similar to modern data compression techniques. The cell mocks the efforts of man in complexity and size because it's all done at the molecular level. Crick understood this and postulated that it came in from spaceships, because it's all too complex and points to ID. "Panasperma" is the name of his book. Even Darwin said "they have made a religion out of my theory". When you read "Species" at least he is honest about the challenges of complexity, he mentions the eye and other things.
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woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>what difference does it make what testament it was in. your god says it is Ok to own other humans. how do you justitfy that?
how can it be that you have better morals than your god? or do you condone slavery?
How misinformed can you be, of course it matters what Testament it's in. You have never gotten the Message at ALL!

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How misinformed can you be, of course it matters what Testament it's in. You have never gotten the Message at ALL!
so you don't worship god, just jesus? how does that work?

theology is not your forte, is it? what is your forte?
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woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>What does that have to do with patriot casting false accusations at people?
do try to keep up, dear...
It has everything to do with false accusations, one was heaped upon me back on page 3960 as I listed previously,seemingly you want to ignore what was thrown my way.Seems you think it is ok when you and your friends hurl insults,but when one is returned you cry FOUL.
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woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>So how can a god condone slavery? EVER. regardless of whether he realized he was wrong about it later?
you can't get around the fact that your god said in no uncertain terms that slavery was OK....not any god a rational person, or a moral one, would follow.
Slavery was a fact of humanity. So was famine, pestilence, birth defects, baroness and infertility, death. Whatever the sin, it existed because Adam and Eve chose the tree of life, the fruit of knowledge; and with it all the corruption of the world. Once again, you blame God for humanity's short comings. To clarify, not everyone of God's people owned slaves. No rational person would condone homosexuality since it doesn't provide the outcome of the union of two humans, OFFSPRING. Yet it is treated as though it's an alternate lifestyle.
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Mark wrote:
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The cell mocks the efforts of man in complexity and size because it's all done at the molecular level. Crick understood this and postulated that it came in from spaceships, because it's all too complex and points to ID.
He never postulated it but rather speculated it.
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Even Darwin said "they have made a religion out of my theory".
Six things Darwin never said – and one he did
http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/six-things-dar...

"I was a young man with uninformed ideas. I threw out queries, suggestions, wondering all the time over everything; and to my astonishment the ideas took like wildfire. People made a religion of them."

This one is in an article claiming to describe Darwin’s deathbed return to Christianity. His children denied that the author, Lady Hope, was anywhere near Darwin as he was dying, and the story is generally considered to have been fabricated.
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When you read "Species" at least he is honest about the challenges of complexity, he mentions the eye and other things.
Yes, he mentions the complexity of the eye, then gives THREE PAGES OF EXPLANATION OF THE MANY WAYS THE EYE PROBABLY EVOLVED. And modern science backs him up.

Out of ignorance or rank dishonesty, though, you Christians just mention his opening statement, that the eye may SEEM to be too complex to have evolved.
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woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>so you don't worship god, just jesus? how does that work?
theology is not your forte, is it? what is your forte?
I didn't say that, don't manufacture statements woody. I worship Them Both for They Both are part of Heaven. The Father and the Son. That's HOW IT WORKS.
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Mark wrote:
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Crick understood this and postulated that it came in from spaceships, because it's all too complex and points to ID. "Panasperma" is the name of his book.
I can find no reference to any such book written by Francis Crick.

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<quoted text>It has everything to do with false accusations, one was heaped upon me back on page 3960 as I listed previously,seemingly you want to ignore what was thrown my way.Seems you think it is ok when you and your friends hurl insults,but when one is returned you cry FOUL.
Ummm, that was clearly AFTER you hurled such false accusations at me...that is what that post was about!

get a life...you can't even defend your own horrid actions.

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I didn't say that, don't manufacture statements woody. I worship Them Both for They Both are part of Heaven. The Father and the Son. That's HOW IT WORKS.
So it would matter which book of the bible it was in ans which testament. your ogd told you in no uncertain terms that it is OK for you to own other humans.

how can you justify that? how can you follow such an immoral god?
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woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>So it would matter which book of the bible it was in ans which testament. your ogd told you in no uncertain terms that it is OK for you to own other humans.
how can you justify that? how can you follow such an immoral god?
I am not going to repeat myself, read the above post wooody. What's with you?
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<quoted text>So it would matter which book of the bible it was in ans which testament. your ogd told you in no uncertain terms that it is OK for you to own other humans.
how can you justify that? how can you follow such an immoral god?
Many incorrectly assume that the slavery in the Old Testament was like the modern western slavery of the 1700's and 1800's. Western slavery primarily benefited the rich, but Israelite slavery primarily benefited the poor. You see, slavery was almost always voluntary...the basic types of "enslavement" are known as self-sale, family sale, and indentured servitude. These relationships were usually initiated by the slave as a remedy for poverty.

Poor families would sometimes sell their children as slaves. Were this situation like modern western slavery, we could justifiably condemn the practice...but the reality is that this was of great benefit to the child.

Slavery contracts often emphasized that the slave agreed to work in exchange for economic security and personal protection. While modern western slaves were forbidden to own property of any kind, Hebrew slaves could take part in business, borrow money, and buy their own freedom...in other words, they were free to "buy out" the contract they'd made. They were also able to own property, pay betrothal monies, and pay civic fines. Slaves could appear in court as witnesses, plaintiffs, and defendants.

Many ancient near-eastern slaves were able to buy time off as well, paying a fixed fee called a "quitrent" to their owner. This bought them a year where they didn't have to work. The amount paid was roughly equivalent to the average annual pay of a hired worker, regardless of whether he was free or a slave.
God didn't condone homosexuality, beastiality, or divorce, yet the Bible speaks of them and God's knowledge of them. If God had physically punished all who did acts not condoned by Him, we would be EXTINCT. Once again, blame God for humanity's decisions and failures. NICE!

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CBOW wrote:
<quoted text>Many incorrectly assume that the slavery in the Old Testament was like the modern western slavery of the 1700's and 1800's. Western slavery primarily benefited the rich, but Israelite slavery primarily benefited the poor. You see, slavery was almost always voluntary...the basic types of "enslavement" are known as self-sale, family sale, and indentured servitude. These relationships were usually initiated by the slave as a remedy for poverty.
Poor families would sometimes sell their children as slaves. Were this situation like modern western slavery, we could justifiably condemn the practice...but the reality is that this was of great benefit to the child.
Slavery contracts often emphasized that the slave agreed to work in exchange for economic security and personal protection. While modern western slaves were forbidden to own property of any kind, Hebrew slaves could take part in business, borrow money, and buy their own freedom...in other words, they were free to "buy out" the contract they'd made. They were also able to own property, pay betrothal monies, and pay civic fines. Slaves could appear in court as witnesses, plaintiffs, and defendants.
Many ancient near-eastern slaves were able to buy time off as well, paying a fixed fee called a "quitrent" to their owner. This bought them a year where they didn't have to work. The amount paid was roughly equivalent to the average annual pay of a hired worker, regardless of whether he was free or a slave.
God didn't condone homosexuality, beastiality, or divorce, yet the Bible speaks of them and God's knowledge of them. If God had physically punished all who did acts not condoned by Him, we would be EXTINCT. Once again, blame God for humanity's decisions and failures. NICE!
yes, another cult member trying in vain to explain why theri god could condone owning another human... slavery was voluntary?!? when in the world has nay human ever volunteered to be not free? how is Owning a child born into slavery, as your god CLEARLY says is the law, be someone volunteering to be a slave?

nice try...

your man-made god condoned slavery. you are right, it is the failing of man as humans clearly created the cult you were sucked into.

your cult lioed to you...again...

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CBOW wrote:
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I am not going to repeat myself, read the above post wooody. What's with you?
you've been repeating yourself since day one.

you can not get away from the fact that your made-up god condoned slavery. I am more moral than the god of your cult.

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