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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You have small t's?
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I have a question that may not be exactly on topic, but it does raise a concern. Ever since I entered this topic on Topix a month ago, the ads that appear in my browser are mostly Christian related. My concern is not so much the privacy issue (although it should be, I mean really – wtf?) it is the fact that on every page I browse, there’s a big ad asking "Do you believe in God? Click here for 6 reasons to believe". Now here’s my gripe. What does whoever the owner of this ad have to gain if I believe in God? Why has this person or group, who certainly have incurred reasonable costs to be my personal number 1 ad, gone out of their way to prove to me that God exists? What do they expect to gain from this? Financial gain, or just to strengthen their following? I am truly bemused by their need to prove to me that God exists on every website that I visit. This is what I find the most repellent about some true believers. They are not happy in just their own faith, they feel the need to go out of their way to convince me that I too MUST believe. Why do they take it upon themselves to "sell" this belief to others? I am already comfortable with my own religious beliefs thank you, no need to sell me on an opinion or belief that I might not share.

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ChristineM wrote:
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The very post you reply to was more than challenge it was complete refutation of
what you said. You are simply too ignorant to see that.
He's not too ignorant Christine, it's the fingers-in-the-ears-while-yell ing-"LALALALALALALALALALA LA" reaction, which is his default response to these type of facts.

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JM_Brazil wrote:
I have a question that may not be exactly on topic, but it does raise a concern. Ever since I entered this topic on Topix a month ago, the ads that appear in my browser are mostly Christian related. My concern is not so much the privacy issue (although it should be, I mean really – wtf?) it is the fact that on every page I browse, there’s a big ad asking "Do you believe in God? Click here for 6 reasons to believe". Now here’s my gripe. What does whoever the owner of this ad have to gain if I believe in God? Why has this person or group, who certainly have incurred reasonable costs to be my personal number 1 ad, gone out of their way to prove to me that God exists? What do they expect to gain from this? Financial gain, or just to strengthen their following? I am truly bemused by their need to prove to me that God exists on every website that I visit. This is what I find the most repellent about some true believers. They are not happy in just their own faith, they feel the need to go out of their way to convince me that I too MUST believe. Why do they take it upon themselves to "sell" this belief to others? I am already comfortable with my own religious beliefs thank you, no need to sell me on an opinion or belief that I might not share.
i believe the ads are not the same for everyone, they are based upon the pages here you visit and other sites that you are tracked going to.

i tend to get mainly political based ads as i only post from the US politics page...

as far as the selling of religious cults, any business that doesn't keep a growing customer base will soon be out of business. and religion is the worlds second oldest business, nothing more.

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woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>i believe the ads are not the same for everyone, they are based upon the pages here you visit and other sites that you are tracked going to.
i tend to get mainly political based ads as i only post from the US politics page...
as far as the selling of religious cults, any business that doesn't keep a growing customer base will soon be out of business. and religion is the worlds second oldest business, nothing more.
I get the Neanderthal ad too. I noticed that the ads were based upon what other sites you visit after I saw an ad for a portable induction cook top on late night TV. The ad of course made it look to good to be true, and you could get it for only 4 payments of $33.33! But, just for you we will lower it to 3 payments of $33.33 ( I wonder how many people could not do the math and did not see that one coming from a mile away ) plus you get another one free! <just pay shipping and handling> plus more plus more etc. Anyway, it was a neat device so I Google searched it, found out that it was real and finally contacted the company. I asked straight out how much this $100.00 for two portable induction cookers with all of the free stuff would come to when all of the shipping and handling was added. It was about $240.00

Needless to say I did not buy one from them. I did keep looking and bought one from a reputable firm, just one not tow for one, That had a first time customer discount of 30%. Their price was the same as Amazon's and I saved 30% off of that.

Ever since I went to that companies site, the so called 2 for 1, I have seen their add on this site here. They must have some very persistent cookies.
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Eat at KRYSTAL :-3)
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JM_Brazil wrote:
I have a question that may not be exactly on topic, but it does raise a concern. Ever since I entered this topic on Topix a month ago, the ads that appear in my browser are mostly Christian related. My concern is not so much the privacy issue (although it should be, I mean really – wtf?) it is the fact that on every page I browse, there’s a big ad asking "Do you believe in God? Click here for 6 reasons to believe".
It's google word-association. Because Christianity or God is mentioned either by us or the thread topics that's why you get religious ads. If there was a kids TV forum and you posted there your ads would probably be links to Disney and stuff.
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Now here’s my gripe. What does whoever the owner of this ad have to gain if I believe in God? Why has this person or group, who certainly have incurred reasonable costs to be my personal number 1 ad, gone out of their way to prove to me that God exists? What do they expect to gain from this? Financial gain, or just to strengthen their following? I am truly bemused by their need to prove to me that God exists on every website that I visit. This is what I find the most repellent about some true believers. They are not happy in just their own faith, they feel the need to go out of their way to convince me that I too MUST believe. Why do they take it upon themselves to "sell" this belief to others? I am already comfortable with my own religious beliefs thank you, no need to sell me on an opinion or belief that I might not share.
Evangelism = profit. Believe in God? Unsure? Doesn't matter. Buy their books anyway. Evidence of Christianity. My near death experience. The life and times of Billy Graham. They're full of BS, but it brings in the tithes.

Interestingly enough not one penny of this profit goes towards scientific research but rather more PR instead.

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The Dude wrote:
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It's google word-association. Because Christianity or God is mentioned either by us or the thread topics that's why you get religious ads. If there was a kids TV forum and you posted there your ads would probably be links to Disney and stuff.
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Evangelism = profit. Believe in God? Unsure? Doesn't matter. Buy their books anyway. Evidence of Christianity. My near death experience. The life and times of Billy Graham. They're full of BS, but it brings in the tithes.
Interestingly enough not one penny of this profit goes towards scientific research but rather more PR instead.
Thanks Dude (wow, been a long time since I've said that to someone)

I understand the HOW,(a very profitable business for Google) what irks me is the WHY. But you state a good point, it's all about the bottom line. It's what I call Jesus Inc.
Saludos.

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Gillette wrote:
If you want to see how deeply sick and perverted the Christian named "Maria Magdalena" is, go to:
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
Wow, thanks for the eye-opener Gillete.

@MM, so you're a homophobe too? You need to get out of the house a bit more and look around. Go out and meet people, have discussions and enjoy yourself. Because at present you seem to have the intellegence of a gnat. A challenged gnat.

Now my only concern is what kind of pop-up ads will appear on my browser after operning Gillete's link!

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Wow, thanks for the eye-opener Gillete.
@MM, so you're a homophobe too? You need to get out of the house a bit more and look around. Go out and meet people, have discussions and enjoy yourself. Because at present you seem to have the intellegence of a gnat. A challenged gnat.
Now my only concern is what kind of pop-up ads will appear on my browser after operning Gillete's link!
She's still claiming that AIDS is a result of bestiality.

Despite all the evidence to the contrary.

What that has to do with homosexuality, I do not know.
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Thomas Robertson wrote:
Mary Magdalena wrote:
"How can you spot an atheist?
He's the one that knuckles are dragging on the ground when he walks."
Good idea. Let's have a jokefest.
Why did the Creationist cross the road?
He didn't. His mommy wasn't there to hold his hand.
How many Creationists does it take to change a lightbulb?
None. Creationists use candles.
Why are Creationists afraid to travel?
They might fall off the end of the world.
What's round, has a circle around its nose, and looks like Richard Dawkins?
A dartboard advertised on the Answers in Genesis site.
How many athiests does it take to make popcorn?...3, one to hold the pan and two to shake the stove.

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macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>She's still claiming that AIDS is a result of bestiality.
Despite all the evidence to the contrary.
What that has to do with homosexuality, I do not know.
Well she said she had aids , so maybe she thinks that's how she got it?

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Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>How many athiests does it take to make popcorn?...3, one to hold the pan and two to shake the stove.
How many atheists does it take to make creationists look stupid?

None. Creationists don't need help with that

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I get the Neanderthal ad too. I noticed that the ads were based upon what other sites you visit after I saw an ad for a portable induction cook top on late night TV. The ad of course made it look to good to be true, and you could get it for only 4 payments of $33.33! But, just for you we will lower it to 3 payments of $33.33 ( I wonder how many people could not do the math and did not see that one coming from a mile away ) plus you get another one free! <just pay shipping and handling> plus more plus more etc. Anyway, it was a neat device so I Google searched it, found out that it was real and finally contacted the company. I asked straight out how much this $100.00 for two portable induction cookers with all of the free stuff would come to when all of the shipping and handling was added. It was about $240.00
Needless to say I did not buy one from them. I did keep looking and bought one from a reputable firm, just one not tow for one, That had a first time customer discount of 30%. Their price was the same as Amazon's and I saved 30% off of that.
Ever since I went to that companies site, the so called 2 for 1, I have seen their add on this site here. They must have some very persistent cookies.
those induction cooktops are super cool! my neice has Sleestak's disease (gluten free...I know it's Celiac's. but i grew up with 'Land of the Lost' so...)

so at our family cabin i set up a seperate cooking area in the downstairs bar with two of those portable induction plates. those things work better than our kitchen cooktop!

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Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>How many athiests does it take to make popcorn?...3, one to hold the pan and two to shake the stove.
you shouldn't need to shake your popcorn pan. heat the oil with three kernels in it, when they pop, the oil is ready and pour your corn in. no need to shake or stir it.

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<quoted text>you shouldn't need to shake your popcorn pan. heat the oil with three kernels in it, when they pop, the oil is ready and pour your corn in. no need to shake or stir it.
Or if you're really smart, buy an air popper. They make popcorn better.

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Aura Mytha wrote:
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Well she said she had aids , so maybe she thinks that's how she got it?
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Or if you're really smart, buy an air popper. They make popcorn better.
Blasphemy!

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Or if you're really smart, buy an air popper. They make popcorn better.
Hot air poppers won't slightly burn the popcorn though - which is how it is best.

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<quoted text>Blasphemy!
>.> Inverse.

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