Don't dictate beliefs

Don't dictate beliefs

There are 11176 comments on the The Star Press story from Sep 5, 2012, titled Don't dictate beliefs. In it, The Star Press reports that:

No one else can say otherwise? That is basically saying those who do "believe in God" are better? Hardly.

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Since: Apr 08

Watford, UK

#11126 Jan 13, 2013
KJV wrote:
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But there is no evidence against Genesis and Exodus. And that's all the proof you need. LOL
According to the Bible, Moses went up Mount Sinai a few times.

While he was up there, down below at the foot of the mountain were approximately 3 million Jews, 600,000 goats and sheep, 300,000 cattle and about 10,000 wagons.

I guess you know that not a single campsite, midden or sign of occupation has been found in Sinai.

Why do you think that is?

Perhaps it's because this is just a myth?

Since: Apr 08

Watford, UK

#11127 Jan 13, 2013
KJV wrote:
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Too much for you?
I've known that for quite some time.
Back to the pop up books for you. LOL
Not too much for me - I know it's all BS

Not so you believers, who can't agree among yourselves which version of your death cult is the correct one.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#11128 Jan 13, 2013
derek4 wrote:
Bradley Monton, science philospher and atheist, carefully argues that intelligent design deserves serious consideration as a scientific theory.
Intelligent design deserves no consideration as a scientific theory. It's not even a scientific hypothesis. It's just a claim.

ID has already gotten serious consideration, at the Kitzmiller v. Dover trial for one, where it was found to be unscientific and unsupported by evidence. Nobody's ever defined irreducible complexity in a way in which it can be positively identified when present, which is what makes the claim for it unscientific. It's as vague a concept as holy, blessed, sacred, and soul.

Since: Apr 08

Watford, UK

#11129 Jan 13, 2013
KJV wrote:
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New Living Translation (©2007)
Isaiah 43:10
"But you are my witnesses, O Israel!" says the LORD. "You are my servant. You have been chosen to know me, believe in me, and understand that I alone am God. There is no other God--there never has been, and there never will be.
Going by your name, I thought you'd use the King James Version:

Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.

Here we can clearly see your god referring to a time before and after him.

Since: Apr 08

Watford, UK

#11130 Jan 13, 2013
KJV wrote:
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So because science took man to the moon and back you will now accept anything with the science stamp on it.
Rather pitiful!
I was simply taking one of the many spectacular successes of science and contrasting it with one of the many spectacular failures of religion.

Yes, it does demonstrate the pitiful nature of religion.

Since: Apr 08

Watford, UK

#11131 Jan 13, 2013
KJV wrote:
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Maybe everything goes to hell if not saved by God. Sense you don't believe in God he can't help you. See ya!
Saved?

Saved from what?

The wrath of an angry god?
Astrosurf

Denver, CO

#11132 Jan 13, 2013
Science tells us with great superiority that we humans, close relatives of the chimpanzee, are the very pinnacle of creation, not only the most intelligent creatures on earth but the whole universe.

We live on a tiny speck in the corner of an infinitely old universe surrounded by an infinite number of galaxies, stars, and planets, and our only reason for being there is to die. Such presumptive baloney - such conceit! I can't believe educated people can swallow this mythical crap and call themselves intelligent let alone think they have a reason to criticize Christians for their beliefs!

Richardfs

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#11133 Jan 13, 2013
Astrosurf wrote:
Science tells us with great superiority that we humans, close relatives of the chimpanzee, are the very pinnacle of creation, not only the most intelligent creatures on earth but the whole universe.
We live on a tiny speck in the corner of an infinitely old universe surrounded by an infinite number of galaxies, stars, and planets, and our only reason for being there is to die. Such presumptive baloney - such conceit! I can't believe educated people can swallow this mythical crap and call themselves intelligent let alone think they have a reason to criticize Christians for their beliefs!
Name ONE scientist who says we are the most intelligent creatures in the verse?

Since: Apr 09

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#11134 Jan 13, 2013
Astrosurf wrote:
Science tells us with great superiority that we humans, close relatives of the chimpanzee, are the very pinnacle of creation, not only the most intelligent creatures on earth but the whole universe.
We live on a tiny speck in the corner of an infinitely old universe surrounded by an infinite number of galaxies, stars, and planets, and our only reason for being there is to die. Such presumptive baloney - such conceit! I can't believe educated people can swallow this mythical crap and call themselves intelligent let alone think they have a reason to criticize Christians for their beliefs!
No scientist has stated we are the most intelligent creature in the universe. Seriously, you're making yourself look silly...

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#11135 Jan 13, 2013
Astrosurf wrote:
Science tells us with great superiority that we humans, close relatives of the chimpanzee, are the very pinnacle of creation, not only the most intelligent creatures on earth but the whole universe.
We live on a tiny speck in the corner of an infinitely old universe surrounded by an infinite number of galaxies, stars, and planets, and our only reason for being there is to die. Such presumptive baloney - such conceit! I can't believe educated people can swallow this mythical crap and call themselves intelligent let alone think they have a reason to criticize Christians for their beliefs!
So what you are saying is atheism is the arrogant belief that the entire universe with its billions of galaxies was not created just for us.
Lincoln

United States

#11136 Jan 13, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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There's that cheap Christian forgiveness on demand.
And no, Mr. Haggard's hypocritical homophobia is not forgiven. I don't forgive it, and I doubt too many other skeptics do, either. I hold the good reverend accountable whether he mutters demands at his ceiling fan or not.
And not for snorting illicit powders off of the nut-sack of his man-whore in a motel, but for being a hateful and hypocritical homophobe like his god, and teaching others to be as well.
Are there too many uses of " I" in this post?

Look beyond yourself?
tagit

UK

#11137 Jan 13, 2013
Just Think wrote:
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No scientist has stated we are the most intelligent creature in the universe. Seriously, you're making yourself look silly...
"There is a commonly heard argument that life must be common or else it would not have arisen so quickly after the surface of the Earth cooled," Winn said. "This argument seems persuasive on its face, but Spiegel and Turner have shown it doesn't stand up to a rigorous statistical examination — with a sample of only one life-bearing planet, one cannot even get a ballpark estimate of the abundance of life in the universe.

When we use a mathematical prior that truly represents prior ignorance, the data of early life on Earth becomes ambiguous," Spiegel said."Our analysis suggests that abiogenesis could be a rather rapid and probable process for other worlds, but it also cannot rule out at high confidence that abiogenesis is a rare, improbable event," Spiegel said."

http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2012/04/...

Since: Nov 11

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#11138 Jan 13, 2013
Just Think wrote:
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No scientist has stated we are the most intelligent creature in the universe. Seriously, you're making yourself look silly...
There are exceptions to every rule.

You have demonstrated your lack of intelligence with every post you've made.

Since: Nov 11

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#11139 Jan 13, 2013
Khatru wrote:
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I was simply taking one of the many spectacular successes of science and contrasting it with one of the many spectacular failures of religion.
Yes, it does demonstrate the pitiful nature of religion.
Christianity wins, evolution fails.

Since: Apr 08

Watford, UK

#11140 Jan 13, 2013
Astrosurf wrote:
Science tells us with great superiority that we humans, close relatives of the chimpanzee, are the very pinnacle of creation, not only the most intelligent creatures on earth but the whole universe.
We live on a tiny speck in the corner of an infinitely old universe surrounded by an infinite number of galaxies, stars, and planets, and our only reason for being there is to die. Such presumptive baloney - such conceit! I can't believe educated people can swallow this mythical crap and call themselves intelligent let alone think they have a reason to criticize Christians for their beliefs!
Show us where science says we are the pinnacle of creation/the most intelligence creatures in the universe.

Since: Nov 11

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#11141 Jan 13, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
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Science found the corruption and corrected it. You can count on Science to do that at some point. Scientists do that because they are interested in truth.
Religion never corrects itself. I guess that is because Religion is not interested in truth. There is no truth in faith.
You're wrong. Science often doesn't find fraud. I have pointed this out in many posts with credible sources. You have been unresponsive to the particulars of those incidents, since you have no case. Thank goodness we have government watchdogs to monitor science. And thank goodness you're not a scientist on one of the corrupt peer-review groups that have been in the news as failing us.

While many "religions" need to correct themselves, fortunately, Christianity is correct just as it is. That's the beauty of it.

Since: Jun 07

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#11142 Jan 13, 2013
derek4 wrote:
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Christianity wins, evolution fails.
Lying creationist troll with no proof of god, who doesn't understand science or respect hard evidence.

Since: Nov 11

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#11143 Jan 13, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
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So according to you;
Science is corrupt.
Science points more to God than Atheism.
What should that tell you?
Well, of course, it tells me the same as it tells you: that science has been unable to prove evolution and when they try, we see their failure, which shows us that creationism is truth.

Ever since 1982, only 15% of Americans are non-creationists.

Dr. David Menton responds to “science guy” Bill Nye's confusion about evolution and explains Nye's inconsistencies in this video:



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Since: Apr 08

Watford, UK

#11144 Jan 13, 2013
derek4 wrote:
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Christianity wins, evolution fails.
The majority of the world's Christians have no problem with Evolution.

Get used to it.

Since: Nov 11

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#11145 Jan 13, 2013
Just Think wrote:
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Ah, yes, the magic "repent" button
Such a great faith you have. Forget Haggard, he's small potatoes. You can murder a dozen people but as long as you feel bad about it later and ask for forgiveness, you get to stroll into heaven.
Good person who doesn't believe = burn in hell for a million times a billion times a trillion years.
Serial killer who really, really feels bad about it = sitting at the right hand of god.
That's religion for you....
Haggard wasn't a serial killer. However, atheist Stalin, whom Khatru admires, was one of the biggest mass murderers of all time. Atheists often defend Stalin. I'm sure you're one of those who admired him, since he closed churches and murdered Christians. You and Stalin won't be “sitting at the right hand of God”.

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