common sense, reason & science are winning over bronze age mythology

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downhill246 wrote:
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The Hebrew never said bats were birds.The Hebrew translation lists flying creatures as a definition which includes bats.
The Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon
`owph'
Definition
flying creatures, fowl, insects, birds
fowl, birds
winged insects
http://www.studylight.org/lex/heb/view.cgi...
So then how come your demonic "god" allowed his alleged "word" to be corrupted like that? Was he drunk, sleeping, impregnating young virgins, where was he?

And one can only wonder how many corruptions there are.

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"The highest principles for our aspirations and judgments are given to us in the Jewish-Christian religious tradition. It is a very high goal which, with our weak powers, we can reach only very inadequately, but which gives a sure foundation to our aspirations and valuations. If one were to take that goal out of its religious form and look merely at its purely human side, one might state it perhaps thus: free and responsible development of the individual, so that he may place his powers freely and gladly in the service of all mankind. "
Albert Einstein
"Another Christian concept, no less crazy: the concept of equality of souls before God. This concept furnishes the prototype of all theories of equal rights."
Freidrich Nietzsche, The Will to Power
Much better read if you read all of it.

http://www.einsteinandreligion.com/scienceand...
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Really? Tell that to the evangelical Christians at Baylor University, the "largest Baptist University in the world," where the students go on mission trips, etc.
This is from the Biology Department at Baylor:
http://www.baylor.edu/biology/index.php...
Statement on Evolution
"Evolution, a foundational principle of modern biology, is supported by overwhelming scientific evidence and is accepted by the vast majority of scientists. Because it is fundamental to the understanding of modern biology, the faculty in the Biology Department at Baylor University, Waco, TX, teach evolution throughout the biology curriculum. We are in accordance with the American Association for Advancement of Science's statement on evolution. We are a science department, so we do not teach alternative hypotheses or philosophically deduced theories that cannot be tested rigorously."
Also, here from the Baylor Geology Department:
http://www.baylor.edu/geology/index.php...
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"Question: Does the fossil record support the idea of biological change over time (biological evolution)?
Yes. The fossil record clearly indicates...
• a progression in complexity of organisms from very simple fossil forms in the oldest rocks (>3.5 billion years old) to a broad spectrum from simple to complex forms in younger rocks,
• that some organisms that were once common are now extinct, and
• that the living organisms inhabiting our world today are similar (but generally not the same) as organisms represented as fossils in young sedimentary deposits, which in turn have evolutionary ancestors represented as fossils in yet older rocks.
Mammals, for example, are prevalent today and can be traced back in the fossil record for approximately 200 million years, but are not present as mammals in the fossil record before that; however, fossil forms that have reasonably been interpreted to be associated with the evolutionary precursors to mammals are found in older rocks.
Whether biological evolution occurs has not been a matter of scientific debate for more than a century. It is considered a proven fact."
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You little self centered arrogant twerp. Lots of Christians believe in evolution. They are as wrong as you.
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Is that it?
downhill246 wrote:
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The Hebrew never said bats were birds.The Hebrew translation lists flying creatures as a definition which includes bats.
The Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon
`owph'
Definition
flying creatures, fowl, insects, birds
fowl, birds
winged insects
http://www.studylight.org/lex/heb/view.cgi...
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To have the audacity, to continue to believe and repeat bronze age fables, about a fictional creation story, is pure indoctrinated ignorance, magic and poof there's an earth, and an ocean filled with sea life, land creatures, which includes humans, why not continue waving the magic staff and creating more humans, oh that's right it never happened, which is why, it cannot continue, because its just a fable, not based on actual facts or principles..Oh and lets not forget all of the free thinking intelligent human being who were persecuted by the church members and its leaders, for refusing to believe, such non-sense..
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Common sense, reason and natural science will continue to grow, allowing human beings to actually connect on a rational fact based knowledge of share common sense humanity..Self awarenesss is the key for the healthy cultivation of human reason and com-unity..
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Dec 14, 2012
 
Every religion are all about joining a social club, which makes everyone else an outsider, a main source of human division and exploitation..The truth is much purer, clear and realistic, at your physical moment of birth, you were instantly a natural member of humanity, this is the truth, the way and the life of all, no outsiders, no one to recruit, everyone is included, the universe is all inclusive, this is everyones birth right, its natural and pure...Every religion has corrupted this natural and very real living truth..I dont care which religion you choose, be it islam, jewism, catholicism, protestanism,christianity, mormonism, scientology I can go on naming them, but you get the picture...WAKE UP!
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Dec 18, 2012
 
Making sense, because by nature that is what we all are, sense beings, the body has thousands of sensor, that are perpetually gathering,storing and working to understand the environment, processing billions of bits of information per second..
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Dec 18, 2012
 
Common sense is not common anymore..
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Dec 18, 2012
 
If you have to join, its not inclusive by nature, but exclusive..As a human being you are already a member, freely associate, but never become a member of any club..
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Dec 28, 2012
 
Out with the fables and in with the common sense, reason and natural science..
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Jan 13, 2013
 
Lets examine the bronze age non-sense, that has its roots in the ten commandments, that jews, christians and islamics do not follow, but love to quote, to everyone, yet they have never practiced, which is the one, that they love to quote most, ( thou shall not murder) yet this is very one, that they all love to violate the most...I call this one, common ignorance, void of sense or reason..Today the mass of followers of the religion of islam, christianity and jewism are still at war, killing one another in the name of their God, and actively promoting more hatred, ignorance and fear in the name of generational belief..
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zazenmind wrote:
Yes its true, million of free thinking individuals are daily becoming aware that we are entering a new age of enlightenment, and leaving behind the dark ages that are rooted in the primitive organized superstitions of the past, known to the world as religion, faith, dogma and belief..
I'm proud of our young people, 30% of people 30 or younger realize religion is fake. How long do you think it will take for religious to be the minority?
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Thinking wrote:
No, most just follow what their parents tell them. They get put into their respective sausage machines without consent.
You'd be surprised to see a family with a 4 year old christian, a 6 year old muslim and an 8 year old Hindu, wouldn't you?
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You have a very simple, logical and comical outlook on the poor innocent victims of religion!
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Punisher wrote:
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They were also teaching that the End was soon, in their life times. And that we know is what the stories and scattered manuscripts were telling...yet that was wrong. And that eventually that particular story was manipulated to mean something else...contrary to what the "scriptures" said.
There was also a great deal of dissent at the time of the "council" as to what the scriptures said and meant. The was nothing linear about what the scriptures meant...
How was the prophecy manipulated to mean something else after the fact? What else could it mean?
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Feb 4, 2013
 
Big Al wrote:
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I think the evidence shows that reason and logic are winning over Bronze Age mythology.
“Nones” on the Rise
“The number of Americans who do not identify with any religion continues to grow at a rapid pace.” Poll Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life October 9, 2012
You know that for 1,500 years non-believers were burned at the stake. A couple of hundred years ago we put a stop to that. Now the only threat they can make burning in hell in an afterlife, and reasonable people aren’t buying it.
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"What I have done is to show that it is possible for the way the universe began to be determined by the laws of science.…This doesn't prove that there is no God, only that God is not necessary." - Stephen Hawking
Very good point! We have made very good progress since the dark ages. Do you think religion can fall to a minority position within 100 years or less?
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Feb 4, 2013
 
Lordofnuts wrote:
Very good point! We have made very good progress since the dark ages. Do you think religion can fall to a minority position within 100 years or less?

You've just went from one priest to another. In fact, Rome's Jesuit priests are the main advocates of evolution theories.

They want to deceive!

Atheism: the NWO lie

http://atheists.org/The_Enlightenment,_Freema...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult_of_Reason

http://alltheinternet.net/...

http://www.creationism.org/books/TaylorInMind...

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
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Feb 5, 2013
 
socci wrote:
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You've just went from one priest to another. In fact, Rome's Jesuit priests are the main advocates of evolution theories.
They want to deceive!
Atheism: the NWO lie
http://atheists.org/The_Enlightenment,_Freema...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult_of_Reason
http://alltheinternet.net/...
http://www.creationism.org/books/TaylorInMind...
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
After looking around this site you are one of the most confusing posters I have seen on here. I made the mistake of clicking on some of your links in another thread and that will not happen again. I think it was this thread but I didn't read it again to verify? http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/christian... If this is the thread you lost all credibility when you said the earth sit motionless on pillars at the center of the solar system with the the galaxy revolving around earth! You provided some very funny links to fake pseudo-science websites in an attempt to prove the bible as literal truth!
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Feb 6, 2013
 
Lordofnuts wrote:
<quoted text>Very good point! We have made very good progress since the dark ages. Do you think religion can fall to a minority position within 100 years or less?
I think people throughout history have shown a need to believe in something, but their beliefs will change to a more rational less childish concept of “God”.
"I have repeatedly said that in my opinion the idea of a personal God is a childlike one, but I do not share the crusading spirit of the professional atheist whose fervor is mostly due to a painful act of liberation from the fetters of religious indoctrination received in youth. I prefer an attitude of humility corresponding to the weakness of our intellectual understanding of nature and of our own being." — Albert Einstein
"The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity." — Albert Einstein
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Feb 7, 2013
 
Big Al wrote:
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I think people throughout history have shown a need to believe in something, but their beliefs will change to a more rational less childish concept of “God”.
"I have repeatedly said that in my opinion the idea of a personal God is a childlike one, but I do not share the crusading spirit of the professional atheist whose fervor is mostly due to a painful act of liberation from the fetters of religious indoctrination received in youth. I prefer an attitude of humility corresponding to the weakness of our intellectual understanding of nature and of our own being." — Albert Einstein
"The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity." — Albert Einstein
Very interesting position. I have read several of your posts and clearly you're much more intelligent than most people on here including me! LOL... I just don't see how a God would set back and watch all the thousands of Gods and religions that were created over the years! He just watches all the followers of each religion constantly fight and kill each other because their God is the best! There is a huge amount of evidence that he didn't write the bible or any other holy book so what does he do?

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