An amalgamated myth has never ever materialized from the pages of a plagiarized work of fiction. You're certifiably insane and need professional hep, kid.When Jesus Christ came to us...
#77066 Jun 23, 2013
#77067 Jun 23, 2013
As a brainwashed Christian godbot, you've been programmed to place your cult ahead of your country. You're a traitor not a patriot.
Creation science isn't science:
For most of us, the controversy over creation and evolution was settled way back in 1925, when Clarence Darrow eviscerated William Jennings Bryan in a country courtroom in Dayton, Tennessee. However, a growing number of recent attempts to remove evolutionary theory from the schoolroom, in favor of a "scientific" version of the Biblical Genesis story, demonstrates that the anti-evolutionist movement is still alive and well in America.
In August 1999, the Kansas State Board of Education voted, at the urging of two creationist members (one a veterinarian and the other a blueberry farmer), to drop any mention of evolution from its statewide science curricula standards, despite the fact that the draft standards submitted to the Board by a 27-member panel of science educators concluded that a basic understanding of evolution was vital for a proper science education. Although the action did not ban Kansas instructors from teaching students about evolution, it did mandate that students not be tested on their knowledge of evolution in statewide achievement tests. Since most school districts tailor their instruction curriculum to the requirements of the statewide tests, dropping evolution would have the effect of insuring that many teachers would not bring the subject up in class.
The decision was ridiculed worldwide by professional scientists and teacher organizations; nevertheless, evolution opponents in Arizona, Ohio, Alabama, Texas, Illinois and Nebraska attempted similar actions. Several other states have introduced "disclaimers" which must be inserted into biology textbooks, declaring that evolution is "only a theory". In December 2002, the state of Louisiana rejected attempts to insert a "disclaimer" into textbooks. That same month, the state of Ohio not only rejected efforts to force creation "science" and "intelligent designer theory" into the state's education standards, but actually added a section mandating that students be taught about evolution.
In 2005, the Kansas kooks were back, and decided to hold a kangaroo court to validate their "alternative science". Instead, the fiasco turned Kansas, once again, into an international laughingstock.
Despite these setbacks, attempts are still being made in state legislatures to require teaching the Biblical creation story (disguised as either creation "science" or as "intelligent designer theory") in science class, or, failing that, to forbid teaching evolutionary theories in biology classrooms. The latest effort is being made in Dover, Pennsylvania, where a fundamentalist faction within the school board has been successful in introducing intelligent design "theory" into the science classroom.
This website has one very clear objective in mind--to present a critique of creation "science" and its latest reincarnation as Intelligent Design "Theory", and to serve as a guide to fighting the creationists and their attempts to impose their peculiar interpretations of religion onto our society. It is my opinion that the creation "scientists" (along with the rest of their Religious Right companions) represent, in their attempts to re-mold American society in accordance with their own narrow beliefs, the single greatest threat to freedom and democracy in the United States today.
#77068 Jun 23, 2013
Nobody made me believe. I found the evidence compelling enough. I went looking for the truth with an open mind. You should try it sometime.
#77069 Jun 23, 2013
LOL...nice try. I don't kill witches. And your understanding of the passage in question is extremely flawed. It's not God that's wrong. It's your ignorance of biblical writing and history that has misled you.
The references to killing witches was in the Old Testament and was limited to those who used deception to lead Israel into false worship. It should also be noted that pagan Rome had laws that called for the death of witches under specific conditions.
#77070 Jun 23, 2013
As a death-denying cowardly Christian godbot, you've been programmed to lie to yourself on a daily basis. There's absolutely no scientific evidence that either the universe or life on earth was created by design. It wouldn't be mistakenly referred to as faith if there was evidence, kid.
#77072 Jun 24, 2013
What you mean is that you don't value the evidence that exists. Did you know that science is compatible with spiritual belief? Science explains how. Processes. Spirituality answers the "who and the "why".
Science is neither the enemy, nor the deathblow to spirituality that you envision. Alvin Plantinga has addressed that brilliantly in his book Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion and Naturalism and he effectively skewers the arguments of Dawkins and Dennett.
I have no doubt that you will go down swinging Myth Buster. I admire your fighting spirit but I cannot help but find pity for your limited intellectual arguments (and those of your atheist heroes). In the end though, the atheist (and anti-theist) view will not last against the onslaught of true reason, and reasonable truth. Faith and reason are compatible. It's your ego driven emotions that refuse to wave the white flag, even in the face of defeat.
#77073 Jun 24, 2013
The staggering blissful ignorance of your self-degrading posts is matched only by your unwarranted arrogance. You're making a complete ass of yourself on an international forum with your definitively wrong statements. Your brainwashed brainwasher must be proud of his accomplishment.
There's absolutely no scientific evidence in support of design. As an especially ignorant completely brainwashed Christian godbot, you lack the intellectual capacity to understand that disingenuous Christian pseudoscience isn't science. It wouldn't be call faith if there was evidence.
Faith and reason have never been compatible. Religions have always been dogma based indoctrination not faith based belief systems. There's no such thing as a faith based belief system. It's inevitable that there will be an international ban on all dogma based indoctrination systems and the sooner the better, kid.
#77074 Jun 24, 2013
Why Alvin Plantingas ontological argument isnt even halfway good:
"So, not only does Plantingas argument fail to prove the existence of God, it fails even in Plantingas stated goal of showing that belief in God is reasonable. Both of those points are totally obvious once you realize that you could give a Plantinga-style argument for any purported necessary truth, in particular truths of mathematics. If Plantingas argument had been something tacked to a bulletin board on a graduate student lounge as a joke, it wouldnt have been bad as academic in-jokes go. But as a serious argument its worthless."
#77075 Jun 24, 2013
Nice try at a dishonest "sleight-of-hand" side step. This article doesn't mention the book by Plantinga that I presented in my earlier post. The book I mentioned was just published in 2012, and your article here is from 2011 from a 24 year old kid with a BA in philosophy from University of Wisconsin who regularly embarrasses himself on international forums. By contrast, Alvin Plantinga has a PhD in philosophy from YALE and was professor of Philosophy at University of Notre Dame for 28 years! He had his PhD in philosophy before your legendary (sarcasm free of charge) Chris Hallquist was a twinkle in anyone's eye.
I also notice a two hour time span between your posts to me, and your language to me suggests that you were frantic, even desperate to find something, anything, to offer as a rebuttal. You failed. Again.
#77076 Jun 24, 2013
You seem to labor under the delusion that all faith is blind. Not all faith is blind. Faith should be supported by evidence. Evidence that supports faith doesn't not always need to be "beyond reasonable doubt." That kind of evidence is only necessary in criminal law where there is the possibility of losing life or liberty. Sadly, the layperson on the street has been conditioned by culture to believe that extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidence, and this simply is not the case. Often times, history, and criminal court cases are proven circumstantially with a volume of evidence that when examined closely, is more likely than any competing argument.
Your assertion that Jesus never even existed is an argument of sheer desperation. Why? Because you seem to be offended that He ever did exist. If He did exist, your "inner self" would not be justified in resisting His teachings and His sacrifice on your behalf. Your only recourse to remain in your anti-theism, is to deny His existence. It's an emotional reaction to an unwelcome reality. What is the unwelcome reality? That we will be judged when we die? That we will be stripped of our egos? The ego is the undoing of all mankind. The ego is what makes us think we're superior to each other in the human experience. I am not superior to you, nor are you superior to me. If you wish to contradict my statement in your favor, you will be admitting your slavery to your own ego and proving the truth of God's judgement against us. We are equals.
#77077 Jun 24, 2013
you said both you don't kill witches and god is right. that makes you going against gods word. you also imply the old testament is wrong or obsolete. this insinuates jesus has more power than god. you also insinuate killing witches is ok because someone else did it. allow me to insinuate... david(champion of god) cannot slay goliath(champion of the enemy god) without the existence of another god other than your one true god. unless jesus died so biblical history could be undone. jesus, god, and the holy ghost are one and the same. jesus was killed, therefore god and the holy ghost can be killed. god killed 100,000 people in the bible, excluding the flood. god killed more than satan exponentially. god hates witches and anyone of another faith. Christian pop. on earth 50%. with different views Christianity is not whole. god himself says he has a chosen people. minus all denominations not chosen, god hates 99% of earth.
#77078 Jun 24, 2013
Plantinga is a creationist and there's absolutely nothing sophisticated about his bullshit. He "just relies on the same shopworn and philosophically unsupportable arguments for God".
Once again, you're making a complete ass of yourself on an international forum when you should be in a mental institution for treatment of inane personal delusions.
Rational adults see right through a death denying cowardly Christian godbot like you who seeks out disingenuous Christian pseudo-science and pseudo-philosophy bullshit to rationalize your own self-degrading cultist lifestyle.
You're being dishonest when you lie to yourself daily and you only fool yourself, kid.
#77079 Jun 24, 2013
Correction: We WERE once equals. Unfortunately, you were indoctrinated into a cult and the undeniable truth is you'll never be man enough to grow up.
You're not an adversary because there's absolutely no debate. There's no scientific evidence in support of design and only blatant forgeries in support of the biblical Jesus, kid.
#77081 Jun 25, 2013
Truth, of course, must of necessity be stranger than fiction, for we have made fiction to suit ourselves.........
#77082 Jun 25, 2013
I hope that you dont find it offensive that I , the Quasimodo , keep harping on the fact that whatever it is you think created you really out did itself, You Gorgeous Mama , you! I, the Quasimodo, call the builder the little DNA carpenters, but you do have the right to believe in whatever it is you think made you. Speaking of DNA: do you know that about 98% of our DNA is junk (no wise cracks!)? Oh yes , it is junk in the trunk. Doesnt most DNA junk come from the evolution process? What ye thinks, Serah?
Odd how our DNA closely resembles that of the primates and other living breathing git arounds..
Didnt God say he created us in the likeness of himself? Hmmm Maybe god is a DNA molecule?
In case you havent noticed: I, the Quasimodo, have become quite the DNA code codec.
#77083 Jun 25, 2013
No not at all. Non-believers commonly make this mistake. The passages in the bible must be read with the understanding that there different styles of writing, and different purposes. The instruction to kill witches was during the OT and no longer applied once Jesus came.
Jesus was (and is) God. God is a trinity. God the Father (YHWH), God the Son (Yeshua or Jesus), and God the Holy Spirit. While on earth, Jesus did claim to have the authority of God, yet He did not place Himself over God the Father. He acted in accordance with the will of God the Father.
And just where or when did I say it was okay to kill a witch? I made no such insinuation. I gave you the reason why it was done. That doesn't mean it's okay to do it now.
I don't know what you're trying to say here, but it doesn't make any logical sense. Yes David was a champion of God. That doesn't mean that Goliath was a champion of another deity.
Jesus didn't die for biblical history to be undone. He died to take the punishment on Himself for our benefit.
God the Father, God, the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are 3 separate persons within one. God can't be killed. The Holy Spirit can't be killed. Jesus willingly laid down His human life for us.
For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.(John 3:16 NLT)
God loved the world. That means everyone in the world.
#77084 Jun 25, 2013
Jesus was (and is) an amalgamated myth and you're a stark raving mad insane lunatic making a complete ass of yourself on an international forum, kid.
"We are thus left with the conclusion that there is absolutely no reliable and acceptable historical evidence of Jesus. All references to Jesus are derived from the superstitious beliefs and myths of the early Christian community. The majority of these beliefs only came into existence after the persecution by Nero and the tragedy of 70 C.E. Many of these beliefs are based on the pagan legends about the gods Tammuz, Osiris, Attis, Dionysus and the sun god Mithras. Other myths about Jesus appear to be based on various different historical people such as the convicted criminals Yeishu ben Pandeira and ben Stada, and the crucified false Messiahs Yehuda, Theudas and Benjamin, but none of these people can be regarded as an historical Jesus."
#77085 Jun 25, 2013
For somebody who sings the praises of "science" you're not very scientific are you? For you to make such a determination, you would need a license to practice psychiatry or psychology, and you would need to observe me in person.
The fact that another person has a different belief does not make them insane. The fact that you try to diagnose them over the internet makes you look really stupid.
And once again, it's a very small minority of scholars who believe Jesus never existed. In fact, the most notable names are those of Price, Carrier, and Murdock. All of these people are "hyper-skeptics' meaning that they have slipped over the edge of acceptable and responsible scholarship. These are the kooks of the secularist world. Robert Price is a member of the Jesus Seminar which itself is about as clueless as they come.
Why do agnostic Bart Ehrman and atheist Gerd Ludemann claim Jesus did exist as a historical person? Myth Buster, I can't take you seriously. I just can't. Jesus existed. Get over it already.
#77086 Jun 25, 2013
There's absolutely no credible historical evidence in support of an historical Jesus. Get over it already!
The truth is you're a death-denying cowardly Christian cultist who'll never be man enough to accept this irrefutable historical fact. You're going to die and you're not going to be rewarded with eternal salvation by your imaginary friend.
You're certifiably insane and desperately need professional help, kid.
#77087 Jun 26, 2013
so adultery, murder, and the rest of the commandments no longer apply.
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