Prove there's a god.
Pat

Granby, CT

#589942 Jan 17, 2013
Mylan wrote:
<quoted text>contry is country. No offense.
You can;t even tell a typo when you see one? No offense.
Pat

Granby, CT

#589943 Jan 17, 2013
Mylan wrote:
<quoted text>Those figures are 10 years old.
Are you saying there has been a spike in gun violence in Vermont? Provide your source because me thinks you a lying excuse maker.

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#589945 Jan 17, 2013
boooots wrote:
<quoted text>
I think I read and mentioned quite a while back that the total water that would have been required to cover the whole earth to the top of the highest point which is several miles above sea level is either 5 or 7 times (I forget which, but either makes it impossible) the absolute total of all forms of water that would have existed on, over, or in the earth at that time, which essentially is one reason, even though it has been proved other ways that it didn't happen, that it couldn't have happened.
Some of the factors involved to take the water in the atmosphere to add it to the total on the earth would have caused the earth to have burned up. It didn't happen - as simple as that.
Yep. It's things like that which make literalist fundamentalism so patently ridiculous. If you want some entertaining reading, go to answersingenesis.com sometime. It's a hoot, and includes some of the silliest apologist explanations you've ever read this side of an Intelligent Design blog. It's amazing to me that people can be so determined to believe what they want, rather then what actually is. It's like being a fly on the wall at a Flat Earth Society meeting. As I like to point out, even the Catholic church (of all things) acknowledges that much of the Bible is moral parable, rather than literally true. So many of these whackdoodle Protestant sects are even lagging behind the Catholic church. THAT is a pretty sad statement.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#589944 Jan 17, 2013
wilderide wrote:
<quoted text>
You have no idea what was going on inside of Hitler's head. If, in his bunker, he repented of what he had done and accepted Jesus as his savior, he would have gone to heaven. That's how your religion works. Sorry. Or are you suggesting that Jesus' sacrifice had limits? That's not what the Bible says.
Not necessarily. He still would've had to stand before God & God will judge him accordingly.

See, this is your confusion. You think that someone like Hitler can live a n evil life, then at some point accept Jesus & all is forgiven and forgotten.

You're wrong.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#589946 Jan 17, 2013
wilderide wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah? If I'm wrong, show me how.
I just did.
Largelanguage

Rhyl, UK

#589947 Jan 17, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
MY ignorance?!
LMFAO!
Americans don't have Air Marshals. That's a Royal Navy thing, you dumb f_ck.
Americans have Marshals (cops) & sky marshals (slang for Federal Air Marshal Service, you know - the cops on planes).
You're one of the biggest idiots I've ever seen.
You idiot. Instead of marshals, the navy always has admirals.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#589949 Jan 17, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Isn't the DNA between whites & blacks more similar than different?
Yeah like 99.99%. As man moved north the skin simply didn't need as much melanin and so one letter of DNA code out of the 3.1 billion letters was changed.

http://racerelations.about.com/b/2011/01/29/h...
Largelanguage

Rhyl, UK

#589950 Jan 17, 2013
Mylan wrote:
<quoted text>Not true. Delusion banging in your head? LOl...
Do you say this to make yourself feel more assertive and above your own delusions? You are a very weird child and you constantly lie to yourself, because you can't stand yourself.

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#589948 Jan 17, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, because we don't know where something is, it must not exist, right?
That isn't what I said.

You made the comment about "floodgates of heaven", if you can't define where that is, so be it and just say so.

Admit you have no idea what it is or where it is.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#589951 Jan 17, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
<quoted text>
Air marshals are marshals of the air, moron.
"Air Marshal" is a rank of the Royal Navy....

"Air marshal (Air Mshl or AM) is a three-star air-officer rank which originated in and continues to be used by the Royal Air Force. The rank is also used by the air forces of many countries which have historical British influence and it is sometimes used as the English translation of an equivalent rank in countries which have a non-English air force-specific rank structure."

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_marshal

This is not to be confused with the Federal Air Marshal Service.

But you're confused about a lot of things, even your beloved ratchet.
Pat

Granby, CT

#589953 Jan 17, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow, quite the racist. Clearly you understand neither genetics nor history. Let's add structural violence to that list of things that seem quite out of your comprehension.
That's your backdrop for history. Anyone growing up in that purposefully impoverished, resource-less, desperate nation is going to grow up in poverty, violence and disease. It doesn't matter what color their skin is - this situation was created because the white powers couldn't allow a former slave nation any chance of recovery - it would have inspired their own slaves to rebel.
Now, on to genetics. Skin color makes up only 7 genes out of more than 25000. They aren't connected to any other genes. They have no bearing on brain genetics, for example.
However, skin color is a powerful social marker, enabling socially constructed perceived shared similarities - in layman's terms, ethnicity. "race" is a totally outdated, useless term, full of social connotations - you cannot get away from them. Ethnicity is slightly better if we keep in mind that people are encultured to an ethnicity, that cultures reinforce perceived identities continuously.
These things are made biological through culture. They are not made biological through genes.
Hence, you are a racist. You fail to understand how culture affects biology interacting to produce the social realities we live in and, in the failing, you ascribe to typology. It's intellectual laziness to be a racist - you're just using short hands, like "alah did it," that are non-explanatory. And in the doing, reinforcing the culturally imagined reality - which furthers the social inequalities and helps keep the poor poor.
But that's basically what you people are after. You don't want solutions. You just want hate and division so you refuse to acknowledge the social mechanisms that produce poverty and violence. Blaming imagined typologies does nothing helpful; it never seeks to correct a problem (except through more violence).
So I hope you read more and give up your errors.
I'll make this easy for you excuse making racists. Just tell me where the high density blacks areas with low crime and violence rates are.

Now, on to genetics. Skin color makes up only 7 genes out of more than 25000. They aren't connected to any other genes. They have no bearing on brain genetics, for example."

Who is bringing up skin color? Skin color is irrelevant, it's the behavior that so often goes along with it that is the problem. We are not frightened of a very well dressed, extremely tan Italian coming down the street. What we are frightened of is what we recognize as a male that is African American and from experience belongs to a group that based on available data is by nature violent. Human nature includes trying to protect oneself and using all available information to improve the odds of survival. We all instinctively feel safer in a brand new car than one that is all beat up and rusting out. We base these odds on available evidence, that it is more likely that an old car will fail than a new one. And it is more likely that someone of African descent, because of evolution, is more prone to violence than say an Asian, even though we do not know either individual personally. As humans, we process all information available to improve our odds against a hostile environment.

"Some criminologists use the rule of thumb that a black male is ten times more likely than his white counterpart to be involved in homicide, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. The data do not sustain the idea that blacks are arrested more frequently, hence tried and convicted more frequently, because of police bias. Prevalence rates by race in arrests parallel prevalence rates by victim's reports, so do not represent bias in arrests.

“The Edge”

Since: Dec 10

Of Tomorow

#589954 Jan 17, 2013
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>That isn't what I said.
You made the comment about "floodgates of heaven", if you can't define where that is, so be it and just say so.
Admit you have no idea what it is or where it is.
Tear ducts.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#589952 Jan 17, 2013
Pat wrote:
Nothing pisses off an egalitarian more then having their racial equality dogma murdered by a brutal gang of facts.
Except for the whole part about their being biased "facts" LOL...
Largelanguage

Rhyl, UK

#589955 Jan 17, 2013
Pat wrote:
<quoted text>
You can;t even tell a typo when you see one? No offense.
Mylan thinks in britain we say contry. So stupid of her. Its country in both the UK and the USA. She even claims we spell the american S sometimes with a G, stupid of her.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#589956 Jan 17, 2013
Pat wrote:
Your mother should have been spayed.
I'll tell that to your mother as soon as she gets dressed.
Pat

Granby, CT

#589957 Jan 17, 2013
Happy Lesbo wrote:
<quoted text>
.. to make such a statement, you must first define the nature of intelligence. That is impossible because various cultures define intelligence differently ..
.. within the inner-city black community, innate intelligence is street smarts, the ability to survive in a hostile environment not conducive to applying oneself intellectually ..
Intelligence is a very general mental capability that, among other things, involves the ability to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend complex ideas, learn quickly and learn from experience. It is not merely book learning, a narrow academic skill, or test-taking smarts. Rather, it reflects a broader and deeper capability for comprehending our surroundings--"catching on," "making sense" of things, or "figuring out" what to do.

http://www.psychpage.com/learning/library/int...

Next excuse?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#589958 Jan 17, 2013
wilderide wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep. It's things like that which make literalist fundamentalism so patently ridiculous. If you want some entertaining reading, go to answersingenesis.com sometime. It's a hoot, and includes some of the silliest apologist explanations you've ever read this side of an Intelligent Design blog. It's amazing to me that people can be so determined to believe what they want, rather then what actually is. It's like being a fly on the wall at a Flat Earth Society meeting. As I like to point out, even the Catholic church (of all things) acknowledges that much of the Bible is moral parable, rather than literally true. So many of these whackdoodle Protestant sects are even lagging behind the Catholic church. THAT is a pretty sad statement.
Why is this a hoot?

In 2000, scientists claimed to have “resurrected” bacteria, named Lazarus bacteria, discovered in a salt crystal conventionally dated at 250 million years old. They were shocked that the bacteria’s DNA was very similar to modern bacterial DNA. If the modern bacteria were the result of 250 million years of evolution, its DNA should be very different from the Lazarus bacteria (based on known mutation rates).

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#589959 Jan 17, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
When you're in India, you must give way to the elephants on the road.
Not to mention the cows.
That's what I've heard. The logistics of getting around seems to be the most challenging part of planning. I'm planning to fly or take trains as much as possible, although sometimes it's worth hiring a driver and stopping along the way too.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#589960 Jan 17, 2013
Mylan wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah like 99.99%. As man moved north the skin simply didn't need as much melanin and so one letter of DNA code out of the 3.1 billion letters was changed.
http://racerelations.about.com/b/2011/01/29/h...
That's why we get the farmer tan & blacks don't?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#589961 Jan 17, 2013
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>That isn't what I said.
You made the comment about "floodgates of heaven", if you can't define where that is, so be it and just say so.
Admit you have no idea what it is or where it is.
Manning what? That they don't exist?

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