Congressman calls evolution lie from 'pit of hell'

Oct 7, 2012 | Posted by: NightSerf | Full story: www.knoxnews.com

Georgia Rep. Paul Broun said in videotaped remarks that evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are "lies straight from the pit of hell" meant to convince people that they do not need a savior.

The Republican lawmaker made those comments during a speech Sept. 27 at a sportsman's banquet at Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell. Broun, a medical doctor, is running for re-election in November unopposed by Democrats.
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“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#1 Oct 7, 2012
A bit of an embarrassment for some Tennesseans, but more importantly, this guy sits on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology even though he is clearly anti-science and is as extreme as the worst fundies that we see here. Worse yet, reelection is looking good for him.

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#2 Oct 7, 2012
Just imagine the embarrassment if you're a native Georgian, which I am.

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Oh well, on the behalf of Georgians everywhere, we don't all think like Broun does.

I'm not sure what Broun does is thinking, to be honest. On the other hand, he will garner support and votes because of the comments, so, maybe he is thinking - politically.

Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#3 Oct 7, 2012
He's gotta be a republican. Supporter of the Discovery Institute no doubt.

Since: Apr 08

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#4 Oct 7, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
He's gotta be a republican. Supporter of the Discovery Institute no doubt.
Yes, he is a Republican, and oddly enough, the son of a Democrat state senator. He has a BS in Chemistry and is a Doctor of Medicine.

From what I've read of him, he's a bit of a wacko but we have those in both parties. If you doubt that, this might remind you.... "We have to pass this bill to see what's in it."

I will agree with him on one issue. "lives and money could be saved by "intelligence" and less "political correctness"

Fortunately, I don't live where I have to choose between him and a wacko of the other party.
3OHA

San Jose, CA

#5 Oct 7, 2012
Evolution is indeed a lie. God created human beings and gave them moral fiber setting them apart from animals.

Music proves it. There is no logical reason harmonies, rhythm and tone would cause profound emotional responses in humans based on evolution.

The blocked mind can diss the Loving God of Scripture and believe what they want, but they CANNOT explain the Miracles of Lourdes, proven more by secular sources than the Catholic Church.

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Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#6 Oct 8, 2012
Lourdes is a joke by many theist accounts. But hey if someone wants to wallow around in filthy water be my guest.
3OHA wrote:
Evolution is indeed a lie. God created human beings and gave them moral fiber setting them apart from animals.
Music proves it. There is no logical reason harmonies, rhythm and tone would cause profound emotional responses in humans based on evolution.
The blocked mind can diss the Loving God of Scripture and believe what they want, but they CANNOT explain the Miracles of Lourdes, proven more by secular sources than the Catholic Church.
3OHA

San Jose, CA

#7 Oct 8, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
Lourdes is a joke by many theist accounts. But hey if someone wants to wallow around in filthy water be my guest.
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There are many hypochondriacs and fakers associated with claims of healing at Lourdes, but there are hundreds of profound healings documented by physicians with no explanation of cause. The secular record is more profound, than that of the Church.

People find it difficult to understand four dimensions, while science says there may be eleven. Evolution can't account for eleven dimensions.

Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#8 Oct 8, 2012
Sorry this has been debunked decades ago. Pathetic.
3OHA wrote:
<quoted text>
There are many hypochondriacs and fakers associated with claims of healing at Lourdes, but there are hundreds of profound healings documented by physicians with no explanation of cause. The secular record is more profound, than that of the Church.
People find it difficult to understand four dimensions, while science says there may be eleven. Evolution can't account for eleven dimensions.
Chuckles

Wylie, TX

#9 Oct 8, 2012
3OHA wrote:
Evolution is indeed a lie. God created human beings and gave them moral fiber setting them apart from animals.
Music proves it. There is no logical reason harmonies, rhythm and tone would cause profound emotional responses in humans based on evolution.
The blocked mind can diss the Loving God of Scripture and believe what they want, but they CANNOT explain the Miracles of Lourdes, proven more by secular sources than the Catholic Church.
The Catholic Church accepts evolution as do other CHRISTIAN denominations. How many amputees have been healed at Lourdes? Why won't god heal amputees? Read and be amazed:

http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#10 Oct 8, 2012
And this gentleman is running unopposed, so he'll be around a while.

Since: Apr 09

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#11 Oct 8, 2012
Do we really expect anything different from Southerners at this point?
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#12 Oct 8, 2012
Regarding this Congressman, it's interesting how well people can function in life and how successful they can be and yet, in some narrow respect(s), be remarkably daft.

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#13 Oct 8, 2012
3OHA wrote:
Evolution is indeed a lie. God created human beings and gave them moral fiber setting them apart from animals.
Music proves it. There is no logical reason harmonies, rhythm and tone would cause profound emotional responses in humans based on evolution.
The blocked mind can diss the Loving God of Scripture and believe what they want, but they CANNOT explain the Miracles of Lourdes, proven more by secular sources than the Catholic Church.
Have you suffered a recent head injury, by chance?

Since: May 11

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#14 Oct 8, 2012
Just Think wrote:
Do we really expect anything different from Southerners at this point?
Not all Southerners are nutcases. Trust me, nuts come from all four corners of the country and everywhere in between.
Outta Luck

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#15 Oct 8, 2012
It is amazing to me that this debate stil rages on.
Grown Homo sapien sapiens arguing over the validity of the 'theory of evolution'. The evidence of evolution is fairly well documented.
And without playing your trump card,'GOD DID IT' ther is really not too much actual evidence that debunks evolution.
Correct or not it is an exellent theory that has no scientific reason to be thrown out the window.

The 'Big Bang' on the other hand is a much more complicated and abstract view of the beginings of our universe. Disbelief in that theory is a little more acceptable then denying evolution.

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#16 Oct 8, 2012
Yet another of a seemingly endless line of US politicians who prefers magic to science.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#17 Oct 8, 2012
Mark Pryor:[Arkansas' Democratic Senator]- "You don't have to pass an IQ test to be in the Senate"
Amused

Lowell, MA

#18 Oct 8, 2012
3OHA wrote:
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There are many hypochondriacs and fakers associated with claims of healing at Lourdes, but there are hundreds of profound healings documented by physicians with no explanation of cause. The secular record is more profound, than that of the Church.
People find it difficult to understand four dimensions, while science says there may be eleven. Evolution can't account for eleven dimensions.
Identify the case of even ONE amputee who grew a new limb at Lourdes. A listing of "cures" of people with diseases which are well known to go into spontaneous remission is not as impressive as a single amputee re-growing a limb would be. Salamanders do this regularly, and no one even says it is a miracle. If your god created salamanders, which routinely grow new tails, then, clearly your omniscient deity has the technology to do the same thing with humans. So, why does he not do it? How come the only people 'healed' at Lourdes are people with conditions susceptible of spontaneous remission?

Since: Sep 10

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#19 Oct 8, 2012
3OHA wrote:
Music proves it. There is no logical reason harmonies, rhythm and tone would cause profound emotional responses in humans based on evolution.
Sounds can remind people of pleasant experiences with particular noises. If someone as a child was soothed by his/her parents, who sang him or her a song, then that child is going to remember said song as good. Associating senses with emotion.
BTW we're not the only animals to make music!
anomalous

Knoxville, TN

#20 Oct 8, 2012
It's surprising that a man can earn degrees in chemistry and medicine and still understand science less that some high school students do. Cognitive dissonance wins again...

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