"Having given this question a bit of thought, I think what is going on here is simply that the Xians want the bible to be true; they've been told all their lives it is true... and of course, it isn't.
Evolution and an old earth can't…"
"@ɐuɐz ǝllǝıuɐp - they attempt to get around the four corners thing by saying it actually means the four cardinal directions of north, south, east and west. Not fooling anyone... They really did think the earth had corners."
"@Gallup Thanks for the hilarious link... "Answers in genesis" - now I have something to laugh at a bit, but also seriously consider in order to best refute should such an argument be attempted on myself. I found a passage on their…"
"Yes, the literalists have no idea what they are biting off.
@Gallup the OP actually goes into the bit about the firmament. (The paragraph starting with "Regarding the heavens" after the third quoted part.)"
"Then there's the matter of the Bible saying the "firmament" (also known as "Heaven") is a solid dome which holds up an immense ocean....
...which are all problems for literal Creationists. We've been to the sky and we…"
"You could add #5: Our legal code is based on the Ten Commandments. WRONG.
The first four of the ten commandments specify who one should worship and in what manner. US law doesn't in the least incorporate these. The next…"
"The real problem re religion in the U.S. is that there are vast numbers of people in the U.S. that are willfully ignorant of how the universe works, and are proud of it.
In the following comments, I mean atheist in the broadest sense, i.e. atheists,…"
"Wearing orange would be unsettling for me, isn't that the color prisoners wear?
However, in it's infinite urge for the safety program I have at work, they are fitting all the company vehicles with a orange thing on the seat belt, so the…"
sliding ribbons around the wrong lamppost // happily married + 2 cats // interested in: animal rights, environment, politics, art, music, photography, & beauty. I have a bachelor of arts in history, with a focus on northern British Columbia, colonialism, gender and race.
Why are you here?
I am a proud atheist and want to speak to other atheists, learn how to speak to religious people, and learn other new things.
The religion you left
Was never a part of one
Why you left your religion.
Luckily my parents are atheists too and never made me go to church, although I did attend Bible Camp (Christian) voluntarily and thought I was a Christian for a few years as a child, even though I didn't attend church or anything. It was the best camp in the area and I had fun but whaaat the fuck they are brainwashed!
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