Plenty of Scientific Facts Contradict Information Found in the Bible so Why Do Fundamentalist Christians Only Despise Origin Theories?
What do fundamentalist Christians and other religious fundamentalists have against the theory of evolution? Why do they seem so upset by the very idea of evolution? Evolutionary theory contradicts the literal story of Genesis as found in the Bible. However, a lot of scientific
knowledge contradicts parts of the… Continue
Added by Morgan Matthew on February 22, 2009 at 4:30am —
Austria - this small country with 8m people in the heart of europe - is still one of the catholic main quater in Europe. More than 80 % of its population consider thmeselves as catholic. Over the years there has been a number of debates about the role of religion in schools, justice (there are still cruzifies in court rooms) and public life. Religion is still playing an enourmous role in Austria's daily life. Media an politics still don't discuss the influence of religion in everybody's life.… Continue
Added by guenter strobl on February 21, 2009 at 6:30pm —
Bill Nye, the harmless children's edu-tainer known as "The Science Guy," managed to offend a select group of adults in Waco, Texas at a presentation, when he suggested that the moon does not emit light, but instead reflects the light of the sun. Continue
As even most elementary-school graduates know, the moon reflects the light of the sun but produces no light of its own.
But don't tell that to the good people of Waco, who were…
Added by Morgan Matthew on February 21, 2009 at 4:30am —
On my way home from work I passed a real wacko. I'm walking down the street from the bus to my apartment minding my own business and this man yells at me "Jesus saves the day." WTF!!! I know there's many Christians in my neighborhood but most have some sense. They don't go around yelling about it at the top of their lungs. Especially at total strangers. Not a very wise thing to do. It peeved me off when he did so. But I walked on. He does that crap to the wrong person he might get someone not… Continue
Added by Agent Chaos on February 20, 2009 at 12:27pm —
Found on stumble upon....
Arguing With the Christians
By Bob Wire, 1-15-08
It was halftime of the Green Bay-Seattle playoff game on Saturday, and I had just gotten off the couch to promote myself some nachos in the kitchen. Our dog, Houdini, suddenly started barking like mad, and then the doorbell rang. Wow, I thought, it’s almost like he’s clairvoyant. Or perhaps he can see through that big window right next to the front… Continue
Added by Dan on February 19, 2009 at 11:30pm —
Let me precede this post by saying...logic doesn't seem to work...so perhaps their heartstrings need to be tugged? Lol. Nope...it doesn't work either.
I know your really busy. That must be why you haven’t answered my prayers. I pray to you every night hoping that everything will turn out all right. So I’m writing you a letter, what’s the address to Heaven? I just want you to know that Mommy’s really sick. I try to be strong…but she isn’t getting any better.… Continue
Added by Theresa on February 19, 2009 at 9:45pm —
You tell me to have a little faith.
you tell me of a force above, who will keep me "safe".
You tell me to blindly follow.
A God, who is such a hypocrite.
God. He causes all the wars.
He does not keep one safe.
And yet you expect me to believe…
Do you really think your prayers are being answered
when you reach out to him each night?
The evils in this world simply could not exist if said god did.
He wouldn't allow pedophiles to… Continue
Added by Theresa on February 19, 2009 at 9:39pm —
Another angry, pompous blog :D
I'm enveloped in a sea of people. I can feel my brain cells dying. Looking at the condition of the human race it can make one feel like crying. So many people following and never once questioning. Tragically complacent. People who feed on delusions, who obtain sustenance from the lies. Needing to be herded like sheep. Quite literally though. Is it ...the Lord is my Sheppard. It is disappointing really, that intellect is such a rare attribute. That… Continue
Added by Theresa on February 19, 2009 at 9:37pm —
The pot of the gold at the end of the rainbow. Why is it there that everybody seeks? Its not about the end result, but the journey getting to the metaphorical pot of gold. The pot of gold seems to be religious in nature, to me at least. Some simply want facts to assure them that they will get that pot of gold. Those people never find it...[they find logic]. I think the pot of gold is there to keep the faith. A promise
of something wonderful to come. Faith alone is a controlling factor.… Continue
Added by Theresa on February 19, 2009 at 9:35pm —
Refutations of Pascal’s Wager
and the Ontological Argument
When debating a theist about the existence of God, there are two arguments that many of them tend to rely on as last ditch efforts. These are Pascal’s Wager and the Ontological Argument. However, neither is valid because they both have been refuted.
Pascal’s wager, devised by Blaise Pascal, states that it is better to believe in God and be wrong than to not believe in God and be wrong. If one believes in God… Continue
Added by Andrew the Fluffer on February 19, 2009 at 8:54pm —
Moderator: We're here today to debate the hot new topic, evolution versus Intelligent Des---
(Scientist pulls out baseball bat.)
Moderator: Hey, what are you doing?
(Scientist breaks Intelligent Design advocate's kneecap.)
Intelligent Design advocate: YEAAARRRRGGGHHHH! YOU BROKE MY KNEECAP!
Scientist: Perhaps it only appears that I broke your kneecap. Certainly, all the evidence points to the hypothesis I broke your kneecap. For example,… Continue
Added by Andrew the Fluffer on February 19, 2009 at 3:02pm —
A professor at the University of Vermont, Nicholas Gotelli, got an invitation to debate one of the clowns at the Discovery Institute. Here's what they wrote.
Dear Professor Gotelli,
I saw your op-ed in the Burlington Free Press and appreciated your support of free speech at UVM. In light of that, I wonder if you would be open to finding a way to provide a campus forum for a debate about evolutionary science and intelligent design. The Discovery Institute, where I work, has… Continue
Added by Morgan Matthew on February 19, 2009 at 6:00am —
Prof. Nicholas Gotelli
, a scientist in the biology department of the University of Vermont has a wit sharp enough to cut yourself on.
He was solicited (yes solicited) by the Discovery Institute
(A don't-think-tank of creationists masquerading as a serious research institute) to set up a debate at his campus. The admittedly… Continue
Added by Dave R on February 19, 2009 at 4:22am —
So, our good friend Bp. Richard Williamson has agreed to review the evidence.
I can only state just how relieved I am that the esteemed Bp. Williamson is reviewing the years of documented evidence collated by various historians to validated their findings. Arrogance and ignorance: You're doing it really, really well.
Added by Dave R on February 19, 2009 at 3:50am —
1. Homosexuality is forbidden. Punishment is death by beheading.
2. Illegal Drugs are forbidden. Punishment is death by beheading.
3. Women are forbidden from attending school. Punishment is by the Mutuwa, caning, and send you back to your male leader.
4. Women are forbideen from committing adultery. Punishment is death by stoning.
5. If a woman is raped, she is guilty of committing adultery. See above.
6. Women are… Continue
Added by Sophie on February 18, 2009 at 4:27pm —
Six states have passed a law banning atheists from holding any public office. The law also prevents atheists from testifying as witnesses in court. Here's a link to the article:
This is absolute bull shit.
Added by Andrew the Fluffer on February 18, 2009 at 2:18pm —
A few weeks back I posted a blog
on how theists fear of the unknown is what causes them to oppose science. The author I pulled the source material from, Paddy Shannon, points out that reason and logic are pushing superstition out the window, but leaving behind an empty room. "What we need to do … is recognize the emotional vacuum this is creating, and strive to fill it, before… Continue
Added by Johnny on February 18, 2009 at 2:09pm —
I had kind of a cool experience yesterday.
I was sitting waiting for my physics discussion to start and I had brought Dawkins' "Unweaving the Rainbow" along to pass the time. From behind me I heard a voice "so...are you reading Dawkins for a class?" I turned around to the guy sitting in the row behind me, who looked like he had been a bit nervous to ask me. I replied, "no, just for fun. I like his stuff."
It was great the way his expression completely changed and he… Continue
Added by Sniz on February 18, 2009 at 1:39pm —
(( A re-post of a blog entry I posted elsewhere a while back ))
Yesterday, a couple of co-workers were talking about current events, and one of them said ‘Well, there are two sides to every story, and I’ll listen to them both.’
This got me thinking of the assumptions inherent in such a statement, and the fallacies that can and often do appear in such discussions.
The first and most obvious potential fallacy is right in the statement itself. Two sides. Either-or.… Continue
Added by Dave G on February 18, 2009 at 12:36pm —
I was doing my normal morning rounds on the internet when i found this....
"By Bonnie Erbe, Thomas Jefferson Street blog.
Can it be constitutional to exclude from public service or service as a witness in… Continue
Added by Mike on February 18, 2009 at 12:35pm —