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HBO documentary, "Questioning Darwin"
« on: February 10, 2014, 02:00:23 PM »
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2014/02/creationism_is_dangerous_hbo_documentary_questioning_darwin_shows_how_fundamentalism.html

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Creationism, the documentary reveals, isn’t a harmless, compartmentalized fantasy. It’s a suffocating, oppressive worldview through which believers must interpret reality—and its primary target is children.
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Re: HBO documentary, "Questioning Darwin"
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2014, 02:13:04 PM »
Excellent link, great article. Sadly, I'm not a TV person, so I won't be able to watch the HBO documentary, but I'm sure it will be interesting.

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Re: HBO documentary, "Questioning Darwin"
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2014, 03:50:54 PM »
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2014/02/creationism_is_dangerous_hbo_documentary_questioning_darwin_shows_how_fundamentalism.html

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Creationism, the documentary reveals, isn’t a harmless, compartmentalized fantasy. It’s a suffocating, oppressive worldview through which believers must interpret reality—and its primary target is children.

I haven't read an article quite that idiotic in awhile.

"Death, suffering, pain, sorrow, disease: These, creationists inform us, are what await any skeptic, anyone who questions the word of God."

No Christian I know of would assert that skepticism is the path to hell. Granted, there may be some who do but I'd have to see some data confirming that it is some widespread problem that threatens the good of humanity.
 

"Creationists teach their children not only that evolution is evil, but that studying evolution, even thinking about it, is a sin that leads the soul to eternal damnation."

Same thing here. Where does he get this nonsense?


They insist that evolution has robbed us of our humanity. But in reality, it’s their twisted gospel that aims to strip us of the very thing that makes us human.

Evolution has robbed us of our humanity? Who did he hear this from?


That really is a bad commentary written by someone who is doing nothing but making a series of unsubstantiated and sensationalist claims. It's pure emotion on display in nothing more than a poorly written rant.


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Re: HBO documentary, "Questioning Darwin"
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2014, 04:05:17 PM »
No Christian I know of would assert that skepticism is the path to hell.

Please review the posting history of this website.
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Re: HBO documentary, "Questioning Darwin"
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2014, 05:51:47 PM »
No Christian I know of would assert that skepticism is the path to hell.

Please review the posting history of this website.

Or every Christian website.

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This thread is about lab-grown dicks, not some mincy, old, British poof of an actor. 

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Re: HBO documentary, "Questioning Darwin"
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2014, 10:26:29 PM »
I just watched this documentary. It's quite good.

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Re: HBO documentary, "Questioning Darwin"
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2014, 08:02:32 AM »
No Christian I know of would assert that skepticism is the path to hell.

Please review the posting history of this website.

Or every Christian website.

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Or the writings of Martin Luther
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Re: HBO documentary, "Questioning Darwin"
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2014, 10:11:23 AM »

They insist that evolution has robbed us of our humanity. But in reality, it’s their twisted gospel that aims to strip us of the very thing that makes us human.

Evolution has robbed us of our humanity? Who did he hear this from?


From any creationist who scoffs at taxonomy which includes humans in the homonids, or apes.  And I've heard that quite frequently.
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Re: HBO documentary, "Questioning Darwin"
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2014, 11:03:41 AM »
No Christian I know of would assert that skepticism is the path to hell.

What is the significance of doubt in a belief system that maintains blind faith is the key to salvation? 
 

Same thing here. Where does he get this nonsense?

the homeschoolers observed in the documentary, I would guess.


Evolution has robbed us of our humanity? Who did he hear this from?

Creationists.  "evolution teaches we descended from monkeys.  Well, I didn't come from no monkey.  If you tell people they came from monkeys, they they will behave like monkeys."  I've heard this from numerous fundies.  The stupid quote from Pastor Joe Coffey where he suggests that if evolution is true, there is no morality.  The fat guy in the video clip who did not like the idea that people are animals.  etc.  wtf?  Were you not paying any attention at all?

Creationists seem to think that if evolution were true, that would mean we are somehow less, because we were not god's special animals.


Your objections are dismissed.
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Re: HBO documentary, "Questioning Darwin"
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2014, 03:12:06 PM »
No Christian I know of would assert that skepticism is the path to hell.

Proverbs 3:5 does as well.
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Re: HBO documentary, "Questioning Darwin"
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2014, 08:54:46 PM »
Evolution has robbed us of our humanity? Who did he hear this from?

Creationists.  "evolution teaches we descended from monkeys.  Well, I didn't come from no monkey.  If you tell people they came from monkeys, they they will behave like monkeys."  I've heard this from numerous fundies.  The stupid quote from Pastor Joe Coffey where he suggests that if evolution is true, there is no morality.  The fat guy in the video clip who did not like the idea that people are animals.  etc.  wtf?  Were you not paying any attention at all?

Creationists seem to think that if evolution were true, that would mean we are somehow less, because we were not god's special animals.


Your objections are dismissed.

Ken Ham tried to push that same idea during the debate with Bill Nye.