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Re: Evolution Explained
« Reply #493 on: February 06, 2014, 10:05:52 PM »
Ok so there is no create a new thread button anywhere. I have a question and I can't create a thread..

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Re: Evolution Explained
« Reply #494 on: February 06, 2014, 10:09:35 PM »
Ok so there is no create a new thread button anywhere. I have a question and I can't create a thread..

You have to make three, I think, posts before creating a topic.

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Re: Evolution Explained
« Reply #495 on: February 06, 2014, 10:12:15 PM »
Ok here is 2

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Re: Evolution Explained
« Reply #496 on: May 10, 2014, 04:54:26 AM »
"Cynic" was what the Roman soldiers called their guard dogs. They were highly aggressive and distrustful of anything not familiar. New ideas are usually unfamiliar.

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Re: Evolution Explained
« Reply #497 on: May 10, 2014, 04:57:30 AM »
"Cynic" was what the Roman soldiers called their guard dogs. They were highly aggressive and distrustful of anything not familiar. New ideas are usually unfamiliar.

So you're saying you don't believe in the verifiable/verified and undeniable fact of evolution because it was "recently" proven? I'd buy that. Religion is as old as written history, and I've said at least two times here that theists are generally slower when it comes to accepting new facts.
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Re: Evolution Explained
« Reply #498 on: May 10, 2014, 05:08:22 AM »
"Cynic" was what the Roman soldiers called their guard dogs. They were highly aggressive and distrustful of anything not familiar. New ideas are usually unfamiliar.

So you're saying you don't believe in the verifiable/verified and undeniable fact of evolution because it was "recently" proven? I'd buy that. Religion is as old as written history, and I've said at least two times here that theists are generally slower when it comes to accepting new facts.
"Cynic" was what the Roman soldiers called their guard dogs. They were highly aggressive and distrustful of anything not familiar. New ideas are usually unfamiliar.

So you're saying you don't believe in the verifiable/verified and undeniable fact of evolution because it was "recently" proven? I'd buy that. Religion is as old as written history, and I've said at least two times here that theists are generally slower when it comes to accepting new facts.
No I'm just saying that calling yourself "cynic" in a proud manner is a mistake. It makes you just as unaccepting as the religious zealots.

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Re: Evolution Explained
« Reply #499 on: May 10, 2014, 05:20:31 AM »
Creationists usually cling tightly to the Bible literally because of they are afraid of the very immense and diverse amount of ideas that there are out there. Who says that it was not God's intention to slowly and deliberately create the universe and the planet over billions of years. They claim to be humble before God but then they claim they know God's purpose and intention based on a book written thousands of years ago by lesser evolved humans.

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Re: Evolution Explained
« Reply #500 on: May 10, 2014, 05:25:40 AM »
No I'm just saying that calling yourself "cynic" in a proud manner is a mistake. It makes you just as unaccepting as the religious zealots.

Quote from: dictionary.com
a person who believes that only selfishness motivates human actions and who disbelieves in or minimizes selfless acts or disinterested points of view.

Well, I guess that makes me a cynic. Fancy that.[1]

Creationists usually cling tightly to the Bible literally because of they are afraid of the very immense and diverse amount of ideas that there are out there. Who says that it was not God's intention to slowly and deliberately create the universe and the planet over billions of years. They claim to be humble before God but then they claim they know God's purpose and intention based on a book written thousands of years ago by lesser evolved humans.

And you claim to know Allah based on... What again?
 1. Seriously. I am surprised by this.
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The truth is absolute. Life forms are specks of specks (...) of specks of dust in the universe.
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Re: Evolution Explained
« Reply #501 on: May 10, 2014, 07:11:31 AM »
Creationists usually cling tightly to the Bible literally because of they are afraid of the very immense and diverse amount of ideas that there are out there. Who says that it was not God's intention to slowly and deliberately create the universe and the planet over billions of years. They claim to be humble before God but then they claim they know God's purpose and intention based on a book written thousands of years ago by lesser evolved humans.

Welcome to the site thissiteiscrazy. The site may not be as crazy as you think.   I am glad you look at evolution as possibly god's slow intention.  Many people do not.   I certainly don't know god's intention, or if a god even exists.  I lean toward non-existence. 

   And, that gets us into your SPAG questions in another thread.  SPAG is Self Projection As God - meaning, religious people pick and choose what they follow from their books.  I was guilty of it when I stumbled onto this site.  For example, some followers of Judaism would believe that not eating pork is hogwash.  :)  Some christians would believe that the resurrection may not have happened, or that Jesus is not really coming back, or that Noah's ark or Jonah and the whale are fables.  That is why there are some 43,000 denominations.  Just look at the Reformation:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protestant_Reformation

People were killed who believed differently.  Not any different than today, huh?  That is the argument on this website - atheists are safe from theists here, and can present arguments that will hopefully cause "believers" enough doubt to stop killing over beliefs.  Sort of a Rodney King "can't we all just get along" sentiment.  9/11 is what pushed me into a more aggressive position.  Even now I would argue that Islam's idea of 72 virgins after martyrdom says more about Muslim men's sexism than it does about truth.

Like I said - welcome.  If you have an open mind, hopefully you won't kill us atheists to spread your gospel of love.

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Re: Evolution Explained
« Reply #502 on: May 10, 2014, 11:09:03 AM »
"Cynic" was what the Roman soldiers called their guard dogs. They were highly aggressive and distrustful of anything not familiar. New ideas are usually unfamiliar.

Well the concept of "pay attention to evidence not superstition" is newer than listening to whatever tales of Gods, magic, and monsters popular in your culture as fact. None the less, newness or oldness is not relevant. Separable from completely made up garbage is relevant

An Omnipowerful God needed to sacrifice himself to himself (but only for a long weekend) in order to avert his own wrath against his own creations who he made in a manner knowing that they weren't going to live up to his standards.

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