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Allow me to paraphrase a post that I made in response to another theist who denied science:

Christians who say they follow the bible often deny the discoveries and theories of scientists. They think that acknowledging that the Theory of Evolution, for example, really does work means they have to abandon the bible and god.

But they [religious people] eventually accept the new information, adapt their thinking to it and absorb it into their supposedly unchanging biblical world view. Then they can just soldier on as if everything was the same as in 300 AD. Except they also get to enjoy the modern conveniences that science gives them. (They don't really want to live in 300 AD!)

Examples: in the 19th century good Christian religious folks denied Darwin's ideas. (Even though he was religious and considered becoming a clergyman.) No, animals could not go extinct because god made everything perfect. Humans could not possibly be related to other animals because god made humans separately. We are special, the only beings on earth with souls.

There were no dinosaurs because the bible did not allow that--they could not fit on the ark, etc. The earth was not old enough for anything to evolve, live for 200 million years, and go extinct or become fossilized. Nobody believed in germs--it was god's will if you were healthy, sick, lived or died.

Now pretty much everyone recognizes extinction and even global climate change--but as signs of the last days! Jesus rode a dinosaur and your doggie and kitty cat will be in heaven with you because they have souls just like people. The time it takes for "micro" evolution speeds up or slows down, depending on what the argument against "macro" evolution is.

There are too many or not enough fossils to prove anything. Those "Lucy" remains are just a deformed human or maybe a deformed chimp--scientists don't really know anything. Germs are everywhere, especially in heathen countries, because Satan. Flu shots work because of evolution but we just ignore that and get them anyway. And god still finds missing keys for comfortable Americans while letting babies starve in Sudan.

But we are the ones who have no evidence.  &)
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Jag THAT was AWESOME! Well done! April 19, 2013, 04:12:04 PM