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Old 01-26-2009, 02:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I understand mankind's need to believe in a greater being to help guide them through uncertain times. I myself do not need guidence in my daily decisions. However, what really irks me is that a large majority of devout catholics and christians as well as a few other religions believe that our earth is only ten thousand years old and that either dinosaurs didnt exist or that mankind existed alongside the dinos. To me that is complete ignorance, to say that you and I, as well as every other living being, were created in six days promotes false information and teaches blind faith. The fact that Creationists are still fighting to have Creationism tought in public schools presents itself as a gi-effing-normous problem.

To say that life is too complex not to have a divine creator is preposterous. Evolution explains precisely how life got to be so complex. Go back to the first living thing on Earth. It's thought that it was a single-celled organism, EVOLUTION was a way for that living organism to adapt, grow and prolong its lifespan, it evolved into many different species all specific to their own unique environmental situations.

How can they, the Creationists, say that our current intelligence, ingenuity, and resiliency was programmed in us one night or a six night span. We are how we are by neccessity, and that is THE answer as I see it. To me Creationism is but another fairy tale out of Mother Goose's story book.

I did not intend to offend anybody. If I did then, my bad. That's just how I feel.
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I tend to believe that everything that cannot be explained by science is explained by God. As science grows in its abilities and unlocks new possibilities it opens up religion to further debate. Unfortunately, since religion is based on belief, it is undeniable and impossible to argue against. You can't prove a negative.

That means the debate will NEVER be answered one way or the other. You just have to believe what you feel and accept the beliefs of others. My wife is religious and I'm fairly sure she believes in creationism even though I have no religious affiliation at all.

I think it's always nice to hear from both sides, but I don't see how you could ever change anyone's mind when it comes to this.

And don't even mention that intelligent design garbage. That is an insult to people who are religious and people who are purely scientific.
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im not trying to change anyones mind. this topic is way to black and white. i was merely venting some of my thoughts after i read an article earlier.
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i dont know what to believe in, honestly, the earth is big, the mind is deep, i look for an answer everyday, i dont ever find one thats 100%
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I myself do not need guidence in my daily decisions. However, what really irks me is that a large majority of devout catholics and christians as well as a few other religions believe that our earth is only ten thousand years old and that either dinosaurs didnt exist or that mankind existed alongside the dinos.
I think you are misinformed as to what the majority of Christians believe.
 
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well then please do educate me.
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The REAL question is whether or not we should teach evolution in schools.

I say yes. School is made for teaching science. Church is made for teaching religion. If you're going to take your children to church so young that they are not able to choose whether what they are being told is reasonable or not, I think you should allow them to learn about evolution in school as well. Let them decide for themselves. Too many religious parents tell their kids that creationism is the one and only way and FIGHT to remove evolution from schools all together. I think it is ridiculous.

I grew up going to church and learning evolution in school and I chose for myself because my parents didn't tell me what I was supposed to believe. If people are so confident in religion, there is no reason to censor evolution in school.
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Me and the girl went to the Creation Museum on the way to Bonnaroo 07. We're both Biologists. They were very friendly people. The museum itself was pretty surreal. I'll let you guys draw your own conclusions from the pics.

I've got some REALLY entertaining pictures. They're a riot.
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Notice the triceratops drowning with the human in 366.
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and incest was otey back then!
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