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Another question for science.

Discussion in 'Creation & Evolution' started by OldWiseGuy, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. LifeToTheFullest!

    LifeToTheFullest! New Member

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    But first, everyone gets a RFID.... muuuuuwaaaaahaaaa
     
  2. AV1611VET

    AV1611VET SCIENCE CAN TAKE A HIKE Supporter

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    He says why -- to confound Homo sapienism:

    1 Corinthians 1:27a But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise;
     
  3. futzman

    futzman Regular Member

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    Not me. But I do want to see the churches taxed just like any other business and that tax money dedicated solely to medical research to find cures for the diseases that kill us.
     
  4. LifeToTheFullest!

    LifeToTheFullest! New Member

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    He said no such thing.
     
  5. LifeToTheFullest!

    LifeToTheFullest! New Member

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    Yes, I find it ludicrous at this point in time that religious institutions are not taxed.
     
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    AV1611VET SCIENCE CAN TAKE A HIKE Supporter

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    Because He doesn't exist?
     
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    AV1611VET SCIENCE CAN TAKE A HIKE Supporter

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    Taxation without representation is tyranny, so atheists shouldn't be lobbying to tax God's churches.
     
  8. sandwiches

    sandwiches Mas sabe el diablo por viejo que por diablo.

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    Why do you guys always go into this macabre and authoritarian ideas?
     
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    Homo Sapienism?! What on earth is that meant to mean? ^_^
     
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    AV1611VET SCIENCE CAN TAKE A HIKE Supporter

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    The belief that we are Homo sapiens, along with all the scientific justification and associated rhetoric.
     
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    How many people support you in your anti-homo-sapienic beliefs? Or does your club currently have a membership of 1?
     
  12. Flatland

    Flatland Junior Member

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    That only applies if you're a creationist.
     
  13. AV1611VET

    AV1611VET SCIENCE CAN TAKE A HIKE Supporter

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    I don't know; why don't you poll us?

    (Watch the rhetoric too.)
     
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    Unfortunately for you, AV, you are undeniably a member of the species homo sapiens. If you weren't you wouldn't be able to go and get treatment from doctors who are trained to treat problems in that species.
     
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    AV1611VET SCIENCE CAN TAKE A HIKE Supporter

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    Don't bet on it, your 'undeniable' record just got broke.
    The fact that they can (and do), tells me you're wrong again.
     
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    Are you implying that thinking isn't something that animals can do?
     
  17. AV1611VET

    AV1611VET SCIENCE CAN TAKE A HIKE Supporter

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    sapiens = wise
     
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    Tomatoman New Member

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    That doesn't answer my question.
     
  19. Notedstrangeperson

    Notedstrangeperson Loudmouth

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    I've seen this argument before. Why it it acceptable for atheist organisations to 'deprogram' people into rejecting belief, but it is not OK for theist organisations to encourage belief? Why is one form brainwashing and the other is education?

    Because knowledge - including God's message - should not be confined to society's elite. It applies to everyone, including (indeed especially) the common man. Giving it only to people deemed 'good enough' is what leads to dictatorships, including theocracies.

    ----

    To answer OPs question: one theory is that we are programmed for belief because we have an uncanny ability to 'recognise' human features in innanimate objects, to anthropomorphize almost anything. Because of this, so many things seem humanised it gives the impression that the world and everything in it was created by some kind of 'super-human'. The world looks designed, so somebody must have designed it.

    Now, not surprisingly perhaps, I don't agree with this theory. We still seem to have this presumption that everything - including belief - is something physical which if necessary be can be cut out, removed from life. Once we know what it is we can get rid of it. The idea does not only apply to religion. The Soviet Union misused psychiatry to label anybody with 'outlandish' ideas as mentally ill.
     
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    AV1611VET SCIENCE CAN TAKE A HIKE Supporter

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    No, of course not.

    Heaven forbid we would ever answer you guys' questions.

    Then you would have to at least empathize with us.