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Evolution

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by jsmoke, Jun 24, 2017.

  1. kedge

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    Yes, they are all false religious teachers. Even scripture is clear on such matters.


    2 Timothy
    For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.
    They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.
     
  2. Avenged7Fold

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    Yeeeahhh Jpod, even scriptures are clear on the matter!

    :p:D
     
  3. dowie

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    Out of interest, do you follow other scriptures that modern churches perhaps ignore these days?

    Like for example do you make sure not to sit in a chair a menstruating woman has sat in?

    Do you ever wear clothes made from both linen and wool?

    Have you ever spoken the name of another god?
     
  4. Mr Badger

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    That is an amazing quote. Evolution is by any reasonable standard a sound doctrine and those itchy ears are clearly turning to crazy myths on the Internet that say what they want to hear.
     
  5. hornetstinger

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  6. kedge

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    It's the cycle of life, and that is what is only seen in the natural world. Evolution is a man made word a man made idea. Millions of years of the evolution of living species is something that has been conjured up in the mind of man/mankind. Evolution is sophistry. It appears to be real and exist but only in the secular mindset.
     
  7. Mr Badger

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    You appear to be confusing evolution with religion again. It's a shame that the English language doesn't differentiate more clearly between believing that something is explained by a scientific theory and believing in a magic sky pixie.
     
  8. enkoda

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    Why should we believe your opinion when the head of the Catholic Church, a man who speaks for God and has had a personal meeting with Jesus, tells us that evolution is not inconsistent with Christian beliefs?

    God is also sophistry. God also appears to be real and exist but only in the religious mindset.
     
  9. Screeeech

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    Whyyyy oh why do you keep replying to him? :D

    You should all know by now, that he won't even consider any argument against his nonsense, time and time again his position has been blown away - but he doesn't listen to, or even considers any argument, he just repeats the same **** over and over and has done for years...
     
  10. 4K8KW10

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    This is not true. Science is working hard to explain God. God particle, etc.
     
  11. Avenged7Fold

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    How do you consistently keep spouting absolute ******** on physics?

    It astounds me how you seeming know how to spell these words but know nothing about them.

    Tell me what you think the god particle is about and how it is related to explaining god. Please dumb it down for someone who is qualified and learned in the subject.
     
  12. JRS

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    Um...the Higgs boson was nicknamed the God Particle by the authors of a popular science book:

    Page 22, "The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question?" by Leon Lederman with Dick Teresi.

    The man for who the particle is named for, Peter Higgs, isn't overly fond of the nickname (read: utterly hates the nickname). I'm 9/10ths certain that no-one in the scientific community uses the God Particle name. It was literally only called that to satisfy the publishers of Lederman and Teresi's book.
     
  13. enkoda

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    Science can never explain God because the goalposts will always shift - even if a device was made that could detect the undetectable, hop between dimensions, transcend existence/reality/time or examine the supernatural world and no God was found, the claims would become:
    "the machine doesn't work properly" or
    "well, you're not looking hard enough" or
    "you're looking in the wrong bit" or
    "God doesn't want to be found".

    You can't find something that is made up.
     
  14. Warbie

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    Don't expect an answer to that. The glaze eyed filter goes up quite quickly when the answers aren't comfortable.
     
  15. Angilion

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    Do you realise that verse can be applied to anyone saying anything? Including you. Or any of the currently existing versions of christianity, come to that. You're aware that the new testament is merely a selection of the many christian writings that existed in the 4th century AD, right? A selection made by "a great number of teachers" who went to great lengths to make sure everyone heard only what those teachers wanted them to hear.

    Far from being clear, that verse is so vague that it's completely meaningless.
     
  16. kedge

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    Is that not what a mainstream church leader might say? it would be foolish of such a person to side with evolution, ignorant fools do not recognise the deceptive teaching of evolution. Only a fool like that would deny divine creation.
     
  17. Angilion

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    Two main things wrong with that:

    1) You've picked a vague and meaningless verse and pretended it says what you want it to say. So not only are you listening only to "what your itching ears want to hear" about reality, you're also reading "what your itching eyes want to see" about your own scripture.

    2) Theists who acknowledge the existence of evolution don't deny divine creation. (EDIT: if their religion calls for divine creation - not all do).

    Like most if not all evolution deniers, you're constantly trying to pretend that evolution and abiogenesis are the same thing. You know they aren't, so you're being dishonest as a political tool. You know evolution exists but you want to deny it and persuade others to deny it, so you have to link it to the far less known abiogenesis and pretend the uncertainty about abiogenesis also applies to evolution (which it doesn't and you know that too).

    EDIT: Just in case anyone doesn't know the way theists, particularly Abrahamic theists, can acknowledge the existence of evolution and believe in divine creation, here's a summary:

    <insert god(s) here> are extremely knowledgeable and extremely powerful. Most theists believe their god is literally omniscient and omnipotent.

    Such an entity or entities would be able to use evolution as a tool and be certain of the outcome, either by adjusting things as required or simply by seeding the process and knowing the outcome in advance.

    Abrahamic theists believe their god is omniscient and omnipotent. They believe it created the entire universe and that it created life! It's entirely consistent for them to believe it created evolution and that it created certain conditions which it knew would result in humans several billion years later.

    It could even be argued that abrahamic theists who deny the existence of evolution are bordering on heresy because they're limiting the knowledge and power of their god. I wouldn't go that far myself, but they're on dodgy ground theologically.
     
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