"Evolution"

The study of religious or heroic legends and tales. One constant rule of mythology is that whatever happens amongst the gods or other mythical beings was in one sense or another a reflection of events on earth. Recorded myths and legends, perhaps preserved in literature or folklore, have an immediate interest to archaeology in trying to unravel the nature and meaning of ancient events and traditions.

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"Evolution"

Postby uniface » Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:31 pm

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Re: "Evolution"

Postby Minimalist » Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:19 pm

They call them "creatards" for a reason.

But let me ask you one thing. If the theory of evolution were discredited do you think that means that your silly bible is true by default?
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Re: "Evolution"

Postby uniface » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:57 am

Intelligent Design/Creation looks a lot more reasonable supposition. Whatever that involves.
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Re: "Evolution"

Postby Minimalist » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:56 pm

Well it involves a magical creator or intelligent designer and if you think that is "more reasonable" it tells me all I need to know about your reasoning capabilities.
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Re: "Evolution"

Postby uniface » Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:35 pm

Idries Shah once wrote, tongue in cheek, that he had asked an ant what God was. The ant replied, "Every ant has a stinger. But God . . . has TWO !"

When people do this, usually, others laugh at it and call it "anthropomorphism" -- imagining that non-human affairs must run along human lines.

Yet when they turn around and do the same thing with arguments like this one, nobody laughs. Maybe they don't recognise that any designer capable of such designs must necessarily far transcend the ability of humans to imagine him ?

The ironic comedy it entails, IMO, is the supposition that human imagination occupies the place of God, at the top of the top of everything.

First they claim there isn't a God, then they turn around and, in effect, claim that are God.

:lol:
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Re: "Evolution"

Postby Minimalist » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:14 am

"God" is your fictional character. You can give him any properties you like. "Faster than a speeding bullet" ... "more powerful than a locomotive" if you like.

It doesn't make it real.

Your beliefs are worthless. Let's see some evidence.
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Re: "Evolution"

Postby uniface » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:22 am

What I think's needed here is a perspective point with no Lie Room in it, Min.

You can be opposed to people having guns. That's your right.
And you can not believe in God. That's your right too.
But when someone's trying to break into your house,
the first thing you're going to do is call somebody with a gun
and the second thing you're going to do is
pray he gets there in time.


Circumstances alter cases :lol:
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Re: "Evolution"

Postby Minimalist » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:01 pm

If 'god' tries to break into my house I'll shoot at him.
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Re: "Evolution"

Postby dannan14 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:48 pm

uniface wrote:What I think's needed here is a perspective point with no Lie Room in it, Min.

You can be opposed to people having guns. That's your right.
And you can not believe in God. That's your right too.
But when someone's trying to break into your house,
the first thing you're going to do is call somebody with a gun
and the second thing you're going to do is
pray he gets there in time.


Circumstances alter cases :lol:


Why? What possible good would it do in that situation to pray? That sounds an awful lot like panic to me.
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Re: "Evolution"

Postby Minimalist » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:02 pm

Yes, indeed.

Time wasted praying might be better spent going out the back door.
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Re: "Evolution"

Postby Minimalist » Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:19 pm

Perhaps, just a touch.

But then....

http://www.relativelyinteresting.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/thank-you-jesus-atheist-meme.jpg


"god" never seems to handle the tough stuff.
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Re: "Evolution"

Postby Minimalist » Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:56 pm

It's even worse to argue with a believer.
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Re: "Evolution"

Postby uniface » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:06 pm

Uh, guys . . . you are aware that your attitude is . . . a little dated. Right ? :mrgreen:

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Re: "Evolution"

Postby uniface » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:07 pm

Reduce screen size to get it all in view.
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Re: "Evolution"

Postby Minimalist » Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:10 am

Yeah...but of course yours isn't.

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Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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