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originally posted by: Aleister
Newton is a fine person to celebrate, as is Jesus. Not a bad pair to share a birthday (or a beer) with.
Sigh. Seriously? You don't know that Winter Solstice festivals have been around the world, in nearly EVERY culture, since cave-men? Early on, people worried that the sun would disappear entirely and they would be swallowed in cold darkness for eternity (or die - which of course, would be TRUE)....then the sun rests on the southern quadrant of the the skyline for 3 days - then it starts moving back up toward 'overhead'. Early societies figured this out, but the parties stayed put.
What was the 25th hijacked from?
Yes - it was.
His tweet was factual,
HOW was it 'intended to offend, again'? The man is a scientist, and a 'teacher' - he's using his notoriety and present prominence to speak THE TRUTH to people.
it was intended to offend.
Scientists live in Kansas, the "Show Me" state, yet they have an unbroken "faith" in the scientific process.
And the fundie Kansas populace (mostly rural, uneducated, and unsophisticated)
originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: buster2010
Well considering that it's almost a certainty that Jesus wasn't born on the 25th December, I don't see why anyone would be peeved...except those that actually think he was I guess..
I'm surprised this place isn't infested with religious people ultimately blaming everything on the Devil.
Some of the most intelligent people I have met did not have a higher education, and I bet by your opinion were 'unsophisticated'.
I have met MANY highly educated, sophisticated idiots.
Some of the most intelligent people I have met did not have a higher education, and I bet by your opinion were 'unsophisticated'
originally posted by: Anubis259
a reply to: hounddoghowlie I don't have to prove he didnt exist, that's the default, id like to see this evidence you speak of. Any links?
Newton’s historical learning, including a knowledge of Jewish customs, was extensive. He also mastered the writings of the church Fathers. (Newton’s interest in the doctrine of the Trinity led him to study the fourth-century conflict between Athanasius and Arius, who denied the status of Christ in the Godhead. Convinced that a massive fraud had perverted certain Scriptures, Newton adopted the Arian position.) Despite his intense biblical study and belief in a creating God, Newton observed the distinction between religion and science made by Galileo: “The Bible tells us how to go to Heaven, not how the heavens go.” During his presidency of the Royal Society, Newton banned any subject touching religion, even apologetics. He wrote, “We are not to introduce divine revelations into philosophy [science], nor philosophical [scientific] opinions into religion.” www.ctlibrary.com...