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Creationism's Legacy: Anti-intellectualism

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posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 05:06 AM
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or the 25+ species of bird and monkey in africa who all have developed different alarm calls for different enemies and they all understand each others call. when one species hears the alarm from another they rasie the same(enemy) alarm call in thier own language(the wrong word but ya get the meaning) and it spreads so all 25+ are alerted and throwing out the same enemy alert

mutual survivability is a wonderful wonderful thing




posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 05:12 AM
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And the faeces start flying!


It's a phenomena regularly witnessed in animals with developed social structures. But we're going on a bit now.


Wow, just saw an ad on TV for an upcoming doco on the aggressive christian movement in america declaring war on porn. IN the ad was southerners and a few images of GWB. The people were talking about their mission from God.

[edit on 10/31/2008 by Good Wolf]



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 05:24 AM
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well as long as it keeps em away from schools for a while id feel better about living in a world without porn as opposed to a wrold without education any day ^_^

whats the documentary called? and whens it on i might see if i can find it online a couple of dsays after it airs

the mental images this induces

a bunch of crazy fundies shouting to god for damnation on the heathens while waving 12" black floppy dildo's in the air (im stopping the mental images before they throw them on the fire its more funny this way) .. now thats an image to make ya smile if we get really lucky a few might get confused and start throwing bibles on ..or even each other*

(*thats gonna earn me a round of dirty looks hehehe)



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 05:37 AM
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It's on this Friday 9:35pm on Prime (Which is an NZ channel).

The Road to Hell

Synopsis:

In Topeka, Kansas, the Phelps family run an organization called God Hates Fags. They demonstrate at the funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq proclaiming that God is punishing America for its tolerance towards homosexuals.

Uniontown Indiana has a population of fifty-three. It’s quiet country with quiet folks, at least it was until some out-of-State operators opened a truck stop porn store just off the Interstate. For the last two years protestors have maintained a non-stop twenty-four hour vigil outside the store, trying to run it out of town.

In Virginia the Wymans, a self styled heterosexual couple, warn of the corrosive effect of gay marriage on the American family. This is the spectrum of Evangelical Christians that seems to have a grip on American, and especially Republican, politics.
For evangelical Christians like Uniontown’s protestors the issue is simple: they must take arms against a sexual sin to save their nation on the Day of Judgment. Others say that Evangelical Christians are being taken for a ride. Cynically manipulated by Republican political tacticians, their sexual prejudices were ultimately responsible for President George W Bush’s 2004 election victory.

The Road to Hell is a witty and dark dissection of these accusations from the backwoods of Uniontown to the political jungle of George W Bush’s Washington. This timely documentary about the cynical manipulation of America's religious right for electoral victory has been scheduled in the lead-up to the next US Election. Many may watch and wonder whether the Republicans can do it again in 2008.

Prime



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 05:41 AM
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i know about the phelps family ..the make your average fundie look warm and loving to all mankind

sounds like it could be worth a giggle or two hopefully someone will upload it so i can hunt it down



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 05:49 AM
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Sounds like they have a bit of a rep. You know, I don't see much wrong with a small town coming together to get rid of a porn shop, but a movement called "God hates Fags" is just evil.

After all, you know what they say. "There's no love like man love."

[edit on 10/31/2008 by Good Wolf]



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 06:00 AM
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hahaha well if its good enough for cowboys up a mountain i dont see why it isnt good enough for christians after all cowboys are way cooler

i may have hit a moral dilema .... as a god fearing atheist ive been lead to a branch of christianity i feel may be right for me, should i embrace recreational christianity with all my heart?

take a look it may sway you to christianity too its very very compelling
www.weirdcrap.com...

www.weirdcrap.com...



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 06:05 AM
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Hallelujah! I've found the way. I must spread the good news of Recreational Christianity.

Hahah. This is great. Pledge and run is pretty cruel.

[edit on 10/31/2008 by Good Wolf]



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 06:20 AM
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it may not be the truth of god but it sure as hell is some kinda truth we see around here a lot

www.weirdcrap.com... i think we can put a tick against almost everyone of those from this thread alone

i loved the reply e-mail


Nice attempt at trying to make your message up almost entirely of predictable cliches!



p.s. you typoed i think pledge and run should really be cool not cruel

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posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 06:25 AM
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Originally posted by Good Wolf
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No actually. It's ALL been about evolution, ID, creationism and anti-intellectualism. No ones talk about GM in early evolution, but it's not really relevant.



wait so evolution couldn't have been mistaken for.....
"genetically programmed dynamic adaptation" that would be a pretty idiotic thing to leave out of your brilliantly genetically engineered life form now wouldn't it. your colleagues would have quite a laugh at your expense if your life form didn't have an adaptation mechanism.
but wait ...

that's just evolution.

riiiiight

yeah my point isn't really relevant... just THE ONLY ACTUALITY OF THIS ENTIRE DEBATE.



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posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 06:34 AM
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Christianity equates to antiintellectualism.
The biggest problem facing atheism is their inability to admit there is intelligence greater than themselves.
The APA is planning to eliminate the diagnosis of narcissiam as it is so prevalent that it is becoming the norm.
The missing link is called a replicator which changes inorganic matter into organic matter. Where is the replicator???

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posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 06:36 AM
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Well were did the beings come from who GMd us? If they were poofed into reality by god, that is ID. Otherwise they had to evolve - or something else which gives the impression evolution anyway. It's a bit silly really.



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 06:41 AM
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Originally posted by fmcanarney
Christianity equates to antiintellectualism.
The biggest problem facing atheism is their inability to admit there is intelligence greater than themselves.
The APA is planning to eliminate the diagnosis of narcissiam as it is so prevalent that it is becoming the norm.


ok this reads like a person in conflict

you say christianity is anti-intellectual

but then moan athiests dont beleive in higher beardman/thing/entity of intellegnce (which requires faith so we wouldnt be atheists)

and then the APA is removing narcissiam ..... is this atheism's fault? christianities? or modern culture ....

are you really this confused?

ooo there goes the edit to confirm yes yes you are

a replicator is somthing that replicates or in simple terms makes copies of

a replicator copying inorganing stuff would make more of the inorganing stuff

so finding anyform of a replicator would do nothing to help anything for anyone unless you have a bizare dreamy new-age thing involving replicators that dont replicate


looks like a possible 20 on the atheism comment followed by a 22 on the edited in replictor comment



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posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 07:08 AM
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Ah man. still reading through this FAQ. Just read the "Christian for a Day". Have you been to a church where they speak in tongues? It's really scary. I used to be a regular a a church where that happens (only a few months ago even, I am a very new atheist). It didn't even make sense then. The bible said tongues was used to get past a language barrier (because God created one in the first place I might add). But people these days just blabber.



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 07:17 AM
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no lol never had that pleasure, guess it comes with living in the UK we dont go in for the more crazy stuff usually

about the craziest church i have been invited to was a spiritualist church, its church with a bit of mediumship added on and less wired then it sounds

i didnt go i was busy but my mother went she quiet enjoyed it .... but has since become a tanmbourine worrying salvation armyist so glad i didnt go if thats teh effect lol


hardly compares to snake healers and people rolling around on the floor barking and whistling though


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posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 07:33 AM
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I've seen all that too. I didn't think it was weird. I'll tell you my only experience that I thought was "Weird".

It was an easter camp and on easter sunday symbolically well hauled a big wooden cross out to the field. Then we all got a nail each that was to represent our biggest problems. We nailed it to the cross and left it their symbolizing leaving problems to Jesus. They we stepped back while every one held a moment of silence. Picture it, 30 people all arranged in a tiny mob around this cross, head bowed, absolute silence. I left at this point I left. I said to my mate later "I left cos it was all a bit cultish for me."

Nothing has ever compared to the errieness of that.



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 07:38 AM
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if only they had told you all to wear white to symbolise the goodness and purety of god

and then set fire to the cross to send your problems to heaven for jesus to sort

not only does it sound really wierd cultish

its only 2 step of practice from the KKK and thats at least 15 steps closer then id like to get

you have my sympathy buddy sounds like your parents may have a few things to answer for, althouh if your bieng an errant son they may well drag you to the center of town and stone you to death like True Christians® should


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posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 07:43 AM
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Well there you go. It's not all like that here all the time. Things like tongues and cross idolatry are yearly things. Otherwise it's a long boring (slip into a coma-boring) sermon followed by cake, so it's not all bad.



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 07:51 AM
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well maybe we cna let them off with a few raised eyebows and maybe an accompanying head nod or two if its only temporary insanity once a year

at least you get free cake the rest of the year, if Annonymous can beat CO$ with cake and a guy fawkes mask then a little cake should be good for all of us ... just stay away from the kool-aid just incase



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 07:55 AM
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I keep hearing references to "THE KOOLADE". Where does that come from? Jonestown?



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