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Originally posted by Stormdancer777
How about calling a truce for the holidays,?
Some mutual respect, some tolerance, forgiveness and love,
Originally posted by Agree2Disagree
Originally posted by DINSTAAR
edit; still waiting on your 10 christian genius scientists...
Copernicus - canon in the catholic church, 1947
Francis Bacon - "It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion; for while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no further; but when it beholdeth the chain of them confederate, and linked together, it must needs fly to Providence and Deity."
Kepler - Lutheran
Galileo - while pressured by the RCC because of an offense made to the Pope, Galileo still presumed that the Bible cannot err...
Descartes - Roman Catholic
Newton - "The most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion on an intelligent and powerful Being."
Boyle - Protestant
Faraday - Sandemanian
Mendel - monk and eventually Abbot
Kelvin - (as well as physicists Stokes and Maxwell) Christian
11: Planck - [QUANTUM THEORY!!] believed in an almighty, all-knowing, beneficent God (though not necessarily a personal one)
Originally posted by TaraLou
I do not believe that religion has done any good for mankind, ever.
Originally posted by libertytoall
It actually was and for good reason. You don't have to be an evil force for taking control of the oil fields. Any good and decent country would protect the livelihood of Iraq as well as resources millions of people depend on. If they hadn't taken control of oil fields, airports, communications, etc, they run the risk of many lives being affected negatively.
In the first Gulf War Saddam's oil fields burned throwing up large amounts of toxic pollution, crippling the economy, and leaving vast fuel shortages to the public. Why would any rational human being want to allow that to happen again?
Call it what you will, it was still the right thing to do.
[edit on 21-12-2009 by libertytoall]
Originally posted by Perplexity
reply to post by Jordan River
Yes because we can adequately foresee how our society would be with the mind blowing experience of an episode of South Park right? In all honesty it'd be better to worship a device that you can actually see, touch, hear, and program to help you complete your tasks, rather than an invisible being in the sky somewhere promising you eternal bliss if you follow his will.
PS: I've played video games since I can remember, are you saying that I'm retarded?
[edit on 24-12-2009 by Perplexity]