Originally posted by trueperspective
1 You think the statement “My linage derives from evolved lizards” is more logical then “A higher intelligence created intelligent life on
earth, according to their kind.”
1. I must say I fit this point somewhat, though I know that our lineage as a species has little to do with lizards and a lot more to do with apes. It
makes far more sense for things to be interrelated and interconnected and both genetic evidence, physical traits and the fossil record support
evolution. However no evidence supports MAGICAL creation (as found in the Bible) where a magical fairy God waves his hand over the dirt and it
transforms into animals
The Bible does nothing to explain why we are physically, genetically and behaviorally more similar to apes that any
other type of animal.
Also, this doesn't make me unquestioning, I spent my teen years as a Creationist defending it, until I grew up and actually looked at the evidence. I
realized if there is a God he wants me to find the truth and all the evidence points to evolution. I have questioned evolution therefore I am not
2. I don't consider myself a staunch atheist, in that my mind is open enough to accept the possibility of a higher consciousness or transcendent
being/God. I do spend an awful lot of time talking about the God of the Bible because at one time I was indoctrinated to believe in that flawed fairy
tale at one time and now I do my part to help awaken others trapped by it.
3. I've looked at the actual evidence and it supports that through genetic variation, over time, organisms change. I don't know about you but I'd
rather go along with the evidence than believe blindly in some invisible parental figure magically creating things.
4. Atheism is not a religion, it has none of the hallmarks of religion. For instance, Atheism never committed genocide (and don't bring up Hitler
because he was a believer in the supernatural, Occult, and God).
5. I've never once quoted a renowned atheist, I don't even know of any (unless you count AronRa of Youtube fame and even if you do I've never
quoted him). I don't follow the crowd, I look at the evidence.
6 I'm not a big fan of Dawkins but I'm even less of a fan of people cramming ignorance down peoples throats. At least the things he's trying to
support are supported by evidence.
7. I'm partially guilty, but you make the mistake that every misguided Creationist whacko seems to make, you can't distinguish a book from your God.
When I point out flaws about the God in the Bible it is not to destroy faith in A God but merely in the flawed human perceptions of God written down
by the authors of the Bible. Clearly a good God doesn't do most of the things in the Bible, so obviously God did not do them, humans just wrote down
that he did.
8. I don't unquestioningly believe science text books. When I come across a theory I look at the evidence as compiled by science and if the evidence
supports the conclusion than SO DO I.
9. I don't get angry at this... though I find it funny that Christians lack cognitive dissonance in believing a good merciful and all-loving God
could ever even contemplate sending something or someone he loves to a place of unending torment
10. Umm... no. The scientific community bases its conclusions on evidence, evidence that goes through a grueling peer review. What peer review do
these testimonies have? Are they scientifically tested? NOPE, they are believed by every Christian who hears them because it affirms their
In conclusion: Your post is a butchering of truth in favor of ignorance, ignorance we on ATS are meant to deny ... keep it up and they'll be more
atheists for sure