Meh. It's the same stuff that all the intelligent designer people say. I believe I was listening to part 2.
"How can evolutionists explain how life can come from non life". The basic strawman that determines very quickly if these clowns know what they are
talking about. Evolution has nothing to do with that and this guy is pretty much asking how we can explain consciousness without god. Well, how do
you explain it WITH god? Ask him that and he will draw a blank or revert to scripture quoting. Just because we can't fully explain something doesn't
mean automatically that its god.
Oh god! This is too funny now. Check this quote:
"We know from all kinds of anthropological studies that man has this innate desire to worship something or someone greater than himself. We're born
with that. How do you explain that?"
Let's see, it is common practice to indoctrinate children into whatever religion they are born into. They aren't born with some magical desire. They
are taught that its the only way to live and are forced to accept it as true. This guy is just rambling, nothing substantial to suggest god exists.
You can call somebody a fool because they won't blindly believe in your religion, but that's just your opinion of something you couldn't possibly know
to be true or false.
Belief in god is NOT a survival trait and never was, except maybe during the dark ages when people were tortured for not believing. I suppose it
would be a survival related back then, but it's not a trait, it's a belief that is a product of the environment you are born into, it's not
programmed. How else could you possibly explain the fact that most people take on the religion of their parents and the religion of the area they are
born in. It's not a random guess, it's a fact of life.
"Not all evolutionists are atheists, but ALL atheists are evolutionists". What a load of crap. I know atheists that don't believe in evolution.
(They aren't very bright like most science dismissers and are rare, though)
No evolutionary biologist believes we are genetically programmed to worship god. That's a lie. If we are programmed to worship god, then why is it,
the only time I ever felt like I needed to was when my parents forced it on me as a child when I was too naive to believe anything else? Where is
this desire now? Why did it vanish simply because I got older and learned more about science and the way the universe works?
This guy clearly knows absolutely nothing about evolution. Minds are not programmed to believe things. That is the part of our psychological
development that comes from ENVIRONMENT. It's not just genetics. This guys hasn't a clue about the very basic fundamentals of science.
Where do we get the sense of right and wrong if there is no divine designer? (paraphrase)
Maybe this guy has never heard of empathy? You know, put your self in someone else's shoes? Do unto others as you would like them to do unto you.
Funny, for a guy promoting Christianity, he doesn't seem to remember the teachings of Jesus. I know something is wrong if it causes unnecessary
suffering to others. It really is that simple. You don't need a programmed brain with a moral code to do this. If it was really programmed into our
consciousness, then how do you explain the large amount of people who constantly break this code? Sorry. It doesn't hold weight.
Ironically later he says, "We can't trust society to tell us what's right and wrong". Oh really? So in other words, we can't trust them to teach us
about religion or god.
"How do you explain the altruistic actions of other people if there is no god"
Emapthy. Same as above. Claiming you need a god to have a moral compass is absurd and is self righteous nonsense. How do you explain the negative
actions if there IS a god? It goes both ways, you can't just ignore one side while promoting the other.
"Why do people keep finding god if he doesn't exist". Bahahahaha. This guy is not smart at all. "Finding god" doesn't mean you actually found him,
it means you BELIEVE in god and found religion (man made religion).
There's an add asking for donations, and then he starts talking about non believers that now believe as if it proves anything.
"Evolution has no answer for why millions of people would embrace a lie." (talking about believing in god). What does that have to do with
evolution? It's a personal belief that is popular in society so many believe it. It's like any trend. Evolution doesn't tell you to go buy the
latest Lady Gaga music or to wear the latest Nike sneakers. We are conscious and we make decisions. This dude has no clue.
"The consequences of not believing in god, if he exists, are far greater than drinking a class of poison tea"
Wrong. It's the consequences of not believing in YOUR god, with no evidence and the ridiculously slim possibility that he might exist. Also, those
consequences exist for almost all the popular religions, so why succumb to Christianity? Why not Islam? Better believe it all, just in case one
turns out to be wrong and you're destined for hell. That's basically what you call believing something out of fear, which is not good or conducive to
reality in the least. Hell is a fraud, and without it Christianity has nothing left to milk society. Believe our religion or else. It's dark ages
mentality, but without the physical torture and abuse. How can anybody believe a religion that's been spread by the sword and coerced on the people
with threats of death and torture for not believing and condones basic dismissal of science and logic.
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