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If a God created that DNA, fine. Cool. I've told you I tend toward Deism.
Deism is God talking to humans, the amazing colours you see in nature can be seen and appreciated best by human eyes, why would animals and plants display colours which they can't even perceive unless they are made with a plan to bring in an appreciator later?
You keep trying to say that people only have Morals because of God, and it just isn't so.
so you almost acknowledge God? A God who can create an amazing immense information containing DNA using a few nucleic acids cannot recreate you back?
Animals DO perceive colors
When they grow older & wiser and have the ability to think for themselves, then they will make up their own minds....unclouded by BibleMan and the like.
Given the times I'd say about 70 out of 100 would turn toward my way of looking at it......It's a fairey tale.
Originally posted by wildtimes
reply to post by ThreeBears
Thanks very much for your moving self-disclosure, ThreeBears!
I am horrified to hear your story, but these stories need to be told!! If you'd like to go into more depth or even just cross-post this into the thread in my signature, it would be very much appreciated.
My effort with that thread was to have one sort of "clearing house" where members can read the stories of other members without having to dig through profiles. It's not a 'discussion' so much as a 'collection'.
Yes, Bibleman is frightening, and after reading everyone's responses to him here, as well as Klassified's excellent thread about Preachers Who are Not Believers, which talks about higher education and authorities in the shadows dictating academia's direction...
I see a huge mess. I know that higher education is now moving AWAY from teaching Liberal Arts and Humanities such as "Western Civilization", "Philosophy", "Cultural Studies" etc. It is those classes, which were REQUIRED of freshmen and sophomores no matter WHAT their "major" was going to be (a student couldn't even declare a major until they were juniors - which makes perfect sense to me) back in the 70s and 80s, that create THINKERS. People who can connect the dots.
Even so, a youth of 18, 19, 20, 21 years old will not take the same meaning from Dialogues of Plato (which was one of my college texts that I kept, and re-read last month) as a more seasoned and mature adult will (speaking in terms of simple life experience and accumulated knowledge). To withdraw the Arts and Humanities from college curricula is tantamount to fascism and is, indeed, going to create generations of naive, ill-educated worker bees rather than THINKERS, and that frightens me VERY MUCH INDEED.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
reply to post by wildtimes
You have to go back to the original post to get the context. www.abovetopsecret.com...
openyourmind1262 said that Bibleman is no different from Star Wars action figures and I disagreed. Because Star Wars is imaginary and the religion Bibleman is pushing isn't. He is pushing some form of Christianity that actually exists. The religion is not imaginary.
It's kind of confusing out of context.