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When you first meet someone in Texas, one of their first questions is "What church do you go to" That question determines your social standing in their eyes.
what a sh*tty thing to say......I know no one in Texas who asks that in one of their first questions or thinks that.
But nothing got people as riled as when he brought up Genesis 1:16, which reads: "God made two great lights -- the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars."
The lesser light, he pointed out, is not a light at all, but only a reflector.
At this point, several people in the audience stormed out in fury. One woman yelled "We believe in God!" and left with three children, thus ensuring that people across America would read about the incident and conclude that Waco is as nutty as they'd always suspected.
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From reading that excerpt it seems those who made a fuss were over sensitive whiny bible thumpers. He stated a fact and corrected a biblical fallacy. Is their faith so thin they need to throw a tantrum over everything?
Bill told the truth and Christians threw a fit. It just reads as crying wah stop persecuting my faith. The persecution complex in full swing.
If he wanted to offend them he should have pointed out how the flood story is completely idiotic.
There was really no reason for him to talk about The Bible at a science lecture. He was obviously looking for a reaction and he got one.
The Moon and Sun were at one time equally bright. It not being appropriate for gods to be equals, one of them threw a rabbit in the face of the other, and the one struck darkened to become today's moon. Henceforth it's possible to distinguish a figure of a rabbit on the moon's surface. During a full moon, the "Rabbit in the Moon" becomes readily visible.
I can hardly believe I am "again" quoting Ron White, but ...
"You can't cure stupid"!edit on 5-11-2013 by teamcommander because: (no reason given)