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"No one on either side has absolute truth" what a bunch of shit. The creationists have yet to produce one bit of proof that their "god" even exists.
He is another person who believes in a made up creator. He may as well pray to the tooth fairy.
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This is why I'm voting for the atheist candidate.
Ok, seriously. Find me a candidate that I'm eligible to vote for who doesn't believe in one god or another. At this point the best I can hope for is that they won't force their religious beliefs on anyone else.
Who is this Ron Paul I keep hearing about?
I thought creationists believed in Absolute Truth.
Look, people, G-d's Creation and Evolution are not mutually exclusive concepts. And vast majorities of our citizenry believe in both. I wish the folks on both ends of the spectrum would just drop this issue already...
@7 Here's the problem Mick; as Americans we consume 2/3'rds the worlds natural resources and up till' now that was 'kinda' ok with everyone else. You see, we launch the satellites, study the universe, and generally are pretty much do the thinking for the other 70% of the Earth and every now and then something neat inventions like Microwave ovens or cars would trickle down that everyone else could enjoy.
Creationism is a dumbing down of science and a slap in the face for a society that bases it's technological pride in knowledge. It's pride in ignorance and it makes us look like idiots to the other countries we compete with.
Faith requires no proof.
Creationism is a sad victory for those who wish our children to believe in their mystical sky G*d - and the saddest part is that yes it is a victory. Evolution is no longer taught in 90% of our public schools, ask ANY kid. All science teachers just avoid it now because all it takes is ONE parent to complain to the principal and they get in trouble. They might have lost in court - but they ended up winning the war.
I really don't see why this can't be handled the way my 10th grade science teacher handled it. He said, and I very nearly quote: There's lots of theories about the origin of man. But in this class, we're going to learn evolution.
This was in the reddest part of Iowa, just a few blocks from the offices of Rep. Steve King (or whoever the regressive representative was at that time) Lots of big Jesus boosters in that town, and in that class, but no one raised a fuss.
God is real because he told me he loved me. In a book. With a bunch of fairy tales to boot. Word.
More important than whether a candidate believes in evolution is the question of whether he/she will allow these type of decisions to be made by scientists and science teacher or by politicians.
Creationism and evolution have nothing whatsoever to do with each other.
Creationism is a belief based on religion. There isn't a shred of scientific evidence to support it. You must take it on faith. Or not. It is therefore an issue of faith, not science.
Evolution is a scientific theory. It may or may not be true, but the vast majority of testable scientific evidence supports the theory. You can believe it or not believe it, but your belief has nothing whatsoever to do with the scientific evidence supporting the theory. It is an issue of science, not faith.
Anyone who can't figure out the difference between a scientific theory and a religious belief should not be allowed to hold public office.
Has any president ever, good or bad, ever believed in evolution?
I met my first Ron Paul supporter at Christmas dinner. Stoner, marginally employed, full of conspiracy theories, and absolutely commited. Are they all like that?
I get stoned, go to school part time, work full time, own a house, committed marriage, atheist, no debt plus nest egg, full of conspiracy theories, and I'm voting for Ron Paul.
It wouldn't have to be that way but the Dems marginalized Gravel.
I'm totally against creationism. Ron Paul isn't getting my vote for his stance on social issues, he's getting it for the war and taxes.
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