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Evolution
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Evolution
Why do Atheist believe evolution cancels out creationism?

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RE: Evolution
Because creationism requires the existence of a creator, which atheists reject.
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RE: Evolution
Note that not all who accept evolution reject the concept of a creator. Atheists of course do reject a creator, independent of whether they accept evolution or not.
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#4
RE: Evolution
Why is it that creationists are so adamant that god couldn't have created them through evolution?
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RE: Evolution
WTF would a "creator" have to do with evolution?
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RE: Evolution
(March 20, 2012 at 12:44 am)Drich Wrote: Why do Atheist believe evolution cancels out creationism?

Evolution disproves biblical creation- 100%

Atheists don't believe in any gods. This includes creator gods.
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(March 20, 2012 at 12:44 am)Drich Wrote: Why do Atheist believe evolution cancels out creationism?

Why do you think it doesn't?
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RE: Evolution
(March 20, 2012 at 1:13 am)Faith No More Wrote: Why is it that creationists are so adamant that god couldn't have created them through evolution?

Actually,that is the position of mainstream Christendom. It is only the loopy young earth creationists who believe otherwise.

There is no 'atheist position' on creationism or any other topic apart from the existence of god(s).


I do not reject the notion of creationism out of hand:I make no claims. I simply decline to believe in creationism due to the lack of credible evidence.I might be wrong. I will be happily believe the second I see any credible evidence. Since nobody has once managed this task in recorded history, I'm not holding my breath. Thinking
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RE: Evolution
(March 20, 2012 at 1:13 am)Faith No More Wrote: Why is it that creationists are so adamant that god couldn't have created them through evolution?

Because the bible-thumpers point to their buy-bull which says:

Gen. 1

Quote:24And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

25And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

To the feeble-minded if their "god" saw it was good why would he allow it to "evolve?"
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RE: Evolution
(March 20, 2012 at 12:44 am)Drich Wrote: Why do Atheist believe evolution cancels out creationism?

How does creationism still work in the theological sense along with evolution? The official position of the Catholic church is that evolution is true. That begs the question: what did Jesus die for if Adam & Eve never fell? We're getting saved from what?
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