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What the Creation Museum did to me
#21
RE: What the Creation Museum did to me
Hi to the new guy from me! It's always encouraging to see the new generations coming in to take over from we dinosaurs. It's especially encouraging, with deliciously ironic sprinkles, that the odious Ken Ham and his Flintstones ripoff is at least partly responsible for this.

In fact, it's not looking too good for the fake museum:

Creation Museum Attendance Drops for Fourth Straight Year
At the age of five, Skagra decided emphatically that God did not exist.  This revelation tends to make most people in the universe who have it react in one of two ways - with relief or with despair.  Only Skagra responded to it by thinking, 'Wait a second.  That means there's a situation vacant.'
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#22
RE: What the Creation Museum did to me
They are learning what the republicunts learned yesterday.....xtians are a dying breed.
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#23
RE: What the Creation Museum did to me
(November 8, 2012 at 10:35 am)YahwehIsTheWay Wrote: To stay within forum rules and avoid the "sockpuppet" charge, I do two things:
1. Clearly label a disclaimer that I'm a Poe in my signature, complete with the winking smiley.
2. Never agree with or otherwise engage dialog with my main account.
Being a member of staff helps as well. :-)
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#24
RE: What the Creation Museum did to me
(November 9, 2012 at 12:22 am)Tiberius Wrote: Being a member of staff helps as well. :-)

Shhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! You're giving away my secret identity! I'm not just a True Christian ™. I'm a super Christian!

(November 9, 2012 at 12:15 am)Minimalist Wrote: They are learning what the republicunts learned yesterday.....xtians are a dying breed.

It's the end times. At least it better be. If Jesus doesn't get his ass down here soon there won't be any True Christians ™ left to rapture.
"You don't need facts when you got Jesus." -Pastor Deacon Fred, Landover Baptist Church

™: True Christian is a Trademark of the Landover Baptist Church. I have no affiliation with this fine group of True Christians ™ because I can't afford their tithing requirements but would like to be. Maybe someday the Lord will bless me with enough riches that I am able to. 

And for the lovers of Poe, here's your winking smiley:  Wink
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#25
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Now THAT would be heaven on earth.

Work on it, will ya.
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#26
RE: What the Creation Museum did to me
(November 7, 2012 at 9:16 am)Hitch96 Wrote: (The reason I'm an AGNOSTIC atheist is because I don't fully understand how we could've gotten here by chance. Of course the universe is big enough for that to happen, but then again, I'm only a 16 year old - not Christopher Hitchens.
The size of the universe is necessary for us. The universe was too hot for life to exist before the Earth formed 4.5 billion years ago. As the universe is expanding, in a few more billion years it'll become permanently too cold to support life. The size of the universe is necessary, it's not an accident or chance.

Belief that life self-starts requires a kind of blind-faith in physics. I hold to this blind faith idea because we don't have to know the "how" to observe that life began on this planet at exactly the right time 3 billion years ago. It didn't take 6 billion years for life to begin, it didn't even take 6 million years - as soon as the conditions for life were right it began, that can only mean that there is a reliable mechanism that allows for life to self-start.

None of that means that I don't need a Saviour though ...
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#27
RE: What the Creation Museum did to me
(November 11, 2012 at 8:15 am)Daniel Wrote:
(November 7, 2012 at 9:16 am)Hitch96 Wrote: (The reason I'm an AGNOSTIC atheist is because I don't fully understand how we could've gotten here by chance. Of course the universe is big enough for that to happen, but then again, I'm only a 16 year old - not Christopher Hitchens.
The size of the universe is necessary for us. The universe was too hot for life to exist before the Earth formed 4.5 billion years ago. As the universe is expanding, in a few more billion years it'll become permanently too cold to support life. The size of the universe is necessary, it's not an accident or chance.

Belief that life self-starts requires a kind of blind-faith in physics. I hold to this blind faith idea because we don't have to know the "how" to observe that life began on this planet at exactly the right time 3 billion years ago. It didn't take 6 billion years for life to begin, it didn't even take 6 million years - as soon as the conditions for life were right it began, that can only mean that there is a reliable mechanism that allows for life to self-start.
Ever heard of chaos theory?
Quote:None of that means that I don't need a Saviour though ...

You mean someone to forgive you for the crime of being the way he made you in the first place?

Quite.....
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#28
RE: What the Creation Museum did to me
(November 11, 2012 at 8:15 am)Daniel Wrote: The universe was too hot for life to exist before the Earth formed 4.5 billion years ago.

No it wasn't.

(November 11, 2012 at 8:15 am)Daniel Wrote: As the universe is expanding, in a few more billion years it'll become permanently too cold to support life.

No it won't.

(November 11, 2012 at 8:15 am)Daniel Wrote: The size of the universe is necessary, it's not an accident or chance.

No-one apart from creationists says it was either.

(November 11, 2012 at 8:15 am)Daniel Wrote: Belief that life self-starts requires a kind of blind-faith in physics.

Physics is demonstrable, repeatable, predictable, reliable. Know what else shares these properties? Not your god.

(November 11, 2012 at 8:15 am)Daniel Wrote: I hold to this blind faith idea because we don't have to know the "how" to observe that life began on this planet at exactly the right time 3 billion years ago.

So where's the problem? We don't have to know, certainly, but a lot of people would like to know and, to that end, try to find out. We know considerably more than I suspect you'd care to admit.

Incidentally, for a demonstration of "blind faith" in physics, try this for size:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZNpnCd4ZBo?rel=0

(Side note: a few years ago, I demonstrated that experiment to my little niece Rosie, then about seven years old, using her garden swing set. Afterwards, she naturally wanted to have a go herself, so we explained how to do it; whereupon instead of just releasing the heavy swing from in front of her face, she gave it one hell of a hefty push, at which point I grabbed her and yanked her out of the way of what would otherwise be the inevitable.)

(November 11, 2012 at 8:15 am)Daniel Wrote: It didn't take 6 billion years for life to begin, it didn't even take 6 million years - as soon as the conditions for life were right it began, that can only mean that there is a reliable mechanism that allows for life to self-start.

Physics and chemistry would like a word with you.

(November 11, 2012 at 8:15 am)Daniel Wrote: None of that means that I don't need a Saviour though ...

Fine, that's your opinion. It's a sad one, that you think so little of yourself in that way, but it is yours and you are entitled to it. It has nothing to do with the rest of the Universe, which doesn't care what we think.
At the age of five, Skagra decided emphatically that God did not exist.  This revelation tends to make most people in the universe who have it react in one of two ways - with relief or with despair.  Only Skagra responded to it by thinking, 'Wait a second.  That means there's a situation vacant.'
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#29
RE: What the Creation Museum did to me
(November 11, 2012 at 8:15 am)Daniel Wrote: The size of the universe is necessary for us. The universe was too hot for life to exist before the Earth formed 4.5 billion years ago. As the universe is expanding, in a few more billion years it'll become permanently too cold to support life. The size of the universe is necessary, it's not an accident or chance.
Necessary for us (maybe, but why?), but of course we aren't necessary ourselves. More of an accessory, really..lol.

Quote:Belief that life self-starts requires a kind of blind-faith in physics.
"Life" doesn't "self start"..there is no "self" to start with before life.

Quote: I hold to this blind faith idea because we don't have to know the "how" to observe that life began on this planet at exactly the right time 3 billion years ago.
Exactly the right time for what? Further, exactly the right time for what kind of life?

Quote:It didn't take 6 billion years for life to begin, it didn't even take 6 million years - as soon as the conditions for life were right it began, that can only mean that there is a reliable mechanism that allows for life to self-start.
What conditions? What about those conditions was right? By what metrics? For what kind of life? How reliable is this mechanism if life only appears to have sprung up this once? How can something self-start without any "self" to begin with?

Quote:None of that means that I don't need a Saviour though ...
From what?
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#30
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Quote:From what?


Best answered, as usual, by H. L. Mencken.

What is the function that a clergyman performs in the world? Answer: he gets his living by assuring idiots that he can save them from an imaginary hell.
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