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Message 16 of 21 (807857)
05-06-2017 7:31 AM

Thank you guys.

I will concede it was a little puerile, but look what I had to work with ;-)

Could there be any greater conceit, than for someone to believe that the universe has to be simple enough for them to be able to understand it ?

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Message 17 of 21 (808618)
05-11-2017 4:31 PM

A general observation of Faith's posts over the years
Not a post of the month more a general observation of Faith's posts over the years.

Perhaps it's because her posts are now set in perspective next to another outrageous creationist that's currently spewing garbage over several threads, but her continual attempts to set her ideas within known science in several disciplines need to be recognised if not lauded.

She's utterly wrong in every post but she responds to most questions, she's consistent and mostly, I think, honest in her arguments.

As a raging loony creationist, she's a good 'un and I think we're lucky to have her.


Edited by Adminnemooseus, : Add subtitle.

Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien.

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.

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Message 18 of 21 (808636)
05-11-2017 7:32 PM
Reply to: Message 17 by Tangle
05-11-2017 4:31 PM

As a raging loony creationist, she's a good 'un and I think we're lucky to have her.

Her writing is legible. I always disagree with her but I understand what she is saying.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq

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Message 19 of 21 (808650)
05-11-2017 10:39 PM
Reply to: Message 17 by Tangle
05-11-2017 4:31 PM

Re: A general observation of Faith's posts over the years
Well thank you. I had to think twice before thanking you for a post that calls me a loony but hey, the compliments are very nice and I can't expect better. Thanks again.

Edited by Faith, : No reason given.

Edited by Faith, : No reason given.

He who surrenders the first page of his Bible surrenders all. --John William Burgon, Inspiration and Interpretation, Sermon II.

2Cr 10:4-5 (For the weapons of our warfare [are] not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God...

Political Correctness is Cultural Marxism

If fascism comes to America it will be in the form of liberalism -Ronald Reagan

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Message 20 of 21 (815566)
07-21-2017 10:17 AM

General Discussion Of Moderation Procedures (aka 'The Whine List')
Message 971

Puts down a long list of what PC really means. It just means being careful to keep from offending people with your language of classifying people into groups. You don't call people "loony leftists" or "crazy creationists" or even a "raging loony creationist" (unless you want to offend people) when simply using "leftist" and "creationist" will do.

Faith of course calls it "bogus revisionist lies" and completely misses the point, being one of the worst offenders on this forum, and showing that nobody is completely useless ... they can always serve as a bad example.

This argument between Faith and others has been going on for years, and I found it refreshing to read JonF's list of the actual meanings and usages for the term.


Edited by RAZD, : added example from a previous post

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Message 21 of 21 (816281)
08-02-2017 10:20 AM

Herebedragons on creationist quote-mining and honesty

Message 1170

Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.

Belief gets in the way of learning--Robert A. Heinlein

In the name of diversity, college student demands to be kept in ignorance of the culture that made diversity a value--StultisTheFool

It's not what we don't know that hurts, it's what we know that ain't so--Will Rogers

If I am entitled to something, someone else is obliged to pay--Jerry Pournelle

If a religion's teachings are true, then it should have nothing to fear from science...--dwise1

"Multiculturalism" demands that the US be tolerant of everything except its own past, culture, traditions, and identity.

Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other points of view--William F. Buckley Jr.

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