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Author Topic:   Creationists think Evolutionists think like Creationists.
ringo
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Message 37 of 485 (568540)
07-06-2010 1:01 PM
Reply to: Message 16 by Big_Al35
07-06-2010 9:31 AM


Big_Al35 writes:
They believe in survival of the fittest, kill or be killed, anything goes.
That should be "kill and be killed". It's a food chain, not a war. There's nothing pessimistic about food.

I rode off into the sunset, went all the way around the world and now I'm back where I started.

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ringo
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Message 64 of 485 (568665)
07-07-2010 2:52 PM
Reply to: Message 57 by Big_Al35
07-07-2010 9:25 AM


Big_Al35 writes:
You seem to think that creationists should think like evolutionists.
The essence of evolutionist - i.e. scientific - thinking is that they discard ideas that don't match reality. If creationists thought like that, there wouldn't be any creationism.
Edited by Ringo, : "throw out" --> "discard" (more explicit)

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ringo
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Message 104 of 485 (569193)
07-20-2010 7:03 PM
Reply to: Message 102 by GDR
07-20-2010 6:14 PM


Religion is irrational
GDR writes:
I just don't accept that that Christianity is irrational.
It's unfortunate that the word "irrational" has negative connotations for some people. It's like "racist". Nobody wants to be a racist any more. Nobody wants to be irrational. Everybody wants to be a cross between the Dalai Lama and Mr. Spock.
But we're not. We are a little bit racist, most of us, and we are a little bit irrational, most of us.
I'd say that as long as your couch isn't telling you to kill the mailman, you can feel free to embrace your irrationality.

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ringo
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Message 133 of 485 (569434)
07-21-2010 8:03 PM
Reply to: Message 129 by GDR
07-21-2010 7:37 PM


GDR writes:
You have to have faith that you were able to come to the correct conclusion and you have to have faith on the basis for that conclusion.
On the contrary, you're better off assuming you got it wrong, so you can learn from your mistakes and try to do better next time.

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ringo
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Message 190 of 485 (570416)
07-27-2010 10:56 AM
Reply to: Message 180 by Bolder-dash
07-27-2010 8:43 AM


Re: How evolutionists think...
Bolder-dash writes:
Of course science could point towards a non-material explanation, if we only looked at the evidence.
You're being dishonest with yourself. In a practical scenario, you don't go looking for non-material solutions, do you?
When your car won't start, you look for material solutions. Is the battery working. Is there a starter problem? Is there gas and spark? You might pray for guidance but when you look under the hood, do you really expect to find "evidence" that God doesn't want you to go to work?

Life is like a Hot Wheels car. Sometimes it goes behind the couch and you can't find it.

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ringo
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Message 192 of 485 (570422)
07-27-2010 11:21 AM
Reply to: Message 191 by Bolder-dash
07-27-2010 11:05 AM


Re: How evolutionists think...
Bolder-dash writes:
You look wherever the evidence points you. Even if that is non-materialistic.
That isn't what I asked you. In a practical situation, like when your car won't start, do you look for non-material solutions? Or do you look at every conceivable material possibility that you can think of, no matter how unlikely it seems? How many possibilities do you have to try before you conclude that God doesn't want you to go to work?
And more importantly, what is the "evidence" that points to God not wanting you to go to work?

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ringo
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Message 378 of 485 (571587)
08-01-2010 12:02 PM
Reply to: Message 373 by Bolder-dash
08-01-2010 10:13 AM


Re: Percy has gone off the deep end.
Bolder-dash writes:
On your pro-evolution website everyone can agree its me who has the comprehension problems? Ha, ha..that's a good one Percy. You and Granny and Dr. A are now the voices of objective reason.
It does seem to be typical of creationists that they think everybody is partisan just because they are, that everybody will jump on the bandwagon just because they do. If they have no repsect for anybody else's intelligence or integrity, is it because they have none of their own? Maybe they think intelligence and integrity don't exist.

Life is like a Hot Wheels car. Sometimes it goes behind the couch and you can't find it.

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