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arachnophilia
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Message 262 of 303 (261925)
11-21-2005 11:27 AM
Reply to: Message 260 by berberry
11-21-2005 11:19 AM


Re: Debates seldom happen here
no, i think faith hit the nail on the head.

the problem is that the creationist's premise is that they dismiss evolution out of hand. their premise is, as faith put it, that their reading of the word of god trumps all evidence, science, logic, reason, and other belief.

so they expect to be held to a double standard: we are expected to accept their premise of "evolution's premise is unacceptable."


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arachnophilia
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Message 267 of 303 (261937)
11-21-2005 11:41 AM
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11-21-2005 11:33 AM


Re: Debates seldom happen here
But the so-called "word of god" is, studied dispassionately, nothing more than a fairy tale. You can no more find hard evidence to support the word of god than you can the word of the Brothers Grimm.

no, that's not exactly true.

first of all, it's more than ONE fairytale. it's a whole heck of a lot of 'em. but the ascertion that one could find no more evidence for it than the brothers grimm is a little insulting, frankly. of course there's more evidence. it's mostly set in a real place, around some events that have been established by historical and archaeological means.

is it accurate? not even close. but is it based largely around reality? some books, yes. other books, no. you're a lot more likely to find evidence pertaining to samuel or kings than to genesis or job or jonah. -- not everything in the bible is a fairytale. some books are pseudo-histories, some books are poetry, some books are other types of writing.


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