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I moved the cursor away from the link, then just couldn't help myself.

6,000 years ago....ahhhhhhhhh!!!
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It hurts. It actually hurts.
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Wow, i'm sold. I was always unsure about the theory of evolution but now it all makes sense. I mean, evolution is just a theory, right? This just sounds irrefutable. 
Off to go find me a plesiosaurs, which I didn't know still existed but am told they do. Now I finally know what it means to be woke. My eyes have opened. 
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I'm still angry that the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter in my home state of Kentucky got huge million dollar tax breaks. I am delighted though that attendance has been terrible and getting worse all the time. Both monstrosities have man and dinosaurs interacting in their displays because the Earth is only 6,000 years old you know. The current governor of Kentucky also helped shuttle past a law where the Bible can be taught in public schools. Nothing like breaking the US constitution to force your religion down everyone's throats. 
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Posted: 11 October 2018 at 2:28am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

So where do cavemen fit in? A parallel race to God's early humans? Were Adam and Eve cavepeople?

What kind of dinosaurs were on the Ark?

Hey, maybe Cain was a dinosaur. Perhaps the "mark of Cain" was the form of a T-Rex!
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@Shane Matlock. Do your schools in the states normally have something like religious studies, as in a overview and histories of the various major religions of the world and so on?
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Tony, not when I was in school they didn't. We had history courses, but none that delved deeply into the history of religion(s). About the only religions I remember learning something about in elementary and high school were the Roman and Greek mythologies. But now they have a course called "Bible literacy" which I've been told is optional, yet, in my opinion, should not be taught in a public school. 
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Oh so it just centred on Christianity. Weird, I went to Catholic school in Australia and quickly decided I didn’t believe in God. The teachers knew it and pretty much didn’t try to convince me otherwise. Made for some interesting discussions in class but I remember religious studies were like a broad overview of the major religions of the world, their commonality and place in history. It was all pretty interesting but they certainly never taught so called Christian “Science”
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Oh, man, there are dozens of posts on various topics. Did Adam ride a Unicorn? Adam and Puppies. Did Adam swat Mosquitoes in Eden?

Just loads of goofy stuff masquerading itself as legitimate knowledge.Flat Earthers are getting a lot of attention lately in the stupidity races but young Earth Creationists definitely have the race sewn up.
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Posted: 11 October 2018 at 6:20am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Amazing what you can believe when you flatly refuse to stare facts in the eye. This would be worth a good laugh if not for the fact that a great many people actually believe this!
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The problem is that Science, no matter how persistent, cannot break down the walls Believers have built around their brains. After all, they hold the ultimate trump card: God did it!

As I have mentioned before, one of my best friends from high school is a perfectly reasonable chap in most respects, yet he firmly believes fossils were planted by the Devil to deceive us.

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I’ve ever only come across one person who believed that dinosaurs coexisted with humans. This was in a restaurant where my mother worked as a chef and it was the end of the night when mum and I would normally talk with the regulars. This lady, after explaining the whole dinosaur thing went on to say women, also, should not be allowed to work and belong at home. Mum, being Croatian, did not keep her cool to say the least. It was an entertaining night.
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Posted: 11 October 2018 at 8:09am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Reminds me of Flat Earther`s having a "Global" network!
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Posted: 11 October 2018 at 11:09am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

...and no matter how much you reason/discuss/argue, they will not be swayed....

...sigh...
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There was a Canadian 'conservative' politician, briefly their leader, who was into all that mess, Stockwell Day. The weird thing is that people laughing at his ass probably fed into the whole 'Jesus was persecuted too' b.s.like they are taking one for their team, and this rube is still around... at least to be a talking head on so-called news channels... to provide balance (ha ha ha, "representing in this corner a scientist backed by 10,000 other credentialed scientists, and his opponent in the other corner, representing a family of home-schoolers in North Podunk Manitoba, this guy who won a leadership race once with100% of the vote in his home riding of... North Podunk Manitoba"... yeah 'balance').

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On religion (a personal experience):

I've had 3 groups proselyting on my doorstep: Mormon, Jehovah's Witness and Catholic. Okay, the Catholic proselytising wasn't on my doorstep, but it has been attempted by one person!

The Mormons told me that their church is the true church - and that if I sincerely read the BOOK OF MORMON, and prayed, I would receive "validation" (or a word akin to that), proving that.

The Catholic I knew told me that his church was the true church, founded by Peter in Rome. 

And a Jehovah's Witness I spoke to (I've spoken to many, they proselytise constantly) told me that their "New World Translation" is the true book, and that they go solely by what's in the Bible; they dismissed Catholicism and Mormonism.

So that's three faiths all claiming to be the true one.

All religions claim to be the true one. And to add to the confusion, sub-divisions within the faith claim primacy. I'm sure a Methodist would tell me their branch of Christianity is the one to be followed!

Followers of the faiths come in all shapes and sizes (like atheists). I've had positive experiences with people of faith, usually when we're NOT discussion religion. But it's impossible to take religion seriously when EVERY faith, and every sub-division of a faith, is claiming primacy.
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For some reason, young American Mormons would come to Australia to spread the “word” for a year or two and they would come in the comic store I use to work in. Always had a good conversation with them, they didn’t seem high strung or pushy. I even got a few of them to buy Preacher more than a couple of times, hehe.
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Robbie Parry, I have to say I would find it odd if a faith didn't claim primacy. Cos then the argument has to be : well then, why don't you follow the faith that you believe has primacy?
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I think it was Bertand Russell who said they can't all be right, so they must all be wrong.
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Posted: 12 October 2018 at 9:24am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

That site is truly impressive in its deep well of nonsense pretending to be science. Seriously, this guy devoted a lot of mental energy to denying reality.
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Posted: 12 October 2018 at 12:24pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

I already have enough Upanishads, Qur-an, Old & New Testaments, Gnostic Scriptures, Zen And The No Mind, The Icelandic Sagas, Chant And Be Happy and Collected Greek Myths around and am simply not in the market for someone peddling it on the street, at my door or over my phone. There's nobody here to 'save' as far as I'm concerned. I'm always polite and they can go on their superior ways.
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 John Mariani wrote:
Robbie Parry, I have to say I would find it odd if a faith didn't claim primacy. Cos then the argument has to be : well then, why don't you follow the faith that you believe has primacy?

You are right. Of course, it'd be most odd if, say, a Hindu said, "I think Christianity may be the true faith." A Hindu who said that would no doubt convert.

But to an outsider atheist like myself, it's just so odd to see not only different faiths claiming primacy, but "sub-divisions" within a faith claiming primacy.
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I found out fairly recently that I DO have faith, and that I am a true believer.

I have faith that airplanes won't crash.
I have faith that an elevator will carry me properly without dropping.
I have faith that a 30 story building is solid and won't collapse under my weight.

I can't prove any of those things, and while I know that they are driven by science, I believe them without being shown what's technologically behind them.

I guess that the difference is that I could eventually get to the truth of these, I don't have to to be a believer.
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