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Why can't religions (especially christians) accept evolution as fact??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luara Oct 7, 2013. 24 Replies

  I am constantly bothered by christian Youtubers who post ignorant videos claiming to have proof that their mythical slave masters exist?  So, I looked up the word "evolution" and asked them what it…Continue

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Ronnie Stanley replied to Steph S.'s discussion Without god what's to stop me from raping all I want? Penn Jillette answers
"I fullybelieve a religious nutbag could and would stand up and ask such a moronic question.................besides, Christians are allowed to rape, pillage, and plunder all they want............as long as they ask or beg for forgiveness afterwards!!…"
Jun 19
Ronnie Stanley replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Why Atheists can't be Republicans
"I'm not a member of either of the big 2 parties and personally can not see any difference between either party.  What is clear to me is that neither party has kept a single campaign promise in years.  My belief is that if you can not…"
Jun 19
Luara replied to Ronnie Stanley's discussion Why can't religions (especially christians) accept evolution as fact??
"Yes, if someone tells you to be like a child, be wary of exploitation.  Jesus was a cult leader, similar to Jim Jones in his early years.  Jim Jones started out very idealistic, anti-racist, and his People's Temple did a lot of good…"
Oct 7, 2013
leveni replied to Ronnie Stanley's discussion Why can't religions (especially christians) accept evolution as fact??
"An example of the biblical version of evolution can be found here Genesis 30:37-42.  This version of evolution sounds like it comes from Lamarck. But it has never been accepted. But due to recent understandings of epigenetics,…"
Oct 7, 2013
Loren Miller replied to Ronnie Stanley's discussion Why can't religions (especially christians) accept evolution as fact??
"Jesus also says in the bible something to the effect that unless you turn and become as little children [uneducated and naive], you shall not enter the kingdom of god.  I used to think of that statement as beautiful.Now I find it frightening."
Oct 7, 2013
Luara replied to Ronnie Stanley's discussion Why can't religions (especially christians) accept evolution as fact??
"There's something in the New Testament saying the uneducated are more likely to accept Jesus.  Christians probably see this as part of Jesus' identifying with the downtrodden - but, I had a sensation of ... thunk ... reading…"
Oct 7, 2013
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Ronnie Stanley's discussion Why can't religions (especially christians) accept evolution as fact??
"One of the more recent additions to the evidence for evolution is the discovery within the human genome of endogenous retroviruses. If I recall correctly at least one of these viruses—called Phoenix— was reconstructed from  the…"
Oct 6, 2013
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Ronnie Stanley's discussion Why can't religions (especially christians) accept evolution as fact??
"Those are excellent sources, but I would add the book What Evolution Is by Ernst Mayr, a leading evolutionary biologist. It is a very clear statement of the fundamentals and beyond in a quite readable form. The amazing thing is that he was 97 when…"
Oct 6, 2013
matthew greenberg replied to Ronnie Stanley's discussion Why can't religions (especially christians) accept evolution as fact??
"on a somewhat related note, my best friend recently told me he's been reading quite a bit about evolution recently.  we've discussed the topic before but his newfound interest excited me.  he's agnostic, btw.  but after…"
Sep 17, 2013
Grinning Cat replied to Ronnie Stanley's discussion Why can't religions (especially christians) accept evolution as fact??
"Thanks! Doonesbury often hit the nail on the head. I found the comic strip in still form, and an interesting relevant tidbit about Garry Trudeau's great-grandfather, on the blog "Twisted Bacteria": "'Hope he's only a…"
Sep 17, 2013
Craigart14 replied to Ronnie Stanley's discussion Why can't religions (especially christians) accept evolution as fact??
"Darwin called animal breeding by humans "artificial selection."  If humans can alter the characteristics of a species through selective breeding, then so can nature, albeit with different selection criteria.  Google…"
Sep 17, 2013
Tom Sarbeck replied to Ronnie Stanley's discussion Why can't religions (especially christians) accept evolution as fact??
"#2  If evolution is gradual change from stimuli, could domesticated animals prove this. I long ago concluded that cosmic ray strikes caused mutations and mutations explained evolution. To that I've added that copying errors can occur when…"
Sep 17, 2013
Michael Penn replied to Ronnie Stanley's discussion Why can't religions (especially christians) accept evolution as fact??
"Hi Ronnie. I'm a former Pentecostal and discussions with my religionist friend had him up in arms asking if I believed in evolution. They all believe that evolutionists think we came from monkeys. Your definition of gradual change caused by…"
Sep 16, 2013
Ronnie Stanley replied to joe burke's discussion Beliefs as an Atheist
"OK, before getting smart about the whole "why are we here" question, I should have asked weather the answer would make any difference in your life? We are here and that should be enough! Answering a question like that isn't for the…"
Sep 16, 2013
Ronnie Stanley replied to joe burke's discussion Beliefs as an Atheist
"I was kindda thinking the same thing. Why are we here? Rape, pillage, and plunder! Infestation! Because Adam was lonely and god took one of his ribs to make him a companion! Because, this place is a waiting room for heaven, where you are judged for…"
Sep 16, 2013
Ronnie Stanley replied to Ronnie Stanley's discussion Why can't religions (especially christians) accept evolution as fact??
"All right, I stand corrected.  But, are these cats being bred in a lab or can the wild cats breed naturally with the domestic cats................or does it even matter according to the scientific definition of evolution?"
Sep 16, 2013

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At 5:53pm on August 13, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Ronnie 
Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. 
You are invited to join the friendly busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 800 discussion topics and 3890 members.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
Terry

 
 
 

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