AdrienVeidt: So, if God is perfect and so is His Creation, why would He choose to kill them off? Did He not tell Noah to make the ark big enough, or not allow enough time? Or were they the misceginated offspring of angels farking lizards, or whatever?And I still don't understand why faith is valuable to Him.
Nappy Imus: Bubbacus: Since evolution is a fact, we only have to wait for the fundamentalists to winnow themselves from the gene pool.Last I heard, evolution was still a theory. A good theory mind you, but a theory nonetheless :D
baddogg: Sure, I am bubble wrapping, but I won't regret a moderated Christian education vs. learning how to swear in Kindergarten.
bonobo73: This isn't about science fact -- this is about culture.Day to day, how often does it really factor into your thinking whether or not dinosaurs existed and the true age of the earth? Does it really matter if your ophthalmologist or mechanic or pc technician has a thorough understanding of modern scientific theory about the fossil record?
Mentat: Jesus Christ.
Ray_Peranus: Freedom of religion, biatches.
mutterfark: ScaryBottles: I swear to christ we're like 10 generations tops from herding these morons for food.How Eloitist of you. ;)
Doc Daneeka: It doesn't matter to an ophthalmologist whether dinosaurs existed or not, but if he honestly believes dinosaurs walked around 4000 years ago, it suggests that he lacks the basic critical thinking, reasoning, and cognitive skills to be a good ophthalmologist.
PC LOAD LETTER: "Were you there?"No, but you weren't there for Jesus, so I guess we're even, right?
acohn: Doc Daneeka:Besides, it'd probably only be temporary. The South would be a bankrupt, failed state within 10 years. We'd be free to step back in and pick up the pieces if we wanted.withinAs was said before, the South/Confederate States of America would be a warmonger, because their version of Christianity requires a persecuting enemy to defeat. They would harass and attempt to invade the Northeastern and Western confederacies, whose secular attitudes would be an affront to their very existence. Given that most of the missile silos in the US and most of the US Air Force bases are in Confederate states, it would be a very short war.
Nappy Imus: Oh, off topic, but if you had the chance to actually kill (or try to kill) a god, would you take it? Steal his/her/its golden blood and drink it and become a god, or something :D I mean, if you had just one shot at meeting god, would you bow, or would you get all stabby? Well anyway, feel free to stay on topic :D
yukichigai: Your Average Witty Fark User: Freedom of speech and freedom of religion is not the same as freedom from criticism for being farking stupid.Can I get that in bumper sticker form?
Beowoolfie: Nappy Imus: Bubbacus: Since evolution is a fact, we only have to wait for the fundamentalists to winnow themselves from the gene pool.Last I heard, evolution was still a theory. A good theory mind you, but a theory nonetheless :DMight I suggest you take another look? Evolution is well-established fact, and was known as such by scientists even before Darwin. Natural selection is a theory that tries to explain the "why" and "how" of evolution.If evolution wasn't real, numerous commercial industrial processes in pharmaceuticals and other fields simply wouldn't work. But they do work, and reliably produce billions of dollars in revenues every year. How much more factual can you get?
jayphat: Is that last sentence supposed to be AREN'T? Because your links tell a different tale.
Silverstaff: It makes me scared of what places like this would teach for history.I remember talking to someone once, a few years ago, who had what I could only call a hideously skewed version of the history of the Christian church. I don't mean theology, I mean actual documented history.He apparently had been taught that Catholicism was a completely unrelated religion to "Christianity", and was actually a devil-worshipping cult that had arisen in the medeival era to oppress "Christianity" in it's original form (which upon further discussion apparently meant Evangelical Protestantism).This arose when I was at work, and while chatting with somebody, the discussion turned to theology. At the time I was taking a Comparative Theology class at a public university, and found the subject fascinating. I knew my co-worker was a somewhat devout Christian. I mentioned Catholicism as a form of Christianity, which he took grave offense to and got very angry at the mention of.He apparently thought modern Evangelical Protestant Christianity is the unaltered, original form of Christianity, practiced EXACTLY like it was from just after the crucifixion to the present day, but had been oppressed by Catholicism (which he considered to be some kind of ancient demon-worshipping cult that rose to power in the middle ages due to demon-w) from the medieval era until "Christians" fled to the Americas to be free from Catholic oppression and be able to found a Christian nation like God intended.
Ray_Peranus: Freedom of religion, biatches. Your outrage is bullshiat no matter how mad it made you feel. It was a private Christian school, so parents obviously are not oblivious to what their children are being taught. They want to send their kids there to be indoctrinated than that is their prerogative. If it was a public school then I would tell everyone to 'have at 'em' but that's not the case. If that's what they want that's what they pay for so let it go Sally.
Stone Meadow: cameroncrazy1984: Sum Dum Gai: As a bible literalist, this is insane. Job 40 describes Behemoth as having bones of bronze and limbs of iron. Clearly, it's a cyborg.I'm not saying it was aliens, but...I remember them...[image of a terminator]
JohnnyFootball: Lady Indica: Hack Patooey: baddogg: My 5 year old attends private Christian school. Before you flame, listen. A neighbor sent her kid to the local catchment school kindergarten and learned how to drop the 'F' bomb in a day due to the low rental neighborhood adjacent to a fairly middle income neighborhood. I could send my kid to another school via bus and learn Christian values and discipline which I did. I am damn near a atheist but if I were any kind of parent and if my kid were on her way out for any reason, I'd want her to believe she was going to be with angels and be with God rather than be plant food. I even attend church for a good nap to foster this. She's happy, out of harms way, I hope! Sure, I am bubble wrapping, but I won't regret a moderated Christian education vs. learning how to swear in Kindergarten.Dude, who the farkity fark cares if their kid uses profanity, that can certainly be dealt with by you in your home if you maintain any farking discipline. That's a fark of a lot easier than shoring up your child's deficient education. And it's a fark of lot easier than the goddamned nightmares of hell, and fears, and superstitions she's learning.Seriously where is your brain? And if it's really just 'bad influences' you're concerned about and not the 'f-bomb', then move to a better district. Better that then what you're doing, and you'd save money to boot.On our first camping trip of the year we allow our children to have a swear fest. It lasts one hour and the kids can say any words they want, as long as they use them properly. They have been doing this since they were six. We have never heard them swear at any other time.
randomjsa: Yes, the test is stupid and just the sort of thing you expect out of Christians but the way the article downplays how people have been reacting toward the school as just "criticism" is highly misleading as well. The internet hate machine is in full effect and they need to knock it off. You are doing nobody any favors by giving the Christians actual cause to claim they are being persecuted irregardless of what you think of their stupid test.
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