JeffreyScott: twoody: There is no such thing as bad publicity. Honest to goodness truth.There is no such thing as bad publicity indeed. This man agrees....[i2.ytimg.com image 320x180]Sting sure is looking rough these days.
dv-ous: Nice job fixing it, hero?
RatOmeter: UrukHaiGuyz:/Texas//Buckle of the Bible BeltI guess that makes Oklahoma overhanging belly flab? Then what is Kansas?
WhoGAS: soporific: For some, it's fear of losing authority.Lady Indica: It's an important topic for some christians because for fundies the lynchpin is 'everything in the bible is absolutely true' and if it's not, it's all false. Thank you for both your responses. It's good to read more thoughts on the subject from others with whom I don't normally converse.I guess it was a bit different back in my time...that really wasn't an important topic for us. I mean, we thought about it, we asked about it and everyone from different denominations had their opinion of it but we were taught that if it wasn't in the Bible then it probably wasn't that important for God to have us know. That was fairly logical to us and allowed for more freedom.Maybe I'm just getting older and things bother me more. Maybe I just need to accept that there is no difference between the people in my day and the people of this day...just the focus of topics change. Tomorrow (figuratively put), everything bad will be good again and this generation will be sitting where I am wondering how it got so...different.Anyway, thank you both again for responding; they were both good reads and I agree with, especially the ego, what you said.
WhoGAS: I still don't get why this is such an important topic for "Christians". Nowhere did Jesus ever care about creation and all this BS. He cared about teaching people love, tolerance, understanding, helping the less fortunate (etc) and spreading his teachings.Why can't they spend all the energy on what their "Jesus" told them, commanded, directed them to do instead of focusing on worthless matters that even "Jesus" would hang his head in the most massive face-palm ever?I'm so glad I'm not constrained by fairy tales anymore (I used to preach) and I can actually focus on love, tolerance, understanding, helping the less fortunate, etc. But not as "his" teachings, but as a way for the betterment of humanity itself./Off soapbox.
Kome: You can always count on people to divorce themselves of their money if religion is involved.
Walker: I find myself agreeing with Pat Robertson.....and this scares me.
PC LOAD LETTER: If the design is intelligent, why are there Creationists?
Uncle Tractor: PC LOAD LETTER: If the design is intelligent, why are there Creationists?If the design is intelligent, why are our testicles dangling on the outside?/look no further for proof against intelligent design
Begoggle: Aren't all children required to go to school? Like actual school, with a certain defined curriculum?For example, I'm pretty sure in my state, all children are required to take X years of English classes that meet a certain standard, X science classes that are actual science, etc.Even religious schools and home schooling have to meet some standards.
wxboy: jayhawk88: Well this will be fun. These donations and maybe a slight bump in enrollment will keep the school solvent another year, maybe. Then they're going to be back facing the same problem, and what will the solution be? More and derpier tests of course.I don't know about that. The worst-case scenario here is that all the recent publicity will result in more students enrolled by parents who didn't realize what a "gem" this school was. That increased enrollment would sustain the school for several more years.
WhoGAS: Uncle Tractor: PC LOAD LETTER: If the design is intelligent, why are there Creationists?If the design is intelligent, why are our testicles dangling on the outside?/look no further for proof against intelligent designWomen had to be given SOME leverage against men...typically, men are stronger than women but push that button the right way and any woman controls the man.
Astorix: What is interesting to me is how many fundies don't read the Bible at all and how many atheists know the Bible very well.
Lady Indica: Astorix: What is interesting to me is how many fundies don't read the Bible at all and how many atheists know the Bible very well.That's always stunned me as well. I read through the bible cover to cover when I was 12. There'd probably be more atheists if people did that. Though in my case, I never believed past the Santa age...and I thought it was somehow me, that I was just not getting it while everyone else seemed to. Fortunately the religion I was raised in (catholicism) was mostly pretty good about this and my incessant questions. It wasn't until I read Harry Harrison's Stainless Steel Rat series that I 'met' another atheist just like myself. James diGriz held the same position I had, and I was suddenly not alone.Of course, since then I've met many atheists, but as a kid I knew a total of zero. And I'm the only atheist in my family. And yes, that's lots of fun. /rolls eyes
WhoGAS: Women had to be given SOME leverage against men...typically, men are stronger than women but push that button the right way and any woman controls the man.
BarkingUnicorn: The scientific hypotheses.
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