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2013-10-03 08:42:37 AM
Prepare to be afraid, VERY afraid.  This is the "Home School Curriculum" page from the local "Creation Museum."

/yeah, tangentially related FTW
 
2013-10-03 08:43:39 AM
Has anyone actually met someone who believed the whole "Satan put fossils there" thing?  I've hung out with people of various religious beliefs most of my life and have never heard that.  I did meet a "Wiccan" at a hostel in Damascus who believed that the Lord of the Rings "probably" happened in real life, it was just so long ago that most evidence had been erased.
 
2013-10-03 08:48:06 AM

SubBass49: Prepare to be afraid, VERY afraid.  This is the "Home School Curriculum" page from the local "Creation Museum."

/yeah, tangentially related FTW


Looks like my library
 
2013-10-03 08:49:10 AM

FLMountainMan: Has anyone actually met someone who believed the whole "Satan put fossils there" thing?


Yes, several families, in Florida and Mississippi. Ignorant parents with genuinely good, smart kids. I always wondered what happened when they realized their parents were willfully filling their heads with bull, or if they ever did realize.
 
2013-10-03 08:51:48 AM
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2013-10-03 08:53:47 AM
Did they also find the harness?
 
2013-10-03 08:54:30 AM

FLMountainMan: t a "Wiccan" at a hostel in Damascus who believed that the Lord of the Rings "probably" happened in real life, it was just so long ago that most evidence had been erased.


Fatass, my co-worker believes the world is 6000 years old.  He also claims that 'the majority of scientists are ready to dismiss the big bang theory' and 'something something (maybe Carbon Dating)' is the basic for all science one this 'something something' gets knocked away, all science will be disproved.

Yeah.  I stopped listening to him a long time ago.

Fatass, I say.  Fatass, look up in to the sky.  There are stars that are millions of light years away, Fatass.  We can measure this.  We know the distances.  It took millions of years for light to travel here or we would be looking at a black sky or at least only the stars that are only 6000 light years away.

Fatass:  God allows this to happen.
 
2013-10-03 08:55:56 AM
A person I work with believes the whole "Satan put fossils there to fool us" nonsense.  He is actually quite intelligent and great to work with.  Except for the whole fossil, earth is 6000 years old nonsense...
 
2013-10-03 08:56:50 AM

FLMountainMan: Has anyone actually met someone who believed the whole "Satan put fossils there" thing?  I've hung out with people of various religious beliefs most of my life and have never heard that.  I did meet a "Wiccan" at a hostel in Damascus who believed that the Lord of the Rings "probably" happened in real life, it was just so long ago that most evidence had been erased.


She's only partly right. Is also happened in a galaxy far, far away.
 
2013-10-03 08:58:09 AM

Harry Freakstorm: FLMountainMan: t a "Wiccan" at a hostel in Damascus who believed that the Lord of the Rings "probably" happened in real life, it was just so long ago that most evidence had been erased.

Fatass, my co-worker believes the world is 6000 years old.  He also claims that 'the majority of scientists are ready to dismiss the big bang theory' and 'something something (maybe Carbon Dating)' is the basic for all science one this 'something something' gets knocked away, all science will be disproved.

Yeah.  I stopped listening to him a long time ago.

Fatass, I say.  Fatass, look up in to the sky.  There are stars that are millions of light years away, Fatass.  We can measure this.  We know the distances.  It took millions of years for light to travel here or we would be looking at a black sky or at least only the stars that are only 6000 light years away.

Fatass:  God allows this to happen.


The answer is crystal spheres.

Or crystal meth.

Definitely one of those two.
 
2013-10-03 08:58:11 AM
"Fatass, my coworker,"

The final comma might make it easier to not get the wrong impression.
 
2013-10-03 08:58:54 AM
HailRobonia:

Talking animals are ALWAYS a good choice! :)
 
2013-10-03 08:59:53 AM
They found it in a Kia?
 
2013-10-03 09:06:40 AM

SubBass49: Prepare to be afraid, VERY afraid.  This is the "Home School Curriculum" page from the local "Creation Museum."

/yeah, tangentially related FTW


Yeah, but were you there?
 
2013-10-03 09:07:01 AM

FLMountainMan: Has anyone actually met someone who believed the whole "Satan put fossils there" thing?  I've hung out with people of various religious beliefs most of my life and have never heard that.  I did meet a "Wiccan" at a hostel in Damascus who believed that the Lord of the Rings "probably" happened in real life, it was just so long ago that most evidence had been erased.


Yes,  pretty much.  I grew up with a family that home-schooled and absolutely, vehemently denied evolution.  The second oldest said, and I will never forget this quote, "a bunch of scientists just dug up bones and randomly put them together."  Right.  Sure they did.
 
2013-10-03 09:14:50 AM
A fossilized wombat the size of a Volkswagen Beetle was found in Sorento? Damn, that thing has some serious cargo room!

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2013-10-03 09:15:30 AM
R.O.U.S.s "I don't believe they really exist"
 
2013-10-03 09:16:04 AM

gnosis301: "Fatass, my coworker,"

The final comma might make it easier to not get the wrong impression.


Or rearranging it so no comma is necessary: "My coworker Fatass believes..."
 
2013-10-03 09:16:57 AM

Tomahawk513: "a bunch of scientists just dug up bones and randomly put them together."


I've had enough of your Edward Drinker Cope bashing, young man. So he put the elasmosaur head at the wrong end, it's a mistake that any of us could do.
 
2013-10-03 09:19:43 AM
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2013-10-03 09:20:22 AM
Wombat? Doesn't look like it could fly very well

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2013-10-03 09:20:44 AM
I'm just glad that a wombat the size of a VW Beetle is no longer with us. Regular wombats are deadly enough according to Douglas Adams.  http://www.jumbles.com/douglas_adams.htm
 
2013-10-03 09:22:01 AM
Seems appropriate. NSFPoliteSociety.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eKZXD9-SivI&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3De K ZXD9-SivI
 
2013-10-03 09:24:34 AM

Slypork: I'm just glad that a wombat the size of a VW Beetle is no longer with us. Regular wombats are deadly enough according to Douglas Adams.  http://www.jumbles.com/douglas_adams.htm


Thanks! That's some funny shiat
 
2013-10-03 09:30:56 AM

FLMountainMan: Has anyone actually met someone who believed the whole "Satan put fossils there" thing?


When I was a little kid in sunday school (Ann Arbor, Michigan), the teacher was telling us the one about that big magical boat with two of everything in it.

Innocent little me: "How did they get the dinosaurs on the ark?"
Sunday school teacher: "There were no dinosaurs. That's just a lie."
Me: "Yes there were. I've seen the fossils." (in local museums)

...And that was how I got my ass kicked out of sunday school. IIRC the teacher took me to my parents immediately after the above exchange and told them something along the lines of "bring him back when he's older."

The childhood lesson learned from this and other similar encounters was that christians are weirdos who get angry when you ask them questions.
 
2013-10-03 09:33:52 AM

SubBass49: Prepare to be afraid, VERY afraid.  This is the "Home School Curriculum" page from the local "Creation Museum."

/yeah, tangentially related FTW


It's important to discuss.

I used to be churchy.  I mean, I grew up in a churchy family.  I knew lots of churchy people.  The closest family friends?  Churchy.

I still have, packed away, a lot of the pamphlets regarding creationism.  Missing fossil records.  Fossils from different time periods existing in the same strata.  The supposed fallibility of carbon dating.  Leviathan = Brontosaurus.

I actually think that those pamphlets were, at the very least, partially responsible for my falling away from my faith.  The logic used was spurious, even to a kid who had yet to hear the words "historical geology" used together to describe a subject of study.  It took taking Survey of Old Testament to drive the final nail into the coffin of my faith.

I honestly don't worry too much.  Although it is taking time, we are feeling the throes of a dying class, the reality denialist, as an important group that shapes society as a whole.  I feel sorry for the children who, despite whatever genetic predisposition to intellectual curiosity, will be guided down a poorer path.  It's really sad, the thousands of potential scientists, philosophers, and other thinkers, lost to the teachings of dead men who never meant for us to hear their words.

I live in Texas, so it's a particularly sore subject for me.
 
2013-10-03 09:39:22 AM

Uncle Tractor: FLMountainMan: Has anyone actually met someone who believed the whole "Satan put fossils there" thing?

When I was a little kid in sunday school (Ann Arbor, Michigan), the teacher was telling us the one about that big magical boat with two of everything in it.

Innocent little me: "How did they get the dinosaurs on the ark?"
Sunday school teacher: "There were no dinosaurs. That's just a lie."
Me: "Yes there were. I've seen the fossils." (in local museums)

...And that was how I got my ass kicked out of sunday school. IIRC the teacher took me to my parents immediately after the above exchange and told them something along the lines of "bring him back when he's older."

The childhood lesson learned from this and other similar encounters was that christians are weirdos who get angry when you ask them questions.


Holy crap! I thought I was the only one who had that experience. First grade CCD the teacher talked about Adam and Eve and I asked when the dinosaurs and cave men were made. She told me there were no such things as dinosaurs and I asked her why the Field Museum would lie about them. She sent me home with a note for my folks saying I had a bad attitude and couldn't come back until I accepted the teachings of the Church. My parents, both educators, sent the note to the school principal along with a brochure from the museum and a suggestion that they take all CCD teachers on a field trip.
 
2013-10-03 09:42:19 AM

Uncle Tractor: FLMountainMan: Has anyone actually met someone who believed the whole "Satan put fossils there" thing?

When I was a little kid in sunday school (Ann Arbor, Michigan), the teacher was telling us the one about that big magical boat with two of everything in it.

Innocent little me: "How did they get the dinosaurs on the ark?"
Sunday school teacher: "There were no dinosaurs. That's just a lie."
Me: "Yes there were. I've seen the fossils." (in local museums)

...And that was how I got my ass kicked out of sunday school. IIRC the teacher took me to my parents immediately after the above exchange and told them something along the lines of "bring him back when he's older."

The childhood lesson learned from this and other similar encounters was that christians are weirdos who get angry when you ask them questions.


Ha, hilarious.  Should have gone back when you were much older, and asked about the origins related to Gilgamesh, the inconsistencies in the story, and reduced her to weeping.

You: "WAS IT 7 or 2?  HOW LONG DID THE FLOOD LAST?  WHY WAS NOAH SUCH A DICK TO HAM?"
Her: "I don't knooooooooowwwwwahhhhhhhhhhhhh!"
 
2013-10-03 09:45:16 AM
From the article comments:

Peter 14 hours ago
Giant wombat?   40,000 years ago?   Millions of years?   What absolute rubbish.   Stop trying to turn theories into facts.


It's almost as if some people don't understand what theories are composed of.
 
2013-10-03 09:48:42 AM

SubBass49: Prepare to be afraid, VERY afraid.  This is the "Home School Curriculum" page from the local "Creation Museum."

/yeah, tangentially related FTW


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Fearfully.

The key to their intentions. Fearful populations are paying populations.
 
2013-10-03 09:49:18 AM

Agent Smiths Laugh: From the article comments:

Peter 14 hours ago
Giant wombat?   40,000 years ago?   Millions of years?   What absolute rubbish.   Stop trying to turn theories into facts.

It's almost as if some people don't understand what theories are composed of.


Theory? That'th the name of the thpeaking voith on my phone. Thee alwayth hath problemth underthtanding me though. What a pieth of thit.
 
2013-10-03 09:54:12 AM
No comment from Wwwww Wombat Man,  A nutcase called Captain N The Game Master seen running around in a high school jersey trying to shoot a nintendo gun at birds.
 
2013-10-03 09:57:27 AM

Slypork: Agent Smiths Laugh: From the article comments:

Peter 14 hours ago
Giant wombat?   40,000 years ago?   Millions of years?   What absolute rubbish.   Stop trying to turn theories into facts.

It's almost as if some people don't understand what theories are composed of.

Theory? That'th the name of the thpeaking voith on my phone. Thee alwayth hath problemth underthtanding me though. What a pieth of thit.


Are you therious?!
 
2013-10-03 10:02:16 AM

Agent Smiths Laugh: From the article comments:

Peter 14 hours ago
Giant wombat?   40,000 years ago?   Millions of years?   What absolute rubbish.   Stop trying to turn theories into facts.

It's almost as if some people don't understand what theories are composed of.


But if the fossil of a far taller than average person was found, they would be screaming "NEPHALIMZ!!!!" while selling all of their earthly goods for the rapture that is sure to happen any second....

...any second now....

*looks at watch, sighs*

...anytime...
 
2013-10-03 10:08:27 AM

Archie Goodwin: FLMountainMan: Has anyone actually met someone who believed the whole "Satan put fossils there" thing?  I've hung out with people of various religious beliefs most of my life and have never heard that.  I did meet a "Wiccan" at a hostel in Damascus who believed that the Lord of the Rings "probably" happened in real life, it was just so long ago that most evidence had been erased.

She's only partly right. Is also happened in a galaxy far, far away.


Incredibly enough, it was a male Wiccan.  And I don't think he was doing it to try to get chicks.

And everyone's stories....Sweet Jesus...How do you even try to defend that? I grew up a Methodist (and still am) and we never heard stuff like that in church.  I did sit in a Korean Baptist church once and listened to preacher talk about the extreme cavitation causing the Grand Canyon.  Baptists also seem really fixated on Hell, Satan, and gay people.  I don't think it's a great marketing strategy in the long-run.  Why threaten people will something they don't believe exists? Need to be more asset-based, strength-based.
 
2013-10-03 10:11:23 AM
Great headline!
 
2013-10-03 10:25:48 AM
I'm amazed that Jesus knew how big a Volkwagen Beetle would be when he created the Giant Wombat.
 
2013-10-03 10:44:01 AM

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: I'm amazed that Jesus knew how big a Volkwagen Beetle would be when he created the Giant Wombat.


He borrowed Obama's Time Machine.
 
2013-10-03 10:59:23 AM
When I was in CCD, Msgr had us take a field trip to see the mastodon at the local museum so we would understand that there were many wonderful things God wanted us to learn about our world. He had historians and archeologists come talk to us, took us to Griffith Observatory, all kinds of great things. He also based his sermons on the Sunday comics.
 
2013-10-03 11:03:35 AM
And here I thought owlbears only existed in D&D.
 
2013-10-03 11:09:12 AM
Not to be jaded, but if these animals were still around, they'd be caged like scorpions or any other exotic species, except where they were driven to extinction, say by a human raid encircling their breeding grounds. With that amount of fur it looks like they would have been fine in sub-zero temperatures, though, unlike the large reptiles of the era. In liu of sharp kano- or kanid- teeth (however it's said) those claws look pretty menacing, if not kitana-sharp, exactly. Sadly, no matter how impressive the species, they are all liable to go up in a blaze of smoke. We're all mortal, Wombat. RIP.
 
2013-10-03 11:18:26 AM

UrukHaiGuyz: Not to be jaded, but if these animals were still around, they'd be caged like scorpions or any other exotic species, except where they were driven to extinction, say by a human raid encircling their breeding grounds. With that amount of fur it looks like they would have been fine in sub-zero temperatures, though, unlike the large reptiles of the era. In liu of sharp kano- or kanid- teeth (however it's said) those claws look pretty menacing, if not kitana-sharp, exactly. Sadly, no matter how impressive the species, they are all liable to go up in a blaze of smoke. We're all mortal, Wombat. RIP.


Huh?
 
2013-10-03 12:29:14 PM

FLMountainMan: Huh?


Obviously you're not a street fighter.
 
2013-10-03 12:53:15 PM

UrukHaiGuyz: Not to be jaded, but if these animals were still around, they'd be caged like scorpions or any other exotic species, except where they were driven to extinction, say by a human raid encircling their breeding grounds. With that amount of fur it looks like they would have been fine in sub-zero temperatures, though, unlike the large reptiles of the era. In liu of sharp kano- or kanid- teeth (however it's said) those claws look pretty menacing, if not kitana-sharp, exactly. Sadly, no matter how impressive the species, they are all liable to go up in a blaze of smoke. We're all mortal, Wombat. RIP.


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-10-03 01:05:27 PM

Precision Boobery: FLMountainMan: Huh?

Obviously you're not a street fighter.


Goddamnitsomuch.
 
2013-10-03 04:15:37 PM
Oh, don't be silly.  They're not much larger than two meters.  In fact, I used to bullseye them in my T-16 back home.
 
2013-10-03 04:18:38 PM

Slypork: Uncle Tractor: FLMountainMan: Has anyone actually met someone who believed the whole "Satan put fossils there" thing?

When I was a little kid in sunday school (Ann Arbor, Michigan), the teacher was telling us the one about that big magical boat with two of everything in it.

Innocent little me: "How did they get the dinosaurs on the ark?"
Sunday school teacher: "There were no dinosaurs. That's just a lie."
Me: "Yes there were. I've seen the fossils." (in local museums)

...And that was how I got my ass kicked out of sunday school. IIRC the teacher took me to my parents immediately after the above exchange and told them something along the lines of "bring him back when he's older."

The childhood lesson learned from this and other similar encounters was that christians are weirdos who get angry when you ask them questions.

Holy crap! I thought I was the only one who had that experience. First grade CCD the teacher talked about Adam and Eve and I asked when the dinosaurs and cave men were made. She told me there were no such things as dinosaurs and I asked her why the Field Museum would lie about them. She sent me home with a note for my folks saying I had a bad attitude and couldn't come back until I accepted the teachings of the Church. My parents, both educators, sent the note to the school principal along with a brochure from the museum and a suggestion that they take all CCD teachers on a field trip.


i was asked to never come back after asking if cain and able had sex with their mom since EVE was supposedly the only woman god made...
 
2013-10-03 08:56:56 PM
Remember Tunnel 17!
 
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