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(Little Green Footballs)   Ted Cruz's mentor of 42 years believes evolution is a Communist lie   (littlegreenfootballs.com) divider line 42
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2013-11-04 06:06:41 PM
7 votes:
Anytime someone claims evolution is not a fact or "scientific" I like them to explain what creationism has contributed to science in the last week/month/year/decade/century...

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2013-11-04 06:01:11 PM
7 votes:

foo monkey: Can we stop calling him Ted and call him Rafael?


Nah, we call people what they want to be called. Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Mitt Romney ... To do otherwise is only a tacky signal of disrespect, and just reflects poorly on you, not the target of your disrespect.
2013-11-04 06:40:31 PM
4 votes:
Before we get too far into this.

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/stolen from another Farker
2013-11-04 05:08:40 PM
4 votes:
I can't wait to watch the same people who screamed for months about Jeremiah Wright try to claim that Ted Cruz's pops' opinions have NOTHING AT ALL TO DO WITH TED AND IF YOU SAY OTHERWISE YOUR (sic) A RACIST.
2013-11-04 05:31:53 PM
3 votes:
Under a Capitalist System, Man exploits Man.
under a Communist one, it's just the opposite.



--renowned American Economist John Kenneth Galbraith.
2013-11-04 05:14:25 PM
3 votes:
I've met so many Christians that tell me 'evolution is a scientific fact.' Baloney! I am a scientist, there is nothing scientific about evolution.

Not that I expect this loony to back up his senile ravings with facts, but I'd like to know what vault all of the rock-solid, peer-reviewed, evolution-debunking papers he's authored are locked in.
2013-11-04 05:58:02 PM
2 votes:
I love how these common clay Americans believe Communists lie & Capitalists don't.
2013-11-04 05:55:06 PM
2 votes:
No, LYSENKOISM is a Soviet lie.

For Jesus Jumping Buttered-Toast Christ. There were ACTUAL Soviet evolution-related dogma you could have picked from.
2013-11-04 05:32:31 PM
2 votes:
When you hear all these things about homosexual marriage, this has nothing to do with homosexual rights. Did you know that? The whole objective is the destruction of the traditional family, it has nothing to do with homosexuals, they could care less about homosexuals, they want to destroy the family.

When Massachusetts became the first state to celebrate gay marriages, we were all so happy! Then we found out that our families were destroyed.

My state issued gay wife has forced me to wear sensible shoes and attend Tori Amos concerts with her, and I just want it to stop. I farking hate quinoa- it's not even real food.

If you care about your family, don't let this happen to you!
2013-11-04 05:25:58 PM
2 votes:

Somacandra: FTFA: Baloney! I am a scientist, there is nothing scientific about evolution.

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He's an oil an gas engineer or something, which is more along the lines of "scientician".

It would be me announcing in a medical emergency, "stand back, I'm a doctor!" because I have a J.D.
2013-11-04 05:13:58 PM
2 votes:
On behalf of Texas, I send my sincere regrets and apologies for sending Ted Cruz to the Capitol.
2013-11-04 05:10:20 PM
2 votes:
Also, from the LGF comments:
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Hah!
2013-11-05 11:27:16 AM
1 votes:

SunsetLament: LMAO - Obama wrote an entire book about how all his adult male role models were communist shiatheads (including his father) and I'm supposed to give a fark about what Cruz's father's religious beliefs are?


$50 says you never read that book.
2013-11-05 11:24:36 AM
1 votes:

randomjsa: This is important because it's a Republican.

Unlike Obama associating with racists, radicals, and terrorists, which didn't matter

 happen.
2013-11-05 06:01:37 AM
1 votes:

SunsetLament: LMAO - Obama wrote an entire book about how all his adult male role models were communist shiatheads (including his father) and I'm supposed to give a fark about what Cruz's father's religious beliefs are?


No, of course not. you're a troll and a terrible one at that.

You're just supposed to deflect and shill shamelessly. Gud jerb, btw. Keep it up.

Believing evolution is communist lie isn't a religious belief it's simply a possibly insane belief and most assuredly a amusingly ignorant one.

Almost as amusing as watching you singing along with Victoria Jackson.
2013-11-04 10:19:12 PM
1 votes:

randomjsa: This is important because it's a Republican.

Unlike Obama associating with racists, radicals, and terrorists, which didn't matter.


You're self parodying. I can't even mock you properly because of the reflective completeness of your genius.

/I try to troll every now and again for shiats and giggles, but I'm no good at it.
2013-11-04 09:57:24 PM
1 votes:

theknuckler_33: Distant starlight is due to either a change in the speed of light over time or the fact that God created distant starlight 'in transit' when the stars were created. Duh!


As an astrophysicist, these statements make me want to see if I can headbutt myself through the concrete walls in my lab.
2013-11-04 08:37:38 PM
1 votes:
If evolution is a Communist lie, then this guy is partially responsible, given he fought for Castro and all.
2013-11-04 07:57:33 PM
1 votes:

Weaver95: more of a cafeteria pagan - some wiccan, some egyptian (I love the concept of Ma'at), some celtic.  with a bit of techno pagan thrown in for good measure.


I have to ask, do you consider any of those gods to be  real?  Not in a Joseph Campbell power-of-myth sense, but capable of doing real stuff like creating the universe?  Because it seems to me that if a particular god created the universe, that would preclude another god from having done so.  And that we puny mortals don't get to choose who made the universe, it already happened before we were born.

Unless you are talking about a Terry Prachett situation where humans create gods rather than the other way around--but the whole point of the Discworld treatment of religion was to mock the entire concept, and to argue that people are better off without it.
2013-11-04 07:49:21 PM
1 votes:

MJMaloney187: The old man is right. Evolution is used as a means to marginalize Christianity. Evolution is held up not for academic purposes, but to mock Christians.


Note that in this case it is Mr. Cruz who is saying that you cannot be a Christian and believe in evolution.  Christians are creating this problem themselves; if they continue to insist that one cannot be a Christian without being a biblical literalist, then anyone who deals with biology, geology, astronomy, physics, history, archaeology, linguistics, anthropology, or pretty much anyone who deals with physical reality and/or nations outside the USA is going to be forced to choose between "being a Christian" and reality.  Some are going to choose reality and no longer be "real Christians" according to the people who now run American Christianity.

This did not use to be the case.  Is anyone here old enough to remember back to the Cold War, when science was the only thing that could save us from the Soviets?  The mainstream Christian denominations didn't have a problem with science back then.  Those denominations still don't, but it would appear that they are no longer the "mainstream" of American Christianity.
2013-11-04 07:36:22 PM
1 votes:

Mike_1962: Weaver95: Mike_1962:

Oh, don't misunderstand me. I have no problem with the Bible as it stands, or the Qu'ran, or Hindu or other Asian philisophical/historical/religious texts. They all have their own value, and in many cases the value is of great worth. It's just that EVERYTHING is dynamic. If your beliefs can't encompass that, in today's world your in a metaphysical trap. In your own case, I believe you're Buddhist. That's a good example of great worth. A flexible dynamic philosophy/belief that gets applied to the world around you, you don't force the world to conform to it.

Pagan, actually.  But your point is well taken.  flexibility is important, especially when it comes to faith.  if we aren't flexible enough to accept that some people are always gonna be different and we need to leave well enough alone...then things get stabby and before you know it someone is getting burned at the stake in a town square somewhere.

North Europe version? I would catagorize myself as agnostic. I'd expand on that, but carpal tunnel is sort of sticking it's hooks in just now. In a nutshell, we all have our own gods...grouping together about them results a a wide range of behaviour. Mass grouping tends to be unfortunate in the modern world.


Oh, and for the Christians out there, CS Lewis had Aslan saying that the good you did in someone else's name is still good, the evil in my name has nothing to do with who I really am or what I ask. (Paraphrased)
2013-11-04 07:18:53 PM
1 votes:
Mike_1962:

Oh, don't misunderstand me. I have no problem with the Bible as it stands, or the Qu'ran, or Hindu or other Asian philisophical/historical/religious texts. They all have their own value, and in many cases the value is of great worth. It's just that EVERYTHING is dynamic. If your beliefs can't encompass that, in today's world your in a metaphysical trap. In your own case, I believe you're Buddhist. That's a good example of great worth. A flexible dynamic philosophy/belief that gets applied to the world around you, you don't force the world to conform to it.

Pagan, actually.  But your point is well taken.  flexibility is important, especially when it comes to faith.  if we aren't flexible enough to accept that some people are always gonna be different and we need to leave well enough alone...then things get stabby and before you know it someone is getting burned at the stake in a town square somewhere.
2013-11-04 07:17:32 PM
1 votes:

Weaver95: I wonder what would happen to this country is people like David Barton and Ted Cruz's evangelical nutbag father ever got control over the nation?


Scudderism
2013-11-04 07:10:49 PM
1 votes:
I wonder what would happen to this country is people like David Barton and Ted Cruz's evangelical nutbag father ever got control over the nation?
2013-11-04 07:03:18 PM
1 votes:
Mike_1962:
Especially when the latter books of the old testament start taking on a Babylonian twist after the captivity...

I really don't have a problem with the bible (well...the Old Testament could use some updating).  I just don't see it as the only valid source of morality and religious authority in existence. the New Testament has some great stuff in there that we should really try out in our lives: be excellent to one another, love without exception or restraint.  Beat the snot out of greedy bankers every chance you get.  GREAT ideas that everyone should try out at least once.

But that said, in the end it's not the christian gods that speak to me.  If i'm understanding the evangelical mindset correctly, that makes me evil by default.  which i'm oddly enough ok with it....I just find it puzzling that i'm allegedly going to burn in a fiery pit for all eternity just because I walk a different path.  And i'm not alone either - LOTS of people walk different paths - other pagans, wiccans, atheists, deists, agnostics, every gotdamn eastern religious movement you can think of, muslims and all their various sects....the more you look, the more differences you find, the more ways of looking at the world you'll see.  But all of us are damned to hell for eternity because we don't follow this ONE god and his book.  I'm just not seeing it.
2013-11-04 06:48:03 PM
1 votes:

Mike_1962: MJMaloney187: The old man is right. Evolution is used as a means to marginalize Christianity. Evolution is held up not for academic purposes, but to mock Christians. 'Take away the church and the people have only the government to worship' is the idea.

I think people that argue either way are simpletons, but the old man is right.

Ah, no. The majority of Christians are not mocked by evolution, nor are they in opposition to it. That is the province of fundemental literalists, a group who fails to accept reality as God has given them. Instead they reject it in favour of a set of writings largely based on word of mouth and translated, edited abridged, excised and distorted. Don't misunderstand, the Bible is one of the great works of human literature, but it's not a book, it's a library...fable, morality play, history, legal text, love poems, eulogies, mythology, and philosophy are all there, evolving over time. Creation myths share one trait...they are all meant to be teaching stories, fables for their INTENDED audience.


what always gets me is people who believe that the bible is the only valid moral authority in the world.  if the bible works for you, that's great!  but it's not the only source of morality and proper ethical behavior in the world.  Hells, it's not even the oldest.  The Egyptian book of the dead predates even the Torah by a couple thousand years.  and i'm sure if I went looking, i'd find several asian religious texts that have moral codes and creation stories that predate the christian bible by centuries as well.
2013-11-04 06:44:10 PM
1 votes:

MJMaloney187: The old man is right. Evolution is used as a means to marginalize Christianity. Evolution is held up not for academic purposes, but to mock Christians. 'Take away the church and the people have only the government to worship' is the idea.

I think people that argue either way are simpletons, but the old man is right.


Ah, no. The majority of Christians are not mocked by evolution, nor are they in opposition to it. That is the province of fundemental literalists, a group who fails to accept reality as God has given them. Instead they reject it in favour of a set of writings largely based on word of mouth and translated, edited abridged, excised and distorted. Don't misunderstand, the Bible is one of the great works of human literature, but it's not a book, it's a library...fable, morality play, history, legal text, love poems, eulogies, mythology, and philosophy are all there, evolving over time. Creation myths share one trait...they are all meant to be teaching stories, fables for their INTENDED audience.
2013-11-04 06:36:42 PM
1 votes:
"Why? Because communism, or call it socialism if you think communism is too hard a word, necessitates for government to be your god and for government to be your god they need to destroy the concept of God."

Or, you know, you could just try not needeing a god.
2013-11-04 06:29:37 PM
1 votes:

theknuckler_33: Elzar: Anytime someone claims evolution is not a fact or "scientific" I like them to explain what creationism has contributed to science in the last week/month/year/decade/century...

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The response, of course, is that all the beneficial, practical, contributions to science are those that adhere to a strict literal biblical interpretation. Distant starlight is due to either a change in the speed of light over time or the fact that God created distant starlight 'in transit' when the stars were created. Duh!


Oddly enough, the term Lysenkoism has evolved to mean manipulating facts and studies to fit a predetermined conclusion. Today in the US, Lysenkoism thrives. It doesn't resemble michurinism (the actual Lysenko evolutionary theory) but is even less fact based.
2013-11-04 06:24:09 PM
1 votes:
As any intelligent person knows, we didn't evolve from monkeys, we just have the same common ancestor.
2013-11-04 06:11:18 PM
1 votes:

Linux_Yes: vygramul: Science is of the devil!


F that.  Accounting is the Devil.    i'd rather have a root canal than have to take any more accounting classes.


When I was a software engineer, I had to work on an accounting system and got a close look at what government accounting was like. I think I'd rather be a Cthulhu researcher.
2013-11-04 06:09:58 PM
1 votes:

clancifer: On behalf of Texas, I send my sincere regrets and apologies for sending Ted Cruz to the Capitol.


 In leiu of sending a Democrat to the Senate, self sabotaging the GOP from the inside the 2nd best thing we could have done.   At least we didn't send another under the radar powerbroker like Jon Cornyn.

Ted Cruz may be a nut, but he's entirely representative of millions of nutter's views.    I say, let all of America see the DERP I have to hear any day on any conservative talk radio.    Let those who have isolated themselves from the DERP experience it fully with both eyes wide open.   Maybe they'll think twice the next time they try to tell themselves some "bof sidez r teh same badz" false narrative.
2013-11-04 06:09:23 PM
1 votes:
Tell me again, why is it we should take the word of one of Castro's guerillas?
2013-11-04 06:04:47 PM
1 votes:

Coco LaFemme: If in the year 2013 you do not believe in evolution, you should be beaten in the head with a brick until you do.  Simple as that.  Not believing in evolution falls in the same boat as thinking the Earth is flat.  Or that Barack Obama was born outside the U. S. and George W. Bush blew up the Twin Towers in a controlled demolition.  It's all batshiat yahooery of the highest order.


We all know that the Saudis blew up the World Trade Centers. Geeeezzz

/And Cheney made about 40-80 Billion dollars on the whole invasion thingy, via his blackwater mercenaries.
2013-11-04 06:01:37 PM
1 votes:
If in the year 2013 you do not believe in evolution, you should be beaten in the head with a brick until you do.  Simple as that.  Not believing in evolution falls in the same boat as thinking the Earth is flat.  Or that Barack Obama was born outside the U. S. and George W. Bush blew up the Twin Towers in a controlled demolition.  It's all batshiat yahooery of the highest order.
2013-11-04 06:01:18 PM
1 votes:

Isitoveryet: I love how these common clay Americans believe Communists lie & Capitalists don't.


American Capitalism became a religion a long time ago.

If you make more money, you are more blessed, and if you are able to be so blessed, you must not be a liar, because lying is a sin, and the blessed don't sin.

QED.
2013-11-04 05:59:09 PM
1 votes:
Between Ted Cruz and his nutty father, Rand Paul's plagiarism and shooting Maddow, and the 2012 Election book destroying Christie....the 2016 GOP nomination season should be fantastic.
2013-11-04 05:59:05 PM
1 votes:
Can we stop calling him Ted and call him Rafael?
2013-11-04 05:57:26 PM
1 votes:

born_yesterday: And the US proudly continues its decline and fall as the preeminent nation for science...

But hey, they stuck it to the libs.


Some loudmouths yapping about their beliefs does not a scientific consensus make.
2013-11-04 05:35:07 PM
1 votes:
You know what other politician had mentors with kooky ideas?
2013-11-04 05:29:45 PM
1 votes:

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hey Ted, we should talk

2013-11-04 05:23:10 PM
1 votes:
Thats a most convoluted argument

Thats something I'd expect Homer Simpson to say, not a real farking person.
 
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