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Evolution and intelligent design Life is a cup of tea
Economist ^ | 10/6/05 | Economist

Posted on 10/07/2005 4:59:16 AM PDT by shuckmaster

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To: taxesareforever
Post #375 read: "My position on slavery? I don't consider it is wrong to have slaves."

In #597 you wrote "Point of order. Post #375 wasn't mine."

In #603 I provide the exact post, with all headers and footers, and it's clearly yours. I also challenged you to disavow your comment regarding it not being "wrong to have slaves."

Then, in #608 you wrote:

I am not disavowing my statement. I believe it whether you like it or not. What is the difference between the government passing laws allowing abortion, which I abhor, and the government passing laws to allow slavery? I hate abortion but there are many who take advantage of this detestable right. If the government passed such a law on slavery I would not own slaves but you can bet there would be those who would and it would be legal because the government allows it.

We are not talking about the government passing laws, we are talking about your original post, "My position on slavery? I don't consider it is wrong to have slaves."

I have yet to see you disavow this post or the sentiments it contains. You even write "I am not disavowing my statement. I believe it whether you like it or not."

I don't see how you can show your face on these threads after expressing such a disgusting opinion and then refusing to apologize for it or to disavow it.

641 posted on 10/12/2005 9:00:39 AM PDT by Coyoteman (I love the sound of beta decay in the morning!)
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To: PatrickHenry
John, Chapter 1, verse 17;

For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

642 posted on 10/12/2005 10:11:13 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Ichneumon

My mistake. I was reading the copied version on Post #36.
How the moderator could consider this digusting or over the edge is beyond me. I thought FreeR was for a "free exchange" of ideas. My mistake again.


643 posted on 10/12/2005 10:25:34 AM PDT by taxesareforever (Government is running amuck)
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To: Junior
Indeed, this is one of the strongest arguments that the Bible was actually written by men, for men. Any hand God had in its inception has long since been papered over by Bronze and Iron Age editors.

Using worn out opinions by pro-evolutionists.

644 posted on 10/12/2005 10:27:18 AM PDT by taxesareforever (Government is running amuck)
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To: Coyoteman
I am not disavowing my statement. I believe it whether you like it or not. What is the difference between the government passing laws allowing abortion, which I abhor, and the government passing laws to allow slavery? I hate abortion but there are many who take advantage of this detestable right. If the government passed such a law on slavery I would not own slaves but you can bet there would be those who would and it would be legal because the government allows it.

Seems rather straightforward to me. Just because you don't agree with what I say won't make me disavow my statements.

645 posted on 10/12/2005 10:31:00 AM PDT by taxesareforever (Government is running amuck)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
Matthew:
5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

646 posted on 10/12/2005 10:34:12 AM PDT by PatrickHenry ( I won't respond to a troll, crackpot, retard, or incurable ignoramus.)
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To: taxesareforever
Using worn out opinions by pro-evolutionists.

My, that was a data-filled rebuttal chock full of new insights and learning.

647 posted on 10/12/2005 10:52:13 AM PDT by Junior (From now on, I'll stick to science, and leave the hunting alien mutants to the experts!)
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To: PatrickHenry
LOL!

I can't believe we're going to quote-mine the Bible for out of context quotes. IMO that's not the way to approach any study.

This is why it's so difficult to have a scientific discussion with creationists. They have no background in science so our arguments don't seem to mean anything.

I'll withdraw from the field now and leave the participants to their fate.

648 posted on 10/12/2005 10:52:16 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
I join you in your withdrawal. I'll leave the quote-mine operation to others.
649 posted on 10/12/2005 10:59:02 AM PDT by PatrickHenry ( I won't respond to a troll, crackpot, retard, or incurable ignoramus.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
This is why it's so difficult to have a scientific discussion with creationists. They have no background in science so our arguments don't seem to mean anything.

In contrast, pro-evolutionists have no background in Intelligent Design studies so their arguments don't seem to mean anything.

650 posted on 10/12/2005 11:03:54 AM PDT by taxesareforever (Government is running amuck)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
This is why it's so difficult to have a scientific discussion with creationists. They have no background in science so our arguments don't seem to mean anything.

In contrast, pro-evolutionists have no background in Intelligent Design studies so their arguments don't seem to mean anything.

651 posted on 10/12/2005 11:04:03 AM PDT by taxesareforever (Government is running amuck)
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To: Junior
One would think the author of the Bible, being God and all, could've made the distinction,

So your knowledge is considered higher than Gods'. Like I have said, everyone has their own god/God.

652 posted on 10/12/2005 11:09:53 AM PDT by taxesareforever (Government is running amuck)
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To: taxesareforever
So your knowledge is considered higher than Gods'

It's not knowledge. It's understanding what is morally wrong.

Slavery is reprehensible. I'm concerned that your god isn't clear on that.

653 posted on 10/12/2005 11:16:04 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Paging Nehemiah Scudder:the Crazy Years are peaking. America is ready for you.)
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To: taxesareforever
No, I said the mistakes are proof that God did not write the Bible (He cannot make mistakes), regardless of the prattlings of mere mortal men.

Just because some guy claims a document is divinely inspired does not make it so. And, barring God Himself coming down and telling you one way or another, that's all you've got -- the word of men.

654 posted on 10/12/2005 11:21:43 AM PDT by Junior (From now on, I'll stick to science, and leave the hunting alien mutants to the experts!)
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To: taxesareforever
How the moderator could consider this digusting or over the edge is beyond me. I thought FreeR was for a "free exchange" of ideas. My mistake again.

Maybe you should ask JimRob for a ruling on your posts at 375 & beyond.

655 posted on 10/12/2005 11:44:33 AM PDT by jennyp (WHAT I'M READING NOW: Art of Unix Programming by Raymond)
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To: eleni121

Ah, but taxes posted in support of slavery.


Christian or no?


656 posted on 10/12/2005 11:56:40 AM PDT by From many - one.
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To: eleni121
Atheists and evolutionists may need to state their opposition to slavery forthrightly, repeatedly, and constantly given the fact of lack of moral clarity in the atheist fold.

Why would all who accept evolution need to state their opposition to slavery when not all who accept evolution are atheists? Please explain your reasoning here.

Christians do not.

Very well. I will take previous comments on this topic to indiciate that Christians are perfectly accepting of slavery. At least, Christian creationists. Apparently you think that Christians who accept evolution must state their position outright, yet you've provided no justification for this double-standard.
657 posted on 10/12/2005 12:05:05 PM PDT by Dimensio (http://angryflower.com/bobsqu.gif <-- required reading before you use your next apostrophe!)
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To: eleni121

All of your ranting and raving does not change the fact that you are quoting out-of-context to support a false claim. That is fundamentally dishonest, but since you don't have a fact on your side you seem content to resort to lies.


658 posted on 10/12/2005 12:09:21 PM PDT by Dimensio (http://angryflower.com/bobsqu.gif <-- required reading before you use your next apostrophe!)
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To: Junior
Just because some guy claims a document is divinely inspired

That "guy" is God (2 Peter 1:20,21)and since you disavow this you are saying that Christians have no basis for Intelligent Design arguments. And since you won't allow Scripture in this discussion it is considered over.

659 posted on 10/12/2005 12:40:02 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Government is running amuck)
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To: taxesareforever
In contrast, pro-evolutionists have no background in Intelligent Design studies so their arguments don't seem to mean anything.

That's because there are no ID studies. No one has a background in ID studies.

660 posted on 10/12/2005 12:43:42 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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