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  • Cubster
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    I once heard a very elegant definition of a 'Fundamentalist' from a young Rabbi. Speaking of religious fundamentalism (of any faith) he said, "A fundamentalist is someone who is unable to use interpretation in understanding their scriptures."

    It's something I've never forgotten and seems appropriate here.

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  • wiccanpony
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    what pisses me off, tax money went to this bit of "Crazy" o.O

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  • Cubster
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    I wonder if there will be a museum in a few million years' time with a bunch of insectivoids scuttling about trying to explain the fossils of these odd monkey creatures that wandered about for a bit before disappearing.

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  • Orki
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    SHA-ZAAM!!!!






    Nothing quite like a good bit of threadnomancy to scare off the newer members. :P


    I saw this earlier and had to share it. It's just so feckin funny!


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  • NathanS
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    My little view on this blue marble riding the cosmos. Things are as they are it is the way it works I do not know the why or how I just know it works as it is intended. Dinos were once here but not anymore to me that means they are not supposed to be here anymore simple as that. If you try to go to deep into anything you still do not know why but now your muscles are aching from a bunch of pointless work you just did.

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  • wiccanpony
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    why "we" have all the nutters ....... because we send them over to the UK but you keep sending them back . o.O

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  • mercius
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    Because in America this kind of stuff can run rampant, no one can say anything about it, because they will sure you....we live in a very litigation happy society lol.

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  • Darklord
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    well once my tickets for Jurassic Park finally turn up I'll let you know if T-Rex is any good with coconuts.

    This place is simply a case of people spreading their beliefs. Many religious organisations have plenty of money. Look at the Mormons. How much is it costing them to try and trace every persons genealogy?


    I believe in science and I'm not a particularly religious person but I have no problem others believing in a God. Greater things on Heaven and Earth as they say. What I do have a problem with is people trying to ignore science because it doesnt fit with their aims. They dont care that the scientific world ridicules their 'museum' they just care about getting as many people through the door and brain washing them.

    As I said I am not religious but it can have benefits. The morals behind a lot of religion is actually good and there's a lot of good work done by religious organisations then you get this sort of thing at the other end of the scale.

    What intrigues me is why all these nutters seem to be in America? :cheeky:
    Last edited by Darklord; 25-02-2011, 12:52 pm.

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  • shanerozzell
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  • shanerozzell
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    I think when it comes down to the nuts and bolts of creation we are like Orki said but Moby said more poetically, "Made of Stars". I too believe in Jesus but as a historical figure rather than a devine entity. You have to remember that the bible is a cherry picked collection of moral tales complied in the 14th century by a monk who had mother issues.

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  • mercius
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    Originally posted by Orki View Post
    In a statement that is supportive of CT's once you figure out what im saying (and especially coming from someone who certainly doesnt believe in any religious figurehead or imaginary friends) , the closest approximation to God that I have found in my life is the Universe itself. Which includes us, and everything in it.

    The complexity of understanding it is beyond us, and always will be. The closer we look for that truth, the further it gets from the observer. Fact.

    I'm with J.M.S. and the Minbari/Vorlons on this one, ok maybe a bit of Franklin too. No, seriously! Whether you call it God, or the Universe or whatever, it the same outcome. We ARE that God, that Universe. According to every single religion I can think of, God is everything.
    We are all star-stuff, the Universe broken down into pieces of miraculous conciousness, in an eternal effort to understand and find meaning within/without ourselves, and the ultimate 'truth' which simply cannot exist. The 'truth' is fluid, subjective, evolving, and always moving away the closer we get.

    We can call that truth God, Allah, Jehovah, the Universe or Brian for all It matters. Its all the same thing. How we show our appreciation for it (and disdain of those whom believe differently) however varies far too drastically for my liking. The Human Condition has shaped and led far too many fear-mongering zealots, and the longer they cling to outdated stories written by men, the more they will place suffering upon thier nieghbours whom believe differently.

    Or on a lighter angle, the more hilarious bollox they will spew about coconuts while digging themselves an even bigger whole,while seemingly attempting to give the rest of Christianity a bad rep just by being associated with them. Religion is fine, it's all good intent generally. It's the fanatics that are an issue!

    Interestingly...did you know that as observers, each and every one of us is at the exact center of our Universe? Remember that fact next time someone tells you that you're not the center of the universe. You are!

    And you just gotta love South Park's take on it... Yes everyone, "the Mormans" was the correct answer, everyone else is off to Hell...

    This is why most major religions have the same basic principles and processes...they all stem from the same source in all reality. I guess I would be more of a spiritualist than a Christian in the grand scheme of things then.

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  • mercius
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    As a Christian, it is people like this that give us a bad name...well and Westboro, but those guys are not really Christians. I am with Cregan Tur, I believe in creation, but the idea that God said, oh I think I will create a bird and then *poof* a bird appeared is not my view of creation.

    I also have an untypical view on the Bible, I believe that it was a book full of moral stories, meant to convey a lifestyle that would make you a good and prosperous person. To take many of the stories literally to me seems a bit much, and that it was written by man is an immediate red flag. Do I believe in Jesus, yes, I believe a man named Jesus lived. Do I believe he was THE son of God...eh, something I have always struggled with.

    I guess perhaps I have my doubts, but what person in life does not...we all do.

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  • Orki
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    In a statement that is supportive of CT's once you figure out what im saying (and especially coming from someone who certainly doesnt believe in any religious figurehead or imaginary friends) , the closest approximation to God that I have found in my life is the Universe itself. Which includes us, and everything in it.

    The complexity of understanding it is beyond us, and always will be. The closer we look for that truth, the further it gets from the observer. Fact.

    I'm with J.M.S. and the Minbari/Vorlons on this one, ok maybe a bit of Franklin too. No, seriously! Whether you call it God, or the Universe or whatever, it the same outcome. We ARE that God, that Universe. According to every single religion I can think of, God is everything.
    We are all star-stuff, the Universe broken down into pieces of miraculous conciousness, in an eternal effort to understand and find meaning within/without ourselves, and the ultimate 'truth' which simply cannot exist. The 'truth' is fluid, subjective, evolving, and always moving away the closer we get.

    We can call that truth God, Allah, Jehovah, the Universe or Brian for all It matters. Its all the same thing. How we show our appreciation for it (and disdain of those whom believe differently) however varies far too drastically for my liking. The Human Condition has shaped and led far too many fear-mongering zealots, and the longer they cling to outdated stories written by men, the more they will place suffering upon thier nieghbours whom believe differently.

    Or on a lighter angle, the more hilarious bollox they will spew about coconuts while digging themselves an even bigger whole,while seemingly attempting to give the rest of Christianity a bad rep just by being associated with them. Religion is fine, it's all good intent generally. It's the fanatics that are an issue!

    Interestingly...did you know that as observers, each and every one of us is at the exact center of our Universe? Remember that fact next time someone tells you that you're not the center of the universe. You are!

    And you just gotta love South Park's take on it... Yes everyone, "the Mormans" was the correct answer, everyone else is off to Hell...

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  • DrEvilmonki
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    I work with people who dont believe in evolution and it beggers belief how uneducated people can be. The weird thing is I know more about the bible than them as well and they claim to be christians.

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  • shanerozzell
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  • shanerozzell
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    Originally posted by Cregan Tur View Post
    I'm a Christian, and even I say it sounds more than a bit bonkers.

    The true mechanics of Creation (this is a noun encompassing everything that exists) aren't explained in enough detail to get any understanding of how exactly it ws made. Besides, I think it was touched on so briefly for God to set the stage for the narritive of the Bible, kind of like how the opening paragraph in a play describes the scene, but doesn't go into how the scenery was built.

    I believe everything was created, but I'm not going to pretend to have any idea how God did it. I believe he could have made everything in 6 literal days, or it could be allegory to describe the process he used. As my pastor would say, there are certain key things in theology we have to agree on, but when we get to heaven we'll find that we were right about some things and wrong about others, dinosaurs included.
    I have total respect for that and the argument that "Things are, because the are." is the whole point of having faith. I feel that when people start making up madcap reasons, like the T-Rex ate coconuts shows a lack of faith.

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  • Cregan Tur
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    I'm a Christian, and even I say it sounds more than a bit bonkers.

    The true mechanics of Creation (this is a noun encompassing everything that exists) aren't explained in enough detail to get any understanding of how exactly it ws made. Besides, I think it was touched on so briefly for God to set the stage for the narritive of the Bible, kind of like how the opening paragraph in a play describes the scene, but doesn't go into how the scenery was built.

    I believe everything was created, but I'm not going to pretend to have any idea how God did it. I believe he could have made everything in 6 literal days, or it could be allegory to describe the process he used. As my pastor would say, there are certain key things in theology we have to agree on, but when we get to heaven we'll find that we were right about some things and wrong about others, dinosaurs included.

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