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Faith is the ultimate test, not truth. Faith is the belief in the trustworthiness of an idea or deity that cannot be proved. By that standard, those most likely to go to heaven are those whose faith denies things easily proven scientifically, like the age of the earth, the rotation of the planets around the sun and the evolution of whales from land mammals.
Saying that Unitarians accept that Jesus Christ was of virgin birth and could walk on water, however unlikely those miracles are to be true, is not the same standard of faith since there is no way to repeat the experiment, verify its scientific impossibility, and yet believe it anyway.
Why would anyone want to be a Unitarian and run the risk of not going to heaven when you can become an evangelical Baptist and reject science entirely?

Posted by: Paul at May 29, 2008 02:37 PM

Paul at May 29, 2008 02:37 PM, Keep the Faith 33 Comments [6/1/2008 5:41:34 AM]
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aaa

Then stop using technology.

6/1/2008 5:49:16 AM

FMG

So you are morons.

1. As the story goes... "But it does move!"

2. The age of the earth makes it far more interesting. Your 6000 years is weak compared to its nigh on 6 billion years.

3. If whales evolved from sea animals then they would have gills.

You cannot reject science as a human being. We are alive because of science. A sharpened stick is science. So is fire. We are human because of our technology. Your faith is of little use in the wild.

6/1/2008 5:51:31 AM

dpareja

Is this guy a Poe? Or is this really serious?

Seriously, my faith in humanity is dropping rapidly.

6/1/2008 5:58:20 AM

Beeblebrox

Faith is the ultimate test, not truth.

I think this needs to be chiseled into the lintel over the door of every church in the world.

Why would anyone want to be a Unitarian and run the risk of not going to heaven when you can become an evangelical Baptist and reject science entirely?

I think our legs are being pulled here. I'm not sure whether to cry in despair or applaud and hoot with laughter in appreciation of a great put-on.


6/1/2008 6:01:54 AM

nintendofreakgcn

At this point, I held down the Z-button to lock onto Paul, and then pressed the C-up button. According to my fairy, Paul is a poe, and a bloody huge on at that.

6/1/2008 6:06:39 AM

Ambrielle

Poe, Poe, Poe. That last sentence clinches it.

6/1/2008 7:23:15 AM

Antichrist

That last sentence screams Poe at me.

6/1/2008 7:41:45 AM

Eden

Why would anyone want to be a Unitarian and run the risk of not going to heaven when you can become an evangelical Baptist and reject science entirely?


This one made me really laugh :D

Maybe you should free a state in he bible belt as a reservation for evangelical fundamentalists who want to live in total rejction of science.
What about Arkansas or Alabama?

You erect checkpoints at the borders of said state, where people visiting the state have to deposit all of their modern technological belongings (cars, handies, laptops and the like [everything only allowed with a special permit for scientists who want to study the behavior of christian fundamentalists in the free so that the reservation doesn´t get polluted with technology]).
No modern transportation except horse drawn coaches and carts are allowed in the reservation and the lifestyle will be like in medieval european times (with the same medical standards).
Trade between the reservation and the rest of the USA would be a strict goods exchange with them delivering things like crop or livestock and getting goods that don´t violate the technology barrier in return, for example wood, iron or various animal or herbal products.
This way eberyone would be happy. The fundamentalists would get a chance to live a life without pollution by science and the rest of the USA would get rid of their most fundamentalist christians.

6/1/2008 8:33:57 AM

Nutz

you clearly haven't rejected science since I can read this.

6/1/2008 9:11:48 AM

Crazy Fundie

Poe - beautiful Poe!

6/1/2008 9:13:12 AM

anevilmeme

One Poe is strong in this one.

6/1/2008 10:07:47 AM

Mister Spak

A fundie said the age of the earth and evolution of wha;es is easily scientifically proven?

*faints in shock*

6/1/2008 11:55:52 AM

Princess Rot

Right then, prove your faith and get off the internet, sell everything you own that was invented after 300AD, eschew modern transportation and medicine, and go live in a cave.

6/1/2008 12:07:50 PM

CT

Ok, I have trouble telling whether quotes are Poes or not at times, but this one is running across the internet, waving a sign that yells "IM A POE!!"

Someone tell me why this was approved.

6/1/2008 1:15:50 PM

xander8

I've considered Unitarianism. It sounds like a good way to see have the community involvement and social life churches provide (in the South) while not really having to believe too, too much dumb shit.

6/1/2008 1:27:17 PM

Empress

Poe, surely.

6/1/2008 1:59:38 PM

anonymous_troy

All the different names of Christianity remind me of how confused I was when I first started using Linux.

6/1/2008 3:08:05 PM

moose

Why stop at science when you can reject all objective reality ever? Surely solipsism is salvation.

Also, Poe.

6/1/2008 3:44:13 PM

Jezebel's Evil Sister

I am a Unitarian; NO ONE at my church believes in virgin birth, water walking, flying jewish zombies or any of that malarkey.

6/1/2008 4:06:07 PM

Fanatic-Templar

Says the guy on the internet.

6/1/2008 4:06:31 PM

Lefty Link

That last sentence says poe.

6/1/2008 4:52:39 PM

Nirjuana

Yeah, lets just all stop thinking and believe in something tha doesn't exist

6/1/2008 8:23:05 PM

tmr

When did you get out of the asylum?

6/1/2008 8:29:35 PM

Old Viking

Poe or non-Poe, that last line is superb.

6/1/2008 11:17:22 PM

toothache

Poe?!

6/1/2008 11:52:05 PM
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