"Our inability to understand it shouldn't keep us from believing it." Way to go, Tertullian – 19 centuries later, you're still finding people dumb enough to parrot your NewSpeak bullshit.
6/2/2008 6:29:44 PM
So, if animals praise your god it puts them on the same plane as humans. So, in effect, they are equal to humans and have the same rights from god that humans do.
I wonder if a cow prays as it heads to the slaughter house. Or if a baby deer prays as it becomes dinner for a hungry wolf. Or, if the wolf prayed for that baby deer in the first place, and is now thanking god for answered prayers.
6/2/2008 6:31:02 PM
Poe. Total Poe.
6/2/2008 6:37:34 PM
"Our inability to understand it shouldn't keep us from believing it."
That's the difference between a fundie and a sapient human.
6/2/2008 6:52:11 PM
How about the four-legged insects? Do they praise God, too?
6/2/2008 7:08:47 PM
Just as we believe bats are birds, pi=3, and Jesus is coming right back, right?
6/2/2008 7:22:21 PM
So when you're walking outside and you accidentally step on a bug, are you going to hell for murder?
6/2/2008 7:25:40 PM
This is a textbook example of broken logic.
6/2/2008 7:33:21 PM
Mental illness, plain and fucking simple.
6/2/2008 7:45:47 PM
The Bible also says that rocks and trees praise God....
6/2/2008 7:47:16 PM
Mortals fancy that gods are born, and wear clothes, and have voice and form like themselves. Yet if oxen and lions had hands, and could paint and fashion images as men do, they would make the pictures and images of their gods in their own likenesses; horses would make them like horses, oxen like oxen. Ethiopians make their gods black and snub-nosed; Thracians give theirs blue eyes and red hair.
-Xenophanes, ca. 550 BCE.
6/2/2008 7:59:00 PM
[I don't know exactly how animals praise God, but our inability to understand it shouldn't keep us from believing it.]
So you're ready to believe in the Theory of Evolution?
6/2/2008 8:18:29 PM
They're just called Praying Mantis, dude. Even if they did pray to some god, why would it be Jehova.
Maybe it's the Mantis god...
6/2/2008 8:26:11 PM
"...our inability to understand it shouldn't keep us from believing it."
It's like they want me to scream at the thought of giving people any excuse to be complete morons. In an age where information is freely available, there is no reason for stupid to exist.
6/2/2008 8:35:26 PM
Didn't save most animals from that flood now did it? Did the ones that praised the loudest get to go on the boat?
6/2/2008 8:42:44 PM
Our cat worships Satan... Just letting everyone know.
6/2/2008 8:44:53 PM
My cat licks his balls. Maybe that's how they do it.
6/2/2008 8:55:05 PM
That's not true. My hamster is a Buddhist.
6/2/2008 9:27:50 PM
"I don't know exactly how animals hide behind invisibility suits while they overcharge us for our cellphones, but our inability to understand it shouldn't keep us from believing it"
6/2/2008 10:00:07 PM
The reason cats lick their balls is because they can.
6/2/2008 11:14:48 PM
Of course animals praise God. Can't you hear the bleating?
6/2/2008 11:30:41 PM
". . . our inability to understand it shouldn't keep us from believing it."
The Fundie Creed.
6/2/2008 11:34:35 PM
Randy, tie your shoelace and get that lawn mowed now!
6/2/2008 11:57:27 PM
Osiris, Randy Alcorn is actually a fairly popular Christian author. Many RRers, for example, rave about his books.
6/3/2008 1:28:47 AM
Allegory for Jesus
How do you know that the animals are praising God? How do you know that they are not, in fact, giving their praise to the true gods, a pantheon of seven sentient symbols that reside at the outskirts of the universe, and silently call upon our planet to commit suicide in order to rejoin with them before our destined life-termination comes about and it is too late? Poor ignorant mortals...to faithless to kill themselves and meet their loving designing designs...
6/3/2008 1:31:14 AM