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Answers in Genesis
[3/19/2010 5:49:12 AM]
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Submitted By: Tom S. Fox
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Wow, just... wow
3/19/2010 5:57:08 AM
Sad as it may be this is exactly why it's so hard to convince die-hard religious people of something that's blatantly true.
If you *really* believe your eternal salvation (or torture) depends on believing the Quran or the Bible you rather don't take any chances by allowing in something that seems to contradict the very first pages in which your deity displays his awesome powers by creating the world and all that is in it.
I mean, if he didn't really do that - what else might be untrue from those old books?
3/19/2010 6:01:12 AM
Since when would Christians accept a gift of a giant Darwin, and why would atheists want to infiltrate a church? I avoid churches as much as possible.
3/19/2010 6:22:31 AM
This framing of the situation as one in which Christianity is being invaded by a foreign and malevolent force inadvertently reveals the inherently tribal and territorial nature of humanity - a fact which is best explained by acknowledging our more primitive origins.
It's ironic that creationists fret that being classified as an animal will cause us to behave like animals, when the upshot of denying evolution is that you end up becoming unavoidably driven by the animalistic tendencies which we definitely possess.
I find it's the people who understand that xenophobia and hostility towards outsiders is the result of having evolved, who are less likely to behave in this animalistic fashion.
3/19/2010 6:35:14 AM
I don't give a flying f*** about religion, my only concern is keeping religious fundtards like the AIG bunch from trying to smuggle religion into science, particularly biology.
So that's also one big fat shiny mirror you've got there son.
Where are the cut-down copies of the bible printed up with an introduction on the truth of evolutionary theory written by Dawkins and handed out free in church to match the bowdlerised version of OOS Ray Comfort et al passed out on university campuses (campi)?
Where are the churches set up with hideously distorted bible stories (ain't that all of them?) designed to point out how true evolution is and how it is biased churchmen who are keeping this vital information suppressed to balance Ham's Creation "museum"?
Where are huge well-funded groups campaigning to have evolution taught in church? Or to have all mention of the supernatural dropped from bibles?
Where are the evolutionary advocacy groups campaigning that strictly "Darwinian" morals are applied in schools and the military?
Where are the petitions to have passages from
The Descent of Man
displayed in our courtrooms?
Where do the words "Survival of the Fittest" appear on the US currency? And when were they added to the pledge of allegiance?
The only mob building trojan horses around here are the likes of you.
And I though if an atheist wanted to get into church all he had to do was walk in through the front door? Or does your death cult only preach to the already converted now?
3/19/2010 6:38:14 AM
I don't understand this one.
3/19/2010 6:51:47 AM
Those sneaky atheists! Trying to encourage ME to have an open mind what with their tricksy evidence and rationality!
Away from the Ivory tower I say!
3/19/2010 6:59:45 AM
If the thing on wheels looked like a computer and the building was titled "rapture ready" It would be more accurate.
3/19/2010 7:12:27 AM
As with virtually all of his "humorous" cartoons, Dan Leitha misses the point by a mile. No one is trying to sneak evolution into any church, least of all the knuckle dragging Bible literalist ones in the southern USA. Last time I checked, they were the ones trying to sneak religion into the science class rooms.
Someone might want to tell them that a substantial number of Christians around the world accept the theory of evolution, not just atheists (Honestly, wake the fuck up!)
Oh, and for the record, it isn't just Darwin's theory anymore. There have been 150 years of work since he postulated it. Plenty of scientists have added to it since then. You might want to check some of their work.
3/19/2010 7:24:44 AM
Okay, not only are these crackpots vilifying atheists, they're also dismissing other Christians for accepting science.
What a bunch of obnoxious nazi douchebags.
3/19/2010 7:31:29 AM
Berny: "Someone might want to tell them that a substantial number of Christians around the world accept the theory of evolution, not just atheists (Honestly, wake the fuck up!)"
That's the point: these fuckwits believe they're the only true Christians.
3/19/2010 7:32:59 AM
We atheists have amazing wood bending skills
and right now a bunch of people in the church are getting the torchs ready
3/19/2010 7:36:03 AM
Why do these fantasy athiests want to infiltrate the church? If their so millitant and evil, wouldn't they just blow it up or something?
3/19/2010 7:52:14 AM
"Oh noes, people who aren't like me!"
Go cry me a river, you stupid anus.
3/19/2010 8:09:59 AM
We in the UK don't need a 'Celebrate Darwin' day. We already acknowledge his greatness and contribution to the advancement of human knowledge:
But then, you put the 'Lie' in Lietha, Dan.
3/19/2010 8:18:59 AM
That's a pretty good Darwin! Impressive; I wouldn't have the patience for something like that.
Unfortunately, I also do not have much patience for the person who drew this comic. Science IS a gift to the public. Scientists don't see a penny from the publishing process (they only make money from their salaries, Nobel Prizes, and inventions). The journals are the ones that make the money off that stuff. Ideally, scientists share their conclusions and observations out of a desire to help everyone else complete natural "puzzles."
And they certainly don't have the time, patience, or funding to develop a Trojan [insert biological mechanism].
3/19/2010 8:48:18 AM
If the church doesn't want it, I'll have that "trojan horse" thank you.
It'd make one
3/19/2010 8:51:05 AM
Relax Dan, the guys in the churches are already doing it Greek style.
3/19/2010 8:52:04 AM
This idea is pretty silly, because fundies won't accept evolution no matter what, and they think that any Christian who does is not a true Christian anyway. But it is nice to know that they're paranoid about scientific ideas destroying Christianity by turning Christians into atheists.
3/19/2010 8:56:10 AM
I actually want this thing, only shaped like Christopher Lee.
3/19/2010 9:01:19 AM
Seriously. It's not just atheists who accept the theory of evolution. Religion and science are not exclusive.
3/19/2010 9:20:41 AM
Oh, you mean like trying to shoehorn an idea into Science class because it's in accordance to the FAITH of some kids' parents, then, when it's demanded that it conform to the criteria of scientific process, you pitch a fit, and try and sue to FORCE the schools to teach your beliefs. Your Faith. As a scientific fact. And to put the cherry on top, when it's pointed out that teaching Christian dogma in school is unconstitutional, you turn around, white out implicit mention to "God," and just place the generic "a creator." Mind you, the "creator's" method of creation always seems to match up suspiciously well with Genesis...funny that...
3/19/2010 9:21:31 AM
As someone who was in a school where groups were allowed to come in and pass out Bibles (well, the OT anyway) I say with all sincerity: Fuck you. With a redwood tree.
3/19/2010 9:42:40 AM
The old trojan darwin. My friends and I tried this on our local evangelical church, you know, so we could sneak in and destroy their faith. Would have made it too...if it wasn't for those damn kids and their meddling dog.
3/19/2010 9:55:32 AM
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3/19/2010 9:55:53 AM