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Look, I made the point (maybe a little too subtle) that space exploration was all about the glorification of man, and certainly nothing to do with the glorification of God. Am still waiting for Morticia/ Paige to tell me how space exploration honors God.

The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Pretty hard to justify this wanton extravagance just for a selfish euphoric and fleeting feeling.. Wow, man walked on the moon.!
Yeah, so what? Think about it..

More pressing business on planet Earth… Pull your heads out of the clouds,, people.
And I say once again, we did not need space exploration to develop technologies.

Just think what could have been achieved for the good of mankind with all that wasted billions upon billions…

kathy, Throne and Altar 62 Comments [4/17/2012 12:22:02 PM]
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tranz2deep

More like "Think how many Biblical assertions would have gone unchallenged if we didn't keep on pushing at the boundaries!"

I won't insult Luddites by comparing you with one.

4/17/2012 12:30:59 PM

Agahnim

People crave curiosity. Science satisfies curiosity and makes more. Fundamentalism only stunts people's curiosity.

I'll give you points for not botching the proverb "the proof of the pudding is in the eating," though.

4/17/2012 12:35:03 PM

Filin De Blanc

Exploring and marveling at God's universe doesn't honour him?

4/17/2012 12:38:43 PM

Dr.Shrinker

Kathy, space exploration is, and has always been closely tied with the military. The scientific research they have turned out to the general public is just gravy as far as the government is concerned. So you can relax. The government isn't spending billions just to learn the secrets of the universe. No, that money is going to improving our military standing.

Now, don't you feel better?

4/17/2012 12:42:20 PM

Kamism

LOL at this comment.

Yea we should have donated that money to a church! So they can molest altar boys and be covered up by the church. And no one does anything because it's religion.

But you could also have posted the comment at the bottom about the free market.

Funny how the free market has to be sustained by developments funded by governments across the world.

4/17/2012 12:44:17 PM

TheLastCenturion

four words:

Resources, and Real Estate.

4/17/2012 12:44:30 PM

checkmate

tell me how space exploration honors God.

Oh please, who cares?

Let's follow creationist logic:

1. God created man as is, therefore God also created the digestive system.

2. The production of feces in the large intestine is part of the digestive system and was therefore designed by God.

Ergo: every time I dump a shit, I'm glorifying God and his creation.

Think about it. When you go to the toilet you can say "I'm going to go glorify God, amen".

Fart for Jesus! Praise the Lord!

4/17/2012 1:13:51 PM

Papabear

I picture Kathy sitting on the john each morning honoring God by taking a sh*t.

4/17/2012 1:21:04 PM

Blue_J

Just think what could have been achieved for the good of mankind with all that wasted billions upon billions…

Giving to churches in the US: ~ $100 billion/year
NASA annual budget: $18.7 billion/year

(I know, I know, some church money goes to charitable causes. I would still wager that quite a bit does not. I used those numbers because I couldn't find numbers on how much churches spend on "Youth Evangelism Facilities" and coffee shops in the "Narthex.")

ETA: Oh, and, the US military budget is almost $700 billion per year. Just sayin'....

4/17/2012 1:23:36 PM

anevilmeme

"we did not need space exploration to develop technologies."

Actually we did, and more new technologies will emerge as we venture more and more into space.

Fundtards probably thought the same thing about the wheel: whoopie it goes round and round how does that glorify god?

4/17/2012 1:28:23 PM

Old Viking

When he's not practicing his wrath skills God likes to watch space exploration. Face it, it's awfully damned boring up there.

4/17/2012 1:31:41 PM

Zagen30

Meh, I've seen much worse. I don't agree but I don't find it particularly fundie.

I would argue, though, that if God existed, he evidently designed us to learn and improve our lot in life (we've done just that, so an omnipotent deity would have had to enable it), so being able to go into space would glorify him.

4/17/2012 2:18:09 PM

Kathy

@Dr.Shrinker
Oh so much better. Because you know for a second there I thought money was being spent on something that could improve the quality of our lives. As a Christian I would never want that, not while I can get senseless violence in a country I can neither pronounce nor find on a map.

4/17/2012 2:24:11 PM

Hertzyscowicz

Nothing really fundie past the first paragraph, just general wrongness.

4/17/2012 2:33:17 PM

Brendan Rizzo

She doesn't seem to know of all the useful technology that came from space travel.

4/17/2012 2:57:29 PM

WWWWolf

Oh yeah. It's not like we need satellites for anything these days. Like anything that would make people communicate easier, be more productive or help them avoid disasters. Nope.

> Wow, man walked on the moon.! Yeah, so what? Think about it.. More pressing business on planet Earth...

That was the 1960s. Guess what they said thousands of years earlier?

"Wow, a person visited another village! Yeah, so what? More pressing business in our village."

You can't do that "pressing business" on Earth unless you're really prepared to handle things that are bigger than just Earth. By stretching our influence to the orbit and to the Solar System we're preparing ourselves to handle problems that affect the whole planet. Heck, we already do that because we got there.

4/17/2012 3:38:33 PM

Michael

Who wants to bet that this person opposes cutting the defense budget?

4/17/2012 3:53:45 PM

thatotherguy

If God created everything, aren't we exploring to glory of God when we explore space?

4/17/2012 3:54:01 PM



"Pretty hard to justify this wanton extravagance just for a selfish euphoric and fleeting feeling.. Wow, man walked on the moon.!
Yeah, so what? Think about it.. "

God must be quite a crybaby if he deems us selfish for doing amazing achievements without his help.

"Just think what could have been achieved for the good of mankind with all that wasted billions upon billions…"


4/17/2012 4:41:35 PM

\m/>_<\m/

can we keep the altar boy quips to a minimum? i'm all for knockin' on fundies, but that seems waaaaaay below the belt: we're meant to be above those people, people!

also, is it unreasonable for me to wanna be the first guy to pop a guitar solo on the moon? how's that for praising the gods of metal: loud enough to be heard... IN SPACE!!!

4/17/2012 7:10:12 PM

Robespierre

It does not honour god in any way, and it should not. God is a fictional villain in a collection of mistranslated books with a large and obnoxious group of fanboys.

Edit: if your god does exist, he has made the universe for us. Instead of clinging to this tiny rock like baby monkeys, we might as well appreciate creation.
Re-edit: even at it's peak in 1964, the American space program never cost more than 0.5% of the gross domestic product, about 85$ per person per year at current prices. It's about 0.1% now, about 45$. Apart from much better understanding of the universe, high resolution space pics and occasional ego-boosts, the space program has vastly improved electronics, composite materials, communications, and, for a start, given us EVERYTHING that requires a satellite.
For a comparison, the USA spend around 2000$ per person per year on the military. I, for one, would gladly spend the money on science instead of weapons, especially given that russian and chinese military technology is 20 years behind.

4/17/2012 7:19:42 PM



Not fundie. Some people are just giant bitches.

4/17/2012 7:33:12 PM

Noneofyourbusiness

And how does achieving things for the good of mankind glorify God?

4/17/2012 7:37:01 PM



"Just think what could have been achieved for the good of mankind with all that wasted billions upon billions…"

> Like the billions upon billions wasted for glorifying the imaginary skydaddy who doesn't even exist?

4/17/2012 7:48:17 PM

JohnTheAtheist

This is what religion can do to a human mind. What an amazing, unbelievable accomplishment it was to walk on the moon. It shows what humanity is capable of when we focus our energies in positive directions. To the fundie it is a "so what" moment. Kathy, you are a stupid dunce.

4/17/2012 8:09:26 PM
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