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Anyway, I just got off the phone with my son's biology teacher. He said that he believes in macroevolution although he didn't mean to teach it to the students as absolute fact. I asked him if he was a Christian. He said he was. I asked him how he could believe in a theory that denies the word of God. He said that he didn't think macroevolution denied the word of God because "Genesis 1 is not written as a history." I told him he needed to stop denying the word of God to fit his scientific theories. He kept insisting that they were compatible. No matter what I said, he denied that they were incompatible. It was like arguing with a brick wall.

OND, Rapture Ready 52 Comments [7/24/2012 5:40:42 AM]
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pete

A theory is a hypothesis supported by so many facts that it becomes a fact in and of itself. Tiktaalik is a fact. Archeopteryx is a fact. Homo Erectus is a fact. The entire fossil record and all existing organisms are facts and all of them provide evidence for evolution.

BTW. If you can't find a school that will keep your children as ignorant as you? You better home "school" them.

7/24/2012 9:18:05 AM

Prager

Attn: Prager's irony metre exploded taking out two floors of his apartment building. When he's out of the hospital he'll start posting again.

Thank you

7/24/2012 9:40:57 AM

Berny

The irony is palpable.

7/24/2012 9:41:32 AM

freako104

Um.. the "word of god" is incompatible with scientific theories, history, geography, erc. Teacher wins.

7/24/2012 10:12:06 AM

Nagol

Yes, I imagine that's what arguing with you would be like.

7/24/2012 11:36:14 AM

Indicible

Somebody should tell those guys the Catholic Church actually accepts evolution (at least partly), and that it is not considered as contrary to their god's word per se.
Ah, well, they might argue the Catholic Church isn't Christian anyway...

7/24/2012 11:52:44 AM

John

It was like arguing with a brick wall

Or a Roman Catholic, or a Lutheran or a Presbyterian, or ...

7/24/2012 1:56:07 PM



Typical ruptured retard.

7/24/2012 2:10:14 PM

Old Viking

Are you referring to the word of God that requires more than 9,000 Christian denominations to interpret?

7/24/2012 2:55:00 PM

MK

That last line.... it so reeks of Poe that I want to invoke the law, and yet.... it's so convincing that it's a perfect example of the converse of the law.... damn you fundies!

7/24/2012 3:18:21 PM

anothga

The irony is strong with this one.

7/24/2012 3:22:36 PM

solomongrundy

@ MK

As was written in another thread it's pretty certain that OND is a POE. The user name is a straight-forward Caesar cipher involving moving each letter one place forward in the alphabet.

7/24/2012 4:16:38 PM

NonProphet

OND is a Poe. Really, guys. Can we stop submitting his/her posts?

7/24/2012 4:46:51 PM

Percy Q. Shunn

Hopefully, the teacher won't grade your son based on your overwhelming, stubborn ignorance.

7/24/2012 8:42:19 PM

Sylvana

I think the absolute worst part about this, is how OND demands that we take Genisis 1 literally, but will say that the whole eating shellfish or god killing millions of people is metaphorical and requires interpretation.

7/24/2012 10:57:35 PM

refuter of fundy vermin

RaptureRetards think anyone who disagrees them can't possibly be a Christian. Trying to reason with them is 'arguing with a brick wall', indeed.

7/24/2012 11:38:31 PM

JonnyTruant

...says the brick wall.

7/25/2012 12:58:27 AM

Swede

You were the brick wall in this scenario, stupid.

If Genesis 1 is written as history, then Genesis 2 must be a forgery, and the other way around, as they contradict each other.
Plus, neither says anything about diversification and survival, which is what evolution is all about.

As it's science, there are no absolute facts. The closest things to absolute facts in science are scientific theories. It was hardly the teacher's own scientific theories in this case, or your son has a VERY gifted and highly acclaimed teacher.

7/25/2012 1:09:16 AM

Nowonmai

The irony of the last line you type is lost on you.

7/25/2012 3:23:53 AM



It was like arguing with a brick wall.

Priceless...

7/25/2012 5:05:11 AM

JGC

Well, it is a fact that macroevolution occurs: it's been diretly observed to occur.

7/25/2012 7:20:35 AM



Remind me, why do we allow these people to breed?

7/26/2012 1:39:15 AM

Imp

I'm a Christian who believes in evolution. There's no reason why they can't coexist. Not everything in the Bible needs to be interpreted as perfect, literal fact, and I think that the values it teaches are more important. But forget it; arguing with people like you is like arguing with a brick wall.

7/26/2012 10:38:14 AM



@H

I know this is a bit late but... why do we need the Bible to be taken literally throughout to believe in a savior? The world's still pretty shitty either way, ain't it? Aside from the eternity part (maybe it can be a couple hundred years or something instead so we can see how things work out for the rest of the world after we go, but not have the burden or horrors of never-ending life), wouldn't it be great if we could go to a paradise to make up for the shit we have to deal with here?

7/27/2012 5:56:53 PM

Seeker Lancer

I feel so bad for today's biology teachers who have to put up with fucking lunatic parents all the time.

7/29/2012 7:43:07 PM
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