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Re: Ye Religion Thread
« Reply #3045 on: February 05, 2014, 02:09:31 PM »
I kind of wish Bill Nye had been able to see those audience questions beforehand. There are so many slam dunks available when refuting young earth creationist claims, and Nye hit a few of them, but sometimes seemed to get bogged down in digressions that I felt probably weren't connecting with the audience.

Obviously Ken Ham only agreed to do this debate because Bill Nye was going to be his opponent. Bill Nye has a reputation for being a super nice guy, and anyone else like Richard Dawkins would've chosen to spend more time leveling ridicule and veiled insults at him. And personally, I would've been completely bored and uninterested in that. It turned out to be a lot more of a reasonable actual "discussion" about the subject rather than a disgruntled argument between two assholes with high opinions of themselves, which is usually what I expect from these kinds of debates.
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Re: Ye Religion Thread
« Reply #3046 on: February 05, 2014, 03:20:49 PM »
Bill Nye has a reputation for being a super nice guy, and anyone else like Richard Dawkins would've chosen to spend more time leveling ridicule and veiled insults at him. And personally, I would've been completely bored and uninterested in that. It turned out to be a lot more of a reasonable actual "discussion" about the subject rather than a disgruntled argument between two assholes with high opinions of themselves, which is usually what I expect from these kinds of debates.

Yes, I was happy with the tone of the debate.

One of my favorite moments was when Bill Nye skewered Ken Ham's artificial distinction between 'historical' and 'observational' science by pointing out how astronomy necessarily combines the two simultaneously: every present observation of the night sky is a vision of the historical past. But I especially liked how Nye continued on that topic and brought the concept of the age of photons right into the room, quipping how he observed the folks in the back of the room looked a little younger than those in the front. I thought he connected really well with the audience in that moment -- that sort of ideal point where you've got people laughing but also thinking.

I just recall wishing more points could have been brought home in that fashion. (Ideally. I get that it's not easy to do on stage under time pressure.)


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Re: Ye Religion Thread
« Reply #3047 on: February 06, 2014, 09:41:15 AM »
When asked what would cause them to change their position.....

Ham: "nothing"

Nye: "evidence"

That about sums it up.
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Re: Ye Religion Thread
« Reply #3048 on: February 16, 2014, 05:56:57 PM »
Reality show snake handler dies from snake bite - http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20140216/NEWS01/140216005/Reality-show-snake-handler-dies-from-snake-bite

Best quote from the story - "Coots and the show's co-star, Rev. Andrew Hamblin, believe in a passage from the Gospel of Mark that suggests a poisonous snakebite won't harm them if they are anointed by God's power"
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Re: Ye Religion Thread
« Reply #3049 on: February 16, 2014, 07:58:19 PM »
Reality show snake handler dies from snake bite - http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20140216/NEWS01/140216005/Reality-show-snake-handler-dies-from-snake-bite

Best quote from the story - "Coots and the show's co-star, Rev. Andrew Hamblin, believe in a passage from the Gospel of Mark that suggests a poisonous snakebite won't harm them if they are anointed by God's power"

The passage says you can pick up serpents, it doesn't say you won't get bit. It also doesn't mention "poisonous serpents". Personally, if they want to do that, it's fine with me, I only hope they achieve commune with God before they add to the gene pool.
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Re: Ye Religion Thread
« Reply #3050 on: March 10, 2014, 02:34:42 AM »
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/08/us-iraq-women-islam-idUSBREA270NR20140308

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About two dozen Iraqi women demonstrated on Saturday in Baghdad against a draft law approved by the Iraqi cabinet that would permit the marriage of nine-year-old girls and automatically give child custody to fathers.

The legislation [...] describes girls as reaching puberty at nine, making them fit for marriage, makes the father sole guardian of his children at two and condones a husband's right to insist on sexual intercourse with his wife whenever he wishes.

The legislation is referred to as the Ja'afari Law, named after the sixth Shi'ite imam Ja'afar al-Sadiq, who founded his own school of jurisprudence.

The draft was put forward by Justice Minister Hassan al-Shimari, a member of the Shi'ite Islamist Fadila party, and approved by the cabinet on February 25.

It must now be reviewed by parliament [...]

Iraq's current personal status law enshrines women's rights regarding marriage, inheritance, and child custody, and has often been held up as the most progressive in the Middle East.

The proposed new law's defenders argue that the current personal status law violates sharia religious law.


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Re: Ye Religion Thread
« Reply #3051 on: March 10, 2014, 04:01:30 AM »
 :grrrr: :dohdohdoh:

I do like the "husband's right to insist on sexual intercourse with his wife whenever he wishes"  :evilgrin:
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« Reply #3052 on: March 10, 2014, 04:34:45 AM »
Ohhhh don't get me started.

I've been sparing you all a thousand posts about this,such is my outrage.  Apparently it's a recruiting tactic by Hamas,watch this and cringe:

<span data-s9e-mediaembed="youtube" style="display:inline-block;width:100%;max-width:640px"><span style="display:block;overflow:hidden;position:relative;padding-bottom:56.25%"><iframe allowfullscreen="" scrolling="no" style="background:url(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/KcWn6Rgm3Vo/hqdefault.jpg) 50% 50% / cover;border:0;height:100%;left:0;position:absolute;width:100%" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/KcWn6Rgm3Vo"></iframe></span></span><br /><a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/KcWn6Rgm3Vo" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/KcWn6Rgm3Vo</a>

http://videosift.com/video/Young-Wisdom-vs-Old-Ignorance-Child-Flees-Forced-Marriage

Watching that second video,I am convinced of the sancity of their religion. However,MY religion demands I shove my feet up the asses of that poor kid's father and the Cleric who dare defend this and start riverdancing.


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« Reply #3053 on: March 16, 2014, 04:04:36 PM »
Suppose Fred Phelps' funeral will be picketed?  (Perhaps with GOD HATES FREDS signs?)

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/03/15/fred-phelps-founder-of-the-god-hates-fags-westboro-baptist-church-is-on-the-edge-of-death/

Though somehow the best response might be if nobody showed up at all.

One surprising claim from the article above was that Phelps was reportedly excommunicated from his own cult last August.

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Re: Ye Religion Thread
« Reply #3054 on: March 16, 2014, 11:08:21 PM »
I have it on good authority that God loves Freds.
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« Reply #3055 on: May 06, 2014, 05:27:13 PM »
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« Reply #3056 on: May 06, 2014, 07:05:42 PM »
Suppose Fred Phelps' funeral will be picketed?  (Perhaps with GOD HATES FREDS signs?)

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/03/15/fred-phelps-founder-of-the-god-hates-fags-westboro-baptist-church-is-on-the-edge-of-death/

Though somehow the best response might be if nobody showed up at all.

One surprising claim from the article above was that Phelps was reportedly excommunicated from his own cult last August.

:exqueezeme:


Thanks for identifying what this "church" became under his leadership...a cult.  You shall know them (false teachers) by their fruit.

Also, God loves Freds.   ;D

Peace and love,

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« Reply #3057 on: May 06, 2014, 07:19:40 PM »
Also, God loves Freds.   ;D

And he really really hates Walmart. But he shops there anyway. He doesn't know why.
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« Reply #3058 on: May 15, 2014, 12:45:56 PM »
Why Jesus is presented as white ?
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« Reply #3059 on: May 15, 2014, 01:47:30 PM »
Nigga wut!!! E'rybody know Jesus was a brotha!

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