Creationist Tours Lying to Children about Evolution

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  1. Chacala_Nayarit macrumors 6502

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    This evening on CNN they had a story about this group of creationists taking young children on tours of science museums which have displays of evolution and outright lying to them about the displays. I always though that lying was a sin, but with fundies it isn't lying when you are doing it for Jesus. :rolleyes:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/20/s...b1960d35db9529&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
     
  2. zap2 macrumors 604

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    wow, im really sick of this!!! The Bible has some good points and ideas but b dont take ever single word of it as the whole truth and don't try and force your religion on others.
     
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    Wow:eek:
     
  4. toontra macrumors 6502

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    This is where they have something in common with the neo-cons; Leo Strauss & other founders believed it was OK to mislead the public in order to gain support for their ideologies & thereby advance the common good (see BBC's "The Power of Nightmares").

    Are these two groups related by any chance?
     
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    These people are at war with the entire last 400 years of human history. They'd believe unalterably in dragons and unicorns if they happened to have been mentioned in their holy book. It's very sad, tragic even, but what are you going to do?
     
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    You'd have thought they'd have trouble with giants and Leviathan, not to mention the loopier bits of Revelation, but no...





    obligatory :rolleyes:
     
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    Didn't 54% ( or close to ) of americans vote for bush?!

    ;-)
     
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    What was it they said about statistics?
    :rolleyes:
     
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    Like zap2, I'm getting way sick of this crap. I wonder how they'd feel if schoolteachers and students walked into the middle of a church service and started peppering the minister with questions like, "If Adam and Eve's children had no one else to marry but each other, why isn't that incestuous?" :mad:

    If that Gallup statistic about 54% of Americans not believing in evolution is accurate, that is really, really scary. The amount of mind control exerted by the religious right has become truly frightening.

    That's one reason I hate home-based education. As often than not, it's a way of keeping kids "protected" from science.
     
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    Let me add some grist to your mill:
    http://www.commondreams.org/views04/1206-10.htm

    Enjoy!
     
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    Chocolate cream in the sky.....yummy. Better than vanilla, I'd suppose.
     
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    OMFG, these nutballs are verbally assaulting tour guides now?

    If I were a curator, I'd have a great tip for how to deal with these idiots: the same way you deal with any other smartass, vandal or troublemaker. Throw them out.

    These people are so neurotic they should be in an institution.
     
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    Yeah but so is murder and I think weve ended up killing (directly and inderectly) a quarter of a million people in Iraq (yuup I consider the people in Iraqs death to actually matter)
     
  18. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    Religion is a good thing in the sense that it gives people tradition reinforces values, storys and a number of other positive things. It does not give people and excuse not to think!!!!!
     
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    I believe we all just dropped from the sky one fine day; and seem to have suffered from amnesia from the drop, thus not being able to piece any of the history. ;) :)
     
  20. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Could be. Sounds no dumber than Scientology. :rolleyes:
     
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    Wow.
     
  22. Stella macrumors 604

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    LIES, DAMNED, LIES!!!!
     
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    Ah yes, that's the one.
     
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    The church could be right and the earth will never completely run out
    of petrolium products. It's just a matter of time and OUR fossiles will
    turn to bubbling crude, black gold, Texas tea.

    It never ceases to amaze me how easily people can be mislead.

    It's one thing to believe in prophecy and another to make sure it happens.
     
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    I allways have wondered why God put that iridium layer across the planet 65 Million years ago? was he playing us? No he wasnt, God exist and how the universe was born, how it is growing and changing along with everything within it is what we call Science. Science is explaining how god did it, does it and continues doing it.

    To spin a Non-changing static world based on a simplified version of mans origin for primitives handed down by a superior race into Science is a sin onto truth itself. Yet The Basics of the Universe's begining is in the Bible.The Earth was formless and void and we know this because our Solar system is a secondary star system if you will, leftovers from a older greater Star going Nova, The whole solar system was formless at this point. Let there be light is let there be fusion and there was. It was very very Good. Our Sun. Here comes Life....

    Creationist are simply Bible readers who are ignorant on how God built it all and choose to be.
     
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