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Religion

chriso11 (254041) writes | more than 11 years ago

User Journal 1

Well, another religious nut had to reply OT about my sig. Maybe I'm the bad guy for rubbing their face in it, but then again, I can't turn around without seeing a "God Bless America" or some 10 Commandments around. Most christians can't seem to get their head around the fact that they have to do the proving, not simply repeating inane slogans over and over again.

Well, another religious nut had to reply OT about my sig. Maybe I'm the bad guy for rubbing their face in it, but then again, I can't turn around without seeing a "God Bless America" or some 10 Commandments around. Most christians can't seem to get their head around the fact that they have to do the proving, not simply repeating inane slogans over and over again.

I remember talking to one person who said it was ok for the 10 Commandments to be in elementary schools. I asked him if adultery was such a big problem in schools that it needed to be prominently mentioned. Instead of wasting money posting the 10 commandments, how about better supervision?

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Triumphalist religious folks (1)

salimma (115327) | more than 11 years ago | (#6003084)

I can't turn around without seeing a "God Bless America" or some 10 Commandments around

Like the one at the front entrance of the State Supreme Court of Alabama?

Some people seem to believe that the bible is historically self-evident, I don't really get it since the people I ask never seem able to elaborate on their assertions.

I recall a hilarious preacher who is supposed to be clever (he was a straight A student) trying to prove that geology, and thus the dating of fossils, was based on incorrect assumptions. He never bothered trying to refute uranium dating, though.

The scary thing is that half the class who did not know better probably get impressed by all the fancy theoretizing and bought the fallacious arguments, hook line and sinker.

There is an interesting article about the difference between 'triumphalist' and 'relativist' religions on my journal entry [slashdot.org] , by the way. I showed it to a fundamentalist friend of mine - I went to this mission school that claimed not to belong to any denomination, quite scary - and he did not dare make any comment :)

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