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Author Topic:   The Impossibility Of The Flood
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Message 46 of 100 (560929)
05-18-2010 7:43 AM
Reply to: Message 45 by anglagard
05-18-2010 1:21 AM

Re: My Opinion
I admire this post (#45, by anglagard).
I have thought for some time that religion is a kind of scam that succeeds because many people long to outsource their thinking.
The result is that the followers get someone to tell them what to think and lots of (imagined) perks, such as an afterlife, and the leaders get a cushy life, with little heavy lifting, lots of respect and full collection plates.
I have had occasion to attend church services a few times over the last several years, and have been appalled at the low intellectual standard shown in sermons, many of which made no sense at all. Those ministers just weren't making an honest effort.

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Member (Idle past 3483 days)
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Message 83 of 100 (561216)
05-19-2010 12:40 PM
Reply to: Message 81 by Buzsaw
05-19-2010 12:23 PM

Re: Application Of Natural Events
Re: Application Of Natural Events
Coragyps writes:
Nor observed in the geological/biological record. It was of SUCH HUGE MAGNITUDE that it left no trace of its happening.
No. Not correct. All that is there is debatable and remains the ongoing debate in the science arena, according to premise and thesis of interpretation of the geological/biological data observed. Both camps apply the same data in determinations.
This is word salad.
A huge cataclysm that happened at the time claimed for the fludde would have left traces. Much less extreme events have left traces that have been found.
Since no such traces have been found, it is dishonest to continue claiming that the fludde did occur, unless you can show exactly why it left no traces.
No waffling about dating techniques will be honest, unless you can demonstrate exactly why they are in error and why the overwhelming consilience of methods is found.
Unless you can show these things, you are merely displaying the damage that religion does to the human intellect.

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