Paul Broun: Evolution, Big Bang theory ‘lies straight from pit of hell’

To the rest of the country, this may come as a bit of a surprise. To those of us in Georgia, not so much.

From the AP:

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia Rep. Paul Broun said in videotaped remarks that evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are “lies straight from the pit of hell” meant to convince people that they do not need a savior.

The Republican lawmaker made those comments during a speech Sept. 27 at a sportsman’s banquet at Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell. Broun, a medical doctor, is running for re-election in November unopposed by Democrats.

“God’s word is true,” Broun said, according to a video posted on the church’s website. “I’ve come to understand that. All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell. And it’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who are taught that from understanding that they need a savior.”

The quote comes at 34:50 in the video above, in which Broun first recounts his exploits as a big-game trophy hunter. Later, he witnesses for Christ and tells his own personal story of finding salvation at a moment of crisis. Personally, I think a more telling moment comes a little earlier, when he tells the audience that pastors of other, more mainstream Christian denominations “are going to send their people to hell” because in his opinion, they do not stress a personal relationship with their savior.

Broun, who is a physician by training, sits on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. I think it’s important to stress that the setting for his remarks is religious in character rather than political.

– Jay Bookman

913 comments Add your comment

josef

October 7th, 2012
7:10 pm

Deegee

Lewis Black tickles the sh*t out of me! An EOI’s EOI, he! :-)

BROSEPHUS

“Man is not infalliable…”

The Pope not being a “real man…” I bet he eats quiche, too! :-)

Flat Earther

October 7th, 2012
7:10 pm

All religions are going to hell but mine.

But you can repent and go to heaven. We are tolerant.

A TAT

October 7th, 2012
7:11 pm

AmVet:

Last three hundred years?

Universities? Hospitals?

Dunno about scientific contributions, but it appears ’twas the Church that got the ball rolling.

Charitable giving was begun by the Church. It continues to this day. Surely you don’t have a problem with that.

Flat Earther

October 7th, 2012
7:12 pm

Getalife

God made oil silly. For us to burn and be happy

[...] Paul Broun: Evolution, Big Bang theory ‘lies straight from pit of hell’ (blogs.ajc.com) [...]

Flat Earther

October 7th, 2012
7:14 pm

God made progress.

Physics, chemistry, biology, technology, cell phones, TV. You didn’t build that, god did.

josef

October 7th, 2012
7:20 pm

A TAT

Just being EOI here, but charity lies at the heart of Judaism, the university and the hospital as we know them today were a product of Moorish Spain…

Oh, and how did the Church get them?

Go, Brother Mo! :-)

Oscar

October 7th, 2012
7:20 pm

It is a free country and we tolerate all religions and beliefs.

Most all religions and beliefs.

_____

We tolerate all beliefs, but not all religious practices. If the practice would be a violation of the law, it’s not legally allowed.

kayaker 71

October 7th, 2012
7:23 pm

So, now we are to believe that something created what we know as man about 5K yrs ago and then when things got pretty tough, sacrificed his “son” for our sins….. the same son who then arose from the dead and most of Christianity awaits his return. Then we are to believe that some male Muslim pedophile with numerous wives about 700 yrs ago has all the answers and publishes in some book that all who do not believe as he does are infidels and should be destroyed. It is revealing to me how much of a fairy tale that both of these points of view have on hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world. We have lost more people killed, burned at the stake, tortured, beaten and defiled because of religion than all of the wars in history. I am not sure if the Catholics or the Muslims have an edge but it is pretty close. Yet, we are guaranteed our right to believe in either one of these fairy tales. Someone above stated that people can believe any way they damned well please. It is none of AmVet’s or anyone else’s business. If you are like AmVet and think you have all of the answers, it just goes to prove how really far off of the mark you can be. We really don/t know, none of us were there and we don’t have a clue.

josef

October 7th, 2012
7:26 pm

kayaker

Obviously your Mama was scared by a tent revivalist when she was carrying you. :-)

kayaker 71

October 7th, 2012
7:33 pm

joseph,7:26.

Now that you mention it, I was raised in the evangelical capital of the Christian world, Tulsa, Oklahoma. I did watch Oral Roberts “save” a lot of people in tent revivals during my youth, usually escorted by my mother. He would tell all of the diabetics to throw away their insulin and take the crutches away from those would could not walk. He made gazillions of dollars and established a Bible thumping university which still thrives. And he thought he had all of the answers as well.

barking frog

October 7th, 2012
7:34 pm

josef
tent revivalists are not
that scary…

josef

October 7th, 2012
7:35 pm

Kayaker

Just for the record, you come in here quoting “science” to defend your anti-gay stances and might as well be quoting Leviticus for all intents and purposes…from my perspective, you, a man of science, are no different than a fundamentalist preacher…

josef

October 7th, 2012
7:35 pm

Kayaker

Just for the record, you come in here quoting “science” to defend your anti-gay stances and might as well be quoting Leviticus for all intents and purposes…from my perspective, you, a man of science, are no different than a fundamentalist preacher…

Kzguy

October 7th, 2012
7:35 pm

I thought Honey Boo Boo was the state’s biggest embarassment until Paul Broun opened his mouth.

barking frog

October 7th, 2012
7:36 pm

josef
say it again..

josef

October 7th, 2012
7:36 pm

maybe that one WAS worth saying twice… :-)

Bing

I love me a good circus… :-)

josef

October 7th, 2012
7:38 pm

oops

That was to Frog…sorry, but ya gotta admit, if I was going to confuse you with anybody else hereabouts, bada bing’s not the worst…

barking frog

October 7th, 2012
7:39 pm

kayaker 71

October 7th, 2012
7:39 pm

joseph, 7:35,

First of all, I an not quoting science to defend anti-gay stances…… I have no axe to grind with the gay community. You have the right to live your life any way you please, just as I do. It is none of my business what decisions you have made and you seem to be quite happy with them as well. A ‘fundamentalist preacher”? If you only knew.

Brosephus™

October 7th, 2012
7:40 pm

josef @ 7:10

:lol:

A TAT

October 7th, 2012
7:40 pm

josef:

Just being EOI here, but charity lies at the heart of Judaism

Never let it be said that the Church rejects hand-me-downs from our cousins.

barking frog

October 7th, 2012
7:44 pm

josef
some if not all christian
religions believe they are
spiritual jews thus the
inclusion of the OT with
the NT in their beliefs.

Flat Earther

October 7th, 2012
7:45 pm

Obama is right. You didn’t build that business, god did.

Maybe Obama IS the next coming….

JamVet

October 7th, 2012
7:46 pm

Dunno about scientific contributions…

Immediately after:

It’s a long list of the Church’s contributions to science…

Too funny…

For the fans of Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Jimmy Swaggert, Tammy & Jimmy and the innumerable other televangelist frauds out there…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8aJXzR3WyI

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

October 7th, 2012
7:48 pm

Shirley’s goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life

Jm

October 7th, 2012
7:49 pm

Turkey firing shells into Syria.

That can’t be good.

josef

October 7th, 2012
7:50 pm

KAYAKER

Perhaps no axe to grind, but you’ve come up with more than one hatchet job! :-)
As for your “not me” on quoting science. you will note I said FROM MY PERSPECTIVE..the result is the same when your dealing with ignorance and the fall out, come it from “educated” men of science or “educated” men of faith…

A TAT
True…
I’ve quipped this one here before, but don’t know if ever to you…so, what’s a Christian? A Jew with an insurance policy…

josef

October 7th, 2012
7:53 pm

K’CHAK

And don’t call me Shirley… :-)

barking frog

October 7th, 2012
7:58 pm

shirley’s friends, goodness
and mercy are better looking
or so i’ve heard..

josef

October 7th, 2012
7:59 pm

Speaking of Syria, Turkey and all that…has anybody heard from Sooth…? I’m wondering what the Hezbollah take is…

barking frog

October 7th, 2012
7:59 pm

anyone have a tit for a tat ?

josef

October 7th, 2012
8:00 pm

FROG

And then there’s the triplets Faith, Hope and Charity…

Jm

October 7th, 2012
8:01 pm

Frog

I smell a rat a tat tat

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

October 7th, 2012
8:01 pm

In America’s New Secular Order, received in Covenant and Creed from the Creator, G-d Almighty, sectarian factionalism is treason.

barking frog

October 7th, 2012
8:05 pm

josef
Faith is pessimistic, Hope
is optimistic, Charity is
more giving but all trois
will menage…

fair and balanced

October 7th, 2012
8:07 pm

And while everyone is preoccupied with the latest bible thumper/politician who is part of the GOP
braintrust in Congress, and the latest embarrassment from Gawgia, more war rumblings from the Middle East:

“”"”The incident of Saturday, Oct. 6, with the penetration of Israeli air space by a large unmanned helicopter should not have been allowed to happen. The surprise interloper should have been shot down before spending nearly half an hour over southern Israel. The incident showed ID intelligence and command not up to handling enemy surprises, even after countless drills and exercises.
Four months ago, on July 20, Hizballah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah said in a speech, “The resistance movement will surprise Tel Aviv in any future war.”
Hizballah with Iranian backing almost certainly proved its point Saturday, very likely in collaboration with its Palestinian ally, Hamas.
Israeli intelligence experts note that before the Israeli Air Force fighters scrambled to shoot it down, the intruder would have had enough time for its surveillance equipment to beam to its Iranian control station, wherever it was, the electronic signatures of US and Israeli military installations within its purview in the South and the Negev. “”"”"”"”"”"”"
From
Debka File and Jerusalem Post today.

Maybe Natanyahu has been too preoccupied with drawing red lines in the wrong places.

josef

October 7th, 2012
8:08 pm

Frog

“The greatest of all these is Charity…”
–Paul Thomas Jefferson

barking frog

October 7th, 2012
8:08 pm

Jm
back @cha…

barking frog

October 7th, 2012
8:10 pm

josef
i had heard that…

barking frog

October 7th, 2012
8:13 pm

The VP debate is being
held just for the comedians.

getalife

October 7th, 2012
8:13 pm

josef,

I saw the name over at drudge links.

Our politics is tit for tat politics.

If mitt wins, the Dem’s focus will be to make him a one termer..

Appleseed

October 7th, 2012
8:13 pm

When I was a lad we studied the Gilgamesh Epic and the Enuma Elish.

Towncrier

October 7th, 2012
8:13 pm

“That’s why it’s called B-E-L-I-E-F. Contrary to your opinion, you do not KNOW everything. That you believe with all your being does not mean that people that don’t believe exactly as you do are wrong. That’s why my beliefs are beyond you. In your world, things are cut-and-dry, black-and-white.”

Faith and logic are NOT contradictory things. You don’t need to suspend logical reasoning in order to have faith. The reason you and I believe differently is because we operate from different premises. I don’t see the Bible as a book of suggestions or quaint piece of literature. It claims to be God’s word, the writing of which is inspired by the spirit of God. Jesus thought David spoke in his Psalms by the Holy Spirit. You think the Bible is solely the product of men. If I thought that, I would toss it out. Why? Because it has no greater claim to truth than any other religious text. I guess to you it is a flavor of ice cream.

“One last thing, I am no more creating my own religion than you are yourself.”

I guess that follows if the Bible is man-made.

“Unless you are the 2nd coming, you are not the all knowledgable one, regardless to what you think you should know.”

I guess that follows if the Bible is man-made and, since it it full of errors, can really be interpreted in many different ways – just as we wish.

josef

October 7th, 2012
8:15 pm

FAIR AND BALANCED

“Maybe Natanyahu has been too preoccupied with drawing red lines in the wrong places.”

So now Bibi’s responsible for that breech of security? Yeah, and Obama is responsible for the Benghazi embassy attack.

Maybe they both ought to get out of bed with each other, eh?

Oscar

October 7th, 2012
8:17 pm

Turkey firing shells into Syria.

That can’t be good.

____________

Well, yes, it can be.

Oscar

October 7th, 2012
8:18 pm

anyone have a tit for a tat ?

_______

Yes, a lot of people do.

godless heathen

October 7th, 2012
8:19 pm

Dumbass Braun provides a great opportunity for libs and Dems to point and laugh, and seems to reinforce their belief that conservatives are ignorant. But it should be remembered that a large percentage of libs and Dems call themselves Christians, and a larger majority believe in various supreme beings. Based on no empirical evidence whatsoever, a large majority of people, be they, liberal, conservative, independent, communist, socialist, or anarchist rely on supernatural explanations to things that happen in everyday life. So Braun is an idiot to believe that the world is 6000 years old, but you are not to believe that the son of god came to earth just over 2000 years ago and died for your sins? Or that Allah sent the prophet Mohamed, or that Moses led the Israelites to the Promised Land?

The way this heathen sees it, you either decry all religious beliefs, or you STFU.

getalife

October 7th, 2012
8:27 pm

Israel shot it down so Bibi gets credit for that.

Stopping drones will need great radar systems.

josef

October 7th, 2012
8:28 pm

TOWNCRIER

There’s Torah and Talmud (Mishnah and Gemara)…the “sacred” and the not so…

josef

October 7th, 2012
8:30 pm

getalife

The Pentagon’s take on the shoot down was “yay! Radar’s working…whew!”

josef

October 7th, 2012
8:32 pm

Heathen

Or, if you’ve got good manners, you don’t decry ANY of them…nobody has a patent on the truth, and that includes you… :-)

Jm

October 7th, 2012
8:34 pm

Oscar

Conflagration is generally bad

josef

October 7th, 2012
8:35 pm

“You must acceot the truth, wherever it comes from.”
—Maimonides

Oscar

October 7th, 2012
8:37 pm

Or, if you’ve got good manners, you don’t decry ANY of them…nobody has a patent on the truth, and that includes you…

___________

There sure are a lot of people walking around that think they do.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

October 7th, 2012
8:37 pm

An ocelot is the truth, or is that ascot.

My ocelot has an ascot.

And I have an ascot diagrammed with an ocelot

josef

October 7th, 2012
8:37 pm

JM, Getalife, Fair and Balanced…

I’d like to be a fly on the wall in the Pentagon right now…well, maybe not…ignorance IS bliss…

“and I’m gonna be a blissful idiot and struggle for the legal tender…”
–Thomas Jefferson Brown

Oscar

October 7th, 2012
8:38 pm

Conflagration is generally bad

______

Sometimes it’s necessary. Don’t know the details of this, so I can’t say either way.

josef

October 7th, 2012
8:39 pm

K’CHAK

Mine and DDR’s ocelot has a boa!

OSCAR

I’m nobody. Nobody knows everything. Therefore I know everything.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

October 7th, 2012
8:43 pm

“Everybody doesn’t like something, but nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee.”
–Thomas Hillshire Jefferson

getalife

October 7th, 2012
8:45 pm

josef,

Still no warmongering from the usual retired military talking heads on corporate media. mitt wants a two trillion military increase so I am sure if they get it, the warmongering will start.

godless heathen

October 7th, 2012
8:46 pm

Or, if you’ve got good manners, you don’t decry ANY of them…nobody has a patent on the truth, and that includes you… :-)

Patent No, 10345334548. Look it up.

I’m just saying, when you look at it from the outside, all religious beliefs appear pretty nutty. If you are religious, it is asinine to consider call someone else’s beliefs nutty because they are not the same as yours.

TaxPayer

October 7th, 2012
8:46 pm

The earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old based on the use of science. If you people (hehe) of faith wish to use the half life of the oldest known written word to establish an alternate age that you could actually “sell” to scientists as something plausible, go for it. Let me know when you locate those stone tablets.

Stuart Tyrnauer

October 7th, 2012
8:47 pm

Sixty-six year old Georgia Republican 10th Congressional District senator (and Medical Doctor) Paul Broun, Jr. believes the bible is the revealed god, and that the world was created in six days only 6000 years ago, and that evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are “lies straight from the pit of hell” meant to convince people that they do not need a savior. Broun, who is a physician by training, sits on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. According to Wikipedia, the Doctor “received his medical license from a box of Crackerjacks, as well”. He is also a member of the Tea Party Caucus.

The writers of the bible also believed that the world was flat, and that a firmament hovered above their desert home from which God reigned over the underlying desert. Any high school student understands that these earlier beliefs are only fiction, and believes in evolution and the Big Bang singularity. There is not a stitch of evidence in support of his preposterous beliefs and mountains of evidence against them.

There has to be something seriously wrong with this joker. At the very least, he should be required to abide by the principle of separation of church and state, and resign from his House committee.

Oscar

October 7th, 2012
8:51 pm

josef

___

Those that think they know everything are very annoying to those of us who do.

josef

October 7th, 2012
8:52 pm

getalife

Yeah. Conspicuous in their absence….doubt they’re willing to get up and say, “I have no idea which way this is going to go…”

Oscar

October 7th, 2012
8:52 pm

mitt wants a two trillion military increase so I am sure if they get it, the warmongering will start.

______

Well, they don’t want that two trillion to go to waste.

Tom

October 7th, 2012
8:53 pm

josef

October 7th, 2012
8:57 pm

godless heathen

October 7th, 2012
8:57 pm

Stuart Tyrnauer

October 7th, 2012
8:47 pm

Stuart: Do you believe in God?

josef

October 7th, 2012
8:58 pm

TOM

I’ve been following that one…interesting, ain’t it!

Look before I leap...

October 7th, 2012
8:58 pm

“Faith and logic are NOT contradictory things. ”

Interesting comment. But what happens when scientific reasoning tells you something different? If one of the pillars of your faith tell you the earth is less than 10,000 years old, yet we can use verifiable measuring metholodologies that put that number at around 4.5B years – logic says one number can be correct, but not both. Important to point out that both numbers can be incorrect.

josef

October 7th, 2012
9:09 pm

Look before

According to Maimonides, when science and the scriptures appear to be in conflict, the scriptural is to be seen as allegorical…

Fred ™

October 7th, 2012
9:10 pm

So when Kyle’s open’s back up will we be rid of all the flotsam and jetsam that drifted in?

barking frog

October 7th, 2012
9:11 pm

josef
really? al gore ical ?

barking frog

October 7th, 2012
9:12 pm

Fred™
mostly jetsam..

Fred ™

October 7th, 2012
9:13 pm

lol frog. Good point.

josef

October 7th, 2012
9:14 pm

FRED

Sois sage, je te dit…

When we went into closed during Big Daddy’s absence they tolerated us over there…

FROG
:-)

kayaker 71

October 7th, 2012
9:15 pm

Stuart, 8:47.

You pompous ass. What gives you the right to declare what anyone should believe. He can believe that Elvis is still alive if he wants or that all of those Muslims are peace loving Americans who just want the best for America. Who says that you are right and that he is wrong? It’s called theory for a very good reason. As I said before, you were not there, none of us knows all of the answers and you don’t have a clue. Stop acting like an all knowing idiot.

RB from Gwinnett

October 7th, 2012
9:17 pm

Wow, Jay, you really put the journalizm skills to the limit with this one. A Christian daring to say he believes evolution and the big bang theory are false and people who don’t believe in God and the creation theory believed by most Christians will land them in hell. Shocker there, Jay. You developed a keen knack for pointing out the obvious with this one.

The most amazing thing to me is that the half of the democratic party who actually believes in God hasn’t figured out their party has been taken over by athiests who hate them and are doing everything possible through the party to wipe their faith out of public life. Talk about strange bedfellows (that’s NOT a gay joke, btw…)

Fred ™

October 7th, 2012
9:19 pm

Look before I leap…

October 7th, 2012
8:58 pm

“Faith and logic are NOT contradictory things. ”

Interesting comment. But what happens when scientific reasoning tells you something different?
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

How much “scientific reasoning” do you take on faith? I loved the Chem 101 professor I had freshman year who said “The atom mass of oxygen is 15.9999 Why? Because we say so, and it seems to work most of the time.”

I have found that all those lunkheads who try to “disprove” religious beliefs do so with their own “religious” zeal. As such they ridicule the sam failings in “religion” that they accept as faith in their “science.”

Where was the big bang? HWat caused it? It there was nothing there how did it “bang?” The list of mysteries you take on ‘faith” is endless. So why deride others for their faith in other answers?

Fred ™

October 7th, 2012
9:21 pm

josef: au contraire. There is a difference. WE used our same names. WE weren’t tossed off of Kyle’s. WE didn’t storm off in a poutrage from Kyles swearing to never come back. HUGE difference.

josef

October 7th, 2012
9:22 pm

HEATHEN

@ 8:46

I would agree…and not just religion either… :-)

Kayaker

Well, I don’t know if Elvis is STILL alive, but he was back in the mid 80s when I saw him at the K-Mart in Tuscaloosa…

Fred ™

October 7th, 2012
9:23 pm

oh and I asked earlier why was s-c-h-n-i-r-t (without the dashes) placed on the autosnagger list?

Fred ™

October 7th, 2012
9:24 pm

Well, I don’t know if Elvis is STILL alive, but he was back in the mid 80s when I saw him at the K-Mart in Tuscaloosa…

DUDE. I KNEW that was him. I was there too……..

josef

October 7th, 2012
9:25 pm

FRED
@ 9:21

Well, there is that…

and @ 9:19 paragraph 2

Amen!

Towncrier

October 7th, 2012
9:25 pm

“Interesting comment. But what happens when scientific reasoning tells you something different?”

There is no distinct form of “reasoning” – scientific or otherwise. There is only valid or invalid reasoning. One must evaluate the rationale and evidence for any argument.

“If one of the pillars of your faith tell you the earth is less than 10,000 years old, yet we can use verifiable measuring metholodologies that put that number at around 4.5B years – logic says one number can be correct, but not both. Important to point out that both numbers can be incorrect.”

Actually, both numbers can be incorrect, but they both cannot be right. The Bible does not indicate how old the earth actually is. It only indicates (implicitly, through its provided genealogy) that mankind has only been on earth several thousands (six to seven) of years. Interestingly (and strangely coincidentally), written human history only goes back that far. Secondly, I do not consider the “measuring methodologies” you speak of (I suppose radiometric) to be unequivocally reliable. I have read debates on this issue, but have not come to a final conclusion.

TaxPayer

October 7th, 2012
9:26 pm

Important to point out that both numbers can be incorrect.

Important in what way. The Biblical accounting is wrong by billions of years. :roll:

Fred ™

October 7th, 2012
9:26 pm

Although it’s probably a message not needed by those here tonight let me remind everyone that the deadline to get registered to vote here in Georgia is Tuesday, Oct 9th.

kayaker 71

October 7th, 2012
9:29 pm

joseph, 9:22.

I am sure that you know he died in August, 1977. But I admire your slight of hand.

Towncrier

October 7th, 2012
9:29 pm

josef:

According to the Central Conference of American Rabbis (Reform):

“For us in the Jewish community, anyone who claims that Jesus is their savior is no longer a Jew and is an apostate. Through that belief she has placed herself outside the Jewish community. Whether she cares to define herself as a Christian or as a ‘fulfilled Jew,’ ‘Messianic Jew,’ or any other designation is irrelevant; to us, she is clearly a Christian.”

and

“Religious leaders across the Jewish spectrum have all declared that Messianic Jews are not Jews.”

Well, how about that? Medved was right. Jews do consider Christian Jews non-Jews:

What is the one political or religious position that makes a Jew utterly unwelcome in the organized community? We accept atheist Jews, Buddhist Jews, pro-Palestinian Jews, Communist Jews, homosexual Jews, and even sanction Hindu-Jewish meditation societies. “Jews for Jesus,” however, or “Messianic Jews” face resistance and exclusion everywhere. In Left-leaning congregations, many rabbis welcome stridently anti-Israel speakers and even Palestinian apologists for Islamo-Nazi terror. But if they invited a “Messianic Jewish” missionary, they’d face indignant denunciation from their boards and, very probably, condemnation by their national denominational leadership. It is far more acceptable in the Jewish community today to denounce Israel (or the United States), to deny the existence of God, or to deride the validity of Torah than it is to affirm Jesus as Lord and Savior.

On what grounds????? How is an atheistic or Buddhist Jew any different from a Christian Jew with respect to the Torah and Talmud? But JamVet thought it ridiculous that I called American secular Jews non-Jews. If Jews did not consider any of their own non-Jews, he might have some ground for an argument. But since they can draw a line based on some criterion, so can anyone else. That is the cold, hard logic of it.

RB from Gwinnett

October 7th, 2012
9:29 pm

“At the very least, he should be required to abide by the principle of separation of church and state, and resign from his House committee.”

WTF?!! Let me get this straight, dude. A Christain isn’t allowed to hold office or if they are, the’re not allowed to voice their opinions about the origin of man EVEN IF THEY’RE DOING IT AT A CHURCH FUNCTION. That’s pretty whacked out dude. And you have the nerve to spout off about somebody else?????? Geez.

Fred ™

October 7th, 2012
9:32 pm

RB@ 9:29: I think I’m gonna go slit my wrists. That’s TWO posts in one weekend of yours that I agree with lol.

TaxPayer

October 7th, 2012
9:33 pm

Secondly, I do not consider the “measuring methodologies” you speak of (I suppose radiometric) to be unequivocally reliable.

Because of your exhaustive research yet to be published. :roll:

Ben Franklin

October 7th, 2012
9:35 pm

The time has come to quit laughing at these people and begin to
confront them face on. Start a movement to have the man’s medical
licsenc revoked on mental disability grounds.
When the have the power the reborns will make all bend the knee
or die.

Towncrier

October 7th, 2012
9:35 pm

“A Christain isn’t allowed to hold office or if they are, the’re not allowed to voice their opinions about the origin of man EVEN IF THEY’RE DOING IT AT A CHURCH FUNCTION.”

Yes, because of the politically correct “interpretation” of the religion clause liberals subscribe to.

Doggone/GA

October 7th, 2012
9:37 pm

“If one of the pillars of your faith tell you the earth is less than 10,000 years old,”

I would counter that that is not a piller of faith, even though it is a pillar of some versions of religion.

Brosephus™

October 7th, 2012
9:37 pm

I guess that follows if the Bible is man-made.

I guess that follows if the Bible is man-made and, since it it full of errors, can really be interpreted in many different ways – just as we wish.

Have you finished burning up that straw man yet? Geez, you’re so stuck on one thing that you’ve taken so far out of context, that I’m beginning to wonder if you’re really that stupid or if you’re just playing the role of an asshat tonight?

How does written by man become man made? Where did I state that I didn’t think the Bible was the word of God as relayed by man? You’re so intent on being right about what YOU believe that you fail to listen to what I’ve said.

Don’t worry about responding as I have nothing further to say. Whenever you decide to get your head out of your ass so you can actually listen to what I say, then respond. Otherwise, you can carry on with burning your straw men.

hiram

October 7th, 2012
9:38 pm

@Stuart
The proverb most applicable to this thread is “ignorance is bliss”. Attempting to reason with people who have voluntarily disabled their mental faculties is pointless. It makes you wonder why they don’t do stuff like, jump off of the roof of their house, flap their arms and expect to fly. How do they find their way to work and back home?

DAV

October 7th, 2012
9:38 pm

The man should not be breathing our oxygen.