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God Is on the Ropes: The Brilliant New Science That Has Creationists and the Christian Right Terrified


Society & Culture  (tags: Darwin, evolution, creationists, right wing evangelical Christians, God, culture, ethics, religion, science, society, Copernicanism, Laws of Thermodynamics, TalkOrigins Archive )

Lynn
- 1596 days ago - salon.com
The Christian right's obsessive hatred of Darwin is a wonder to behold, ... Darwin earned their hatred because he explained the evolution of life in a way that doesn't require the hand of God. Darwin didn't exclude God, ... But he didn't require God, either,



   

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Lynn Squance (235)
Tuesday January 6, 2015, 10:25 pm
Now I am no physicist, but I did take 2 years of physics in high school . . . a very, very long time ago. England's work is very interesting and it certainly will make the rabid Christian right puff up with ire and indignation. One thing I have found interesting is that relatively few of the Christian right are scientists capable of understanding England's work, yet they are beating the drum of creationism and denying evolution.

I am a Christian who believes that people have brains for a reason, over and above the obvious of running our own bodies. Some people have the gift of intense curiosity about how things work, while others have the ability to explain things clearly. As it says near the beginning of the article "...Darwin didn't exclude God, ... But he didn't require God, either. ..."
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 7, 2015, 12:41 am
I never thought there was anything wrong with believing in creationalism while at the same time having a belief in God/Jesus. It works for me personally and I think that's what matters. Whatever works for an individual as long as you aren't hurting anyone or forcing beliefs down others throats. And I strongly believe in separation of church and state.
Thank you Lynn for the article.
 

Ben O (131)
Wednesday January 7, 2015, 7:36 am
Science and reason, thanks very much!
 

Ben O (131)
Wednesday January 7, 2015, 7:38 am
"Any one who believes in telekinesis, raise my hand"
(Kurt Vonnegut)
 

JL A (281)
Wednesday January 7, 2015, 8:16 pm
Many denominations explicitly accept science and do not share a view that it is grounds for concerns or antithetical to their theology, etc.
 

SusanAWAY A (219)
Thursday January 8, 2015, 5:44 pm
Noted and shared. I say yay! Of course, I expect it to make little or no difference in the US, home of the right-wing teanut evangelical nutjobs who are in charge of everything now.
 

Liliana G (204)
Thursday January 8, 2015, 8:52 pm
Fascinating ideas but please see that while the testing goes on no living organism is sacrificed. Save the energy!
 

Terrie Williams (798)
Friday January 9, 2015, 6:37 am
LMAO, Ben.

Darwin....ma main dude. Personally, whatever floats your boats, rows your oars or puts gas in your tank....believe as you wish...no one knows for sure but the dead, and so far, they ain't tellin'. :)
 

Mitchell D (82)
Monday January 12, 2015, 1:24 pm
I love that too, Ben, plan to use it, thank you.
Darwin was deeply religious, had initially intended to become a man of the cloth; put off publishing his findings for years, knowing they would run against his own religious beliefs, finally publishing when he was in danger of being scooped.
Those who can only rely on received wisdom to understand the universe may feel comfortable with their view, but may also, be viewing the universe through the lens of culturally supported delusion.
Let us not forget that the ancient Greeks, and Romans, also "knew" that Zeus, Apollo, etc. ran the place!
 

Lady S (446)
Tuesday January 13, 2015, 8:45 am
Their faith is pretty weak if they think Darwin or any random person not believing has "God on the ropes."
 
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