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You are trying to apply beliefs to me, as a Christian, that I do not have and then you want to act like I am somehow the one being ridiculous.
Analogous lines of thought:
I never heard of Mitt Romney, so obviously he didn't run for president.
I never heard of of global warming, so obviously it doesn't exist.
I never heard of abortion, so obviously it doesn't happen.
I'm not telling you what you think. I don't know, nor do I particularly care what you think.
I'm telling you that the majority of your religion's followers think the earth is 10,000 years old, and that you are the exception, not the rule.
This post was edited by ramssuperbowl99 14 months ago
Also, my favorites from tBB:
I never heard of extreme poverty, so obviously it doesn't exist.
I never heard of rising income inequality, so obviously it doesn't exist.
I never heard of anything good Obama ever did, so obviously it never happened.
Southern Baptist is one of, if not the largest protestant denomination in country. A belief like that likely wouldn't differ from church to church, that's a pretty serious claim to make.
Maybe others would think that, but the idea it's mainstream seems doubtful.
Sorry, not buying it.
LOL. You think the only place I get my religious info from is just my church? You are just wrong.
Are you saying only gullible people believe in creation?
Does it not concern you that scientists have to keep changing what they believe about evolution to be true when problems in their theory arise.
I feel much more secure with life when I believe in something that doesn't change. I mean, putting your trust in evolution and having the theory change every few years has to give people ulcers.
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It would concern me is scientists DIDN'T change the theory of evolution when the data merits tweaking it.
However, I would like you to describe some of the recent changes to the theory of evolution, if you could. Since these concern you, I would assume you know some of these changes.
EDIT: By the way, what you feel 'secure' with has nothing to do with what is true or not. That should be your primary concern.
Get off my lawn, hippie.
I'm with Troy on this one. I 'choose' not to believe that many people are that jaw-dropping stupid.
No, that's called the scientific method.
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Doesn't this speak volumes to you though?
That isn't the same thing. You are trying to tell me what the beliefs of my own religion are. And it just isn't so.
Hi everyone. I'd like you introduce you to TroyTide.
His beliefs perfectly represent the core of christianity. So if every other christian thinks one thing, and TroyTide thinks another, TroyTide is right. And this makes perfect sense. Any other data, no matter how overwhelming, can be (and must be) wrong.
Okay, move along now.
Again, just because you've never heard of it doesn't mean other Southern Baptists haven't heard of it or believe in it. I don't think you really understand that people can identify with the same faith but have slightly different beliefs without causing a complete schism.
There's a pretty even split among protestants as to whether the Earth is 6,000 years old.
By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor America’s Protestant pastors overwhelmingly reject the theory of evolution and are evenly split on whether the earth is 6,000 years old, according to a survey released Monday by the Southern Baptist Convention.
Look I have never meet a single person in my entire life that thinks that, Christian or non-Christian, not one. Since I live in the heart of the Bible belt and the most Christian dominated region of the country, with scores of denominations, seems that I would have heard of this.
Just texted my old youth minister, who I talk to regularly, asked him if he had ever heard of this either and his response was "Lol. No."
Texted a Methodist friend of mine and will let you know his response. This crap just isn't true. It's just an attempt to make people of faith look stupid.
I know some Catholics in DC too from my UA days, may ask them, but I don't know how seriously they practice, so it may not lead to anything. Will ask anyway when I get the chance.
Frankly it all sounds made up.
You underrate the stupidity of the average American.
This is a country that struggles to find Iraq on a Map.
If i linked a Gallup poll that proves that the majority of Christians think the world is 10,000 years old.
A. Man up and recant your naïveté on this issue
B. pull a "Troytide" and say I didn't read that in my Christianity 101 class, my personal experiences supersede statitical facts, and the Gallup poll is just another Pro-Obama conspiracy to kill white people.
Hint... You would be stupid to pick B... Troytide picks B for Christs Sake.
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The only dumber stance than thinking the earth is less than 10,000 years old is thinking that the earth is less than 10,000 years old is an atheist conspiracy to make christians look stupid.
Congrats - you've outdone yourself.
Uh, no. No way.
Southern Baptists may be protestant but they are a miniscule fraction of protestantism. And this is a poll of pastors not protestants.
Southern Baptists are the largest Protestant denomination in the US, with over 16 million members.
Given that Protestants make up ~48% of the US population, and the US population is ~313 million, that's about 150 million protestants. Southern Baptists make up over 10% of Protestants. That's not a "minuscule fraction."
Granted, I should have specified "Protestant pastors" there, but the point of the article stands - the earth being 6,000 years old is not a radical idea that people are parroting around to make religious people look stupid.
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America may still be a nation s history, Protestants have fallen below 50 percent of the population.
Because I'm in deep denial does not mean I'm naive.
That said, I did just learn that only 28% of Americans have a college degree... I had no idea it was that low. Explains a lot.
You don't feel secure with evolution?
I was speaking globally, actually. As in, one billion protestants vs 16 million SBs. But yeah, I guess that's not really germane.
Regardless 90% of American protestants are not Southern Baptists. I'm still comfortable calling them a fringe group.
I'm with Troy right now only because I want to have faith in the intelligence of the average American. You know, if only for an afternoon. Regrettably 6,000 years is not a fringe opinion
Some gems from that website:
"Although there are some people who profess to be atheists, the Bible indicates that there is no such thing. Everyone knows that God exists, even though some may verbally deny it (even to themselves).
"Just as the Bible has become a source book for history and archaeology, so it is also a source book for the foundational principles of science."
"In contrast, creation cosmologies explain the data better by starting from biblically-based axioms: the cosmos has a unique center and a boundary for its matter, beyond which there is at least some empty space; and on a cosmic scale of distances, the earth is near the center."
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