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Akuma
03-29-2007, 02:01 AM
I'm a Christian and all but. . .this seems a bit crazy.

http://www.kentucky.com/454/story/26286.html


"There also will be an exhibit suggesting that belief in evolution is the root of most of modern society's evils. It shows models of children leaving a church where the minister believes in evolution. Soon the girl is on the phone to Planned Parenthood, while the boy cruises the Internet for pornography sites."

Um. . .isn't mankind the root of modern society's evils?

tourdeforce
03-29-2007, 02:03 AM
Soon the girl is on the phone to Planned Parenthood, while the boy cruises the Internet for pornography sites."



Any given Sunday...

Kentuk
03-29-2007, 02:27 AM
I guess they are blinded by the light.

WildScribe
03-29-2007, 02:30 AM
I'm going to cry... really

Peggy
03-29-2007, 03:01 AM
"There also will be an exhibit suggesting that belief in evolution is the root of most of modern society's evils. It shows models of children leaving a church where the minister believes in evolution. Soon the girl is on the phone to Planned Parenthood, while the boy cruises the Internet for pornography sites."

Um. . .isn't mankind the root of modern society's evils? I thought feminists and homosexuals were the root of all the evils of modern society. Or does evolution cause feminism and homosexuality?

dclary
03-29-2007, 03:12 AM
I thought feminists and homosexuals were the root of all the evils of modern society. Or does evolution cause feminism and homosexuality?
It must... God sure didn't.











I KID! I KID!

Chumplet
03-29-2007, 06:23 AM
I can't wait to see Maher's show.

benbradley
03-29-2007, 07:10 AM
In a related vein, Science Fairs for Fundamentalists:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creation_science_fair
Of the four external links, I've seen the last one, but this says that link is a parody. Apparently that means the other three links are real.

blacbird
03-29-2007, 10:26 AM
Whenever I try really hard to be tolerant and understanding of fundamentalist Christians and their view, something like this arises to slap me back of the head and wake me up.

caw

Penguin Queen
03-29-2007, 01:31 PM
<...> "It shows models of children leaving a church where the minister believes in evolution. Soon the girl is on the phone to Planned Parenthood, while the boy cruises the Internet for pornography sites."
<...>

That Planned Parenthood phone call could so easily been avoided if they'd both gone home to their separate homes to look at porn on the internet.

Inkdaub
03-29-2007, 01:37 PM
I hope Jack Chick is involved.

tourdeforce
03-29-2007, 03:36 PM
Their exhibit proving the Sun revolves around the Earth, "Galileo: Satan's Scientist", is quite compelling.

Evaine
03-30-2007, 06:17 PM
Oh, dear.

Celia Cyanide
03-30-2007, 06:47 PM
"There also will be an exhibit suggesting that belief in evolution is the root of most of modern society's evils. It shows models of children leaving a church where the minister believes in evolution. Soon the girl is on the phone to Planned Parenthood, while the boy cruises the Internet for pornography sites."

Um. . .isn't mankind the root of modern society's evils?

Yes?

I find it funny, and sad at the same time. I can accept that some people don't believe in evolution, but the idea that evolution represents the opposite of morality makes me angry.

Believing in evolution doesn't not exclude you from being moral, believing in God, or even being a Christian. Nor does it exclude you from respecting someone who does not.

Peggy
03-30-2007, 11:19 PM
Believing in evolution doesn't not exclude you from being moral, believing in God, or even being a Christian. Nor does it exclude you from respecting someone who does not. I agree. It's easy to have a bit of a laugh, but the founders want the museum to be "educational" for school kids and that's frightening. The whole idea that there are people who are ignorant and proud of that fact makes me sad. That there are adults who teach their children that simply understanding science can make you a "bad person" makes me angry. I fear that the science teachers in the area around the museum are going to have a hard time undoing the damage.

tourdeforce
03-31-2007, 12:10 AM
Can we all agree that "The Easter Bunny: Christ's Fluffy Soldier" is not really an appropriate exhibit for a legitimate museum?

Penguin Queen
03-31-2007, 02:26 AM
Can we all agree that "The Easter Bunny: Christ's Fluffy Soldier" is not really an appropriate exhibit for a legitimate museum?

This has reminded me of a wonderful book by an American about his experiences living in France & learning French... there's a bit in there that refers to Easter.

Me Talk Pretty One Day


David Sedaris

"And what does one do on Easter? Would anyone like to tell us?" the teacher asked.

...

The Poles led the charge to the best of their ability. "It is," said one, "a party for a little boy of God who call his self Jesus and… oh, shit." She faltered and her fellow countryman came to her aid.

"He call his self Jesus and then he die one day on two… morsels of lumber."

"He die one day and then he go above of my head to live with your father."

"He weared of himself the long hair and after he die, the first day he come back here for to say hello to the peoples."

"He nice, the Jesus."

"He make the good things, and on the Easter we be sad because somebody makes him dead today."

…We talked about food instead.

"Easter is a party for to eat of the lamb," the Italian nanny explained. "One too may eat of the chocolate."

"And who brings the chocolate?" the teacher asked.

I knew the word so I raised my hand, saying, "The rabbit of Easter. He bring of the chocolate."

"A rabbit?" The teacher, assuming I'd use the wrong word, positioned her index fingers on top of her head, wriggling them as thought they were ears. "You mean one of these? A rabbit rabbit?"

"Well, sure," I said. "He come in the night when one sleep on a bed. With a hand he have a basket and foods."

The teacher signed and shook her head. As far as she was concerned, I had just explained everything that was wrong with my country. "No, no," she said. "Here in France the chocolate is brought by a big bell that flies in from Rome."

I called for a time-out. "But how do the bell know where you live?"

"Well," she said, "how does a rabbit?"


:roll:

...sorry about thread hijack.

dclary
03-31-2007, 02:31 AM
That's freakin hilarious. Great story.

Mr. Fix
03-31-2007, 03:01 AM
Nothing in the Creation story of the Bible denies evolution. Evolution, by its own standards IS creation. Why don't the two side just agree that we're here!

I have my faith, I know my science and I've read the Bible (and the Koran and the Bhagavad Gita and many other mythos of ancient people of America - North and South, and Europe - like Nors and Gaelic mythos) and I have found no absolute contradiction in these 'supposed' conflicting ideologies of creation. Many differing people offering their 'take' on these mythos and delve into their own interpetations of what the writers actually meant. So if you go in looking for conflict, that's what you'll find, if you go in looking for compatibility... well, that's what i've found, strings of compatibilty in almost every faith.

Some-entity, somewhere, with something started it all, and now we're here to say "No they didn't!" Hmph!

The Rock apparently invented itself, but that's nothing! We humans can clone a goat! (So now we're God!)

So open your presents, pass your plate, I'll give you some turkey and taters - and colored eggs if you wish, I'll have a stout beer and tamales while I watch the game on Sunday, because I went to Mass Wednesday night.

If there is a single truth out there, its that we're all wrong, but we get a second chance to get it right.

Can't we all just try and have a good time! It's the Holidays - for God's sake!