I REALLY did not want to get into this conversation, but there are a few things that I need to say now--so here I go....
Awesome response. A thread like this should not be shutdown just because 1 or 2 people are abusive/offensive--those people should just be banned from the thread if they can not behave themselves. The sharing of ideas is one of the great strengths of being a human. Well, that and all of the technological advantages as well...:D
Originally Posted by Dragonfly X
Originally Posted by NarutoVsGoku
Excellent video my friend! Please tell me where I can find that on Youtube so I can look up any related videos, kind sir. I too have read up on the issues concerning 'carbon dating'(which is one of THE primary methods of dating used today) and the amazing assumptions that are made just to even use the 'method'.
Originally Posted by 8thHokage
You sir, are the single most offensive person on this thread. Period. To call/imply that people of faith are stupid, unintelligent or uneducated is VERY biased, offensive and: stupid, unintelligent and uneducated--itself.
In MY church alone, we have doctors, lawyers, accountants, therapists and many other people with vibrant, successful jobs. None of these people would ANYONE classify as stupid or unintelligent. Only an absolute FOOL would call them uneducated.
I AM a believer of God and Christ and I, sir, am by no means uneducated or unintelligent. I spent ten years in the Army and am now in college pursuing a medical degree. I have researched and studied the "rational" explanations of many scientific theories--most of which suffer from many of the same gaps in logic, assumptions and, ultimately, "leaps of faith" that many Evolutionists berate people of religion on.
I have also spent years studying a VERY WIDE variety of religions and theologies(wiccan, buddhism, doaism, hindu, muslim, jewish, christian--just for example). I challenge you to go and further your studies of this world(and the people in it) more before you open your mouth about things you clearly no nothing about.
Let me also dispel another misconception for you. Man's history of violence and war in this world has absolutely NOTHING to do with religion. It has always come down to three basic concepts:
1) Power(political, militaristic, etc)
3) Resources(land, water, people, oil, etc)
Man is, by its very nature, a manipulative and deceptive creature. People will use any tool necessary to trick/rally others behind them when they have an agenda. Religion, unfortunately, has also been one of those tools. But understand, it was USED--not followed. None of the major religions today openly advocate violence and bloodshed as a means of spreading their faith. So please READ THE BOOKS you so vehemently put down before you open your mouth. If not, then please don't bother to speak about them. I will also challenge you to do a little more studying of human history--specifically the wars and the politics leading up to them.
Thank you very much sir. Have a blessed day.