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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 03:36 PM

Listened to 2 Minutes of Xtian Talk Radio

They got my attention by mentioning how scientists had discovered a galaxy 50 billion light years away. I thought it would be about science, so I listened. Then came the part about how science relies on "exaggeration and conjecture". I was dumbfounded for a few seconds, and then I turned the station.

What gets me is that all the progress made in the last 1,000 years gets thrown out the window when it comes to religion, and this is what RW radio has been spewing for decades? No wonder listeners are so incredibly thick!

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Reply Listened to 2 Minutes of Xtian Talk Radio (Original post)
ProudLib72 Jun 2019 OP
Thomas Hurt Jun 2019 #1
ProudLib72 Jun 2019 #4
trev Jun 2019 #2
NightWatcher Jun 2019 #3
ProudLib72 Jun 2019 #5
Fla Dem Jun 2019 #6
ProudLib72 Jun 2019 #9
Fla Dem Jun 2019 #17
Midnight Writer Jun 2019 #8
FiveGoodMen Jun 2019 #12
NightWatcher Jun 2019 #13
exboyfil Jun 2019 #7
ProudLib72 Jun 2019 #10
JustABozoOnThisBus Jun 2019 #11
LastDemocratInSC Jun 2019 #16
rownesheck Jun 2019 #14
ProudLib72 Jun 2019 #15

Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 03:45 PM

1. Shouldn't do that, you could hurt yourself.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 03:49 PM

4. Do what, bang my head against a wall or listen to xtian radio?

Although I think they achieve the same results.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 03:46 PM

2. Yet Pat Robertson, for all his insanity,

agrees with the scientific view of both the universe and the earth.

https://christiannews.net/2019/05/04/pat-robertson-calls-young-earth-creation-nonsense-embarrassing-claims-universe-is-14-billion-years-old/

Gotta give credit where it's due....

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 03:48 PM

3. They want a second Dark Ages

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 03:52 PM

5. I just don't understand why

Maybe because accepting an extremely narrow view of the world is easier? I guess they are afraid of reality, and this is their way of controlling it. Shun reality! That way it can't get you.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 04:14 PM

6. If they accepted how the universe was created 13 billion years ago or that humans evolved

from chimpanzees and gorilla, then their whole Christian belief system would collapse.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 05:07 PM

9. Humans evolved from one celled organisms

These people make me think that wasn't such a huge leap.

My aunt is one of the true believers. I remember she said once, "You don't believe we are descended from apes, do you?" I didn't want confrontation, so I just nodded.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 06:33 PM

17. Yes billions of years of evolution. Apes being the most recent incarnation.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 04:52 PM

8. It's a faith test. When the followers commit to nonsense, they are owned.

There is an old story about an atheist pointing out ridiculous parts of the Bible to a believer.

The believer laughed and replied "Of course it's hard to believe. That's why they call it faith".

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 05:19 PM

12. The leaders are con artists who get power and money from this

The followers are brainwashed.

I think that covers how it happens.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 05:22 PM

13. They are essentially a Death Cult

noun
noun: death cult; plural noun: death cults
a fringe religious group that glorifies or is obsessed with death.

I hate when people try to give them some deeper meaning or higher calling, they're a death cult. They want to die...so don't ever expect a rational decision out of their head.

They want misery (for some) so that they can declare that End Times are Nigh. The kicker is the ones who are selling this nonsense to the fools, don't believe any of it. I personally know a very rich family who has been in this con game for three generations. They see it as an act they play and a job they do for pay.

They are weak and need a daddy. Thats why they love authoritarians, no matter how stupid, like trump to tell them what to do.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 04:16 PM

7. 50 billion light years

That is four times beyond the furthest known galaxy we have observed (13 billion light years). We can't observe beyond the Big Bang (14 billion light years).

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 05:10 PM

10. Maybe he said 15 (rounding up) instead of 50?

Either that or HE was exaggerating. It's easier to discredit science when you don't get the facts right.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 05:12 PM

11. We can't observe anything beyond 7,000 light years.

That's the age of the universe, according to some fundie xtians.

Anything that appears older than that is an illusion presented by Satan, don't you know.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 05:47 PM

16. The 50 billion light year figure is due to the expansion of the universe.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 05:23 PM

14. Wasn't

it the Tree of Knowledge that Adam and Eve were punished for because they ate from it? That's all you need to know to understand the stupidity and dumbfuckery of christianity.

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Response to rownesheck (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 05:33 PM

15. I take issue with that story

I have always understood it to mean that Adam and Eve made the right choice, the one they were supposed to make.

Anyway, I do understand your point. I'm just adding my heretical exegesis to drive that point home.

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