March 6, 2014 at 7:02 p.m.
- Phillip Johnson's quote is the height of intellectual dishonesty. Public schools teach the theory of evolution by natural selection. They do not teach that reasoning humans have the right to eradicate others who they consider racially inferior as embraced by Hitler. What idiocy.
But what can you expect from Phillip Johnson, a born again Christian who is one of the founders of intellegent design.
In regards to the book by Richard Weikart, you will not find one quote from Hitler or other leading Nazi's lauding Darwinism as their motivations. No record of Hitler ever reading Darwin.
Hitler and the Nazi's were Darwinists?
Here is the 1935 guidelines for banned books as published by Die Bücherei, the official Nazi journal for lending libraries.
Note number 6 which says 'Writings of a philosophical and social nature whose content deals with the false scientific enlightenment of primitive Darwinism and Monism (H�ckel).'
Should we also note the similarities of Hitlers' belief in a "Master Race" and the Old Testament belief of a "Chosen People"? Both murdered and enslaved according to their belief of being divinely superior.
Here is a good read..
Yes, Mr. Corker showed true courage by first lying about remaining neutral during the vote and then making a statement that he refuses to back up with his supposed source.
True courage indeed.
Oh, and politics had nothing to do with it either.
Mr. Smith, perhaps you do not understand the difference between an "opinion" and a statement of fact. Mr. Corker made a statement of fact that VW would announce within two weeks that the SUV would be awarded to Chattanooga IF the workers voted against the union.
He cited supposedly reliable sources (whom he refused to name), in making this statement. Unlike the "courageous" Mr.Corker you wish to portray, VW has said all along that the decision here in Chattanooga would not hinge on the vote Indeed, they came out immediately to refute Mr. Corker's statement.
If Mr. Corker had received the information he stated from someone at VW then at the very least he could be accused of betraying a trust since VW had made many statements saying the vote would have no bearing on their decision. Naturally VW would not want it inferred by a US senator that they were lying and would only award the SUV if the workers voted against the union.
Can you imagine the outcry from the right if a labor leader came out during the vote and said that they had inside information that VW would award the SUV if they voted FOR the UAW?
Mr. Cook, thank you for your continued reporting on this remarkable individual.
'Doggity, without google, you wouldn't have scat to say.'
PT -Do you think I would not check my facts before I post knowing that someone like you would Google to verify? You did Google, right?
I consider myself fairly well read and make no apologies for referencing books or the internet.
Of course it's much easier to sit back and hurl five word spitballs at people, 16 hours a day, rather than use reference for verification.
volsam- basically agree. Neither believed in a personal God although Jefferson believed in a Supreme Being who created and maintained the universe. This however was not the God of Christianity. He was generally considered a deist.
Einstein was basically a Pantheist which equates God with the forces and laws of the universe.
Both espoused logic and reasoning and disavowed miracles and the divinity of Jesus.
Many of our founding fathers were Deists who held a belief in a God or great creator. But they believed and used the analogy of a watchmaker who set things in motion and left it to run itself.
Many of them detested the trappings of organized religion. They did not believe that a deity was involved in our everyday affairs or any of the supernatural aspects of religion.
The Jefferson Bible, written in Thomas Jeffersons later years, included the teachings of Jesus but excluded almost anything supernatural including miracles.
PT said :" PlainTruth said...
dawggity: "You would do well to learn some manners from Ikeithlu."
Oh, you mean like calling me dawggity? Your hypocrisy seems to know no bounds and many of your posts show no regard for manners.
Suddenly you are the Emily Post of the board? Please, spare me.
Nurseforjustice - My "third grade antics" as you call it was not directed at you. As a matter of fact I was pleasantly surprised that someone would actually ask for information that was outside their theistic views. I encourage anyone to expand their thinking to encompass new possibilities.
You will have to excuse me if I use jest directed at people who refuse to consider logic, reasoning, and facts.
Since you have not posted here for awhile you will just have to get use to this being a rough and tumble forum sometimes. Passions are enflamed and insults are hurled. You have to be thick skinned in this forum.
I have no problem with you reappearing and directing an insult at me. I'll be glad to play that game if you wish. Just remember who initialized it.
Also, would you consider directing an unprovoked insult at someone "third grade antics"?
That being said, I am always open to civilized debate and commend your openness to new ideas.
lkeithlu, your explanation, even in its condensed form, is rather confusing and may require me to do some critical thinking and research. Would it not just be easier for me to follow a belief put forward by bronze age sheep herders and avoid all that research stuff?
Perhaps I should go check out that Creation Museum in Kentucky. I hear they combine science and religion and prove that dinosaurs and humans coexisted.
So confusing since I just recently embraced the religion of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
hotdawggity: Redundant, like your repeated references to redundancy? Like that?
LOL, like I said, you have no concept of the term redundant.
On a different note, I have been exploring the religion of the Invisible Pink Unicorn. Seems to follow some of the basic tenents of Christianity as espoused by one of its followers.
“Invisible Pink Unicorns are beings of great spiritual power. We know this because they are capable of being invisible and pink at the same time. Like all religions, the Faith of the Invisible Pink Unicorns is based upon both logic and faith. We have faith that they are pink; we logically know that they are invisible because we can’t see them.” -Steve Eley