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When you have 3.6 Billion adherents

Published November 27th, 2010 by Bobby Henderson

When you have 3.6 Billion adherents to your faith, we can start talking about teaching your ideas in school. When you think you’re right or not the decision on whether or not to teach creationism in school should come from the majority and the fact is 82.3% of Americans are christian and therefore believe that the earth was created by God and only 11.6 are unaffiliated with a religion, of which only a fraction are atheist or agnostic. Take out the agnostics because if they’re really agnostic they won’t care what’s being taught in school, and we’re talking about a small number of really loud people that are trying to force their beliefs on the rest of the country. How messed up is that. I’m not going to force my beliefs on you. I think that’s why they did the whole separation of church and state thing, so that a certain belief system, Evolution included, would not be forced upon the population. So teach evolution, go ahead, I know for a fact that Brigham Young University and Brigham Young University Idaho, two christian schools teach evolution in their required classes, but if you’re going to teach one THEORY, and I emphasize theory not fact, then give credence to other theories that bare any social impact on our society. Like how about a theory that more than 50% of the world subscribes to? Anyway, peace be the journey, I give you credit for some funny stuff, like pirates and global warming, but don’t pretend to take nothing seriously if you actually do have very serious agenda.
–Jordan

All religions go through a phase of perceived fakeness. Funny you bring up BYU.  Mormonism got a lot of criticism for years because Joseph Smith used seer stones to find the location of their original scriptures and translate them from unknown languages.  Some might say that sounds like BS.  But with time and pressure it becomes a religion.  Not unlike the formation of rocks.  I am a scientist first, remember.



484 Responses to “When you have 3.6 Billion adherents”

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  1. Lily Marie says:

    First of all, I am not flaming you. I am just trying to explain a common Christian misconception that you talked about in your post.

    That is, how evolution is just a ‘theory’.

    Yes, it is called the theory of evolution.

    The common use of the word theory is a guess or uncertain deduction. THAT IS NOT ALSO THE CASE IN SCIENCE.

    Where the Word “Theory” Does Not Apply
    Very often, when a evolution is criticized for being “just a theory”, it is paired along side Intelligent Design theory – the implication is clearly that, both being nothing more than “theories”, they both must be on the same level of credibility.

    Of course, we know this is not true, because to say that evolution is a scientific theory implies that it is rigorously tested and well-substantiated.

    On the other hand, Intelligent Design is not and could never be considered a scientific theory: Intelligent Design adds no new knowledge to the world, postulates hypothetical unfalsifiable entities, cannot be described in terms of scientific laws or mathematics, and cannot be falsified even in principle. It cannot be studied, tested, empirically verified, or even have the scientific method applied to it.

    Quite literally, Intelligent Design is as much of a scientific theory as Last Thursdayism (the “theory” that the universe was created Last Thursday with an apparent old age).

    So, evolution isn’t ‘just’ a theory.

    So, please do some research before you come up with the ‘only a theory’ arguement.

  2. Exton says:

    Just as a note, there are no where near 3.6 billion chrisitan adherents, the figure is closer to 2.2 billion, and also, this website is not only followed by people in the US, so the fact that there is, relatively, a very small number of people who you seem to consider are yelling at you to conform to their beliefs is not correct, as many of the people who use this website are likely to come from other countries.

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  8. Joe says:

    Gravity is only a THEORY too. I have never seen gravity, I have never tasted or felt gravity actually pulling at me.

    Hmmmm, maybe if I concentrate really hard and practice jumping with weighted boots I can jump over the moon, like how that cow did?!?!?!

    • Keith says:

      I would have said that any theories about gravity were related more to the cause or nature of gravity than its actual existence. I suppose you could argue that if the effects known as gravity were due to a warp in space then gravity doesn’t really exist as an entity in itself.

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