Cosmos... A Space Odyssey

Discussion in 'New Roundtable' started by LaSalleAve, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

    Anyone been watching? I remember the old Carl Sagan show. This updated one is really good. Especially as Seth MacFarlane said, when you're baked.
  2. Cajun Sensation

    Cajun Sensation I'm kind of a big deal Staff Member

    Some people are actually outraged at this show. Because none of that stuff is true, ya know.....because Jesus.

    It is possible to believe in don't have to pick sides. For example, most things are explainable through science....and where science doesn't have an answer, you may be ok to inject faith. Like, who flicked the pea-sized mega mass marble to cause the big bang?

    But these evangelicals keep turning their nose up to science in the name of faith......they are no different than al Qeada and their 50 virgins or any other caveman who believes Jonah was really posted up inside of a whale.
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  3. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

    If you think about all the things that had to happen for human life to exist in this form, it makes you feel very very small. If it makes Religious nutbags mad then it's a good thing.

    These are the people who killed scientists back in the day for speaking out about things like the earth not being flat and the earth not being the center of the universe.

    It is so unbelievably naive and arrogant to believe that you know what lies beyond comsidering there is absolutely ZERO proof.

    And you have a point, why can't you believe in creationism and science? Personally I believe in science, but I'm not saying there isn't some creator out there because I just don't know.
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  4. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

    But "creationism" as practiced today is not a belief in a creator. It is a belief that the biblical creation myths are true and that science is false.

    Hell, I believe that the universe has a creator, but I have no way to know if it is a deity or a natural phenomenon. But creationism is incompatible with science since it involves the rejection of scientific evidence in favor of mythology.
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  5. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

    Thou hath blasphemed! Take this Heathen to the Stake!
  6. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

    All great truths begin as blasphemies" -- George Bernard Shaw

    "This crime called blasphemy was invented by priests for the purpose of defending doctrines not able to take care of themselves." -- Robert G. Ingersoll

    "Blasphemy itself could not survive religion; if anyone doubts that, let him blaspheme Odin." G.K. Chesterton

    "Blasphemy is an epithet bestowed by superstition upon common sense." -- R.G. Ingersoll

    "If you could reason with religious people, there would be no religious people" -- Gregory House

  7. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member


  8. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

    Believing in the Jewish book of fairy tales doesn't mean it's true.
  9. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

    The segment on Clair Patterson and fight against the oil companies regarding leaded gasoline reminds me of the climate change struggle of today. Yeah I can totally see why the anti intellectual Christian Right sees this show as a threat.
  10. LSUsupaFan

    LSUsupaFan Founding Member

    Young Earth Creationism is itself a modern belief. If you read the works of the first century Christians and Pre-Christian Jewish theologians they refer to genesis as a parable. It is pretty clear to me, and should be evident to anyone, that the creation stories are theological works and not scientific ones.
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