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Spirituality

  1. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    12 Apr '12 01:58
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    That is because there is a lot of evidence to support it.
    No, it's the same 40% of Americans that have been unlucky enough to be born in families who think their fairytale is real and brainwash their children from birth to believe in Santa Claus.
  2. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    12 Apr '12 02:18
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    No, it's the same 40% of Americans that have been unlucky enough to be born in families who think their fairytale is real and brainwash their children from birth to believe in Santa Claus.
    Is it your sudden discovery tha Santa Claus was just a way to have fun that
    turned you away from the truth of Christ because of your association between
    the two? Don't you enjoy having fun?
  3. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    12 Apr '12 02:27 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    That is because there is a lot of evidence to support it.
    It's too late for you. We need to debate 'em when they're younger and still persuadable.
  4. 12 Apr '12 03:34
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    That is because there is a lot of evidence to support it.
    Ba-dum-tish!!! (But seriously folks....)
  5. 12 Apr '12 06:04
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Maybe we need to start debating these people. The article says 4 in 10 Americans believe in a 10K year old earth.
    Americans are notoriously uneducated. I believe that 4 in 10 Americans also can't find the US on world map. I think it is a flaw in the education system that allows students to specialize too early and avoid the sciences altogether.
    In Zambia, we have the opposite problem, everyone is educated on the assumption that they will be going to University even though less than 1% actually will.
  6. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    12 Apr '12 06:24
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Americans are notoriously uneducated. I believe that 4 in 10 Americans also can't find the US on world map. I think it is a flaw in the education system that allows students to specialize too early and avoid the sciences altogether.
    In Zambia, we have the opposite problem, everyone is educated on the assumption that they will be going to University even though less than 1% actually will.
    I think our education system sucks because we have made it into a totally passive experience for the students. Forget this notion of specializing too early - we can't even get that far with our kids because we're boring them to death. We're fortunate if they're literate after graduating high school.
  7. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    12 Apr '12 06:45
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    I think our education system sucks because we have made it into a totally passive experience for the students. Forget this notion of specializing too early - we can't even get that far with our kids because we're boring them to death. We're fortunate if they're literate after graduating high school.
    Don' you have magnet schools for the gifted students in your area?
  8. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    12 Apr '12 07:33
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Don' you have magnet schools for the gifted students in your area?
    Yes.
  9. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    12 Apr '12 07:44
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Yes.
    Well, what are you complaining about then?
  10. 12 Apr '12 08:13
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    No they got burned for disagreeing with religious dogma, you are confusing the two.
    No I am pretty sure it was specifically christian dogma, what stake type burning's are you referring to?
  11. 12 Apr '12 08:25
    Originally posted by kevcvs57
    No I am pretty sure it was specifically christian dogma, what stake type burning's are you referring to?
    Calvin burned a man at the stake, Michael Servetus for publishing a pamphlet on the
    errors of the trinity (De trinitatis erroribus) which he held was a non Biblical teaching,
    Tyndale was also executed for his opposition to the church and no doubt there are
    many others.
  12. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    12 Apr '12 08:29
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Well, what are you complaining about then?
    I'd like to see some improvement for the non-gifted too!
  13. 12 Apr '12 10:44 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Haha, if only they had taught creationism when i was at school, I would have loved it! So would you!
    in my school they did teach it

    it was called religious education, and it was treated as such. not to mention it was an optional class, anyone could choose not to take it. in biology we learned facts, meaning evolution.



    this situation would be similar to med school students learning how a patient could be healed by sacrificing a chikin in a voodoo ritual.
  14. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    12 Apr '12 12:38
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    you have failed to answer the question, do they or do they not use the same scientific
    data?
    They don't use anything yet, that is to be determined, the law was just passed a few days ago, nothing has actually been implemented as of today. I assume that will all start next semester, come September.
  15. 12 Apr '12 12:49 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Americans are notoriously uneducated. I believe that 4 in 10 Americans also can't find the US on world map. I think it is a flaw in the education system that allows students to specialize too early and avoid the sciences altogether.
    In Zambia, we have the opposite problem, everyone is educated on the assumption that they will be going to University even though less than 1% actually will.
    But in the US they want voters to vote for people like "W" and Obama and fiscal insanity, so it would stand to reason that education would be their mortal enemy.