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  •  I think I meant people who *happen* to believe (3+ / 0-)
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    Gooserock, memiller, Translator

    in Genesis because of culture - not people who are personally fanatical.

    In Roviet Union, money spends YOU.

    by Troubadour on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 05:22:43 PM PST

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    •  Do You Know Such People? (5+ / 0-)

      Biblical creation is just that, it's a teaching of a religion, in fact fanatical religion. Non-fanatical religion doesn't teach it, non-fanatical schools don't teach it. The opposite is taught in non-fanatical schools beginning I think at the elementary level, certainly by middle school.

      I don't see that there's a cultural path to biblical creation other than fanatical religion.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 05:37:18 PM PST

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      •  I've met tons of such people. (3+ / 0-)
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        memiller, Translator, Ahianne

        Folks are dumb.  Most people's understanding of human origins - at least in this country - are an incoherent stew of the Bible, New Age gibberish, and X-Files episodes.  Those who grew up in devoutly religious households may just assume the Bible is reality without putting any particular thought into it.

        In Roviet Union, money spends YOU.

        by Troubadour on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 06:02:39 PM PST

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      •  Either you're using "fanatical" atypically (1+ / 0-)
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        or you don't understand how widely people vary in their internalization of, and interpretation of, Biblical teachings.

        Short form: that isn't remotely true.

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