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  •  There's a Creation Museum about 15 miles from me (6+ / 0-)

    in the Cincinnati metro area, and people come from all over the country to see how the dinosaurs played with early mankind.  You can't argue with these people, because facts and proof are the works of the devil when it contradicts what God's Holy Word says.  

    They take every word in the Bible literally...well, the St. James version, anyway...and if you don't agree with them, then you're going to hell unless they can find a way to gang-save you.  I gave up trying to talk to them about anything more than football or something equally benign a long time ago.  You can't argue with a fool...they'll drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

    •  Every Word They Believe From Among the Majority (1+ / 0-)
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      Killer of Sacred Cows

      that they actually oppose.

      Run thru the Sermon on the Mount, the meaty instructional bits after the Beatitudes, they're against most of it.

      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 Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 12:29:07 PM PST

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    •  too bad they don't actually read the first (2+ / 0-)
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      skrekk, Fishtroller01

      two chapters of their King James bible, because if they did they would discover this supposedly inerrant work has two irreconcilable versions of creation

      •  Don't confuse them with facts... (1+ / 0-)
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        wilderness voice

        ...they've made up their mind, and that's that.  Doesn't matter that they are actually fighting against the "literally Word of God" teachings of their Messiah and Savior.  It really is quite amazing to watch sometimes.  How can they not see for themselves what's going on?  

        I grew up in Alabama, and was spoon fed Baptist doctrine from the cradle.  I was at church twice on Sunday, and most Wednesday evenings too.  Let me tell you something, the Baptists are really, really serious about teaching The Word.  There was a lot of learning to quote Scripture.  From a very early age, I learned all about how Jesus loves us and died for our sins so we can enter the kingdom of heaven even though none of us deserve it.  we're supposed to be nice to each other and make sure old people and sick folks are taken care of.  Clothe the poor.  Feed the hungry.  Heal the sick.  For God so loved His Son...

        And I believed it.  

        The really funny thing is that I rejected religion a long time ago, but it seems to me that I'm doing more to follow the teachings of Jesus than my Super Deluxe Christian friends and family.

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