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  •  The key piece of nonsense at AIG is (2+ / 0-)
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    7.5 Danger No 5: Relativation of Jesus’ Work of Redemption

    If one does not regard Adam as a real historical person but as a mythical figure, then one can consequently not accept Jesus’ work of redemption as real.
    even though they believe that God Himself made us the promise of Redemption and Salvation. O ye of little faith.

    Ham made this claim explicitly in his debate with Bill Nye, and emphasized that it was the most important fact of all.

    Historically, the actual objection to Darwin, and thus to geology and the rest, was that he made it clear that the flower of the slaveowning Southern Aristocracy was descended from Black Africans just like the rest of us. Therefore the Southern Baptist pretense that God made the descendants of Ham Black, stupid, and immoral, and thus fit only for slavery, was hooey, even apart from the fact that the Bible says no such thing. The SBC has officially renounced that racism, but continues the pretense that Creationism is about something else.

    All of Evangelical Christian racism, bigotry, misogyny, Mammonism, Dominionism, Armageddonism, and Science Denial comes under Cognitive Dissonance, which I started to Diary on Monday in the Readers and Book Lovers Group as Grokking Republicans. I am composing a detailed Diary on the subject for next Monday, based on the book When Prophecy Fails, by Festinger, Riecken, and Schachter.

    Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

    by Mokurai on Thu Jul 31, 2014 at 11:46:23 AM PDT

    •  If you're interested (1+ / 0-)
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      Ham's curse was conceived as a means of justifying the persecution and enslavement of Canaanites by the Israelites.

      As for Ham's statement, I'm actually inclined to agree with it, mythologically speaking. Without the nonsensical idea of original sin to fall back on, the human-lamb sacrifice of Yeshua makes even less sense.

      Granted, you can jump through a few hoops and turn the idea of original sin into some shadowy, ill-defined metaphor very easily. But you have to take a few more steps to get there.

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