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Chef’s Dad 27:45-46 “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, I need about tree fitty”
Here’s the thing I don’t get: Why does the Loch Ness Monster disprove evolution? even if Nessie does exist, it’s not like it nullifies the evidence. Not that fundamentalists would give a damn…
Maybe these could be incorporated into the curriculum to prove that Buddhism is the one and true “religion”? Giant snakes punished by the Buddha for preventing the Buddha for taking a drink of water. Phayao Lake, Phayao City, Phayao Province, Thailand.
My guess is that they see it as supporting the idea that dinosaurs existed within the last 10k years, hence more supporting the young earth hypothetheory than the creation one directly. I’m not sure that those are seen as separate things by their believers.
Not that this is or would be any more sensible, of course.
i once wrote a paper for a class on argumentative writing on that very topic. this is a religion site; are any of you pagans or not-xtians willing to take this one to court? please do; atheists won’t have standing in the same way you would. if they have to teach ‘creationism,’ (whatever the hell that is, is there a book that defines it that everyone agrees to?) why don’t they have to teach other creation mythologies as well? surely there are at least a few not-xtians in these districts. parents, step up. make the xtians eat it.
Isn’t that basically how the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster was founded, to gain standing to challenge a creation-option curriculum?
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