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By jardinier ·
This is NOT an attempt to reopen the EL thread.

It is however a tragic comment on the mentality of ****** .... I can't complete this sentence for fear of being accused of America bashing.

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A Gallup Poll released Wednesday suggests about 53 percent of Americans reject the theory of evolution as the explanation for the origin of humans.

Instead, they believe God created humans at one time "as is," the survey showed.

About 31 percent of respondents said they believe humans evolved, but God guided the process. Only 1.2 percent said they believe the scientific theory of evolution and "God had no part."

Researchers said people with lower levels of education, those who attend church regularly, those who are 65 or older and those who identify with the Republican Party are more likely to believe in the biblical story of the origin of humans.

The poll was conducted in September but no margin of error figures or other information was available.

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How to avoid a duplicate post ... how to avoid a duplicate post ... how to

by jardinier In reply to Heck, Julian, I don't kno ...

I keep two browsers open at all times -- Firefox and Netscape.

You should only ever hit the "Submit" button once. If there seems to be an inordinate delay in receiving acknowledgment that your post has been added to the discussion, open the same discussion on the alternate browser.

Most times I find that the post has already been added to the discussion.

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Find These Statistics

by maxwell edison In reply to Statistics

I'll provide some of the statistics, you provide the rest.

How many Muslims have flown airplanes into buildings, killing thousands, in the name of their religion?

Answer:

How many evangelical Christians have flown airplanes into buildings, killing thousands, in the name of their religion?

Answer: Zero

How many Muslims have blown themselves up on a bus load of people, killing all those around them, in the name of their religion?

Answer:

How many evangelical Christians have blown themselves up on a bus load of people, killing all those around them, in the name of their religion?

Answer: Zero

How many Muslims have driven bomb-laden vehicles into foreign embassies, blown themselves up, killing many of those around them, in the name of their religion?

Answer:

How many evangelical Christians have driven bomb-laden vehicles into foreign embassies, blown themselves up, killing many of those around them, in the name of their religion?

Answer: Zero

How many Muslims have blown up airplanes at 35,000 feet, killing all those on-board, in the name of their religion?

Answer:

How many evangelical Christians have blown up airplanes at 35,000 feet, killing all those on-board, in the name of their religion?

Answer: Zero

How many Muslims have driven bomb-laden small boats along-side a Navy vessel, regardless of the vessel's nation of origin, blown themselves up, killing many of the sailors aboard that ship, in the name of their religion?

Answer:

How many evangelical Christians have driven bomb-laden small boats along-side a Navy vessel, regardless of the vessel's nation of origin, blown themselves up, killing many of the sailors aboard that ship, in the name of their religion?

Answer: Zero

How many Muslim heads-of-state have threatened to destroy entire nations, in the name of their religion?

Answer:

How many evangelical Christian heads-of-state have threatened to destroy entire nations, in the name of their religion?

Answer: Zero

How many Muslims, world-wide, have killed, destroyed property, and rioted in the streets, in the name of their religion, because of what someone wrote about them?

Answer:

How many evangelical Christians, world-wide, have killed, destroyed property, and rioted in the streets, in the name of their religion, because of what someone wrote about them?

Answer: Zero

How many Muslims have beheaded someone, in the name of their religion?

Answer:

How many evangelical Christians have beheaded someone, in the name of their religion?

Answer: Zero

How many Muslims have blown-up night clubs in Bali?

Answer:

How many evangelical Christians have blown-up night clubs in Bali?

Answer: Zero


Start painting your answers with as broad a brush as you'd like.

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How about this one, Max

by jardinier In reply to Find These Statistics

How many American service personnel -- and service personnel from other countries, and innocent Iraqui citizens -- have been killed or maimed in an alleged war (pre-emptive attack) based on lies fed to the public as to the reasons or justifications for this "war?"

Yes, Tony Blair was in on it too, and for the same reasons.

It wasn't even a legitimate pre-emptive attack because there was no evidence, nor has any been found, that the 9/11 terrorists were in any way associated with or condoned by Saddam Hussein.

Dream on Max. The war was about OIL -- you know -- BLACK GOLD, and also to establish a permanent military presence in the centre of the Middle Eastern oil fields.

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How about answering my questions first?

by maxwell edison In reply to How about this one, Max

Instead of answering a question with a question (only a diversion tactic), how about just answering my questions?

Let me answer that for you. You won't answer them because the answers will only serve to undermine your silly assertions. Your silly assertion being that evangelical Christians are more dangerous than radical Muslims, at least hat's how you're coming across.

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Wrong again

by jardinier In reply to How about answering my qu ...

I have not asserted or implied that evangelical Christians per se are more dangerous than radical Muslims.

What I have suggested is that evangelical Christians, because they are in much greater numbers than radical Muslims, add fuel to the fire of religious intolerance and hence are likely to hasten any jihad which may occur on a global scale.

And to support my view here is part of an email from a young Ethiopian orphan whom I am supporting, and who is a VERY DEVOUT Christian.

I knew most Americans preach what they don?t practise because in past there are few of them visited here and preach us but they only preach Bible and don?t care whether you are starving or dying and I notice that not all Christians will make Heaven and not all Muslims and other religions are bad. Some are good and I met good Muslims here and we all are children of God.

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Method vs Motives

by mjwx In reply to Find These Statistics

How many Christians kill using smart bombs?

Answer:

How many Muslims kill using smart bombs?

Answer: zero ? the don?t have any.

Max, Christianity always preferred crucifixion and burning at the stake for god (or the soul which belonged to ?lord god? it's the same diff either way) as opposed to beheading. Plus Christians were burning and crucifying long before Muslims were beheading. It?s all a question of methods, motives remain the same.

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Wow! How about going from the start of the religion.

by X-MarCap In reply to Method vs Motives

We are now in the 1500s from the start of their religion. They are at the same point, the jews and the Christians were 1500 years from Abraham and 1500 years from Christ.

They are trying to hold their identity, and expand their influence. The small problem is now the Muslims might be able to get the BOMB...

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What religion start??

by rob mekel In reply to Wow! How about going from ...

Islam was started with Mohammed around 600 and spread around as in 750 it had progressed to Portugal and Spain in the west (via Africa) and in the east to India. By 1683 Islam stood before the city gates of Vienna.
So where does your 1500 start come from???

Rob

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You missed my point - (Intentionally?)

by maxwell edison In reply to Method vs Motives

You left out the "in the name of their religion" part of my question. (Or however I phrased it.)

And when you say, "Christianity always preferred crucifixion and burning at the stake for god...", I'm not talking about ancient history, but rather today. But you knew that as well. I prefer to not judge people of today based on the actions of others hundreds of years ago.

You struck out swinging on that answer. (A little baseball lingo, there.)

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I'd say you were "hit for six"

by mjwx In reply to You missed my point - (In ...

A bit of cricket lingo

Max, Your point was to say that (evangelical) Christians were better than Muslims. I proved you wrong by demonstrating that the motive was the same, only the method was different. You cant talk about religion today with out considering its history. "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it" the middle east is currently seeing the results of that kind of ignorance and I am begining to see the same kind of ignorance in you.

TJ, Religion seems to swing between moderates and extremes. Back when Europe and America were burning witches and running inquisitions Islam was a tolerant place (relatively speaking after 6 odd crusades). Before the crusades Islam (which controlled Jerusalem) not only tolerated the Jewish and Christian populations but encouraged visitors (for the trade income) as well as being the centre of leaning in the dark and middle ages (the blast furnace which most modern steel plants are based on was invented in the middle east).

Now the tables have turned and Christianity is the moderate and Islam is the extreme. But both still seem to be flying in the face of the truth that the word has grown beyond religious leadership and can govern without the interference of god.

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