Clergy voice their support for evolutionary theory

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Clergy voice their support for evolutionary theory
01 April 2006

THEY are going to hell, and have been described as "Christian whores, atheists and worse". What could be worse is hard to imagine, but such are the epithets being hurled by fundamentalist Christians at thousands of Christian clergy who have declared themselves comfortable with both religion and evolution.

More than 10,000 clergy have signed up to the "Clergy Letter Project", launched in 2004 by Michael Zimmerman of the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh. "Evolution Sunday", held in February to discuss the compatibility of science and religion, is planned to become a yearly event at churches across the US, Zimmerman says.

"For the first time in America, thousands of Christian clergy are standing up and making it clear that the Christian fundamentalists who are shrilly screaming about the evils of evolution are not speaking for them," he says. "I'm hoping this demonstrates to a broader swathe of the public just how intolerant the fundamentalists really are."

"The Clergy Letter Project demolishes any claim that the struggles over evolution in the US are a matter of science and religion in conflict," says Kenneth Miller of Brown University, Rhode Island. Miller was the lead witness for the group of parents who last year successfully took the school board in Dover, Pennsylvania, to court to stop the teaching of "intelligent design" in science classes.

http://www.newscientist.com/channel/opinion/mg19025452.000-clergy-voice-their-support-for-evolutionary-theory.html


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Interesting....


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I love it when christians fight each other.


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Love when Christians fight each other

Then you need to seek some mental health. If you like to see humans fighting humans you are a sick puppy and need help.

 

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Always enjoyable to see the

Always enjoyable to see the Christians eat their own. Keeps them from plotting the destruction of everything else for a while.

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Why do you keep replying in

Why do you keep replying in threads that heave been dead over 2 years?


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Who are you addressing? I

Who are you addressing? I just saw this thread today.

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Pretty sure he means Baloney.

Pretty sure he means Baloney.


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Balone wrote:Then you need

Balone wrote:

Then you need to seek some mental health. If you like to see humans fighting humans you are a sick puppy and need help.

A)Might I suggest putting the GW quote into your sig?

B)Humans love to watch humans fighting humans. Boxing, football, pro wrestling, mixed martial arts tournaments, movies about war, movies about spies, movies about boxing et all, movies about just about anything... hell, the latest extended director's special editor's choice edition of Steel Magnolias had a 15-minute battle against ninjas. Olivia Dukakis cut one of their heads off with a... you guessed it... steel magnolia!

People LOVE to watch people fight. It's not 'sick', it's natural. It triggers our empathetic responses and gets us feeling energized. We're meat-puppets built by our DNA for the purpose of having sex and continuing the existence of that DNA, and violence is one of those big factors that gets us horny as hell. Is it regrettable? Sure, but that doesn't make it 'sick'.

"You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know... morons." - The Waco Kid


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Yeah, I was talking to

Yeah, I was talking to Balone. He/she was the first to post in it for over 2 years.


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MattShizzle wrote:Yeah, I

MattShizzle wrote:

Yeah, I was talking to Balone. He/she was the first to post in it for over 2 years.

I figured it was something like that. Balone doesn't seem like he objects too much to humans v. humans - especially if they don't share his Invisible Friend.

"I do this real moron thing, and it's called thinking. And apparently I'm not a very good American because I like to form my own opinions."
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