Sources: Live Science, AGU Meeting Schedule
quote: Religion was, and is still today, appropriated to commit harmful acts, but this does not render it intrinsically evil.
quote: humanity requires the moral compass that the protestant Christian religion brings.
quote: Well that explains why the US, where Protestantism is widespread has such a low crime rate. Oh wait, having 1% of your population in jail is preposterously high? Whoops.
quote: Sadly, though, humanity requires the moral compass that the protestant Christian religion brings.
quote: Why do people think that Christianity is the world's moral compass
quote: we are made in his image and who one is, is buried in ones work
quote: They say the Sun, in its death throws, will expand so much that it will reach Earth's orbit. Now doesn't that sound like what the bible describes about the Earth being burned up: "the elements will be destroyed by fire"?
quote: The heavens will disappear with a roar
quote: There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, 13 and the stars in the sky fell to earth
quote: About those "stars" falling from the skies, those might be modern satellites.
quote: But of all the things in the bible that people try to correlate to reality, and some of those thing they have to twist into a triple pretzel to get at any similarity to reality, this is one instance where it's easy to draw corollaries to science.
quote: So you're saying the bible is very wrong on many things but very correct on others.
quote: The Old Testament account in Genesis has God creating the "heavens and the Earth" ...But I haven't seen "universe" mentioned in the Old Testament creation account.
quote: the Bible is a history book, not a scientific book. That doesn't mean the events recorded didn't happen as stated
quote: But I find it difficult to believe the universe is only 10,000 years old.
quote: I have fig trees in my garden, and when a strong wind blows, they don't even startle my cats.
quote: As a popular YEC song explains, “If there really was a worldwide flood, what would the evidence be? Billions of dead things, buried in rock layers, laid down by water, all over the earth.”
quote: But the interesting part is that [the levels of carbon in sedimentary layers] rose so quickly that he feels that the sedimentary analysis rules out change by slower-acting forms of carbon release, such as volcanoes.
quote: If he is correct it suggests that methanosarcina could be the most diabolical murderer in history,