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    Re: 13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power Breakthrough

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    You don't seem to understand the concept of "faith".
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    I have faith that if I pick up and drop it, god will hold it preventing it from hitting the ground

    Through observed testing, I found that faith to be incorrect. The gods/god did not prevent that rock from hitting the ground
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    Re: 13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power Breakthrough

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
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    I have faith that if I pick up and drop it, god will hold it preventing it from hitting the ground

    Through observed testing, I found that faith to be incorrect. The gods/god did not prevent that rock from hitting the ground
    Why would they want to prevent it from hitting the ground? It was made to fall... Faith isn't the belief in the enigmatic or the impossible, faith is the belief that there is something greater than ones self. One cannot argue with faith - it's a no-win situation.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: 13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power Breakthrough

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    You don't seem to understand the concept of "faith". And let me add... belief and faith are not just Christian concepts. A Buddhist would not want to see a rock fall, that's much too mundane an action. A Buddist would meditate and watch a rock crawl. When they see the rock crawl, they are one step closer to enlightenment.
    Faith isn't a Christan concept, however I don't see Buddhists arguing against evolution. Buddhist are probably the "religion" most open to science. After all the Dharma is preached as a science and it the Buddha encouraged people to test his claims for themselves. I'm not even sure you could call Theravada Buddhism a religion. Mahayana certainly, but Theravada is more debatable.

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    Re: 13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power Breakthrough

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    Faith isn't a Christan concept, however I don't see Buddhists arguing against evolution. Buddhist are probably the "religion" most open to science. After all the Dharma is preached as a science and it the Buddha encouraged people to test his claims for themselves. I'm not even sure you could call Theravada Buddhism a religion. Mahayana certainly, but Theravada is more debatable.
    Minor differences between the two. Both share the main requirements. However my foundations and whether or not Buddhists argue for or against evolution is irrelevant. Faith still prevails whether Mahayana or Theravada and that faith extends beyond the physical realm of science into the supernatural.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: 13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power Breakthrough

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    A Buddist would meditate and watch a rock crawl. When they see the rock crawl, they are one step closer to enlightenment.
    Either that or they're really, really high.

    Ever hear of Wally Pleasant? He's a songwriter, writes some funny songs. I'd like to quote him:

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    Ain't life crazy, ain't life weird? I didn't even know God likes Metallica.
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    Re: 13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power Breakthrough

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Either that or they're really, really high.

    Ever hear of Wally Pleasant? He's a songwriter, writes some funny songs. I'd like to quote him:

    Just made me think about that song...
    Cool lyrics...


    I met a buddist monk once in Japan - he almost perfected a southern drawl accent that if you closed your eyes you'd never know you were talking to a japanese monk. He was in his mid 30's at the time and also played guitar in an japanese rock punk band. Can't remember his name and this was in like 1988-1989. Other than meeting a few monks in my life and reading about them I don't know much else. I do remember the rock thing though... it's a meditation technique. To be honest I'm not sure if that incense they always burn has some funky stuff in it to help them see the rocks moving from place to place. All I do know is I do like the serenity and pursuit of clarity and thought.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: 13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power Breakthrough

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    I'm not very interested... but I'm sure someone owes the Evolutionists something right?
    Anyone out there that can translate this into an understandable question for me?
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    Re: 13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power Breakthrough

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    You don't seem to understand the concept of "faith". And let me add... belief and faith are not just Christian concepts. A Buddhist would not want to see a rock fall, that's much too mundane an action. A Buddist would meditate and watch a rock crawl. When they see the rock crawl, they are one step closer to enlightenment.
    So you think that by denying science you are closer to enlightenment?
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    Re: 13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power Breakthrough

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Minor differences between the two. Both share the main requirements. However my foundations and whether or not Buddhists argue for or against evolution is irrelevant. Faith still prevails whether Mahayana or Theravada and that faith extends beyond the physical realm of science into the supernatural.
    Did God speak with you and tell you that the science behind AGW should be ignored?
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    Re: 13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power Breakthrough

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    So you think that by denying science you are closer to enlightenment?
    Strawman... par for the course when you jump in. I've denied nothing.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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