Yes, we evolved from Apes.
No, we have not evolved in any shape or form, we are the same biological beings we have always been.
Yes, we did evolve, but i do not think we evolved from Apes.
I'd say that the empirical evidence suggests that you need to look inward to solve the problem instead of projecting your own intellectual failings on others.
I posted exactly what I meant, you asked what exactly did I mean, so I posted exactly what I meant. Because I did it right the first time, naturally the second time was identical to the first.
I kinda figure you're a Sky Pixie kinda of guy.
Allow me, now, to post the full paragraph where the quote came form:
I assure you I'm very interested... What kind of god creates a species of intelligent creatures that saw the heads off each others children?The short answer is yes; the explanation would take a lot of talking and probably be beyond the scope of this thread. I'm not sure you'd be intrested in an extended theological dissertation on "why do bad things happen to good people" or some such.
Regardless... By the "Biblical god," do you mean a omnipotent, omnipresent god as well?
How can you claim that chance can't account for whatever supposedly unlikely things happened? The most absurdly unlikely things happen all the time... Thus is the scope of probabilityMy prayers get answered. I'm not saying I hear voices, I'm saying things happen...often in ways that are too poetically appropriate to possibly be random chance.
As have I... To me, this is one of the (very few) saving graces of religion. When the day comes where the number of lives improved by religion is higher than the number destroyed or otherwise maligned, I'll give it another look. Until then.I've seen lives changed by faith; I've seen people who were so far down the road to self-destruction that everyone else had given up on them, be brought back from that brink by faith, and live a completely changed life thereafter.
Yes, religion can improve lives; churches provide social situations where people can get help and have ways to help themselves. Look at the placebo effect for an example: the power of thought is enormous, the power of positive thinking, having faith in a thing, person, or one's self can cause many change. Giving people who can't think wholly independently a set of rules to follow can also cause improvements. I challenge you to claim that any sort of higher power is responsible for the myriad of psychological and psychosocial effects of religion and religious communities... There is nothing that can't be explained by cause and effect and psychological analysis going on here. Anyway, that's my position, feel free to ask for any sort of explication or elaboration.
The big majority of Americans, who are comparatively well off, have developed an ability to have enclaves of people living in the greatest misery without almost noticing them.
-- Gunnar Myrdal
The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.
-- Henry Kissinger
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