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COMEBACKSOON

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  • [1] June 9, 2015 at 3:55pm

    We know soft tissue can survive for tens of millions of years because we have found soft tissue preserved in fossils which we know are tens of millions of years old. We know the fossils are tens of millions of years old, because we know that the rocks they were buried in were laid down tens of millions of years ago. We know the rocks they were buried in were laid down tens of millions of years ago because we are able to count the number of magnetic pole reversals that occurred during the formation of the sediment layers above these rocks, and we know how often the poles have reversed during those tens of millions of years. We know how often the poles have reversed during those tens of millions of years because we can measure how frequently the poles reverse today. And we know that the rate of pole reversals must have always been the same as it is today because that’s the only way we can justify our belief that soft tissue can survive for tens of millions of years.

    https://answersingenesis.org/age-of-the-earth/more-evidence-rapid-geomagnetic-reversals-confirm-young-earth/

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  • [1] May 29, 2015 at 12:11pm

    Isotope decay rates can be measured, but are only constant in certain defined conditions. Decay rates can be altered by atmospheric radiation, among other things.

    And not only this, but a rate is only half the variables. What scientists actually OBSERVE is a decay rate measured in a lab, plus the current count of parent and daughter isotopes. Tell me, can you solve this word problem:

    Steve drives to your house at thirty miles per hour and arrives at three o’clock. How long did it take for Steve to get there?

    You have exactly the same amount of information as modern scientists have. You cannot solve this problem without knowing how far away Steve lives, and you can’t tell how old something is just by observing its current state and rate of change. You cannot verify the starting conditions, nor can you verify that the rate has always been constant, nor can you verify that contamination has not occurred.

    Secular scientists ASSUME the starting conditions in order to force the results that align with their worldview.

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  • [2] May 29, 2015 at 11:35am

    Rock dating in a nutshell: Start with the unverifiable, worldview based assumption that the earth is billions of years old. Add the unverifiable uniformitarian assumption that rock layers are laid down slowly over very long periods. Next, draw a pretty diagram of the earth’s crust with arbitrary numbers assigned to various color-coded layers. Finally, mock and destroy anyone who dares question any of the above.

    Radioisotope dating in a nutshell: Start with the unverifiable, worldview based assumption that the earth is billions of years old. Add the unverifiable uniformitarian assumption that subject material has remained in the same laboratory conditions whereby decay rates have been measured. Add the further assumptions that no parent or daughter isotopes have been gained or lost due to contamination. Calibrate assumptions of starting conditions based on rock dating. Finally, mock and destroy anyone who acknowledges or questions the assumptions listed above.

    And there you have conventional dating methods.

  • [3] May 29, 2015 at 11:30am

    Rock dating in a nutshell: Start with the unverifiable, worldview based assumption that the earth is billions of years old. Add the unverifiable uniformitarian assumption that rock layers are laid down slowly over very long periods. Next, draw a pretty diagram of the earth’s crust with arbitrary numbers assigned to various color-coded layers. Finally, mock and destroy anyone who dares question any of the above.

    Radioisotope dating in a nutshell: Start with the unverifiable, worldview based assumption that the earth is billions of years old. Add the unverifiable uniformitarian assumption that subject material has remained in the same laboratory conditions in which decay rates have been measured. Add the further assumptions that no parent or daughter isotopes have been gained or lost due to contamination. Calibrate assumptions of starting conditions based on rock dating. Finally, mock and destroy anyone who acknowledges or questions the assumptions listed above.

    And there you have conventional dating methods.

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  • [10] May 15, 2015 at 11:20am

    Though she’s only seven, I can see that my daughter will be able to do anything she wants. She’s smart, tough, passionate, caring, amazing, strong, sensitive, beautiful, and altogether the best evidence that I’ve seen of a loving God.

    What was I talking about?

    Oh, yeah. She can do anything she wants. And she will know the truth about the life choices that only she can make. Professional excellence is temporary and ultimately empty, if not undertaken as a means to a more fulfilling end (as is the case for her father, who works hard for long hours so that we can homeschool and do everything else that we do). The world outside of the family heaps praise on me (for now), because they see what I do more than what Mom does. Her pride may tempt her to chase after that praise rather than the singular praise of her husband and children, especially when the same outside world promises ungrateful, unfaithful men, and bratty, entitled children.

    But the praise, the honor and glory of motherhood and family: that lasts forever, and is commendable by God, Himself. There is no CEO, no politician or king who is worthy of as much praise as my wife. The quiet humility of housewives, real housewives who take care of their families, is truly worthy of eternal reward.

    Let those who belittle housewives be exposed as the miserable hags that they are.

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  • [1] April 25, 2015 at 12:07am

    Only read half the headline before scrolling down. Had to come back to it to find out who the black Rand Paul was.

  • [10] April 23, 2015 at 3:23pm

    “I don’t want to play with Bibi because he’s mean to me! Why won’t he just say that I’m right about everything?? WAAAAA…” What a weenie. Worst president ever. Being nice to him and agreeing with him are now prerequisites for getting an invite to talk with him. Utterly disgraceful.

  • [2] March 27, 2015 at 6:47pm

    Metal-The point I wanted to make was that PEOPLE were not being discriminated against, the CEREMONIES were. You say that discrimination of any kind must not be tolerated, and while it might feel good to say that when someone has mistreated you because of something that is beyond your control, the truth is that a free society cannot work unless discrimination is absolutely tolerated. You decide who to let into your house by DISCRIMINATING based on your relationship with them. You decide which businesses you will frequent by DISCRIMINATING against the ones that endorse causes, ideas, and principles that you disagree with, or at least you should.

    Governmental coercion is not the way to unify our divided nation. The freedom of religion and association are part of the very first amendment in our Bill of Rights. Trying to take this away will destroy our already fragile nation. Many people have fought and died for the freedom to practice our religion. Perhaps you don’t value that freedom, but many people are going to be willing to fight and die for that right that was promised to us in the Constitution.

  • March 27, 2015 at 6:46pm

    Mtjs-George Takei just said that he would consider anyone doing business with/in Indiana as “socially irresponsible”, due to their protection of religious freedom, which is a political idea that he opposes. I’m not criticizing Takei for voicing his intention to DISCRIMINATE against businesses that endorse ideas that are repugnant to him. Lots of people do that, and that is a good thing. I will likewise withhold my business from companies that attack religious freedom. This behavior proves my point. If doing business with someone was not a tacit endorsement of their views and practices, this sort of thing would not happen.

    Also, my comment about murderers was not an analogy, it was an application of principle, and a perfectly valid one. My point was that desire alone does not excuse wrongdoing. Do you disagree?

  • [1] March 27, 2015 at 4:34pm

    Well, you sound like you are coming from a very rational place. I’m going to address the flaws in your argument anyways. The most important thing you are missing is that in each case, the customer is asking the business owners to participate in a religious or political event. To participate in an event is to endorse the beliefs associated with the event. No one should be forced to endorse any message or belief system that is contrary to their convictions.

    If somebody had a religious conviction that prevented them from wanting to participate in birthdays, they should not be forced to participate in them, no matter how much gas was spent or how much my feelings were hurt.

    It may be true that homosexuals cannot help how they feel for one another. But simply wanting to do something, no matter how badly, does not make it acceptable to do something. Can you imagine applying that logic to murderers who can’t help wanting to kill people? At any rate, that was never the point. Christians believe that the Bible is the word of God. The Bible says that marriage the union of one man and one woman. A gay wedding is therefore a ceremonial rejection of God’s word. How can you think it’s okay to force a Christian to endorse that message?

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  • March 27, 2015 at 2:06pm

    And surprise! More hateful ad hominem from the “tolerant” liberal. And, whoops, forgot to include an argument. Oh, well, let me help you out. You should start with “People should be forced by the government to do business with people they don’t like and in ways that they don’t want to, because…” And then you would fill in the blank with an appeal to a moral authority, then show how that authority logically supports said government coercion. Watch out though! You’ll have to consider how this might go wrong, or what might happen if, for instance, another president decides that everyone should be forced to participate in Christian ceremonies. Or how about states where prostitution is legal? Should the government force prostitutes to offer their service (sex) to ALL public, regardless of where and how they want those services performed?

    Also, businesses don’t do business with the public, they do business with their customers (that subset of the public that agrees to the terms and conditions whereby the business operates).

  • March 27, 2015 at 1:38pm

    So what you are saying then, is that these businesses should NOT be allowed to discriminate against Indiana for supporting religious freedom? Is that it? because discrimination is inherently bad, right? As you have astutely perceived, that is what they are doing. So either you believe that salesforce.com should be legally punished, or you want special rules and protections only for people who engage in certain sexual activities. So which is it?

  • [50] March 27, 2015 at 1:31pm

    Moron! The Constitution gives us the right to decide who we will respect and who we will shame. You are practicing that right in your very post, when you say that Christian business owners should be shamed for not wanting to participate in religious ceremonies that they are against! It’s called freedom of association.

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  • [4] March 27, 2015 at 1:00pm

    Ad hominem from the LGBT crowd, how predictable. Or maybe we have missed the obvious coherent argument for why private businesses and individuals should be forced to do business with people and in ways that they would rather not? Would you mind restating that argument, please?

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  • March 25, 2015 at 7:56pm

    Source?

  • [-3] March 25, 2015 at 3:22pm

    “I don’t know a single atheist who thinks that terrorizing … and killing people is remotely OK…”

    That’s because those who do tend to hang out in places like prison. Well, the stupid ones, anyways. The smarter varieties won’t advertise themselves as such, but if you look carefully, you’ll find them congregating in and around government buildings.

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  • [3] March 19, 2015 at 3:36pm

    They are doing more than expressing their displeasure, that’s the point. If that’s all they were doing, I would say more power to them. But they are calling for the government to take away their neighbors freedom to run a business using their talents without being forced to participate in a RELIGIOUS CEREMONY that goes against their RELIGIOUS CONVICTIONS.

    But in modern amerika, erotic freedom is valued more highly than religious freedom. We’ll see where that takes us. No where good, I can promise you that.

  • [6] March 19, 2015 at 3:31pm

    All businesses are public-facing. That does not make them public enterprises. It is a private business run by a private individual. You would have all businesses everywhere reclassified as public enterprises? And thus take freedom away from millions of your contrymen? So tired of this ignorance.

  • [26] March 19, 2015 at 3:26pm

    “…the couple told their friends to spread the word and that people went to the Next Door Stories and Bexley Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook pages and left negative reviews.”

    So they told their friends to leave negative reviews of a service that was never performed for them. Otherwise, they instructed their friends to lie, and they were only too happy to oblige.

    Once you abandon the standard of absolute moral truth, anything goes. Lying, cheating, stealing, its all okay as long as the only people who are hurt are your enemies.

  • [-2] March 12, 2015 at 1:43pm

    Cobalt-

    You asked what “rules” apply to you, as an atheist. The funny thing is, I never mentioned any rules at all. I spoke of a condition that is symptomatic of a sinful NATURE. The point being that in order to enter an eternally perfect kingdom, we must become people with a sinless nature – that is, we do not sin because we have no desire to sin, not just because we are super good at following rules. Only a totally sinless person can take part in a world where joy perpetuates forever. If you or I entered that world right now, we would ruin the whole show for everybody.

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