…So they found a Norwegian angel remains? Right, that makes a way more sense.
April 3, 2014 at 10:06pm
And Gilgamesh predates Noah by how long…?
March 19, 2014 at 11:41am
Science > Religion
Science can be tested, proven or disproven, and, most importantly, can change in the light of new evidence. Religion is rigid and slow to change. The Church only just acknowledged that they were wrong about the shape of the planet in, what, the 90s?! That only took like 400 years or something, right?
How do you prove a great creator or creators (because, let’s face it, creationists includes aliens and scientology, here) did this? Quoting from a book that was an oral tradition before it was a book by ancient people who told followers to sacrificed doves as a form of personal hygiene (Leviticus 15:19-30) does NOT count as evidence. It cannot be tested, proven, disproven, or changed without compromising its core tenants.
The idea that the Church opposed science is such a old and tired canard. I beg you to study the work of serious historians such as: A.C. Crombie, David Lindberg, Edward Grant, Stanley Jaki, Thomas Goldstein and JL Heilbron amongst others who strongly argue the indispensable contributions of the Catholic Church to our understanding of our world and the scientific revolution. Amongst these contributions are: the university system, the development of the scientific method, advance in modern atomic theory, comoslogy and physics amongst other contributions.
Since the early middle ages we can find example after example of priest and relgious shaping our understanding of the nature through their studies. People like:
Fr. Nicholas Steno who founded the field of Geology.
Fr. Robert Grosseteste, Catholic Bishop of Lincoln, who was the first person to write down a complete set of steps for performing a scientific experiment.
Roger Bacon, a Franciscan who strongly argued the importance of measurements and observation following the tradition of St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo in the third century.
Fr. Giambattista Riccioli, a Jesuit, was the first person to measure the rate of acceleration of a freely falling body.
Fr. Copernicus was the first person who propose mathematically sensible evident for the sun as the center of our solar system.
Fr. Georges Lemeitre who was the first to propose the "Big Bang Theory".
Have to agree with @Caleb-Texas - men and women of faith, Christians, Muslims, Jews and others alike, have made incredibly important contributions to science. However, I would argue that, in and of itself, religious belief did not directly inform any of their discoveries and achievements, and that furthermore, any person of any faith (or no faith) could have made the same discoveries given the right circumstances, i.e. science is never revealed, only discovered.
February 23, 2014 at 7:25pm
What’s difficult about covering up?! My baby is 3mnths old, I’m a first time mom, and, honey, just breastfeeding this squirming bundle took two hands PLUS my hubby’s help. Maybe I never got my technique down, but I couldn’t imagine trying to hold my baby, help her latch, and grip my tit all while holding a blanket. Admittedly, I never fed in public (duel formula and breast), but I can only imagine how hard it would have been.
September 25, 2013 at 9:51pm
“And even the academic side of things in some schools — typically finish a distant second as far as priorities go.”
Gee, what’s wrong with this statement? Anyone? This falls right in line with the top paid state employee of 90% of this country being a couch for one sport or another. This is why I hate football. Education is the point of high school! Not a bunch of testosterone driven youth battling it out on a football field!
September 23, 2013 at 10:54am
I feel bad for the Cardinals. One guy loses part of his finger, another lost his father in a car accident on the way to the game.
September 21, 2013 at 11:19am
Though it is a misquote or not a quote at all, there was the supposed Steven King quote comparing Harry Potter and Twilight. “Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend.” And that’s the truth! I never read (nor shall I ever) 50 Shades, but I heard it was poorly written erotica and absolutely nothing more. I can only imagine what a total disaster the movie will be. How can they make a shmut novel into a R-rated film? It won’t make any sense since it lacks any real plot.
September 14, 2013 at 11:15am
Is it any coincidence that these ‘get thee to the kitchen’ types all look like pedophiles?
September 2, 2013 at 10:40pm
As much as I agree with their opposition to involvement with Syria, if protesting in uniform is a violation, it’s still a violation. I wonder, however, if protesting wearing a Marines or Air Force t-shirt counts?
 August 31, 2013 at 10:10pm
Sounds like the work choice of a fascist dictator to me. The only military Obama possesses is his army of race baiters like Al Sharpton.
August 29, 2013 at 6:01pm
Maybe it’s just me, but I *know* my GPS is usually off by up to a mile. When I was looking at my house for the first time, my Tom Tom took me to a church (Sign from God? Probably.) a mile past where the house was actually located. Don’t these knuckleheads check the house address before kicking down the door? And if a Godby Heights doesn’t exist in Logan, shouldn’t the GPS have thrown out an error message cause enough of a hiccup to cause those neanderthals to scratch their scalp in confusion and double check their info?
August 26, 2013 at 5:50pm
I’ve stopped insulting my intelligence by watching these award shows long ago. I think the final straw was what’s her face with the purple dress, one breast hanging totally out with a nipple sticker. Miley Cyrus was just acting out, just like Amanda Coo-coo for Cocoa Puffs Bynes (totally faking it), and Justin Give Me My Monkey Back Beiber (someone just needs to publicly pull him over their knee and spank him!).
July 30, 2013 at 10:38am
Lead coffin? It’s Kryptonite!!!!
July 29, 2013 at 1:05pm
The media needs to compare Roderick Scott and Chris Cervini to Zimmerman and Martin. Opps, that would be counter productive to our race baiting president’s agenda. Silly me. Better scrub any and all references to Roderick Scott and Chris Cervini before some intelligent Americans start snooping.
In case some of you missed it:
July 29, 2013 at 11:46am
Paranoid much? Shark attack? Really? LOL
All though, admittedly, terrorists have tired shoving bombs in dogs and sending them on airplanes, much like drug cartels do their mules. And didn’t the Navy try/succeed at training dolphins?
July 25, 2013 at 8:40am
I’ve been so upset that I’ve broken down into tears before, but that behavior…I’ve seen small children with more self-control than that! That is not a grown woman in that video, that’s some spoiled brat all to used to getting her way. Someone give her a bottle and put her down for a nap.
July 21, 2013 at 3:53pm
Well, it’s nice to see an honor (attempted) killing aimed at the man for once. You know, as opposed to throwing acid on your daughter for looking at a passing motorcyclist or something like the usual.
July 5, 2013 at 4:21pm
Off by 3%, but I was close! I bought one fireworks package, Excalibur, which boasted it was made in America. If that’s true, $75 well spent.
Making fireworks is pretty hazardous. Not counting the risk of explosion, all the chemicals involved really takes it toll on the body. So maybe it’s better we don’t have that on our health care, we already have the highest per capita of obesity, right? The government doesn’t want to pay for that, just birth control.
By that logic we should outlaw the automobile. 35,000+ killed and hundreds of thousands injured every year on the roads... we don't want that on our health care, do we???
Too bad libtards have no brains.
July 5, 2013 at 12:14am
As I said with the other ungrateful bride story, this is what our culture has come to. It’s all about entitlement. Give me, give me, give me. I want it now, now, now! Look at the Occupy brat mewing about how they want the government to play for their education or whatever other demands the unwashed neo-hippies want for free.
July 2, 2013 at 6:56pm
It’s bending and stretching! There is no chanting or praying involved. If anything, you clear your mind when doing yoga! Is your faith so flimsy that you’re so threatened by exercising?