Actually, Pat Robertson’s view is not dissimilar to my own. I cannot ignore either the evidence for God, or the evidence for evolution. The Bible says God created man from the dust f the earth. Evolution says, basically, an evolved from the dust of the earth. Whose to say that evolution couldn’t be the mechanism by which God accomplished our creation?
Life is assembled according to the codes in DNA it does not evolve. The code could not have originated accidentally. Intelligence had to create the first codes.
If, in fact, there are "if-then" statements in the code then there could be a process that could be mistaken for evolution.
We know that there are at least 4 "digits" in the DNA code compared to the 2 "digits" we use in computer code. This probably gives at least 3 dimensions. There are no repeating codes in the DNA that would occur if the first code was created by natural processes not involving conscious intelligence.
February 5, 2014 at 7:38pm
“We must disclose the sources of the money in our campaigns, amend the Constitution to reverse the grievous error of the Citizens United decision, reform our broken campaign finance system and empower citizens everywhere to exercise their right to vote, unless it’s for a Republican. We can’t have that. We have to stop people from donating to and voting for Republicans.” Cut the nonsense Pelosi. This is about cutting money to the GOP. That is all. At least be honest. Sheesh.
January 21, 2014 at 8:49pm
I agree that Obama is treasonous and tyrannical, but language calling for his execution is provocative and inflammatory. Making movies where a masked vigilante kills a British PM tantamount to George W. Bush, or a mocumentory about killing George W. Bush… or wishing someone would assassinate George W. Bush, as countless celebrities have should have also been inflammatory and should not have been tolerated either. The reason people expect us to behave ourselves is because we actually have standards. I won’t call for anyone’s resignation, but he aught to apologize, and cool it with the provocative language. BTW, I am a proud Libertarian. I just don’t think this kind of language helps the national dialogue.
January 14, 2014 at 10:46am
Terrior mix, code word for Pittbull. If people knew the kind of abuse this breed endures, or how wonderful they are when rescued they would not feel the need to hide the breed in articles like this for fear the dog may not engender the desired sympathy. My dog is the best dog ever. Loyal, loving and obedient. She is a rescue. She is a Pittbull, she is the norm. This is a great dog, and I hope that people understand that the only reason a pitt goes bad is thanks to owners like the creep in the article. Hell has a special place for people who abuse children and animals.
August 24, 2013 at 6:38pm
And the fact that when Treyvon was four minutes from his destination he turned around and rushed to confront Zimmerman and attacked Zimmerman, broke his nose, knocked him down and bashed his head into the pavement has no relevance to MLKIII why? I agree that Zimmerman (an Hispanic by the way) should have stayed in the car, but if Treyvon hadn’t turned around and made the conscious decision to escalate things to violence he would still be alive. It may be harsh, but it has to be said. Facts do matter.
August 24, 2013 at 6:30pm
I respectfully disagree, having played games all my life, and also enjoying target shooting. The mechanics of aiming and firing in a video game are quite a lot more complex than aiming and firing a gun in real life.
August 24, 2013 at 6:26pm
Agreed! I am very glad to see that there a lot of folks on this page are of the same mind. It’s refreshing to see personal responsibility advocated over banning stuff. The parents are absolutely to blame for this.
August 24, 2013 at 6:24pm
August 24, 2013 at 6:22pm
Amen!!! you hit the nail on the head!!!
August 24, 2013 at 6:22pm
Inanimate objects do not kill people, but irresponsibly leaving firearms out where a curious kid can access them can lead to tragic accidents. The kids in my household do not get to play M rated games, watch R rated movies, and our guns are under very tight lock and key. I hate how the left goes after guns and the right goes right for “ban the video game!” This incident should be, however, a clear cut case for the need for more responsible parents and caretakers. For the love of pete why was an 8 year old playing an M rated game and why was a loaded fire arm in his grasp? And for those who think that playing video games is “practice” for shooting people? Um, no… Dual analogue controls do not aiming mechanics make. Sadly firing a gun is a lot easier than playing most video games. Let’s not talk about banning stuff, let’s talk about being responsible parents and care takers.
August 24, 2013 at 6:14pm
Neither the game nor the gun caused this tragedy. Why on earth the caretaker had a gun accessible to a curious minor, or the other hand, raises a great many questions. I have a lot of guns. Not one of them is accessible to the kids. Every single one of the is under lock and key. If nothing else, this is a reminder that while guns should be legal and people should have the right to carry, gun safety is of the utmost importance. I am sick of the left trying to make stuff like this about guns and the right blaming video games. THINGS are not to blame, carelessness, in this case, is. Keep your fire arms locked up and accidents like this won’t happen.
June 30, 2013 at 1:24pm
Completely agreed. Nancy Pelosi advised the GOP to get rid of the Tea Party and they did, look how well the 2012 cycle went when 3-4 million conservatives and Libertarians sat it out. In reality Byron York pointed out that Obama won 71% of the Hispanic vote who made up only 8.4% of the total electorate. Romney would have needed 73%. Getting Bush’s numbers with Hispanics, 40%, would not have won the election, but turning out those 3-4 million registered Republicans who sat it out would have. If we look at the GOP as a business it’s in serious trouble. Instead of trying to strengthen it’s base consumer and expand from there it is trying to woo it’s competitor’s base consumer at the same time it is cannibalizing it’s own base consumer. It’s a suicidal business strategy, and even more so in politics. They now have less than a year and a half to straighten themselves out and make themselves appealing to their base consumer/voter. failure to do so means they loose the house.
August 27, 2012 at 11:54pm
This is precicely why we need to stay off the social issues. We have the economic message down pact. We need to stick with what we know. Before we can convince the world to follow our morality we should prove to the world that we are right on the economy. Note to all GOP candidates! Shut up about the social issues. In the words of the fish faced thing from Return of the Jedi “It’s a trap!”
you can't. the social issues are the bread and butter of the working class.
The libs are loving this.
The WHOLE republican campaign has now become about Women's Rights.
And it gets worse every day.
You have the economics issues down pat?
Yup, keep going with that "trickle down" mentality.
"Note to all GOP candidates! Shut up about the social issues. In the words of the fish faced thing from Return of the Jedi 'It’s a trap!'"
You got that right! If ONLY they could HEAR YOU.
Pious politicians will cost Republicans the election at this rate. Oh well Romney wasn't much of a catch I'd rather let the Liberals see what they get when they have Obama for four more years. It'll be the Liberals that get hurt the most in my opinion because Conservatives are self-reliant.
Really? I mean, I suppose Romney could have done worse, but I'm not seeing the Libertarian in his voting record. At least in terms of civil liberties. I actually like him better than Romney. I have heard different things on his budget plan, but most of the Paul supporters seem to think he doesn't cut nearly enough, and only cuts future spending increases. I've always thought that at least it was as step in the right direction. Maybe he'll shore up the base for y'all. I'm standing firm on the civil liberties myself, so the VP choice is really meaningless in my book.
August 11, 2012 at 1:25am
I don’t, I’m just indifferent toward it. To me marriage is a religious thing. If you’re religion is okay with it who am I to tell you you’re wrong. If you’re religion is opposed to it, then it’s up to your preacher to tell you that you’re wrong. If you’re irreligious then why are we having this argument?
June 27, 2012 at 12:59am
So far voter turn out for this primary seems pretty low. It seems that voter apathy in Utah is the real winner of this election.
April 29, 2012 at 2:09pm
It’s not bigotry to call out adultery or fornication as sin, it’s not bigotry to do likewise to homosexuality. That said I do not have the power to impose my worldview. What people do in the privacy of their own home is their business, but I don’t want to hear about it either…
It is not the domain of the Church to point out a finger of Judgment upon the world and those who remain a part of it, this is solely the Domain of the Holy spirit to convict the world of their sins. Our job as the Body of Christ is to fulfill His Great Commission. It is the domain of the Body of Christ to Judge ourselves and inspect one another's Fruit...accountability to Christ and to each other...to do the works of Christ and cease doing the works of the flesh. It is been far too ling that this Principle has been neglected in American Churchianity. Point to those outside so we do not have to point ant one another and clean House! Much of Churchianity has become enamored of making a Profit of the Gospel, holding to a very lucrative American Gospel of Name it and Claim it, Health, Wealth, Status and Prosperity...can I get an Amen or a love Gift!! The World sees this as do our Youth, who walk away in droves. We have our Pious Social Facades in Services, Home Groups and merchandised Gospel Seminars on this and that....but our kids see the real Parents who speak, act and behave no better than those wicked lost sinners! It is not secular marriages among unbelieving heterosexuals or their homosexual counterparts which demeans, and sullies the Sanctity of Marriage, it is those within the superior and holy Church that accomplish this by their meaningless vows, horrible parenting and inevitable divorces. Wake up and her what this honest Sola Scriptura Teacher is saying! Clean House
April 29, 2012 at 2:00pm
The Democrats may have been semi-normal when John Boehner was a kid, but today’s Democratic party are the radical extremists from the 1960s. they are literally a whose who of commie and hippie activists from that era. There is no reasoning with them they are the Alinsky generation and while Boehner is right, they are beneath the dignity of their office and America does better, this incendiary language, left unquestioned by the MSM wins elections sadly because no one has the facts, just inflammatory rhetoric and false accusations. When will Republicans wake up and realize you cannot reason with this insanity, you have to defeat it! I am so tired of hearing “we need to reach across the isle”, why, so they can keep blaming us when they screw up?