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What do you think about Int. Design?
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Posted: 13 August 2005 01:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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I find it interesting that the government here in Aus have just stated this week that they want to introduce Intelligent Design into our school curriculums too…

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Posted: 13 August 2005 02:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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buba - 12 August 2005 08:21 PM

Some have faith in a god who will be sending others to damnation. I take it you are

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Posted: 14 August 2005 10:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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I know this has been argued to death before (where it burned in Hell for eternity)... wink

But for people who have faith, they don’t think they should have to stop thinking about it, or feeling it, when they walk out of their houses.  Rather than Faith being an elective article (such as pants or a shirt that can be changed) it’s a part of them (skin color, limbs - a permanant part of themselves).

...And if we evolved, then according to this line of logic, we should have tough feet, or pads, or hooves or something.  But we don’t:

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Posted: 14 August 2005 04:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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What the heck does Georgy know about intelligence anyway??!!!!

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Posted: 14 August 2005 04:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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About as much as he knows about “nu-cu-lar” physics.

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Posted: 15 August 2005 01:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Maegan - 14 August 2005 02:37 PM

I know this has been argued to death before (where it burned in Hell for eternity)... wink

But for people who have faith, they don’t think they should have to stop thinking about it, or feeling it, when they walk out of their houses. Rather than Faith being an elective article (such as pants or a shirt that can be changed) it’s a part of them (skin color, limbs - apermanant part of themselves).

...And if we evolved, then according to this line of logic, we should have tough feet, or pads, or hooves or something. But we don’t:

Tender Feet: In leaving human feet free of paw pads or tough, horse-like hooves, the Lord rendered our solitary means of locomotion highly susceptible to injury

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Posted: 15 August 2005 09:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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I don

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Posted: 16 August 2005 08:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Smerk: That does surprise me cause the Aussie Govt. Has alweays seemed a little more liberal in there ideas. Didn’t expect them to accept this as a curriculum that needs to be taught in schools. Leave it to those who believe in it.

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Posted: 16 August 2005 09:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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buba - 15 August 2005 01:24 PM

I don

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Posted: 16 August 2005 09:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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except you say faith is good. you would not say deluding oneself is good. is it so bad to just not know what you dont know?

or am i missing your point? are you speaking of faith as a broad blanket term encompassing more than simply faith in god. such as faith in medical science or faith in technology or faith human nature?

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Posted: 16 August 2005 10:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Well, I guess I mean faith in oneself, and also faith in (I don’t know how else to put this) a higher power of some form - whether it is a god, many gods, nature, ancestors or whatever other form it could take.

I’m also not saying that a person has to have it to be a good person, it all comes down to personal choices and what works for a person, but I think that *at times* having some sort of faith in itself can be beneficial. That said, I’m kinda intolerant of those who shove their faith down people’s throats. smile

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