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Re: Ben Carson thinks Charles Darwin was encouraged by SATAN?
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2015, 10:13:15 AM »
Continue to believe that you have been conceived in sin because of an episode involving  a talking reptile.

Every human being is born ignorant, with only two talents: they can yell and they can suck.

These are necessary for survival at first, but  far less so for adults.

Despite this, many are those who continue to be best only at yelling and sucking.

They are knows as "Conservatives" AND "Fundamentalists".

A doctor who believes in people being indoctrinated by Satan  is  a strange phenomena.
One would thing that such a person might forgo medical school and take up exorcism.

I have often wondered how many believers tried to cure insanity by transporting demons into hogs as Jesus was said to have done before they gave up.
 
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Re: Ben Carson thinks Charles Darwin was encouraged by SATAN?
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2015, 03:21:58 PM »
  How different is a requirement that a candidate for president be a Christian , as a requirement that he not be a Christian?

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Re: Ben Carson thinks Charles Darwin was encouraged by SATAN?
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2015, 03:36:44 PM »
http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/michael-w-chapman/ben-carson-darwins-evolution-theory-was-encouraged-adversary-satan


Ben Carson is not an ignorant guy, not a braggart , not unperceptive.

He is a Brain Surgeon, in the top ranks of that discipline.

What we have here is a demonstration that a belief in God and a disbelief in evolution does not prevent success in a scientific career.

Belief in God didn't even handicap Charles Darwin himself.

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Re: Ben Carson thinks Charles Darwin was encouraged by SATAN?
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2015, 04:15:50 PM »
I did not say that a person cannot be a believer and a scientist.

That was not what I was referring to in the case of Carson.

I was referring to Carson's comment that Carson thought that Darwin was influenced by Satan to develop his conclusions regarding evolution.
Carson is a Seventh Day Adventist, a church that started out as an end-of-the-world cult.

A preacher named William Miller (no, not Barry Goldwater's running mate)  proclaimed that Jesus was returning on October 22, 1844, which, as you  you probably know, did not happen. This was called "The Great Disappointment", as many believers had given away all their belongings.

Adventists are vegetarians, teetotalers, and believe that the universe was created in six literal days. They claim adherence to the Bible alone, and are very adamant that the Sabbath begins as the Jews claim, on Friday at sundown and lasts until sundown on Saturday. They are generally more fearful of Satan than most other Christians. Satan and his helpers, the demons, are not all that popular in modern times. Certainly much less mentioned than angels.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seventh-day_Adventist_Church

The Adventists sprang up as a cult about 14 years after the Mormons got started, during the period known as the Second Great Awakening.

Carson seems to be a rather typical Adventist.

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Re: Ben Carson thinks Charles Darwin was encouraged by SATAN?
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2015, 06:26:08 PM »
And despite all that spin, his actions demonstrate nothing of the sort of "extremism" he supposedly personifies.  In fact, its the polar opposite, with a current thesis of how important the Constitution trumps religion, as it relates to political leaders....especially, the President
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Re: Ben Carson thinks Charles Darwin was encouraged by SATAN?
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2015, 10:11:09 PM »
I would prefer a president that thinks rationally and pragmatically, rather than one that imagines Satan is tempting this or that other politician.  People who think they hear God or think they detect satanic influences tend to be fanatics. 

Brain surgery is certainly a useful skill, but it is more a form of complicated organic mechanics than a philosophical pursuit.I don't see it as  an advantage to a national leader.
Bashir Al Assad is an eye doctor.The world was much better off when he was working on eyes.
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Re: Ben Carson thinks Charles Darwin was encouraged by SATAN?
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2015, 10:32:04 PM »
I know exactly what you would "prefer".  Thank God there are more rational Americans who can vote than there are of you
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Re: Ben Carson thinks Charles Darwin was encouraged by SATAN?
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2015, 01:33:58 PM »
When most people vote, people who agree with me always win.

When turnout is low, the Crypto-Fascists like you win.
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Re: Ben Carson thinks Charles Darwin was encouraged by SATAN?
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2015, 02:10:31 PM »
When most people vote, people who agree with me always win.

Except of course when you don't win
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Re: Ben Carson thinks Charles Darwin was encouraged by SATAN?
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2015, 04:46:07 PM »
Whether I win or not, it is pretty clear that the tale with the talking reptile is bullshit.
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Re: Ben Carson thinks Charles Darwin was encouraged by SATAN?
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2015, 04:48:40 PM »
As noted prior, your lack of faith & opinion on the matter is duly noted......and discarded
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Re: Ben Carson thinks Charles Darwin was encouraged by SATAN?
« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2015, 04:50:55 PM »
Go have a pleasant conversation with a boa constrictor or perhaps a blue racer.
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Re: Ben Carson thinks Charles Darwin was encouraged by SATAN?
« Reply #27 on: September 28, 2015, 04:53:36 PM »
If a boa decides to start a conversation with me, I'll gladly respond.  Until then, my walk & talk with my God, is just fine, thank you very much
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Re: Ben Carson thinks Charles Darwin was encouraged by SATAN?
« Reply #28 on: September 29, 2015, 09:25:30 PM »
When most people vote, people who agree with me always win.

When turnout is low, the Crypto-Fascists like you win.



So why is low turnout a bad thing?
It only subtracts the lazy, the ignorant and, the uncaring.

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Re: Ben Carson thinks Charles Darwin was encouraged by SATAN?
« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2015, 09:47:35 PM »
Because the country was most rural people, we have elections on Tuesdays. Many people have to work on Tuesdays and have long commutes and cannot vote as a result.

Fewer the number of people that vote, the less a democracy we have.
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