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I've never understood how anyone could look at the beauty of a giraffe, and say, “evolution did this.” No, God did that! Or how anyone could look at the majesty of a tiger, and say, “evolution did this.” No, God made that tiger. I've never understood how anyone could look at a spectacular sunset, with all its brilliant colors and awe, and say, “Isn't evolution wonderful?” No, God is wonderful. With God's handiwork all around us, a person would literally have to not want the truth to remain ignorant. Evolutionists are willingly ignorant, and the Bible even says so, 2nd Peter 3:5, "For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water." The universe was formed by the Word of God. Evolutionists are willingly ignorant of this self-evident fact.

David J. Stewart, Jesus is Savior 27 Comments [9/13/2018 2:10:04 PM]
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The Crimson Ghost

Sunsets have nothing to do with evolution or any other biological science.

"Evolutionists" don't give a shit about what the bible says about anything, because they know it's all nonsense & would be far more useful as rolling papers.

Short Eyes, you & all the other worthless bible sniffers out there have no room to call anyone ignorant. Ever. If you want to see the living embodiment of ignorance, look in the mirror. Once you do that, go climb up the tallest building in Guam & hurl yourself off the roof. If you survive, do it again until you don't get up.

9/13/2018 3:56:16 PM



People don't look at sunsets and say evolution is wonderful because that has nothing to do with evolution.

9/13/2018 3:56:26 PM



These aren't even arguments for his god, let alone against evolution. This is a whole bunch of nothing.

9/13/2018 4:09:01 PM

K

Find one textbook that says beauty is evidence of evolution.
I mean, a real one, not a creationist strawman.

And if beauty = God, does ugliness = NoGod?

Bone cancer. In children. ORPHAN children. Without access to medical attention. I never understood how anyone could know such things exist and find it meshed with their view of a benevolent god...

9/13/2018 4:15:53 PM

Anon-e-moose

I've never understood how anyone could look at the beauty of a giraffe, and say, “evolution did this.” No, God did that! Or how anyone could look at the majesty of a tiger, and say, “evolution did this.” No, God made that tiger


God did that!




Whoops!

9/13/2018 4:16:50 PM



You don't understand evolution at all David

9/13/2018 4:26:48 PM

checkmate

I've never understood


I believe you.

And don't forget, when you look at dog shit, think of how wonderful God is: he made that too:



It's interesting how they always forget dog shit.

9/13/2018 5:03:33 PM

Thinking Allowed

Hey Dave, the only part of your statement that rings true is that evolution had nothing to do with the sunset. Then again, neither did your god.

9/13/2018 6:34:16 PM

creativerealms

Ah the giraffe. Proof against intelligent design.

9/13/2018 6:41:37 PM

Kanna

Is there such a thing as "the fallacy of admiration of beauty"? I suppose god is also responsible for warthogs and mosquitos and slugs.

9/13/2018 9:58:58 PM

Insult to Rocks

You 'avin a giraffe, mate?

9/13/2018 10:18:20 PM

Philbert McAdamia

Giraffe = a horse designed by a committee.

9/13/2018 11:25:23 PM

Zinnia

@Kanna:

It's called Agumentum ad Formam. https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Argument_from_beauty

9/13/2018 11:35:14 PM

Timjer

As others have said, if beauty = proof of god, then does ugliness = proof of no god? So slugs, toads, flies, mandrills, etc. all prove that god either doesn't exist, or is just a cruel being. After all, why install humans with an unconscious idea that beauty equals goodness, and yet make so many good people unattractive?

Seriously, I consider myself a great and prideful lover of beauty, but even I hate that aspect of humanity.

On a side note, I find that it is nigh-impossible for me to create something that I consider ugly, no matter what it may be or what the context is. What I'm trying to say is that I don't understand why a benevolent god would create so much ugliness. Not just in appearance, but in concepts and mentalities as well.

9/14/2018 1:49:00 AM

Malingspann

All things dull and ugly,
All creatures short and squat,
All things rude and nasty,
The Lord God made the lot.

Each little snake that poisons,
Each little wasp that stings,
He made their brutish venom.
He made their horrid wings.

9/14/2018 2:22:17 AM

KingOfRhye

TIGER, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

9/14/2018 3:08:11 AM

Happy Atheist

The Cymothoa exigua is a parasitic louse that enters through a fish's gills and attaches itself to its tongue. It then severs the blood vessels to the tongue, causing it to fall off, and replaces it.

The Ophiocordyceps unilateralis is a fungus that infests ants. The ants then go mad and leave their nests to find a place suitable for fungus growth, bite down on the underside of a leaf and wait there. The fungus then erupts through the ant's head to release spores.

The Nymphister kronaueri is a beetle that attaches itself to the waist of an ant an pretends to be its arse as a method of transportation.

Ah, the wonders of God.

9/14/2018 3:11:52 AM

Doubting Thomas

I'll never understand how anyone could look at mosquitoes, biting flies, aggressive wasps, parasites, flesh-eating bacteria, Ebola, HIV, cancer, and say "God is good!"

I've never understood how anyone could look at a spectacular sunset, with all its brilliant colors and awe, and say, “Isn't evolution wonderful?”


That never happens because evolution has nothing to do with the beauty of sunsets. Unless you want to argue about how our eyes and brains developed. But you're confusing cosmology with evolutionary theory.

9/14/2018 7:04:24 AM

Glandu

God = the universe. Like that it works. Other than that, mmmmh, well.....

There is more important than that. That you d'ont understnad does not mean it's wrong. It just means you don't understand. I don't understand quantum mechanics eitehr, but I know it's the most accurate theory we have to explain how atoms work. 'cause our world today is built upon that (electronics, especially)

9/14/2018 7:26:53 AM

Dr. Razark

Your god made smallpox and polio.
Science made them go away.

I'll take science over your god any day.

9/14/2018 9:18:05 AM



"With God's handiwork all around us, a person would literally have to not want the truth to remain ignorant."

God said that the purpose of creating the sun was to light up the day.
The PURPOSE of the moon is to light up the night.
So if the moon eclipses the sun, that's defeating the sun's purpose.
If the moon is even in the sky during the day, it's failing its purpose.

With evidence of a creator god being incompetent all around them, a person would literally have to be a drooling idiot not to at least question the claims of scripture.

9/14/2018 9:47:41 AM

Alencon

I just hate people who don't look at a tiger and say "oh my, isn't the Invisible Purple Unicorn wonderful!"

By the way, if you want to give your god the credit for sunsets you need to also give him (her? it?) the "credit" for tornadoes and hurricanes. If you want to give him (her? it?) the credit for tigers and giraffes then you also have to give him (her? it?) the "credit" for Ebola and anti-biotic resistant bacteria.

9/14/2018 2:04:12 PM

Anon-e-moose

No, God did that!


Say to the face of this resident of Oklahoma in 2013 - after a two mile-wide tornado had hit that state - that he's wrong:



Aren't you just glad you're not in a certain part of the US mainland right now, eh Davey-boy...?! [/Hurricane Florence]

What happened then: as is right now. In the oh so Christian Midwest & 'Bible Belt' states. I guess he must favour the residents of a certain part of Los Angeles: the Castro district.

You know what that means...!

9/14/2018 4:33:32 PM

MadotsukiInTheNexus

I kind of just want to stand in front of the giraffe enclose at the zoo while yelling, "EVOLUTION DID THIS! EVOLUTION! IT DID THIS!"

Just to see how long it would take for the police to be called.

9/15/2018 9:35:40 PM

KingOfRhye

I've never understood how anyone could look at the beauty of a giraffe


I always thought giraffes were kinda goofy-looking myself...

9/16/2018 4:41:22 AM

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