Quote# 41131

ElectricSkeptic:
Evolution is neither an ideology, a worldview, or a belief system. It's a scientific theory.
It's excellent science and it's not philosophy at all.


lightwave:
You are utterly and completely wrong about all of the above

Evolution is a belief system and the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on mankind

it has adherents and evangelists, persecutes its heretics, excommunicates its apostates, shouts down its nay-sayers and demands loyalty and exclusivity among its faithful

lightwave, CARM 46 Comments [6/17/2008 4:35:39 AM]
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God hates Christians

I think you're confusing science and religion again.

6/17/2008 4:40:32 AM

Airbag

That reminds me, I have to go genuflect before my bronze Darwin Idol and pray that my vestigial tail becomes prehensile so I don't keep dropping my fucking latte on the subway trying to read The Origin of Species (copy of course overflowing with post it notes) for the thousandth time.

6/17/2008 4:41:34 AM

GrayCat

"it has adherents and evangelists, persecutes its heretics, excommunicates its apostates, shouts down its nay-sayers and demands loyalty and exclusivity among its faithful"

No - that's your religion.

And only certain fundie branches who damage the reputation of the religion as a whole.

6/17/2008 4:42:31 AM

Joe-Bob

"Evolution is a belief system and the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on mankind

it has adherents and evangelists, persecutes its heretics, excommunicates its apostates, shouts down its nay-sayers and demands loyalty and exclusivity among its faithful "

Glad to hear that's your definition of a belief system. Let's me know what you think of your own religion.

6/17/2008 4:43:25 AM

aaa

You mixed it.

6/17/2008 4:48:16 AM

Nowonmai

Evolution Religion is a belief system and the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on mankind

it has adherents and evangelists, persecutes its heretics, excommunicates its apostates, shouts down its nay-sayers and demands loyalty and exclusivity among its faithful.

Fixed.

6/17/2008 5:00:27 AM

deathbird

Science demands intelligence and common sense to understand it. Something religion actively doesn't.

6/17/2008 5:45:27 AM

Osiris

Replace evolution with Christianity and you have a perfect synopsis of Christian history.

6/17/2008 6:08:54 AM

Wet Walnuts

Project much?

6/17/2008 6:14:26 AM

apYrs

weeell..

most people don't understand it, but believe people (scientists) who do understand current theory and (try to) explain it logically.

Most students of evolution would admit that there are gaps.

What none say is that there is a supernatural element to it that cannot ever be proven.

6/17/2008 6:28:28 AM

Kiro

Dear me, do you really think all belief systems do that? You mustn't be happy in yours.

Adherents of evolution are called scientists, or supporters of the theory. I don't think I've *ever* come across an evangelist of evolution. Science doesn't persecute anybody. I'm not sure what an apostate of evolution would be. All scientists are perfectly happy to listen to naysayers if they have a good case. And as for exclusivity, I know plenty of Christians, Muslims, etc. who believe in evolution.

6/17/2008 6:29:17 AM

anonymous_troy

It's not a belief system. It has no morals and no superstitions, and only exists to explain observations of nature.

6/17/2008 6:45:21 AM

Niobe

Is it opposites day again?

6/17/2008 7:06:39 AM

Pyroclasm

Projecting much?

6/17/2008 7:13:32 AM

Detrs

Goddamn, but you're an idiot.

6/17/2008 7:58:30 AM

Amos

"it has adherents and evangelists, persecutes its heretics, excommunicates its apostates, shouts down its nay-sayers and demands loyalty and exclusivity among its faithful"

That's all just as true of the 1+1=2 gang you find in the math department.

Did you know they demand the right to teach everybody that "fact" without exception? Did you know you can be fired for disagreeing? Did you know they call you "ignorant" and "stupid" if you don't think 1+1=2?

6/17/2008 8:13:58 AM

Thammuz

This is so stupid it isn't even funny...

6/17/2008 9:05:51 AM

MilkyWay

Good grief I'm getting tired of these "evolution=religion=unproven=unscientific" people. Can't they all just crawl into the basements of their churches or panic rooms or whatevers and stay there waiting for that rapture of theirs?

Please? Pretty Please?

I'm not a violent person but these people make me want to grab a two-by-four and swing it about in the proximity of their craniums.

6/17/2008 9:09:38 AM

Nutz

lightwave, owner of the world's shiniest mirror.

6/17/2008 11:00:42 AM

The Jamo

Ah yes. What else would we expect from CARM the idiot farm?

6/17/2008 11:22:29 AM

Bass X0

"Most students of evolution would admit that there are gaps."

Thats the beauty of science - we don't know all the answers and we don't say we do know all the answers. We are always discovering new things about how the world and our universe works. We are open to new facts disproving what we previously thought to be the truth.

Unlike Christianity who claim they know everything there is to know about the world and anything that isn't from the bible is wrong and put there by satan.

6/17/2008 11:28:50 AM

Firthy2002

Replace evolution with Christianity and you're dead right.

6/17/2008 11:29:54 AM

bearmaker

Kudos to lightwave for being able to string more words together than "evolution is just a theory", mind.

Shame he's still a raving knob-jockey :/

6/17/2008 12:13:08 PM

Mister Spak

Christianism is a belief system and the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on mankind

it has adherents and evangelists, persecutes its heretics, excommunicates its apostates, shouts down its nay-sayers and demands loyalty and exclusivity among its faithful

Fixed.

6/17/2008 12:32:59 PM

Ranger Joe

Bizzaro Backwards Universe.

LuLz

6/17/2008 12:37:06 PM

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