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Old 10-06-2012, 11:06 AM  
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Congressional "scientist" notes that evolution is from the "pit of hell"

Dude is the chair of the House Science Committee's panel on investigations and oversight. LOL

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U.S. Rep. Paul Broun's view that the theories of evolution and the big bang are "lies straight from the pit of Hell" is getting more exposure than he might have expected, thanks to a video that was made at a church-sponsored banquet in Georgia and distributed by a progressive political watchdog group.

The Georgia Republican is already well-known as an outspoken conservative Christian, due in part to his unsuccessful campaign to have 2010 declared "the Year of the Bible."

But the latest comments have taken on an extra dab of controversy because Broun, a medical doctor, calls himself a scientist in the video and chairs the House Science Committee's panel on investigations and oversight.

The video clip, distributed by the Bridge Project, was taken from a longer version recorded on Sept. 27 during the 2012 Sportsman's Banquet at Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell, Ga. Here's a transcript of the Bridge Project's snippet:

"God's word is true. I've come to understand that. All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the big bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell. And it's lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior. You see, there are a lot of scientific data that I've found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young Earth. I don't believe that the earth's but about 9,000 years old. I believe it was created in six days as we know them. That's what the Bible says.
"And what I've come to learn is that it's the manufacturer's handbook, is what I call it. It teaches us how to run our lives individually, how to run our families, how to run our churches. But it teaches us how to run all of public policy and everything in society. And that's the reason as your congressman I hold the Holy Bible as being the major directions to me of how I vote in Washington, D.C., and I'll continue to do that."

Broun's comments were greeted with applause, and they probably reflect how a lot of his constituents feel about the same issues. He's assured of re-election in any case, due to the fact that he has no Democratic Party challenger in next month's election. But how will Broun's latest pronouncements play out on a national stage? Will they have any effect on the presidential campaign?
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:13 AM   #2
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Good grief... that's pathetic and sad.

I often ponder what it would be like if scientists were running the country instead of idiot politicians. How did we ever arrive at having the most dishonest people running the country, instead of the smartest? It doesn't make any sense.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:17 AM   #3
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:43 AM   #4
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Say what you will about Democrats, at least they don't have to cater to idiots like this to keep from getting wafflecrushed in every election. You just have to wonder how long the fragile coalition of neocons, fiscal conservatives, racists, frustrated white dudes and religious wingnuts is going to hold together.

It's also terrifying to think will happen if guys like Todd Akin and Paul Broun ever held a majority of the positions of power. All strip clubs might become swimsuit only, oh wait…

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Old 10-06-2012, 12:20 PM   #5
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:39 PM   #6
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You see, there are a lot of scientific data that I've found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young Earth. I don't believe that the earth's but about 9,000 years old. I believe it was created in six days as we know them. That's what the Bible says.
That's simply laughable. There are so many differing independent methods for calculating the age of the Earth that it's just absurd people would hang on to these old superstitions from days gone by.

Anyone interested in further reading on this topic should check out this page: http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/faq-age-of-earth.html

There's info there on theories from both sides. Decide for yourself..
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:40 PM   #7
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QFT and yet so obvious to those with any inkling of spirituality.
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QFT and yet so obvious to those with any inkling of spirituality.

I can understand why some would think it's taken millions of years while looking out into space...but since space is FINITE, it's easy to see from looking in that this planet is only 6000 years old.
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I can understand why some would think it's taken millions of years while looking out into space...but since space is FINITE, it's easy to see from looking in that this planet is only 6000 years old.
Anytime a theory doesn't work out they just add a few billion years, what are we going to do? Pull up the video?
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QFT and yet so obvious to those with any inkling of spirituality.
A clapping smiley quoted for truth? Really?

And don't confuse spirituality with religiosity... they can be very different things..
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:47 PM   #11
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A clapping smiley quoted for truth? Really?

And don't confuse spirituality with religiosity... they can be very different things..
in agreement yes, please explain the 2nd part?
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in agreement yes, please explain the 2nd part?
They are not the same thing. One can be deeply spiritual without any belief in a Christian God.

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To equate spirituality with religion, or even to associate spirituality with any religion is a contradiction. They are diametrically opposed, even as concepts.

Spirituality is quite different from piety, which is simply obeying the religious rules, which is again quite different from "piousness", which is essentially faking piety: we will pretend to piety, give the outward signs, and either hope to induce or enforce the acceptance of the obvious lie.

Spirituality is not a thing or state, it is a process, while religion is a fixed set of answers to a fixed set of questions that have been artificially created, and usually for political purposes of control.

Science, most reviled by organized religion for many centuries, is an essentially spiritual quest. It also, is not a static thing, but a process, a simple fact of its existence that somehow eludes the preponderantly ill informed.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:55 PM   #13
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I saw this and these are people elected to run office? JFC, stupidity reigns supreme.
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They are not the same thing. One can be deeply spiritual without any belief in a Christian God.
Yes, we were designed having spirituality in place...Thank you.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:59 PM   #15
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Good grief... that's pathetic and sad.

I often ponder what it would be like if scientists were running the country instead of idiot politicians. How did we ever arrive at having the most dishonest people running the country, instead of the smartest? It doesn't make any sense.
things would be a lot better, that's for sure.
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