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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

http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2...t-of-hell?lite

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, 10:33 PM   #76
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Cool. I didn't say it had anything to do anything for you. You don't have to believe what I believe... to love unconditionally. I never said that. Why all the anger about what I believe? I am not forcing anything on you. It gives me some hope when I am at my lowest... like now. Peace.
No anger.

I just don't get the notion that to be a loving, caring person, you have to subscribe to a deity of some kind.

It's not the only way.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:59 AM   #77
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No anger.

I just don't get the notion that to be a loving, caring person, you have to subscribe to a deity of some kind.

It's not the only way.
Nor do I. I choose to believe. Once again I never said it was the only way. It is my way.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:59 AM   #78
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There was no Christ, he didn't die for everybody's sin. that shit is ****ing stupid as hell. If the book lord of the rings was written then and marketed by the same people, you would be worshiping Frodo right now instead.
I'm sorry. That must have been a really terrible experience for you.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:09 PM   #79
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Sorry for your bad experience, I don't see how Christianity would/should limit you. There is a difference between going through the motions (Religion) and actually believing and doing what the Lord shows you in your heart. That being said so many are stuck doing the motions when they should have graduated and moved on into greater things.
good point....Christians should deny the word religious. That term gets all things confused for people. It creates more divide than unity. Christians are to be Christ like and do the will of God. God has a great plan for our lives, all we have to do is trust Jesus and do as Jesus did and as he taught.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:33 PM   #80
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:00 PM   #81
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Sign the petition to remove Paul Broun:

https://www.change.org/petitions/hou...rep-paul-broun

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Rep. Paul Broun publically and vocally has stated that he does not agree with the most basic tenets of scientific process and critical thought. He is incompetent scientifically and damages the Committee and its purpose with his presence.

We the undersigned respectfully request Rep. Broun's removal from the committee immediately.



ďAll 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 itís lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior.Ē

-Paul Broun, Republican Member of the House Science Committee
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:15 PM   #82
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Nor do I. I choose to believe. Once again I never said it was the only way. It is my way.
Good on you.

Dave, you are looking pretty stupid right about now. It always amuses me to see the atheist crowd go to such great lengths to push their beliefs on others in the name of not having others push their beliefs on them.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:27 PM   #83
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Dave, you are looking pretty stupid right about now. It always amuses me to see the atheist crowd go to such great lengths to push their beliefs on others in the name of not having others push their beliefs on them.
To you, maybe.

I don't care.

What do you care?

I'm gonna burn hell, anyway. Right?
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