Jaclyn Glenn has refuted Ray Comfort’s asinine evolution movie which pathetically clips every evolutionary or atheist account to make it look stupid. Yeah, Comfort tries to scare people with his crocodile heads on bunnies crap. After reviewing this post I wonder if humans aren’t birthing monkeys now and calling at least one of them Ray Comfort! Here is a photo of young Ray before he learned how to shave! I had no idea he was related to Ron Reagan. If you think I’m angry here is Glenn talking almost as fast as I do.
Gallup poll asserted that 46% of Americans are creationists. Additionally, 32% believed in god-aided evolution. That is, roughly 80% of Americans believe in some sort of godly creationism. That’s what we’re fighting and it is huge number. There has never been such agreement in a presidential election or in most elections. An 80% majority is huge. While the poll notes a 6% switch from theistic evolution to unassisted evolution that seems small consolation, especially since there was an increase of 2% in creationism.
Ray Comfort tried to get Richard Dawkins to debate him. Dawkins refused. Comfort offered 10K. Dawkins said maybe for 100K. Comfort offered 20k. Dawkins is correct not to argue with creationists. It is a losing battle. They will never concede any point. All things are from god, period, end of story.
Comfort was famous for first saying the banana was perfectly made for humans, forced to rescind due to the reality of banana development for agricultural production, and then credited it as still god’s work because he created humans. Yes, god created humans to create bananas for humans–which came first the banana or the human?
Of course Comfort got upset at Glenn so she posted another video “Ray Comfort vs Logic”.
I don’t know what logic has to do with it. The entire issue seems so disingenuous and mendacious as to make one gasp for air.
Aron Ra has been giving talks and fighting for better science standards in Texas and sums it up: “the bible is a jumbled clusterfuck of atrocious stupidity”.
The damn issue is older than that. It is of Plato and Aristotle against the Presocratics Anaximander, Democritus then later Epicurus, and finally Lucretius of Rome. Even Augustine admits a kind of evolution. Plato’s theory of forms should have been ridiculed for 2,500 years but it suits people’s egos and power struggles to think of themselves as gods. Hell, even Reza Aslan’s book “Zealot” doesn’t do a good enough job sorting out the issue of divinity in Christ–people as gods or people as godly powerful or people with godly powers as instruments of gods or people using god to gain power–just what the hell is a messiah, king, god, godly embodiment, or predator?
Of course, some of my relatives tell me it’s anthropomorphic to attribute pain to fish, feelings to animals, and reflective consideration to horses and dogs and pigs. Yet, they happily make themselves the image of god or more accurately god the image of them. Egotistic bastards–I say that lovingly cousins!
But I am not supposed to offend people?
The biggest hurdle is the so called issue of macro versus micro evolution. This is popular with farmers and ranchers. They totally get intraspecies evolution but not interspecies evolution. They see plants, animals, and organisms adapting and changing but can’t or won’t see change across successful sexual intercourse. Yet, a chihuahua can’t breed with a great dane. Oh, that’s just the size difference. What’s the leap here? Is it so hard to get that a lion could change to a leopard over time or more accurately that the two could have come from common ancestry. Are horses so different from zebras? Mules have been around forever!
They get breeding is a kind of adaptive pressure but then beat up evolutionists as supporting eugenics. It makes my head reel. Is it any wonder I bury myself in sappy bluegrass music where the brightest remark made is the sun is gonna shine again someday.
Think this is gonna end soon? Reason is bleeding out everywhere. While LGBT rights are doing better, womens’ rights are going down hill rapidly. The animosity against abortion is so profound as to make me wonder how LGBT even got headway. Clinics are being shut down at a phenomenal rate. Is it because most LGBT people in the news now are men? Is it for religious closeted men, male priest and pastors, to get some rights, out of the closet? While LGBT aren’t quite as high on the socioeconomic spectrum as their hetero counterparts the anti-women antiabortionists hit the poorest of families the most. It’s not just an attack against women but poor people.
Where are the husbands, lovers, friends? Why aren’t they there with the women? Yeh, love em and leave em. Now that a woman has to travel a day’s drive and come back again later and then again the male should be legally required to do the driving if the woman can stand to see the guy again. And pay for half of it plus some for good measure.
No one thinks a human fell out of a monkey’s vagina. No one. It’s a miracle that a little seed can put out a root. It’s a miracle that a leaf comes out. It’s a miracle that a fungus comes and destroys the little leaf. It’s a miracle that when you plow the land and don’t reseed it comes back as vicious, tenacious weeds. Not pretty little weeds like dandelions but nasty weeds that destroy the very life of the usurped ecosystem. Yeah, it’s all a miracle but it’s impossible that a species can change into something entirely different.
Evolution is all around you. You can see it everywhere. You can see both rapid and gradual change everywhere. Many orders of magnitude more than I see intelligent design. There is no intelligent design. There is precious little good design in nature. Life form after life form looks like it was made by a circus committee of bat shit crazy fools. Look around there is misdesign everywhere, everywhere.
How can anyone look at animals, especially mammals, and not see their cousins? How can you not see that a bush is like a tree even though they can’t be “bred”? Is not a shark like a trout? Is a bullhead so different than a catfish? How can anyone look at life and not get that life works the same for all of us? How can anyone be so egotistical as to think humans are separate and different in a super special way? It’s just an excuse for predation and war.
I’m gonna have to go listen to some sappy bluegrass music some more. Meanwhile thank you Jaclyn Glenn for taking this on!
Jim Newman, bright and well