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Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
« on: January 17, 2018, 08:11:17 PM »
I'd never have expected Robertson to say that creationism is nonsense, but here it is:


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It's about time someone in the evangelical community started waking up, and I hope he can have some influence over the other fundamentalist creationists.
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Re: Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 08:12:31 PM »
Robertson is Pentecostal, so Southern Baptists won't believe anything he says, anyway.
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Re: Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 10:36:36 PM »
Pat Robertson, world's least expected pro-science empiricist.

I'm impressed.  I take back half of the bad things I've said about Pat.  Now if only he could apply his newfound empiricism to demonic possession and faith healing and other supposed miracles...

If he hadn't made a career out of faith, he might've been a hell of an advocate for rationality.

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Re: Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2018, 11:56:29 PM »
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Pat Robertson, world's least expected pro-science empiricist.

I'm impressed.  I take back half of the bad things I've said about Pat.  Now if only he could apply his newfound empiricism to demonic possession and faith healing and other supposed miracles...

If he hadn't made a career out of faith, he might've been a hell of an advocate for rationality.

If you discount his connection with "blood" diamonds.
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Re: Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2018, 02:06:39 AM »
maybe he never believed the crap to start with. Maybe he was just using it to make money
not expecting god to show up, but if he does we’re going to have to beat the prick up.

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Re: Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2018, 04:50:47 AM »
This crusty old p.o.s just wants everyone to adhere to only his belief system and no other

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Re: Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2018, 06:16:19 AM »
There was once a day when no one believed that trees had nymphs living in them that controlled tree growth.  There was once a day when people stopped believing that tides crashing on the shores caused volcanoes.  There once was a day when people stopped believing in multiple gods.  There once was a day when people stopped believing in any gods at all.

Oops, I'm slightly ahead of my time.  Carry on...
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Re: Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2018, 08:20:08 AM »
I think that as long as we have the human nature that we currently have, we won't shed faith.
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool" --- Richard P. Feynman

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Re: Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2018, 09:24:58 AM »
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I think that as long as we have the human nature that we currently have, we won't shed faith.

Do you mean (I hope) that in the future, we might?
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Re: Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2018, 10:05:42 AM »
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I think that as long as we have the human nature that we currently have, we won't shed faith.
Not completely, but we're making progress in overall rationality. The only thing that could stop that trend is the Internet.
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Re: Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2018, 10:21:23 AM »
Pat Robertson speaking for evolution.  I might start doubting it then.  Actually, I don't know what to make of this.  I'm expecting him to retract it later in one of those "clarifications" often used by politicians.

Re: Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2018, 10:46:04 AM »
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Not completely, but we're making progress in overall rationality. The only thing that could stop that trend is the Internet.

The internet is probably the major driving force in rationality. Free information available to anyone with just a Google search. The problem is when people on social media get in their echo chambers, but they've always done that.
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Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
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Re: Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2018, 11:26:55 AM »
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Pat Robertson speaking for evolution.  I might start doubting it then.  Actually, I don't know what to make of this.  I'm expecting him to retract it later in one of those "clarifications" often used by politicians.

I suspect Robertson has something more subtle in mind.  He realizes the 6004 date is a loser.  So something newer might work.
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Re: Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2018, 11:37:15 AM »
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I suspect Robertson has something more subtle in mind.  He realizes the 6004 date is a loser.  So something newer might work.
It's been 20 years since I read a survey in a major newspaper that revealed something like 60% of Americans believed the Earth was less than 10,000 years old.  I was so flabbergasted that I mentioned it in another forum, and was surprised again by several replies noting that those were about the same figures they had been seeing over the years.  I wonder how much has changed in 20 years?  It's been so long that I can't certify the percentage was 60%, but it was unbelievably high.  It may have been higher than that.

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Re: Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2018, 11:54:25 AM »
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It's been 20 years since I read a survey in a major newspaper that revealed something like 60% of Americans believed the Earth was less than 10,000 years old.  I was so flabbergasted that I mentioned it in another forum, and was surprised again by several replies noting that those were about the same figures they had been seeing over the years.  I wonder how much has changed in 20 years?  It's been so long that I can't certify the percentage was 60%, but it was unbelievably high.  It may have been higher than that.

Robertson mentioned that dinosaurs were 65 million years old and that the proof was evident in layers of rocks.

I wonder if he has suddenly had a crisis of factualism. 
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