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Offline SGOS

Re: Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2018, 12:46:42 PM »
The poll results have gone down quite dramatically.  Now 38%

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•38% say God created man in present form, lowest in 35 years
•Same percentage say humans evolved, but God guided the process
•Less-educated Americans more likely to believe in creationism

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The percentage of U.S. adults who believe that God created humans in their present form at some time within the last 10,000 years or so -- the strict creationist view -- has reached a new low. Thirty-eight percent of U.S. adults now accept creationism, while 57% believe in some form of evolution -- either God-guided or not -- saying man developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life.

This is the first time since 1982 -- when Gallup began asking this question using this wording -- that belief in God's direct creation of man has not been the outright most-common response. Overall, roughly three-quarters of Americans believe God was involved in man's creation -- whether that be the creationist view based on the Bible or the view that God guided the evolutionary process, outlined by scientist Charles Darwin and others. Since 1982, agreement with the "secular" viewpoint, meaning humans evolved from lower life forms without any divine intervention, has doubled.

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Re: Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2018, 01:17:04 PM »
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I think that as long as we have the human nature that we currently have, we won't shed faith.

Therefore atheists are un-natural ;-)
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Re: Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2018, 01:22:18 PM »
I had to laugh when Robertson thought 1800 was "the Middle Ages."

 :rrotflmao:
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Re: Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2018, 01:25:06 PM »
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maybe he never believed the crap to start with. Maybe he was just using it to make money
I've suspected that for years. But then, I suspect that's the case with any televangelist or big-tent preacher.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2018, 01:41:00 PM »
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I had to laugh when Robertson thought 1800 was "the Middle Ages."

 :rrotflmao:

Look at him!  The man has lived for centuries, like Nosferatu.  He was middle aged, 200 years ago ;-)
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Offline Baruch

Re: Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2018, 01:41:57 PM »
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I've suspected that for years. But then, I suspect that's the case with any televangelist or big-tent preacher.

Let Elmer Gantry crane your neck ;-)
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Re: Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2018, 01:43:25 PM »
Just the movie I was thinking of - except it wasn't money that motivated Elmer, it was lust.
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Offline SGOS

Re: Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2018, 01:45:42 PM »
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I had to laugh when Robertson thought 1800 was "the Middle Ages."
 :rrotflmao:
He never struck me as very bright, even before he became a doddering old man.  While it does not speak well for America, he has been able to resonate with a lot of Americans.  What he seems to lack in intelligence, he compensates for in ambition.  He even ran for president about 40 years ago.

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Re: Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2018, 01:49:44 PM »
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Just the movie I was thinking of - except it wasn't money that motivated Elmer, it was lust.

I can grab that ;-)
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Offline Baruch

Re: Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2018, 01:51:42 PM »
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He never struck me as very bright, even before he became a doddering old man.  While it does not speak well for America, he has been able to resonate with a lot of Americans.  What he seems to lack in intelligence, he compensates for in ambition.  He even ran for president about 40 years ago.

It was the Republicans kissing up to the Evangelicals and to Robertson, that made it a "never again" deal for me, in 1986.  I was a stronger Democrat in 1988.  I don't support theocracy, even fake medicine wagon ones.
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Re: Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2018, 01:52:32 PM »
Pat Robertson debated Bob Dole during his run for president; The SNL version:
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Re: Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
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Re: Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2018, 03:12:23 PM »
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The poll results have gone down quite dramatically.  Now 38%

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Why does 38% sound a lot like the number of Republicans too?  Must just be a coincidence...
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Re: Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2018, 03:14:40 PM »
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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.
Twitter. Facebook.
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Re: Pat Robertson Realizes Creationism is a Joke
« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2018, 03:19:01 PM »
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Twitter. Facebook.

I try to avoid the ideology news bubbles.
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