by Ray Comforthttp://worldviewtimes.com/article.php/articleid-4876/Brannon-Howse/Ray-Comfort
"If I may, I would like to pose a simple but achingly sincere question. I am curious as to why it is that there does not seem to be a willingness, on the part of Mr. Comfort, to engage in an honest conversation regarding evolution . . . Surely the repeated successes of so many counter arguments agreed upon by so many learned men deserve at least the pretense of acknowledgment." Lovebug
Evolution has as much credibility with me as does the flying spaghetti monster. I am amazed at how many people can write so much about a subject that they insist is scientific, but that has no credible scientific basis. I speak as one that once embraced the thoughtless theory. What is also amazing is that its believers hide behind this pseudo-science and look condescendingly down on anyone who doesn't have the faith that they do. If you don't believe evolution, you are considered to be an intellectual knuckle-dragger.
The fact that so many supposedly learned men believe the theory, reminds me that once upon a time most learned men believed in a flat earth. But their faith didn't change reality.
When it comes to evolution I have asked for facts from those who believe its claims, and all I get is that you have to have faith in what has been taught. A good evolutionist believes without a doubt what his professor has told him. He has to believe when the pope of evolution, professor Richard Dawkins tells him:
"You cannot be both sane and well educated and disbelieve in evolution. The evidence is so strong that any sane, educated person has got to believe in evolution."
So unbelievers are insane and uneducated. But, according to the learned professor, someone who doesn't believe is even worse than that. He also said,
"It is absolutely safe to say that, if you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid or insane (or wicked, but I'd rather not consider that)."
So infidels (unbelievers) are actually wicked (sinful) if they don't believe in the theory of evolution. There's an example of sweeping judgmental intolerant fanaticism.
I have challenged professor Dawkins to give me his best sermon on why I should believe in the theory he believes, and why he thinks that God "probably" doesn't exist. But he has a vow of silence when it comes to me, despite the fact that I said I would drop $20,000 in his personal collection plate.
Every day, 150,000 people die. That's a fact of life. But each of us somehow thinks that death is something that happens to other people, or at least it will come to us when we are in our late 90's. However, most men die when they are in their early 70's. If you are 50 years old, you have around 1,000 weekends left. If you are 60, you have a mere 500. Professor Dawkins is 68! That's why I'm seriously pushing for a debate, because it's just a matter of time before he goes to meet his Maker.
Still, the devout follower of Dawkins and Darwin will believe anything said to him on believers' websites, or in believers' books. Evolution's many adherents simply fortify the truth that human beings are incredibly gullible, and will believe anything as long as it's not in the Bible. How true and the words of Professor Dawkins, when he said, "Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence." He has unquestioning faith in evolution. I do not.
I hope that helps you to understand why I don't even give evolution a "pretence" of acknowledgement. To do so would be to be both disingenuous and foolish to the highest degree.
Ugly and hateful religion "Any God that would torture Anne Frank for all eternity is unworthy of worship . . . Awhile back, Ray posted a comment addressing the question of what happens to a child deep in the third world who dies w/o ever even hearing about Jesus? Does he get a break? Nope. Not according to your religion. I don't buy into hateful, ugly religions like that." Captain Howdy
Captain . . . why do you insist that Jews go to Hell? Jesus was Jewish. All the disciples were Jewish. The first 8,000 Christians were Jewish. I am Jewish. Christianity came from the home of the Jews. It went to "the Jew first," and is now universal to both Jew and Gentile. It isn't an American religion. It's Jewish. And, because God is gracious, His Word says "whoever" repents and trusts alone in Jesus Christ for their salvation is Heaven-bound. They have eternal life! It is that simple.
Please tell me how do you know what Ann Frank believed about the promised Jewish Messiah? Explain to me how you can make such a harsh judgment about her salvation and think that she went to Hell.
And how do you know so much about this "third world" of which you speak (I presume that you think that you are part of the first world)? Your understanding of biblical theology is sadly very lacking. If you had it correct, you would know that God saves whom He will, whether they are in your third, second, or first world. He graciously saved me--a Jew, who lived at the uttermost part of the earth (fourth world country?).
The reason you don't buy into a "hateful ugly religion," is because you have created your own ugly and hateful view of Christianity. It is blinding you to the reality of the love and forgiveness of God. It is as blinding as racial prejudice and much more damning.