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Date: 08/16/11 01:25 PM

31 Responses to Professor Leaves Christian College Because Of Sci

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2011 at 1:37 pm
    Link: Professor Leaves Christian College Because Of Sci - Tenured religion prof at Calvin College, a Christian school in Michigan, leaves school due to the existence of science.
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    NNoamfer Male 18-29
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    August 16, 2011 at 1:46 pm
    Bunch of morons.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2011 at 1:50 pm
    I sense a religious debate going on...
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 16, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    I`m okay with creation taught in schools.
    Greek creation story, and Celtic and Hindu.
    Oh, okay, let the christians in too.
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    August 16, 2011 at 2:08 pm
    Science works. End of story.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    August 16, 2011 at 2:22 pm
    I don`t get the scandal here. This guy leaves his job because he started to doubt the basic teachings of the religion being taught there. If an evolutionary scientist started to doubt evolution, they`d ask him to step down, too. If this had happened at some secular school, I could see the problem, but at a Christian school, no problem.
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
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    August 16, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    Science scares the crap out of religious nutjobs.

    And it ought to. Because big bad Science trumps Bronze Age scripture every freakin` time.
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    NottaSpy Male 40-49
    881 posts
    August 16, 2011 at 2:49 pm
    It just takes a little clarity and an open mind to clear away the dogma. Not surprising that they wouldn`t want him around enlightening students. Their "higher" learning only works if their student are kept ignorant.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    August 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm
    I would like to propose a theory that there is a 3-star hotel within my foot.

    Also I breathe fluorine.

    Gerry1of1 is actually a giant ant eater disguised as Neptune.

    apathy is an effective means of refining hydrocarbons.

    and Gandalf is the queen of Detroit.

    Also I praise myself at making more sense than creationists.
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    Brassbull Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2011 at 3:05 pm
    If an evolutionary scientist started to doubt evolution, they`d ask him to step down


    Or, more likely, they`d help him to resolve his issue with doubt. That whole hypothetic scenario is extremely unlikely in itself though.
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    LuckyDave Male 18-29
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    August 16, 2011 at 3:15 pm
    Well, I`m starting to see why the job market in Michigan sucks so much if this kind of crap is going on. Are there really COLLEGES that baste in this archaic notion that the story of creation is fact? The bible is dripping with metaphor and prose, why do people see a need to take it so literal?
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    August 16, 2011 at 3:50 pm
    why can`t christians just take the bible, or at least the creation portion of Genesis, as allegory of the creation of the universe/life/earth? As a literal translation (made in 7 days yada yada) just doesn`t make any sense what so ever, but as an allegory (allowing that, to God, a "day" could and probably would be many thousands or millions of years) it works quite well. Fantastically well in fact. What`s so wrong with that?
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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2011 at 3:57 pm
    BURN THE HERETIC!!!
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    supersai20 Male 13-17
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    August 16, 2011 at 4:10 pm
    "suggesting that evidence of genetics and evolution raised questions about the traditional, literal reading of Genesis about creation, the story of Adam and Eve, and the fall of humanity"

    WELL OF COURSE YOU DUMBPOO
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    supersai20 Male 13-17
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    August 16, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    @phoneybone

    that`s called "moving the goal posts"
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
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    August 16, 2011 at 4:25 pm
    if it weren`t for the fact that fundamentalists like those running the college want to rule the U.S., i`d just chalk them up to looney tunes with differing opinions. however i really do wonder what the future holds for the rational thinkers of the world.
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    evanbartlett Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2011 at 4:29 pm
    "why can`t christians just take the bible, or at least the creation portion of Genesis, as allegory of the creation of the universe/life/earth?"

    I think because it wasn`t written to be an allegory. It was written as an explanation for something that people didn`t know or understand.
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    evanbartlett Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2011 at 4:35 pm
    "If an evolutionary scientist started to doubt evolution, they`d ask him to step down."

    No...they`d ask him to back up his assertions with repeatable and logical evidentiary experiments. That`s how science works--everyone gets to doubt conventional wisdom, they just have to show why they doubt it. Science loves dissent. Science does not love wild assertions that counter the very backbone of biological science without some sort of evidence.
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    Discobiscuit Male 18-29
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    August 16, 2011 at 5:19 pm
    Goddamnit. This is why I find myself straying from organized religion.
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    supersai20 Male 13-17
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    August 16, 2011 at 5:51 pm
    "Goddamnit. This is why I find myself straying from organized religion."

    Good.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 16, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    @ Discobiscuit - Dude! What`s up with that avatar?
    Is that you?
    What`s with the hair?
    And is that lip gloss?

    I know, that`s a bit off point, but dude!
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    Sachi001 Male 30-39
    599 posts
    August 16, 2011 at 6:12 pm
    Why I do believe the Spanish Inquisition still lives and breaths.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1iBbBL1040&feature=player_embedded
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    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
    911 posts
    August 16, 2011 at 7:04 pm
    dratING GERRY!!!!! HAHAHAAAHAAAHHAHAAHA
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    yoda141 Male 18-29
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    August 16, 2011 at 7:29 pm
    Stupid relitards. If your beliefs can only hold up with censorship, you may want to reconsider them.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    August 16, 2011 at 11:14 pm
    @Gerry, Bahahahahhahahahahahahahaha he`s too gay even for you???
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    Kalimata Male 30-39
    661 posts
    August 17, 2011 at 6:29 am
    Meh, to each their own. Still, when I`m up in Valhalla drinking, fighting and fornicating in preparation for Ragnarok, I`ll look over at Heaven and point and laugh.
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    Errand_boy Male 30-39
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    August 17, 2011 at 2:20 pm
    Scientology FTW?
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    ShamaziaV2 Male 13-17
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    August 17, 2011 at 6:10 pm
    I don`t understand the big deal, it`s a Christian school, this is what they`re going to school to learn, if a teacher feels like he can`t teach something anymore he should leave. If he got to the point where he started making cases against religion he should be asked to step down or choose to. The students chose to go to that school on their own, knowing what the school teaches, meaning they didn`t want to learn about reasons religion is wrong. FFS let people do what they want.
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    Jammacan Female 13-17
    155 posts
    August 19, 2011 at 7:31 am
    This is why I don`t like organized religion! Where`s the gray zone? Can`t we just use science for things we already know and faith for allegories and things about "human nature" and the "soul"?
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    ohthedrama Male 30-39
    162 posts
    August 22, 2011 at 7:08 am
    This has nothing to do with organized religion. It`s all about a group of people who think they know more about God than God. Stop listening to these people and start listening to those who actually "know" what they are talking about.
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    Edgarska19 Male 18-29
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    August 23, 2011 at 5:36 am
    @ohthedrama
    yeah, we should only listen to the guys in lab coats.

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