Archive for February, 2011

More Darwinian Follies…

February 25, 2011

Good examples of misinformation and information gaps repeated ad nauseum to confuse the gullible:

See here an example of backwards logic: “The ‘Hobbit were diseased humans’ argument is a long way from proven, yet you deploy it like its been settled.”

Turn that around. The point was and is that the Hobbit was treated as a glorious missing link until oops, what about this, what about that, and some of them said it was consistent with “diseased humans”. Except I think it is just another example of short people, like the Pygmies in Africa.

They are in danger of being eaten –literally– out of existence right now in Africa, as Christianity gets pushed back and the old paganism recovers. They are now regarded as animals by warring tribes around them, “missing links” you might say.

Christian missionaries are leading the charge to save them from their persecutors.

“Nested heirarchies of organisms” are a natural corollary of both functionality, using the same building blocks for survival and propagation of life –DNA, proteins, and all that.

It’s telling that evolutionist logic can get “convergent evolution” when the functionality doesn’t fit the hierarchies, but cannot see functional convergence as a natural attribute of design.

Claims that the “fossils show a continuum of features from the past to the present” only serve to expose the abysmal state of science education, and the attack on true science that the Darwinian religious beliefs represent.

…Noah’s…would expect to see a uniform distribution of animal types across the world, originating as they did from one release point somewhere in the middle east…

LOL. Another example of a belly-laughing demonstration of selective logical circuits, who don’t know how to apply the principles they use elsewhere to this one. There are major campaigns on to save ecologies endangered from the introduction of alien species, as we speak.

They brag about how fast a peppered moth goes from white to black to white, but fast radiated breeding and natural selection works for your theory you see it at work here too.

Here you go, a YOUNG-Earth creationist who explains how the marsupials and exotic animals of Australia show consistency with the idea of descent from their non-marsupial counterparts:

http://www.nwcreation.net/articles/marsupial_migration.html

The various kinds of animals in Australia line up with the kinds of animals elsewhere, suggesting common descent from those animals’ ancestors, rather than a common marsupial ancestor. This is one of Darwinians’ favorite toys in their grab bag: “convergent evolution” based on conditions in Australia.

Stephen Gould has admitted that the fossils show no continuum of anything at all, where it counts. There are no mammals with feathers, but neither do you have anything at all between reptiles and birds, and the showcase ‘examples’ of one or two break down to plainly one or the other on examination.

Here is the Biblical description of DNA in fact:

Psalms 139:15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

How many lines of evidence form nature corroborate your bible’s account?

Plenty. There’s the above verse describing DNA. Others describe the effect of a nearby nuclear explosion on human flesh in a future prophecy, the vast currents, or “rivers”, in the oceans (at a time when Greeks were saying the oceans were generally calm and shallow), they hydrologic cycle, and don’t forget an amazing set of rules for scientific hygiene in food preparation and treatment of diseases. The “stretching out” of the heavens.

Looks like none to me.

Well, Jesus healed the blind who accepted faith in him, and he can heal you too.

Its embarrassing to watch.

Yes, like Muggeridge predicted, [Darwinian] evolution will be seen soon enough as the object of ridicule and hilarious laughter, as scientists will marvel at its pagan mythology.

Nothing new under the sun:

Jeremiah 2:27 Saying to a stock, Thou art my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth: for they have turned their back unto me, and not their face: but in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us.

Let us all flee from the kind of paganism that will only lead to another Hitler’s fascination with helping the human species evolve, another Margaret Sanger (founder of the Birth Control League) that wants us to eliminate “inferior stock”.

Let us find love in the God of Love and his Son.

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The Original St. Valentine

February 15, 2011

The story of the original “St. Valentine” is an interesting one. Some of his bio is here:

https://liverpoolbnp.wordpress.com/

On the theme of love, we can remember that God’s love is a pure love, everlasting love, infinite love.

The whole chapter of I Corinthians 13 is the best description of true selfless love anyway.

John 15:13  Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

–trutherator

Lazarus the beggar and St. Francis of Assisi

February 13, 2011

Well, in a land more obedient to the laws of Moses in the Bible, Lazarus the poor man would not have been so bad off, whether he had an incapacitating condition or not:

Leviticus 23:22 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the LORD your God.

Franco Zeffirelli’s biographical movie of St. Francis Assis was excellent. He also made the movie “Jesus of Nazareth”, the best movie every made of the life of Jesus Christ. MUCH better than Mel Gibson’s “passion play”.

Some might say he could have done more good picking up in his father’s trade, but it would be an impossible feat to do better than the help for the poor that he, his followers, and his legacy have done for them.

But it was his choice to make. He had found something that was more valuable than all his fathers’ riches, that being a life of helping the poor, healing the sick, comforting the lepers, sharing the love of Christ which had filled his heart.

Me, I became a missionary because I wanted to change the world, help others, preach the gospel as a way to spread the truth and love of Jesus Christ and his salvation. This is really the best way to change the world, is to first recognize the truth of the gospel and its power to help others, and the truth of the Resurrection that imbues the believer with enough conviction to persist.

CSC – Background on David Coppedge and the Lawsuit Against NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Revised

February 3, 2011

“First, Supervisors at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory illegally harassed, demoted and humiliated a computer specialist and high-level system administrator for his beliefs about intelligent design, according to a lawsuit filed in California Superior Court.
Now, they’ve dumped a lot of fuel on the fire of Coppedge’s discrimination lawsuit by firing him.”
….

http://www.discovery.org/a/14511

— trutherator

Who collected all the parts of the Bible?

February 1, 2011

The Old Testament is the collection of books that date from before Christ that the Jews, or Hebrews, considered as sacred. They are the collection of books, starting with the books of Moses, that proved themselves as God’s word one way or another. For example, the Psalms are the testimony of David, the Proverbs and Ecclesiastes are the godly wisdom God gave Solomon while he was still godly.

Most of the prophetic books included pronouncements that were fulfilled during the prophet’s lifetime and the writings were kept as having been verified.

Christians simply copied the four gospels and the epistles, and Revelation, after they were written, for the edifying of the churches in all cities. The believers knew which ones were inspired by God, and the 500 that had been in the presence of Jesus Christ passed on this respect to following generations.

We have testimony to the originality of the Textus Receptus body of copies from the earliest translation, from the fact that Christians all the way back to the beginning were copying it. Taken together, the number of them, their antiquity compared to others and MOST of all, internal consistency in them and with each other, are great testimonies to them.

One need only to actually read the so-called “gospels” and other writings of the day that pretended to be Christian, to see how ridiculous the idea is. The “Gospel of Thomas” is so outlandish as to serve as something for Bible-haters to use only with those who haven’t read it.

They formed the basis for the King James Bible New Testament, and the “Masoretic” line of Hebrew Tanukhs.

It took till the 4th century for other influences, especially the gnostics, among some of the far-flung reaches of congregations, to cause Christians to make a list of the books that were canonical.

So the Bible we have today is a compilation of the same that the early Christians had.

A “list of authoritative books, not an authoritative list of books”. In other words, they just listed the ones they all agreed were already considered the Word of God.