South Korea “Banning Evolution”

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South Korean Christian groups have reportedly succeeded in forcing school textbooks to drop inconvenient evidence of evolution from their pages, lest they poison the minds of Korean children with the satanic notions of science and rationality.

A Korean creationist group, the “Society for Textbook Revise,” persuaded the ministry of education that it should lean on school textbook publishers to remove examples of evolution from their publications, says a recent report in Nature:

A petition to remove references to evolution from high-school textbooks claimed victory last month after the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) revealed that many of the publishers would produce revised editions that exclude examples of the evolution of the horse or of avian ancestor Archaeopteryx.

The move has alarmed biologists, who say that they were not consulted. “The ministry just sent the petition out to the publishing companies and let them judge,” says Dayk Jang, an evolutionary scientist at Seoul National University.

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The STR is also campaigning to remove content about “the evolution of humans” and “the adaptation of finch beaks based on habitat and mode of sustenance”, a reference to one of the most famous observations in Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species.

The campaign is only part of a concerted effort by Korean creationists to supplant the teaching of evolution with so-called “creation science” and “intelligent design” – or in other words, variations on their belief that the universe was created in a week ten thousand years ago.

Almost 30% of South Korea’s population identify themselves as Christians of one denomination or another, mostly in the form of evangelical protestants and Catholics, a situation which coincidentally developed after the nation came to enjoy post-war American suzerainty.

Surveys suggest approximately a third of South Koreans do not believe in evolution, a proportion which almost matches that of the US (40%) and other more godly nations.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    03:46 08/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    jesus isn't real.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:26 08/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    "the story of jesus that's in the bible was just based off the story of horus anyways. both born on dec. 25th, both born of a virgin, both had 12 disciples, etc."

    "jesus kind of sounds like horus anyways. i guess the writers of the bible weren't that creative, lol"

    "The writers of the bible weren't creative at all. Except if plagiarism counts as creativity, I guess.
    Adopting and renaming/rewriting a gazillion of pagan deities/holidays/stories and all. For example they adopted the deluge story from the Sumerian legends."

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:29 08/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.9)

    Just as it was first being published, the writers of the bible realized they forgot to add its subtitle. The Bible: A Collection of Myths and Fairy Tales from around the World.

    Big mistake.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:46 10/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand not a single fuck was given Nick R

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:28 12/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Nick R

    "If God isn't real. What's the purpose of life? "
    - God != Purpose
    - Be an individual, rather than suck up your purpose from some fairy tale (religion).

    "You die, then what?"
    - Unknown. You need to die first. A similar pre-requisite to Heaven/Hell.

    "I don't know about you, but I'm not ready to throw in the towel and accept this life is just a waste of time and when I die that's it. "
    - And your opinion will is no more than an opinion of religious douche.

    Evolution has facts, while the bible has stories with weak statistics.

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    Comment by aarond12
    23:05 10/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Do some research. You can actually prove evolution in your kitchen! Try the experiment of the evolution of yeast cells. Yes, you can do it yourself!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/17/science/yeast-reveals-how-fast-a-cell-can-form-a-body.html

    Evolution IS proven. It's NOT a religion. It's a way of describing physical phenomena that is readily observable.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:25 10/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cognitive dissonance with mental gymnastics is what's keeping you as a fucked up in the head christard.

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    Comment by HarukiSOS
    04:37 10/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    There is something wrong with your logic.
    Aren't you most likely to waste time when you believe you have another life after this?
    Also, Aren't you more likely live your life if you blieve that the end is close?

    Now I am not a hater. I am someone who reseach from every points of view and sort them out logically.

    Now just as you said archeological evidence is not enough prove it happen. The bible is not enough to prove it as well. As far as we could say, the bible has been changed countless of time (You would know this if you research on bible history). Thus, the bible itself does not prove Jesus exist.

    Now if you think about it closely, the bible has influenced many more people then Evolution ever can and it will continue to infulence people.
    Example of infulence: in the days of Sir Isaac Newton, people believes the Sun, heaven, and everything thing revolves around the Earth, just as how god created. Try telling that to people now, even Christian won't believe that.

    You said before that "Evolution is a religion". That will be disagreed by many people. Evolution is a theory. So far I wouls agree with them. If you study further you will find out that Charles Darwin stated that we can find animals that shares some trades of their parent species. (wanna prove it? go look at your biological parents, do you look like them? Yes? Ok it is proven)

    Your who point about indoctrinated by evolution is not very valid. Evolution has been looked over proven, and disproven for many many years before it was recognized. It is not as easy as to recognizing the bible stories. To be honest, if you fit "God" to anything then it would work out. Examples, Why do birds fly? Because God made them like that. Why did my father have to die? Because it is in God's plan. When does 2 + 2 = 5? When God says it does.
    Does this make sense?

    Finally, your statement of Facts being influenced by human desires. Look, evidents is evidents. It is what it is, you can not change it nor can you BS it to only prove your statement.
    If that were the case, the world would be a very messed up place. You would have people flying with nothing but their body and cloths or the laws of Gravity would only apply to some people.

    Now I am going to state again, I am not a hater of Christianity. I am only a person who studies all points of view (different religion and different school of thoughts) and try to sort them as logical as possible.

    Some of you might say, "You can't possibility understand what God think as logic". If you did, you have just proven my point of "if you fit 'God' to anything then it would work out"

    Thanks for reading. Always be open minded and see everyone's points of view.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:20 10/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Posting this on FSTDT. :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:22 10/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're a fucking idiot. I would write more on the subject, but the former suffices.

    Comment by Anonymous

    And here we have "Evolution" the only religion we'll believe in.

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    Comment by Nick R
    23:03 09/06/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    If God isn't real. What's the purpose of life? You die, then what? Is that it? End of existence? (That's sure as Hell something to be gratefully looking for...)

    I don't know about you, but I'm not ready to throw in the towel and accept this life is just a waste of time and when I die that's it. If you wish to cease existing, then I'm more than happy to let you cease existing.

    With that said.
    Jesus did exist as a Human Being. Enough archeological evidence to not only prove it happened, but there are many cultures that were influenced by it (and not just by account of the Bible). The Koran is just one example, but there are so many more sources to pick from that will tell you he did exist. Whether you wish to believe any of it, it's completely up to you.

    Now. EVOLUTION is a religion as much as Christianity. Reason: YOU CAN'T PROVE ANYTHING HAPPENED. It happened Trillions of years ago. None of us were there. None of us SAW it happen. None of us have an account of the events that caused the individual body parts to form where they are. All we have is ASSUMPTIONS based on "Ooh we found this! It looks human like. This must be our Great great great...................(several hours later) great grandfather/mother thing."

    The ONLY thing that keeps people from ADMITTING that it's a RELIGION is the fact that so many of you have been INDOCTRINATED by EVOLUTION the same way a Christian School INDOCTRINATES children to believe in GOD. It's the same Mind-warping power mankind has used to control our independent minds. Every now and then someone like ME comes around and says, "HUH. What if..."

    -Science is the Finding of Facts.
    However, when your FACTS are influenced by YOUR WANTS and DESIRES it's no longer science, but a pursuit to proving yourself to be right.

    Being right is so easy to do when you want it to be. I mean the answers will always be what you want them to be, even when you're wrong.

    (Otherwise we wouldn't have groups like the "Flat Earth Society" trying to convince us that the world is FLAT. heh-heh-heh Flat Earth Society... And people say CHRISTIANS are retards.)

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:25 09/06/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    Not Christian here but learn some religious facts before you rant on like an idiot. The Christian Jesus Christ was never born on December the 25th. I suggest you research why it wasn't and how the pagans were involved.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:53 09/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    the fact that you don't realize that's the entire point is kind of sad

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:40 09/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Allegedly born during the winter solstice which amounts somewhere around December 22-25. Anyway it's all myth.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:24 09/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    It is known that Christians consciously decided his birthday would be December 25 to coincide with the winter solstice, called it Christmas, and incorporated a bunch of pagan traditions into their new holiday.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:46 09/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    As expected from politically correct minded atheists,agnostics and christians. You're all fucked up in the head.

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    Comment by Nick R
    23:14 09/06/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    No. Jesus was NOT born Dec. 25. GOOD JOB!
    He was more likely born in October according to SOME sources. But whatever. It's a mute point because we weren't there. We don't have a way to prove it. And the Calendar of today wasn't exactly available to the Jewish peoples at that time. So you're guess is as good as mine.

    With that said the Roman known as Constantine became influenced by the Christian movement and accepted it as his own. But he didn't stop at simply accepting it, he went Berserk and started creating an Empire out of it. Truth be told the real reason for the Roman Catholic Church was completely Political. (As pointed out by Martin Luther 1500s several Centuries later) Anyways Christmas (Dec. 25th) was chosen as Jesus Birthday because is was the Roman's original celebration of the "sun god Apollo" which he said... "Hm... Son god... Son of God.... Hey! I could make this the Celebration of the Son of God! His Birthday! Yay!" Well, to have you know Easter was chosen for the exact same reason. It was to cover up another Roman god celebration. (Same with most of the other Christian celebrations across the board)

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    Comment by ChaosConsuming
    06:29 09/06/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Obama is Hawaiian not "black". Native Hawaiians have a dark skin tone close that that of a "black" person. whether he has any African-American blood in him I don't know (I haven't done any research on the subject).

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:56 09/06/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Hmmm... interesing. So i'am ask you why Obama is black?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:38 08/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    LOL look at all the new accounts being created (bumpermelon, prungy) to vote up joke comments about starcraft and "less extreme" christians to hide the fact that the person they love ("jesus") doesn't even exist.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:18 09/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.5)

    I LOL when they portray Jesus in the western countries as a WHITE male, when he is ARAB LOL.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:56 10/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    LMAO if Jesus was real then he is the biggest TROLL to ever exist PERIOD!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:59 10/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    i wonder what happened to that old white guy that cried rapture last year? im guessing hes either dead or hiding under a rock

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:44 09/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    A JEW, actually. Though the only real difference between the two groups is religion and a couple thousand years in Europe.

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    Comment by aarond12
    23:09 10/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, Harold Camping? He admitted he was wrong and now declares it a "sin" to attempt to predict the date of the end times.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/09/harold-camping-admits-hes-wrong_n_1335232.html

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:46 08/06/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    Why not say this on your real account.
    I'm more bothered to know that you're stalking users here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:07 09/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    jesus believer detected

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:52 09/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    with a sarcastic comment like that, looks like castian loves "jesus" too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:56 09/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    " the problem of being a jesus believer" is being fucked up enough in the head to believe a fairy tale is reality.

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    Comment by ChaosConsuming

    I, Personally do not care whether a person follows a faith of any kind. I do, however, care when people of faith try to force their beliefs upon others.

    I once had a friend who was christian. On many occasions he threatened to end our friendship if i didn't convert to his faith. Needless to say, he wasn't my friend for very long.

    When people of faith force change on people who do not follow the same ideas, nothing but bad things follow in it's wake. The "christian" groups are forcefully depriving children from having the benefit of an beneficial and intelligent education.

    Due to this insanity, those children will grow up with an ignorant and limited view of the world; thus stifling the artistic and scientific advances made possible by those who would have had a more logical and informed outlook on the world.

    In the US you are free to follow any belief. If you are taught things that disagree with your belief all you have to do is just disregard it.

    Comment by Anonymous

    00:07 What's the problem of being a jesus believer?

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    Comment by Castian
    01:12 09/06/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    A christian! Run!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:11 09/06/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    jesus does exist, guys. if you read the bible it details the family tree through the generations of every decendant until christ. every place in the bible is documented and exists in the real world. they have even recovered the cowl placed over jesus' body after his execution complete with bloodstains and all. i don't expect non-believers to believe what i say, but if you watch the documentary "the case for christ" you will understand. there is also a discovery channel documentary about the cowl and how they reconstructed jesus' face and body from the blood stains and subtle creases of the fabric. i know it's the cool thing to bash religion, but throwing up bullshit that you hear from tv and pretending to know is only stunting your own knowledge.

    -thebeast

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:52 10/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey christard, you're fucked up in the head.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:00 09/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    every place in the bible is documented and exists in the real world

    And so does every damn book based on a real world setting.

    they have even recovered the cowl placed over jesus' body after his execution complete with bloodstains and all

    And we know it's his because... the church says so?

    but if you watch the documentary "the case for christ" you will

    I did. The movie presented no evidence that a church with an agenda could not have fabricated.

    understand. there is also a discovery channel documentary about the cowl and how they reconstructed jesus' face and body from the blood stains and subtle creases of the fabric

    Reconstruction doesn't mean what you think it means. They basically made it all up. We don't have the technology to tell much more than scetchy traits even with real DNA evidence.
    Also, this still doesn't prove who the cowl really belonged to.

    i know it's the cool thing to bash religion, but throwing up bullshit that you hear from tv

    The sarcasm of these words cannot be overstated.

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    Comment by TheBeast
    21:37 09/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    anon@14:00

    i'm not trying to personally attack you or your beliefs, but i am going to explain the flaws in your replies.
    the first reply you said that every book based on a real world setting was documented and in a real world setting. does that include other religious books? they have the the events of christ documented in the annals of the kings of israel. it is documentation of the events of the royal families and their part in jesus' execution. it is not dicated by the church.
    your second reply "And we know it's his because... the church says so?" i'm afraid not, it was recovered by an archeological team which found jesus's original burial site. a non-believer like you wanted to prove the bible wrong, and found the location by putting the information together from the bible. much to his suprise when they radio carbon dated the cloth it was over 2000 years old. they had to do it twice, because the first team messed up the process, by dating the corners, which were handled too much and threw off the dating.
    you said there was no evidence, that a church with an agenda could not have fabricated. this idea that there is a single church that fabricates lies and emails other churches around the world is surprisingly difficult to believe. the people who wrote the book were historians documenting events in real time. the church was formed around the word, not the other way around. the dogma that the catholic church adopts is not in the bible itself, but a means to celebrate the events written inside. such as christmas. the date is not revealed in the bible. the people felt a need to celebrate jesus' birth and decided 25 was as good a guess as they could muster. it is not in the bible. the holy word was not changed. a dogma was adopted and anyone who goes to church knows that.
    you said reconstruction doesn't mean what i think it means. we know that it is not an exact science. but that does not change the fact that they had the cowl of jesus christ on their table and attempted to replicate his face from it. it is not "basically made it all up" these guys are the scientist that you all seem to hold so dearly. true scientists that are after the truth above all else, and not funded by any religious organisation. the technology does exist to pull gentle creases and create an image. they do this with dinosaur bones in the earth. they send a shockwave with a 12-gauge shell into the earth. it sends back subtle vibrations and after a few hours they can sketch (with a computer) what they expect to find underground. it is old tech but does the job right.
    in your final comment, you say that i am being sarcastic. i am not. i call the false information bullshit, because that is an accurate term for it. it is dis-information that is provided to sway believers and embolden non believers.

    anon@11:53
    i am quoting documentaries not standup comedians and talk shows.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:53 09/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Aren't you quoting tv aswell, really

    Comment by Anonymous

    There is more evidence that he existed than not. He is mentioned also in the Koran after all.

    However the Bible should not be taken as a single book, it is more of a carefully selected collection of ancient texts. A lot of this texts were also adaptations of even older stories. It is also badly translated in a lot of parts and there are plenty of books detailing the mistakes, including at least one backed by the Vatican.

    Coming back to the article. I will never understand why conservative Christians do not like evolution. The theory does not say that we were created or not by some entity, it just states the processes involved in our journey from the beginning of life to the present. What is so bad about having a common origin with all life? If anything it is even more amazing than just outright popping out of nothing.

    But I get it, somehow the scientific version makes them feel less special. :p

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:42 08/06/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    O hai die.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:34 08/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Here is how you can tell if someone in the comments is a christian: they only criticize the word "fundamentalists", and never once say the word "christian".

    Protip: you're not gonna win any points here by saying you're a "less crazy" christian. the fact that you don't realize the imaginary person you love named jesus didn't even exist makes you crazy enough already.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I just find amusement from all this. Though it is easier to stick it to those religious, some Atheists who somehow believe that they are free from characteristics of extremists and obsessive behaviour as the ones they criticize are just as bad when they actively search anything relating to religion to argue about. So much so like a Mary Whitehouse searching for offensive material to complain.

    I don't care about what you guys believe or don't believe. However flame wars about religion is always amusing to watch regardless.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:10 10/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hahaha hurts doesn't it? Don't like it when some of you are called out for being stupid like the religious drones that you so love antagonizing?

    Face it, some of you guys suffer from Mary Whitehouse Syndrome. Pot and kettle my double standard friends. Enjoy your obsessive disorder in looking for things to complain about.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:47 08/06/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    You sound just as crazy for saying that. There is indeed archaeological evidence for his crucifiction.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:01 08/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    There's nothing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:03 09/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Find real evidence then.

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    Comment by kaishu
    23:22 08/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.5)

    I would really love to see this evidence. Even so much as a credible link would be ok with me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:07 10/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    even if they found evidence about jesus.....what about god? any evidence? jesus is noone if you can't prove god exists....

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    Comment by aarond12
    23:12 10/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't prove the story in a book by pointing to the same book. If that were the case, I can prove that Harry Potter exists by pointing to one of several books written about him, sold world-wide, and "worshipped" by teenagers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:52 08/06/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    Jesus was a real prophet. Whether or not his abilities were limited to ''getting nailed to a cross for pissing off the Romans'' is another story entirely.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:04 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    YES HE IS MORON!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:01 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    one letter off Mormon sir

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:41 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, this is most definitely One Piece.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:58 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    jesus-sama is a nisemono

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:38 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    even jesus is facepalming at these fucktards

    "fucking goyim I should have let God exterminate them all"

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:39 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's Jebbus-sama. Get it right.

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    Comment by RaZoR No1
    04:10 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bible = Nisemonogatari ??

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    18:56 08/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Nope, don't think so. Almost everyone has long hair in the bible.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:21 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    Of course Jesus is real; I know about 5 of them!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:57 09/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Do you know Jose too?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:30 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Jésus does not count.

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    Comment by Macchan
    16:18 09/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Infact Jesus was a bastard than Mary made before she get married with Joseph. And she lie to him by saying it was the son of God. Joseph too stupid believed her.Well all kind of God don't exist. They need to evolute.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:11 09/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Jehovah is real, though. :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:50 10/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Throw yourself into the nearest volcano to meet Jehovah. :3

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:57 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    We all know that the Koreans evolved from the Protoss, not some monkeys.

    Comment by Black Mage
    05:56 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought it was Zerg.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:43 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They evolved from zerg dumbass. That explains the north Korean strategy in the Korean war. The zerg rush.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:29 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You must construct additional pylons.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:51 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    We need more contraptions.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:15 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You cannot build that pylon there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:55 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    WE CANNOT HOLD

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:21 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Protoss dont run out of gas. they run out of minerals =3=

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:27 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You do not need vespin gas for pylons

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:50 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You guys made me lol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:04 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    need more vespian gas

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:29 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You have not enough minerals.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:50 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    We require more minerals.

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    Comment by Kiljoy616
    14:54 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    No one came from Monkeys, but it is what the retarded fundy tend to believe.

    Monkeys would be offend knowing we where close cousins if they could read and understand our mental retardation of logic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:10 10/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    sorry but dna contradicts you

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:23 10/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    We're still considered apes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:05 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ignorant fool. Enlighten yourself about the truth of evolution:
    http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa126/puff_ng/Evolution.jpg

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:00 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hence I didn't bother checking the link.

    Comment by Anonymous

    i think you mean zergling maggots .

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:11 16/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    darwin is liar - liar

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:24 13/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have jesus for fourth period.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    02:40 10/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's supposed to be proof Jesus did in fact exist.
    There's no proof of his sorcery though. Hey may have been a very spiritual and devoted person, but his story was no doubt greatly (and I mean reaaaalllyy) exaggerated.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:04 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's nothing. Please don't get fooled from apologetic biblical authors (christian and non-christian alike).

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    Comment by Erranty
    03:56 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.1)

    Don't worry, eventually they'll grow out of this Imaginary Friend phase.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:57 08/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    oh, i only wish that was true. unless by "eventually", you mean after they're dead.

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    Comment by AnimeGeeksPlayland
    14:28 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Forsaking our elders teachings is a long and difficult process, particularly when the first thing they attempt to instil in us is to respect our elders...

    However, with that being said, I have found that, while a majority of American youth today still cling to some faith, they have by and large forsaken the denominations (Catholicism, Baptism, etc.) and seek non-denominational churches that will allow for them to take more modern views instead..

    It's a step.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:40 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    And that's a bad thing?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:01 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    well they will figure it out then i guess lol

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    Comment by Erranty
    09:31 08/06/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    That's the likely conclusion.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Tacitus (Roman historian of the time and recognised scholarly source) would beg to differ. See 'Annals' (his last work) book 15, chapter 44.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:47 09/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Proven to be a later addition, AKA fake.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:39 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Decades later second to third hand hearsay is more like it.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Ther are more historical and contemporary accounts of Jesus Christ than of Julius Caesar. And those accounts are closer in history to the actual events. Its goofy fairy tale belief to insist there never was a Jesus. You can reject the supernatural elements of the Bible, those take faith to believe, but the historical ones are rock solid and proven by archaeology.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:50 10/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    There's nothing, just decades later priestcraft for the deluded.

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    Comment by Zeta986

    fuck you atheist

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:23 10/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Up yours too christard.

    Comment by Anonymous

    There is evidence Jesus existed. Now whether he did all that other crazy shit is another question and debate entirely.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:06 08/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Very, very scetchy evidence. And his existence wouldn't mean much. Many myths are based on real occurances.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:17 08/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Hell, there's evidence that Jesus was more likely based on even older myths. But don't mention it to the apologetic PC minded atheists, agnostics and christians. :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:07 09/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @16:41
    Life is not about what you want. Chances are, most people didn't want to be born with average looks or intelligence, but hey, why do you think it's called "average"?

    They can die in any way they want. It's their death cult. I am more interested in how I live.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:01 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well technically there are like 38 gods from the old world with the exact specs as he did, the birth the rebirth the death, son of god and all that stuff, look at Horus for example, same stars stories about birth and all. Truth is, the son of the sun, the cross symbol it's all about constellations and stars, Easter and all... the story is a star map with the constellations, this is the reason why it is so common in legends and myths. As for Jesus the man, he might or might have not been a chieftain descendant of the royal family who rebeled against Rome and they pined the old myth to his name. Why? simple, in biblical times it was customary to associate important leaders to mythical births and origins. Cesar did get that honour so did many of their time. By that time everyone knew that so what was important was not the origin of the man in the text but the rest, mostly his message. Btw did you know that crucifixion head up was for bandits and rebels, head down (like the first pope... what is his name in english I can never remember sorry.... to lazy to look it up) was reserved for heretics. So if he was a religious leader, Christ would have been head down, not up.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:42 08/06/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    Because Penis.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:41 08/06/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Oh well, at least Christians can die with a smile on their faces believing they'll go somewhere better, unlike atheists and the sort that know they'll degrade into dust. Seriously, who'd want to turn into dust?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:52 08/06/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    38 gods from the old world with the exact specs as he did? You really need to stop believing everything you read on the Internet. There's one particular pic that floats around that claims Mithras, Osiris, Horus, Marduk, Saturn, Apollo, and so on were all virgin births. This is bullshit, as any Classical scholar will tell you - Osiris' father was Geb, Horus' father was Osiris, Marduk's father was Enki, Saturn's father was Uranus, and so on. Mithras was born from a rock and not a woman so that doesn't count either.

    Jesus based on older myths? This is the "Christianity copied X" thing again. The standard examples are Mithras and Attis. In the case of Mithras, that would have been difficult since Jesus actually pre-dates the fully-developed Mithras cult - the earliest archeological traces of it are dated at least 40 years after the death of Jesus. Attis is of course another "sacrificed and rising again" figure. Except that none of the surviving stories of Attis that have him doing that actually pre-date Christianity. So in reality, it's the cults that are borrowing from Christianity, not the other way around.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:51 08/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    No there isn't.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:42 08/06/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Like your penis.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:56 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    None of these people care about "evidence" anyway, so this is an argument that won't lead you anywhere. They're only afraid that their kids might have some braincells and be able to break free of the curse of their parent's brainwashing them in an attempt to ruin their lives, too.

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    Comment by Kiljoy616
    14:59 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    No real evidence, its more like there where multiple stories of prophets that came together as Jesus. No disciples wrote or where harmed in the making of Christianity. Retarded fisherman wrote nothing at all so the stories of one man are problem from many retarded mentally challenge men who went around making stuff up. After that stories from other Gods and Demi-gods where added.

    http://atheism.about.com/b/2006/04/19/did-jesus-disciples-write-the-gospels-book-notes-apocalyptic-prophet.htm

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    Comment by aarond12
    23:15 10/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    What evidence? Your evidence would revolutionize religion around the world! Why are you withholding this precious evidence?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:43 08/06/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    evolution isnt real ist just a theory

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    Comment by NakkiNyan
    22:03 09/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Gravity is "just a theory" too, creationism isn't even a hypothesis yet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:10 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Care to explain how it's possible that bacteria developed resistance against anti-biotics then?

    Like MRSA.

    That's a prime example of evolution right there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:20 10/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    they don't, the devil just creates new ones with resistant to those medicines.

    (Rule #1: if u cant explain something, say it's the devils's fault)

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:12 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The FSM did it! He extended his divine noddles to every single bacteria on the planet and said so: "from this day forward you shall be resistent to drugs". And they were.

    It's a test of faith. Only the true believers shall be allowed in the great pasta beyond!

    Comment by Anonymous

    What you described is adapting.

    Evolution is for pokemon ;)

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:54 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    Creationism isn't real it's just a theory.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:55 08/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    it's not even a theory. it's a joke.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:47 08/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    And a joke some idiots believe is real...how pathetic.

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    Comment by Kiljoy616
    15:00 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    What is scary is a bunch of Otaku know more about reality than the general public in South Korea this does not bold well for them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:08 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Theory assumes you've done the research and weighted the evidence. Creationism is clearly against all evidence.

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    Comment by stealthMomo
    18:42 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Creationism isn't a theory. Creationism is just another fairy tale. Fitting, seeing that Christianity is the modern equivalent of Greek/Roman mythology.

    A theory or scientific theory is a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world, based on a body of facts that have been repeatedly confirmed through observation and experiment.

    Such fact-supported theories are not "guesses" but reliable accounts of the real world. The theory of biological evolution is more than "just a theory." It is as factual an explanation of the universe as the atomic theory of matter or the germ theory of disease.
    __________________

    Religion, at it's best, is a less than perfect means of instilling a sense of morality and civic duty in those people who can't envision doing "the right thing" without the threat of "Eternal Damnation" pfft. whatever.

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    Comment by Kubo Toshimitsu
    00:45 09/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    One day...
    It will be forgotten, and simply treated as video games material.
    Such Zeus and Heracles.

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    Comment by Sado-Sensei
    12:08 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sankaku isn't real; it's just a theory

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:44 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It is very likely that a meteor will squish you like a bug. Unless it hits China inst- oh wait, it'll inevitably hit you in that same sense.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:04 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually in a purely physical sense (I mean the science) we are not really here, we are just more likely to be here.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Buttsecks isnt real, its just a theory

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:04 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Like evolution and Goku.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:26 08/06/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    He's Real, just but was just a regular man, who if he was around today would be considered a cult leader.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:42 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Like Mohammed, Buddha, 5k+ Indians and the list goes on... and on...

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:54 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    And on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and ohgodwhy!?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:38 08/06/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    Neither is just about anything to just about everything you post.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:54 08/06/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    You are wrong.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:04 08/06/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    You do realize that there are atheist scientists that believe that Jesus existed, right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:08 08/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    yeah, "jesus" was probably just a pseudonym used by a lot of people in the middle east at the time to sell their various snake oils.

    the story of jesus that's in the bible was just based off the story of horus anyways. both born on dec. 25th, both born of a virgin, both had 12 disciples, etc.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:12 08/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    jesus kind of sounds like horus anyways. i guess the writers of the bible weren't that creative, lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:19 08/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Maybe it's the same god? Then it would mean all christians are horus'followers!!!

    Holy shit, it's the greatest religious scams ever!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:35 08/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    The writers of the bible weren't creative at all. Except if plagiarism counts as creativity, I guess.
    Adopting and renaming/rewriting a gazillion of pagan deities/holidays/stories and all. For example they adopted the deluge story from the Sumerian legends.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:03 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Religion = Best way to make $$$.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:24 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least Horus had a Heresy thing going that turned the Emperor into a psychic invalid on a Golden Throne.

    Oh wait, we aren't talking about this Horus?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:46 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    adam and eve weren't incestuous, they weren't family members. Eve is born from Adam's rib, so it's more like a self-fuck or a bizarre non-descript form of masturbation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:41 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Most of the exact text from the New Testament of the bible is actually plagiarized from Plato.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Jesus Christ! Stop voting down perfectly valid arguments!

    Comment by Anonymous

    Except Jesus wasn't born on the 25th.

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    Comment by Chen-04

    "i guess the writers of the bible weren't that creative"
    Like how incest was perfectly fine with adam and eve, the notion of copyright wasn't invented back then. Most of the stuff written in the bible is ripped off of older tales.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:46 08/06/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    Jesus is awesome, everyday his name and related titled will be used by millions across the globe to address every single situation imaginable.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:13 08/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.5)

    They also believe in Raptor Jesus.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:19 08/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.5)

    don't you make fun of our reptilian god or he and his pack of 12 eudromaeosaurian apostles will leap into your flank and burrow their mighty sickle claws in your flesh.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:29 10/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I love these kinds of posts. Where people would actually put an effort into a 2000 word essay in a lousy comment area off some weird news site thinking that their opinions are the shit only to be down voted and disappear!! It's fun to watch their efforts come to waste and still do it again and again, especially to the racial specific, religious-tied posts! Hilarious! *takes out popcorn*.

    Comment by Anonymous

    And the Holy Virgin Maiasaur smiles upon us.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:08 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The evidence is overwhelmingly not on their side, though. And until it is - it really does not matter WHAT they believe. It only matters what they can PROVE.

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    Comment by shiroki
    04:29 08/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Unfortunately, popular vote overwrites logic, rationality, evidence, everything. The remaining 70% is probably too fragmented to give a decent counter balance too.

    Comment by Anonymous

    did you guys know, you're all talking about religious issue in a site where all the advertisement are porn? well, it's a bit awkward to discuss religious (comparative or non comparative) here...














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