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Go to: Scientist Genie Scott's Last Word to Creationist Ray Comfort: There You Go Again

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Young Christians who read Comfort are not going to know that they are being lied to because lying and stealing (plagiarism) is a sin and they will assume he is, um, AWARE of that. As a former Christian, I know I completely trusted that the adults around me were telling me the truth. I don't know how he sleeps at night.

Thu, 05 Nov 2009 00:11:00 UTC | #411273

Go to: 'Why Evolution Is True'

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Jerry Coyne is definitely superb. Would love to see more presentations from Coyne, very informative and enjoyable.

Wed, 04 Nov 2009 23:53:00 UTC | #411265

Go to: Scientist Genie Scott's Last Word to Creationist Ray Comfort: There You Go Again

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So Comfort censors out entire CHAPTERS of Origin? Why would that be, I wonder? Legally, should he be able to sell or give it out telling people it is a copy of Origins if he butchered and censored it? Are there any laws against such sleazy, blatant misrepresentation?

Wed, 04 Nov 2009 23:37:00 UTC | #411260

Go to: There are black-eyed virgins ready for you

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"According to an Islam tradition, Muslim martyrs will go to paradise and marry 72 black-eyed virgins. But some Koran scholars point to a less sexy paradise. While beautifully written, Islamic texts are often obscure. The Arabic language was born as a written language with the Koran, and growing evidence suggests that many of the words were Syriac or Aramaic.

"Specifically, the Koran says martyrs going to heaven will get “hur,” and the word was taken by early commentators to mean “virgins,” hence those 72 concubines. But in Aramaic, hur actually meant “white” and was commonly used to specifically mean “white grapes.”

"The exact number of virgins (or raisins) is not specified in Koran, but the number 72 comes from a quotation of Muhammad recorded in one of the lesser-known Hadith"

Courtesy of:
http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2008/01/the-great-koran.html

Tue, 03 Nov 2009 21:34:00 UTC | #411024

Go to: LDS Apostle Compares Anti-Mormon Backlash To Blacks' Civil Rights Struggle

Grace Margaret's Avatar Jump to comment 50 by Grace Margaret

LDS people are encoureged to stand up and tell their stories in church of how they've been persecuted for their faith, I mean they LIVE for that stuff. So it isn't suprising that they've twisted this issue into being about them.

Fri, 16 Oct 2009 21:37:00 UTC | #406088

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