If, as we say at Answers in Genesis (and we truly believe), the teaching of billions of years and evolution directly undermines the authority of God’s Word, then sadly, homeschool conferences are rife with such material at various vendor booths. There are also a number of books that portray Noah’s Ark as a child-like, fairy-tale “bathtub ark.” Additionally, many books use the word “story” for accounts in the Bible. The trouble these days is that the word “story” is usually taken to mean “not true” or “make-believe” or “fable,” so we discourage the use of the word “story” when talking about the Bible’s accounts of history.
WordPress prevents me from posting certain videos so I’m redirecting you to Pharyngula to watch Stephen Colbert take on Neil DeGrasse Tyson over the recent Bill O’Reilly interview with David Silverman.
Tina and I cracked up at Colbert’s description of god getting in and out of the ocean to bathe.
If a man doesn’t understand simple science, how can anyone respect him for accurate information on more complicated discussions? It would be like getting your news from an eight year old.
While you’re over at Pharyngula, read this post of Ken Ham destroying faith. Don’t forget that many Christians’ mantra is: “If one thing isn’t true in the bible, than none of it is.”
If that’s the case, you had me at Genesis 1:1. But if you need more time, talking snakes should seal your deal.
So I’m reading other blogs this morning kicking myself because I haven’t been talking about all the cool stories as much as I should.
Hemant Mehta has been on a roll lately. Here are a couple stories he’s touched on that you should read (if you haven’t already). I would just go over to his blog and read between:
- Anne Hathaway Explains Why She Left the Catholic Church and
- Christian Group Says Jesus is Coming Back… Let’s See Them Back It Up
The stupid burns brightly this time of year, eh.
The Atheist Media Blog says Fort Worthians are getting pissed off while local atheists advertise that people can be good without god. They collectively stomp their feet and scream, “NO THEY CAN’T, MOMMY!!!”
Theoretical astrophysicist Ethan Siegel tackles an excellent question in an approachable way. He writes:
Go see Julie at Attempts at Rational Behavior if you haven’t been over there lately. Just go.
And finally, Joe My God posted “The Best Speech Of Today’s Civil Unions Debate In The Illinois State Senate”
Above: Talulah’s throwing you a freaking bone. She’s the boss. She’s giving you the info.
So you know, the link below is to this article.