Re: Interesting quote from Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly
posted at 10/8/2012 7:48 AM EDT
In response to RSF4Life234's comment:
In response to skeeter20's comment:
Well, I think the idea that christians, republicans, conservatives are anti science is simply an insulting and crazy idea.
Stewart uses the creationist dog wistle of the left, pitting religion and science against each other, as if they are competing forces. they are not. It is largely an apples an oranges thing, with some people strongly oppossed to the idea of an apple orange pie.
Any school system that is publicly funded that is attempting to teach creationism with federal money is flat out wrong. Also i was not using Christianity as being synonymy with being republican. But The creationism was just an example as well not the entire issue, the issue lies with climate change, Akins statements (as well as similar bills by ryan and others in the party),and many other issues that have to do with science that are either ignored or treated with contempt from the right.
Also when they freaked out because the dems didnât include god in their platform. Its a backwards trajectory that is frankly rather unappealing to independents.
Here's the problem. The left doesn't know what they are talking about, and some of the right doesn't know what they are talking about either. To use the terms "evolution" and "creationism" are extremely broad terms. No one knows exactly what they mean.The better question is what was the origin of man?
Do you think man is the result of random chemical reactions over time?
Do you beleive man was designed for a purpose?
The point being is that the root of evolution is that God did not create man, it is random. It could have been man who made it to the top, or the ants could have made it to the top. Man is the unintelligent product of randomness.
The creationist viewpoint is (or should be) that God kick started the whole thing, and that man has obviously evolved by God's plan. i.e. Man is the result of a Godly Plan.
So, when you grab some snippet from some politician and try to paint bible beleiving christians as agreeing, it falls flat. don't kow the man, don't know the context of the comment, don't know why it is relevant at all. What I do know is that when you paint with a broad enough brush , and pull in enough irrelevant quotes, you get goulash.