I heard a story about a Flat-Earther who got shown a picture of the Earth from space. "There, surely you must admit that the Earth is round," his friend said. The man looked at it, turned it in different directions, and slowly comprehension dawned on his face. He clapped his hand to the top of his head and exclaimed:
"The Earth..... is a circle!"
The point being that, even if you show people evidence disproving one theory, there are some that will take those facts and warp them to fit what they want to believe.
Funny how that flat circle
only shows one side at a time...someone should have asked him why he can't see N&S America, Europe, Asia and Africa all at the same time. I'd love to hear the explanation
You know, I realize we live in a day and age when this politically correct BS keeps rearing its ugly head and we tend to walk on eggshells when we tread on religious convictions.
It is MY
conviction that there's a point you have to say enough is enough and this is just plain frelling stupid.
I'll come right out and say, and yes, I realize this is taking the thread off the road a bit, but I so feel the need to vent.
Hardcore religionists are pussies. There, I said it, and I'm hella not taking it back.
Why? Here's why.
Argue all day and night with them, but get too controversial, come to close to upstaging them in debate and they cry Holy Book as easily as Peter cries Wolf.
If all else fails, come to argue your book is infallibly correct on the mechanics of the universe, even though it contains 6000 year old science and is full of mythology and metaphors.
I think it was Anne Coulter that made the remark she believes in the 'tough love' approach with liberals, and funny, that's about where I feel on hardcore conservatives.Enough
. There's a point where you have to wake up and smell the coffee, pull your damned head out of the sand...use any metaphor you prefer, but the point is at some point you have to evolve and grow up.
Science doesn't have the 'you offended my beliefs' security blanket to fall back on, but of course it doesn't need one, and that alone should tell you something.
I am simply frustrated and perplexed how people can still buy into such blind ignorance. There's a reason P.T. Barnum said another sucker is born every moment. To rehash what I've posted in a similar thread, are our lives really this empty? That we have to resort to such childish tales to feel significant?
This fruitcake in the video...just how can you be this deluded? Tell me that.