Saturday, September 29, 2007

Sunday Special #2: Kids Say the Darndest Things (and you'd better believe them!)

Just some days ago someone called into “beep-talk” (WotM voicemail, basically), and said that his 4-year old never asks “How did this evolve?” but “Who made this?” when observing the world. Actually small children in general seldom use the word “evolve” or anything related to said word, so they seem to consciously steer clear of such nonsense subjects! This has absolutely nothing to do with parenting or cultural settings, so don't bring them up.

THIS JUST IN actually babies don't use any recognizable words before they learn them from other people. Apparently they are so smart before being subjected to others that they refuse to speak any human language altogether! Todd Friel is one of the rare adults who have managed to foster this godly trait so that it remains a part of his diction! That is the true path to wisdom! We are once again allowed to sip with glee from the overflowing cup of godly erudition that is his large cranium, as he argues for the existence of an intelligent designer:

Todd Proves the Intelligent Designer!

Thusly the Master of the Way of the Wapapapupipapapa spake unto thee! Now get out there and make some babies before you check back next week for more words of wisdom!

If you missed Sunday Special #1, check it out here!


Morse said...

Not only are babies helping to prove that god created the world, but so are teenagers. According to Todd, European teens are much more depressed than American teens.

The reason? Darwinian evolution, of course!

I mean, just yesterday I was thinking how my great grandfather was a monkey and I began to cut myself.

Anonymous said...

I love this reasoning, it really hits home - the reality and truth of secularism - "Although they seldom admit it, these secularists really are calling upon the human race to amputate itself spiritually, to suppress, quite consciously, the religious hungers which have been part of human existence since the beginning of time. They call on us deliberately to wall ourselves up within the empirical limits of our world and resolutely to ignore everything which does not fit. Whatever else might be said about such a view of existence, it is immeasurably drabber and shallower than what human beings have thought was real for these thousands of years."

Peacefully Noncommittal said...

The world was believed flat for thousands of years too; perhaps we should go back to believing that.

Anonymous said...

The Bible never taught that the earth was flat. Those that did support the flat-earth (Lactantius) were rejected by the Catholic church of the day as heretical, because the Bible taught that the earth was spherical. Isaiah 40:22 clearly shows that the Bible taught that the earth was spherical (the Hebrew word for 'circle' can also mean a 'sphere') (note:non-literal figures of speech such as the “four corners of the Earth” are still used today in modern English.)
Other places in the Bible that describe the spherical nature of the earth (Job 26:10, Job 26:7, Proverbs 8:27) The Jewish scholars today consider Job to be the oldest book of the Bible, Job predates even Pythagoras. Jesus, when talking about his return describes that some people will be sleeping and others will be working (in those days people didn't work though the night as we do today) - this is an obvious reference to the earth being a sphere as well. While there were theologians who consider the world to be flat, it was never widely accepted in Christianity. To say that these certain passages that tell about "encompassing" "encircling" "circle of the earth" are really about flat earth takes a great stretch of imagination to fit those to mean flat earth.

Anonymous said...

St. Augustine believed that the earth was round, though he didn't really fathom that the far side of the earth was populated (as many people in his day believed that they were the only place that was peopled).

Those that say Augustine believed the earth was flat are clearly in the wrong. This is from Wiki

"But as to the fable that there are Antipodes, that is to say, men on the opposite side of the earth, where the sun rises when it sets to us, men who walk with their feet opposite ours, that is on no ground credible. And, indeed, it is not affirmed that this has been learned by historical knowledge, but by scientific conjecture, on the ground that the earth is suspended within the concavity of the sky, and that it has as much room on the one side of it as on the other: hence they say that the part which is beneath must also be inhabited. But they do not remark that, although it be supposed or scientifically demonstrated that the world is of a round and spherical form, yet it does not follow that the other side of the earth is bare of water; nor even, though it be bare, does it immediately follow that it is peopled"

The flat earth idea is a recent 20th century invention that Darwinists tried to use to discredit the Bible. (Professor Jeffrey Burton Russell in his book Inventing the Flat Earth)

Professor Russell said he believes that the flat-earth myth can largely be traced back to a story by Washington Irving, which relates a mythical account of Columbus defending a round earth against bigoted, misinformed clergy and university professors.

He said there is nothing in the documents from Christopher Columbus's time or in early accounts of Columbus's life that suggests any debate over the shape of the earth. He said the flat-earth myth flourished between 1870 and 1920, and had to do with the ideological setting created by struggles over evolution. It seemed an ideal way to dismiss the ideas of a religious past in the name of modern science.

So it's time to stop bashing Christianity with an exposed myth, please, and thank you, this is exposing is very common knowledge to everyone and the dumb argument that "Christianity promoted flat earth thinking" that keeps getting perpetuated by militant atheists seriously needs to be dropped if you want to keep calling yourselves intellectual.