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I recently posted about how the Houston Atheists were planning to protest outside this weekend’s Texas Home School Coalition convention, which features speaker Ken Ham and his brand of Creationist nonsense. The following day, the atheists will host an “Answers in Science” event at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Now, a local preacher has found out about the protest and he’s flipping out, complaining about how these atheists are so opposed to science!
I strongly suggest you head over to the original post, and maybe even peruse the comments. It’s some pretty funny stuff if you can get through the incredible hogwash of the main article…things such as…
Because God is a necessary precondition for rationiality, rejecting God equates with rejecting reason. Atheist Aron Ra makes this obvious in the audio clip, as apparently he uses magic instead of reason to define things. Of course, Aron and all atheists use reason to understand and evaluate anything, which exposes the fact that they know God exists.
It is self-evident to the Christian that from the beginning, God commands Christians to “do science” (Genesis 1:26-28). He lets us know that He created us in His image, so we are obviously designed to be creative, too. A Christian education that emphasizes the creativity of God (rather than man) is more likely to produce a very creative individual, one who may go on to be a great mathematician, scientists, engineer, doctor, etc.
Um…where exactly in these verses does it say anything about “doing science?” It looks more like Yahweh is telling Adam and Eve to “do one another, repeatedly, and fuck up the earth since it now belongs to you.” Or as Ann Coulter says, presumably using this verse as for justification, “God gave us the earth. We have dominion over the plants, the animals, the trees. God said, ‘Earth is yours. Take it. Rape it. It’s yours.'” (See SAB for Gen 1:28) Certainly nothing about “doing science.” …
26 Then God said, “Let us make manin our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
27 So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (ESV at Bible Gateway)
I could be wrong…but I doubt it.