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Republican Congressman: Science Is ‘All Lies From The Pit Of Hell!’

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Republican Congressman: Science Is ‘All Lies From The Pit Of Hell!’

October 5, 2012
By Justin Rosario

There are days I despair for the human race. This is certainly one of them. Last month, Rep. Paul Broun (R-Moron) gave a speech denouncing science as Satan’s work to undermine Christianity. Seriously.

Via TPM:

All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell,” Broun said. “And it’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior.”

According to Broun, the scientific plot was primarily concerned with hiding the true age of the Earth. Broun serves on the House Science Committee, which came under scrutiny recently after another one of its Republican members, Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), suggested that victims of “legitimate rape” have unnamed biological defenses against pregnancy.


“You see, there are a lot of scientific data that I’ve found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young Earth,” he said. “I don’t believe that the Earth’s but about 9,000 years old. I believe it was created in six days as we know them. That’s what the Bible says.” (Emphasis mine)

This man sits on the House Science Committee. That’s like letting a 5-year-old write the budget. Or Paul Ryan. Such profound, and deliberate, ignorance of basic education should disqualify Broun from having anything to do with policy making, much less science policy. This isn’t controversial stuff like “When does a fertilized egg become a person?” There’s a debate to be had there. This isn’t a question about something fundamentally unanswerable like what happens after we die. This is hard, proven and not that difficult to understand facts that Broun is childishly rejecting because he (mistakenly) thinks that it means he can’t worship Jesus.

Broun is a fundamentalist fanatic and, while there is no constitutional grounds on which to remove him, there are certainly common sense grounds. Anyone willing to supplant reality with a literal interpretation of a religious text written 6000 years ago is a mentally disturbed person. They are engulfed by a cult-like mentality and are a danger to themselves and those around them. If you find this idea startling, ask yourself if you would be comfortable having a member of the Taliban in a seat of power in the United States. If the answer is “no” but you’re fine with Broun, you are letting your familiarity with Christianity blind you. There is precious little difference between Broun and the people we went to war with Afghanistan over. What separates him from the violence exhibited by fundamentalists in the Middle East is that rule of law in the United States restrains Broun. For now, at least.

Make no mistake, anyone that insists that science is “lies straight from the pit of Hell” does not have the best interest of the country at heart. That person wants a populace of fearful sheep, bullied into submission or whipped into a killing frenzy as the situation dictates. It’s time we stop giving them a pass because we’re afraid of being accused of “attacking Christianity.” Christianity has nothing to do with Broun’s delusions. Broun and his ilk seek to inflict their sick and warped vision of the world on to the rest of us and the only way that happens is if we allow it.

by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:18 AM
Replies (21-30):
mrsjksimmons
by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 12:11 PM

I know that everyone is entitled to their own opinion but really?!?! People actually believe this and everyone else just goes on their merry way. Oy. And yet we ask what's wrong with the world?

shannonnigans
by Platinum Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 12:13 PM
Don't go there - she does.


Quoting futureshock:


Quoting cammibear:

Note some key phrases:

"sick and warped vision"

"delusions"

"fearful sheep"

Comparison to Taliban

Comparison to violent Muslims

Cult-like mentality

Danger to themselves and those around them

Fanatic

No Constitutional grounds to remove him, but common sense grounds

Deliberate ignorance

Denouncing science



Now, don't tell me this person wouldn't be right there cheering on the mass slaughter of anybody that doesn't accept the evolutionary theory of life origins. This person cannot distinguish "science" from "evolution", and cannot discern where empirical evidence ends and faith begins.



Oh please, don't be ridiculous.  By the way, evolution IS part of science.  I suppose you think the Earth is 6,000 years old too, right?


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cammibear
by Gold Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 12:33 PM
No, I think anything is possible though when you have the sort of elitist mentality of the writer of this article, because history proves it.




Quoting romalove:

 


Quoting cammibear:

This article is full of crap Roma. Please don't defend it.

You didn't like my comment in the Bill Nye thread either. This is a small example of what I was talking about. This type of elitist mentality has and still can lead to terrible ends. "The ends justify the means..."



Quoting romalove:


 



Quoting cammibear:

Note some key phrases:
"sick and warped vision"
"delusions"
"fearful sheep"
Comparison to Taliban
Comparison to violent Muslims
Cult-like mentality
Danger to themselves and those around them
Fanatic
No Constitutional grounds to remove him, but common sense grounds
Deliberate ignorance
Denouncing science

Now, don't tell me this person wouldn't be right there cheering on the mass slaughter of anybody that doesn't accept the evolutionary theory of life origins. This person cannot distinguish "science" from "evolution", and cannot discern where empirical evidence ends and faith begins.



 WHAT???



 You think people who believe in science and evolution want to slaughter people who disagree???


Is that what you just said???


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lga1965
by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 12:34 PM

 "Elitist" ? So, I guess then you think that a College education is "elitist" and high schools that teach science are also "elitist" and Doctors who graduatre from Medical School who have had many years of various science classes are "Elitist" ? And education in general , which always includes science, is "all lies from the Pit of Hell" and elitist?

OMG.......

OMG.......

Quoting cammibear:

This article is full of crap Roma. Please don't defend it.

You didn't like my comment in the Bill Nye thread either. This is a small example of what I was talking about. This type of elitist mentality has and still can lead to terrible ends. "The ends justify the means..."


Quoting romalove:

 


Quoting cammibear:

Note some key phrases:
"sick and warped vision"
"delusions"
"fearful sheep"
Comparison to Taliban
Comparison to violent Muslims
Cult-like mentality
Danger to themselves and those around them
Fanatic
No Constitutional grounds to remove him, but common sense grounds
Deliberate ignorance
Denouncing science

Now, don't tell me this person wouldn't be right there cheering on the mass slaughter of anybody that doesn't accept the evolutionary theory of life origins. This person cannot distinguish "science" from "evolution", and cannot discern where empirical evidence ends and faith begins.


 WHAT???


 

cammibear
by Gold Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 12:43 PM
I have a college education, and the more I learn, the more I realize there's alot more I need to learn. If you have that attitude, then you are not an "elitist".

I think I can safely place you in the group that cannot distinguish between science and evolution. ;)


Quoting lga1965:

 "Elitist" ? So, I guess then you think that a College education is "elitist" and high schools that teach science are also "elitist" and Doctors who graduatre from Medical School who have had many years of various science classes are "Elitist" ? And education in general , which always includes science, is "all lies from the Pit of Hell" and elitist?


OMG.......


OMG.......


Quoting cammibear:

This article is full of crap Roma. Please don't defend it.

You didn't like my comment in the Bill Nye thread either. This is a small example of what I was talking about. This type of elitist mentality has and still can lead to terrible ends. "The ends justify the means..."



Quoting romalove:


 



Quoting cammibear:

Note some key phrases:
"sick and warped vision"
"delusions"
"fearful sheep"
Comparison to Taliban
Comparison to violent Muslims
Cult-like mentality
Danger to themselves and those around them
Fanatic
No Constitutional grounds to remove him, but common sense grounds
Deliberate ignorance
Denouncing science

Now, don't tell me this person wouldn't be right there cheering on the mass slaughter of anybody that doesn't accept the evolutionary theory of life origins. This person cannot distinguish "science" from "evolution", and cannot discern where empirical evidence ends and faith begins.



 WHAT???



 


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shannonnigans
by Platinum Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 12:47 PM
You're the same person who told me a few months ago that unfortunately, those that didn't accept Christ as their savior were in fact going to hell.

But you're not elitist.


Quoting cammibear:

I have a college education, and the more I learn, the more I realize there's alot more I need to learn. If you have that attitude, then you are not an "elitist".



I think I can safely place you in the group that cannot distinguish between science and evolution. ;)




Quoting lga1965:

 "Elitist" ? So, I guess then you think that a College education is "elitist" and high schools that teach science are also "elitist" and Doctors who graduatre from Medical School who have had many years of various science classes are "Elitist" ? And education in general , which always includes science, is "all lies from the Pit of Hell" and elitist?



OMG.......



OMG.......



Quoting cammibear:

This article is full of crap Roma. Please don't defend it.

You didn't like my comment in the Bill Nye thread either. This is a small example of what I was talking about. This type of elitist mentality has and still can lead to terrible ends. "The ends justify the means..."




Quoting romalove:



 




Quoting cammibear:

Note some key phrases:
"sick and warped vision"
"delusions"
"fearful sheep"
Comparison to Taliban
Comparison to violent Muslims
Cult-like mentality
Danger to themselves and those around them
Fanatic
No Constitutional grounds to remove him, but common sense grounds
Deliberate ignorance
Denouncing science

Now, don't tell me this person wouldn't be right there cheering on the mass slaughter of anybody that doesn't accept the evolutionary theory of life origins. This person cannot distinguish "science" from "evolution", and cannot discern where empirical evidence ends and faith begins.




 WHAT???




 



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romalove
by Roma on Oct. 6, 2012 at 12:51 PM

 

Quoting cammibear:

I have a college education, and the more I learn, the more I realize there's alot more I need to learn. If you have that attitude, then you are not an "elitist".

I think I can safely place you in the group that cannot distinguish between science and evolution. ;)


Quoting lga1965:

 "Elitist" ? So, I guess then you think that a College education is "elitist" and high schools that teach science are also "elitist" and Doctors who graduatre from Medical School who have had many years of various science classes are "Elitist" ? And education in general , which always includes science, is "all lies from the Pit of Hell" and elitist?


OMG.......


OMG.......


Quoting cammibear:

This article is full of crap Roma. Please don't defend it.

You didn't like my comment in the Bill Nye thread either. This is a small example of what I was talking about. This type of elitist mentality has and still can lead to terrible ends. "The ends justify the means..."



Quoting romalove:


 



Quoting cammibear:

Note some key phrases:
"sick and warped vision"
"delusions"
"fearful sheep"
Comparison to Taliban
Comparison to violent Muslims
Cult-like mentality
Danger to themselves and those around them
Fanatic
No Constitutional grounds to remove him, but common sense grounds
Deliberate ignorance
Denouncing science

Now, don't tell me this person wouldn't be right there cheering on the mass slaughter of anybody that doesn't accept the evolutionary theory of life origins. This person cannot distinguish "science" from "evolution", and cannot discern where empirical evidence ends and faith begins.



 WHAT???



 


 Evolution IS part of science.

That you don't agree with that saddens me.

 

cammibear
by Gold Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 12:58 PM
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No, if I were an elitist I would think I deserved heaven and you deserved Hell for your unbelief. Reality is that we ALL deserve Hell, and if not for the grace and mercy of a loving God who offers a FREE gift of eternal life through the death, burial, and resurrection of His Son, none of us would escape hell.

So no, I don't think I'm better than you, or that I'm in any way more special than you because I believe and you don't.


Quoting shannonnigans:

You're the same person who told me a few months ago that unfortunately, those that didn't accept Christ as their savior were in fact going to hell.



But you're not elitist.




Quoting cammibear:

I have a college education, and the more I learn, the more I realize there's alot more I need to learn. If you have that attitude, then you are not an "elitist".





I think I can safely place you in the group that cannot distinguish between science and evolution. ;)






Quoting lga1965:

 "Elitist" ? So, I guess then you think that a College education is "elitist" and high schools that teach science are also "elitist" and Doctors who graduatre from Medical School who have had many years of various science classes are "Elitist" ? And education in general , which always includes science, is "all lies from the Pit of Hell" and elitist?




OMG.......




OMG.......




Quoting cammibear:

This article is full of crap Roma. Please don't defend it.

You didn't like my comment in the Bill Nye thread either. This is a small example of what I was talking about. This type of elitist mentality has and still can lead to terrible ends. "The ends justify the means..."





Quoting romalove:




 





Quoting cammibear:

Note some key phrases:
"sick and warped vision"
"delusions"
"fearful sheep"
Comparison to Taliban
Comparison to violent Muslims
Cult-like mentality
Danger to themselves and those around them
Fanatic
No Constitutional grounds to remove him, but common sense grounds
Deliberate ignorance
Denouncing science

Now, don't tell me this person wouldn't be right there cheering on the mass slaughter of anybody that doesn't accept the evolutionary theory of life origins. This person cannot distinguish "science" from "evolution", and cannot discern where empirical evidence ends and faith begins.





 WHAT???





 




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cammibear
by Gold Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:03 PM
Everything you believe begins with faith. That you cannot see that saddens me. :(




Quoting romalove:

 


Quoting cammibear:

I have a college education, and the more I learn, the more I realize there's alot more I need to learn. If you have that attitude, then you are not an "elitist".

I think I can safely place you in the group that cannot distinguish between science and evolution. ;)



Quoting lga1965:


 "Elitist" ? So, I guess then you think that a College education is "elitist" and high schools that teach science are also "elitist" and Doctors who graduatre from Medical School who have had many years of various science classes are "Elitist" ? And education in general , which always includes science, is "all lies from the Pit of Hell" and elitist?



OMG.......



OMG.......



Quoting cammibear:

This article is full of crap Roma. Please don't defend it.

You didn't like my comment in the Bill Nye thread either. This is a small example of what I was talking about. This type of elitist mentality has and still can lead to terrible ends. "The ends justify the means..."




Quoting romalove:



 




Quoting cammibear:

Note some key phrases:
"sick and warped vision"
"delusions"
"fearful sheep"
Comparison to Taliban
Comparison to violent Muslims
Cult-like mentality
Danger to themselves and those around them
Fanatic
No Constitutional grounds to remove him, but common sense grounds
Deliberate ignorance
Denouncing science

Now, don't tell me this person wouldn't be right there cheering on the mass slaughter of anybody that doesn't accept the evolutionary theory of life origins. This person cannot distinguish "science" from "evolution", and cannot discern where empirical evidence ends and faith begins.




 WHAT???




 



 Evolution IS part of science.


That you don't agree with that saddens me.


 


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romalove
by Roma on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:05 PM

 

Quoting cammibear:

Everything you believe begins with faith. That you cannot see that saddens me. :(




Quoting romalove:

 


Quoting cammibear:

I have a college education, and the more I learn, the more I realize there's alot more I need to learn. If you have that attitude, then you are not an "elitist".

I think I can safely place you in the group that cannot distinguish between science and evolution. ;)



Quoting lga1965:


 "Elitist" ? So, I guess then you think that a College education is "elitist" and high schools that teach science are also "elitist" and Doctors who graduatre from Medical School who have had many years of various science classes are "Elitist" ? And education in general , which always includes science, is "all lies from the Pit of Hell" and elitist?



OMG.......



OMG.......



Quoting cammibear:

This article is full of crap Roma. Please don't defend it.

You didn't like my comment in the Bill Nye thread either. This is a small example of what I was talking about. This type of elitist mentality has and still can lead to terrible ends. "The ends justify the means..."




Quoting romalove:



 




Quoting cammibear:

Note some key phrases:
"sick and warped vision"
"delusions"
"fearful sheep"
Comparison to Taliban
Comparison to violent Muslims
Cult-like mentality
Danger to themselves and those around them
Fanatic
No Constitutional grounds to remove him, but common sense grounds
Deliberate ignorance
Denouncing science

Now, don't tell me this person wouldn't be right there cheering on the mass slaughter of anybody that doesn't accept the evolutionary theory of life origins. This person cannot distinguish "science" from "evolution", and cannot discern where empirical evidence ends and faith begins.




 WHAT???




 



 Evolution IS part of science.


That you don't agree with that saddens me.


 


 Just because you say something doesn't make it so.

Just like when you say evolution isn't science.

Just like you say there is as much evidence for a young earth as an old one.

And just like when you say everything starts with faith.  You are abusing the meaning of "faith".

 

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