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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
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Kaya529
by Silver Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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Paul Ground (T-Mobile)

Bwahahaha, now to finish the rest of the article.
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Kaya529
by Silver Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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Paul Ground (R-moron)

Bwahahaha, now to finish the rest of the article.
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Stephanie329
by Platinum Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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I know, right?

(I even hate that phrase, but I've got nothing else)


Quoting GotSomeKids:

Why am I still shocked by these things?

surprised

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Kaya529
by Silver Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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No, I just think he is fed up with crazy people being in seats of power. That is a big difference to wanting them dead.

Are you always such a drama queen?


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.



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Woodbabe
by Woodie on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:44 PM
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Yup, all those life saving medicines discovered by science only exist to defy God and to prevent Him from bring their souls back to Heaven...

IhartU
by Gold Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:44 PM

 

Quoting cammibear:

The only thing I've said is that all belief systems begin with faith, whether the system believes in God, or whether the system believes there is no God.

I have also said many times that it's the SAME evidence, just interpreted differently.

 

 But if a fact is a FACT, how can it be interpreted in any other way other than the truth? I say the wall is made of bricks- it's proven to be made of bricks, so how can someone say they look at that same wall and  interpret it to be made of iron bars? Either it is or it isn't and since the evidence is on my side, I'm right and the person who believes it to be made of iron bars is in need of glasses.

  Does it all come down to person preference? I can say I like Sparkle paper towels even though in laboratory tests it's proven that Bounty works better. I can dismiss/ignore all the evidence in exchange for my personal preference but that doesn't make the science, evidence or facts about Bounty actually being better, wrong.

Kaya529
by Silver Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:46 PM
They are just as crazy. I unfortunately had to live amount the crazies.

Quoting radioheid:

O.o

Oh my...

What is wrong with the people of Georgia to have voted this lunatic into office?

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AdrianneHill
by Platinum Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:46 PM
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I can't believe that all of the scientists in the world are in on a grand conspiracy the likes the of which the world has never known just to keep the illusion of our planet's age for some unknown reason. Its all a dastardly plan to fool the public about not only biology but geology, astronomy, all of the work on the moon and moon rocks, martian rovers, and big chunks of history that was known to occur before the planet was even created: all lies.
That is the most ridiculous thing that creationism expects us to believe. That had to be their first rule of their belief, that the clues from the earth are either all lies or that everyone studying the earth except the creationist scientists are just too stupid to read them right. What cause does science have to lie in this way? The only logical answer must be the devil did it because do many humans with intellect of some sort shouldn't all have been fooled so easily. How does that work? Everyone from copernicus, Galileo, Einstein, Newton, and thousands of others were steered by the diabolical?
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MyJaidonreturns
by Bronze Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:50 PM
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Are you kidding me? So according to you, I should apologize for being an imperfect human even though I never asked to be here in the first place and I experienced no pain in not existing before 1988, to a deity that had a thing for genocide, infanticide, animal cruelty and torture before he hovered down to earth in human form so people.could watch him be tortured in human form, to please HIMSELF. Apologizing to this jealous, war mongering deity every day for being born imperfect, by HIM remind you, will save my eternal soul from being tortured in the most sickening form of existence that humans could come up with.


Quoting cammibear:

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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AdrianneHill
by Platinum Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:55 PM
Yeah, that god guy can be loathsome.
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