Category Archives: Christian Post

REBUTTAL: Why scientists will never create life | The Christian Post

https://www.christianpost.com/voice/why-scientists-will-never-create-life.html

Umm…if life begins at conception (as Ray Comfort believes), then scientists create life whenever they create embryos in a lab. In vitro fertilization wouldn’t exist if scientists couldn’t create life!

As for the idea that scientists could never create “life” from nothing in a million years, humans have only existed in their present form for about 200,000 years (a fifth of a million) and science as we know it has only existed for about 500.

Most people living a hundred years ago would never have imagined  half the technology we have today. I certainly can’t imagine what the world will look like in 2119!

All I know is that a million years is a hell (lol) of a long time and the one thing I am certain of is that the world will be a much different place, if the last million years is any indication.

REBUTTAL:’Big Bang Theory’ Spinoff ‘Young Sheldon’ Offers Scientific Explanation for Why God Exists

https://www.christianpost.com/news/big-bang-theory-spinoff-young-sheldon-scientific-explanation-why-god-exists-227884/

“Did you know that if gravity was slightly more powerful the universe would collapse into a ball? Also if gravity was slightly less powerful the universe would fly apart and there’s be no star or planets,” he explained.

Adding, “Gravity is precisely as strong as it needs to be and if the ratio of the electromagnetic force to the strong force wasn’t one percent, life wouldn’t exist, what are the odds that would happen all by itself?”

This assumes that the universe is supposed to be exactly like it is. Yes, the universe as we know it wouldn’t exist if physics were different; it might not even exist in any form if physics were different. But that doesn’t prove God exists. There’s nothing that says that the universe must exist as it is. There’s nothing that says humans must exist.

Humans exist because the universe happens to be conducive to the existence of humans. The universe (probably) wasn’t created so that humans would exist.

Of course, I hate logic because it’s very easy for things to be logically sound while being factually wrong.

“Well there are 5 billion people on this planet and you’re the perfect mom for me. What are the odds of that?” Sheldon concluded.

And there are a hell of a lot of people born to the wrong parents. A good parent is one who accepts their child as an individual and doesn’t try to force their will on that child. It doesn’t offend Mary that Sheldon doesn’t believe; a lot of religious parents are offended by that (and yes, there are nonreligious parents offended by their children’s interest in religion).

REBUTTAL: Prepare for the Wrath of the Pro-Abortion Militants

https://www.christianpost.com/voice/prepare-for-the-wrath-of-the-pro-abortion-militants.html

“To be clear, I recognize that for many women, having an abortion is an intensely difficult moral choice. I’m thinking of a woman in her 20’s, reared in a religious home, already raising two little children without a father. Her boyfriend takes advantage of her, she discovers she’s pregnant, and she is devastated by the news.

She cannot imagine adding one more child to her household, she struggles with depression and fear, finally deciding to abort her baby after four months.

Her decision was still morally wrong. But this woman is unlikely to join the “Shout Your Abortion” movement or, even less, to hurl feces at a church building.”

Dr. Michael Brown

Notice this: in his scenario the woman was raised in a religious home and her boyfriend took advantage of her. Would it matter if she was raised in a secular home and she was an active participant (rather than a victim of rape)? For Brown, yes. I think he’d be much less sympathetic if she’d been the one in control of her life.

Because here’s the thing, he cares less about what she did than the fact that she’s most likely to keep quiet about it. She exists as an example solely to show the proper way to act when one is immoral (in his eyes). We’re supposed to be angry with people who talk openly about how their life wasn’t ruined by having an abortion and be angry with people who think reproductive rights matter. He’s incapable of believing that a woman can support the right of all women to have easy access to an abortion even while being against the procedure for her own body. In his world, such a being can’t possibly exist because to be Pro-Choice means being Pro-Abortion.

Hi asshole! My name is Cathy and I’m Pro-Choice and Anti-Abortion. How is this possible? Easy, I support the idea that women are completely capable of making the right decision for themselves; my opinion doesn’t matter one iota. Similarly, I support All The Things that make abortion less likely: education (in ALL areas), economic reforms (so that people aren’t living paycheck to paycheck), social reforms (so that guys don’t think that women owe them sex and women don’t feel pressured to have sex), money for reproductive research (so that genetic abnormalities incompatible with life are a thing of the past), etc, etc,etc.

I hope to live in a world where abortion isn’t necessary, but until then, hurl your feces, ladies!

REBUTTAL: Should Your Past Sins Disqualify You Today?

https://www.christianpost.com/voice/should-your-past-sins-disqualify-you-today-michael-brown.html

First, I want to lay out a couple facts.

1. The US Constitution has no rules for who can and cannot be a Supreme Court Justice. While Articles I and II have age and residency requirements for who can be a Senator, Representative, or President, there are no such rules for the SCOTUS. Article III

2. Thus, there are more than 250 million individuals 18 and over in the US with varying degrees of appropriateness to be a Supreme Court Justice. From the Census Bureau

While I agree that not all sins are equally damning, and I like Mr. Brown’s identification of 4 different scenarios of dealing with a shady past, his examples fairly suck and he approaches the problem from the position that Kavanaugh is the only choice available. Ultimately for Brown, it doe matter if Kavanaugh is lying because like Trump, he’s the lesser evil. People like Brown are afraid that a Democratic Wave in November will cause Trump to have to nominate a less Conservative Justice.

Brown comes across as ironically clueless when he keeps likening Kavanaugh to Obama. Remember those 4 scenarios?

  •  Own it always (it was never a secret)
  • Own it from the minute it was outed
  • Deny it even though all the evidence is against you
  • Keep offending because you were never in the wrong (even though everyone knows otherwise)

Obama has owned his past, even when it was outed. There was nothing to hide even if he wasn’t purchasing billboards. Kavanaugh “categorically denies” even as his accuser has a reputable occupation and therefore might be telling te truth (sarcasm; I believe her).

It’s also important to remember that in Brown’s world, all sins are equal. Attempted rape = marijuana smoking = alcoholism = consensual premarital sex. I’d assume rape and murder would also fit in that equation.