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There is a man named Peter in Belgium

August 6, 2007

Stumbled upon a comment on Carson’s Post: BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungarian scientists said on Tuesday they have discovered a group of fossilized swamp cypress trees preserved from 8 million years ago which could provide clues about the climate of pre-historic times. The trees date back to the late Miocene geological period at a time when the Carpathian basin — present day Hungary — was a freshwater lake surrounded by swamps.

The first comment came from a religious zealot, leftdog:

“Clearly they have been planted there by Lucifer Satan to trick you into believing in the sinful concept of ‘evolution’!/

Do you NOT understand that if these trees are ACTUALLY as old as you say, then the Book of Genesis and the Bible as a whole would be in error and we simply cannot have that!!!”

The comment from Peter to leftdog was beautiful:

“The bible is not a science book, my dear friends, it is a guidelline for living in respect to oneself and each other. In the bible, there is no proof of wether or not God exists and any discussion about it is pointless and mostly irrelevant. Living honorable and respectful is much more important and, as a matter of fact, the major point of any religious book.

Now let’s go back to science, shall we?”

I was impressed with the simplicity and depth of Peter’s answer. Religion must be used as a tool to heal and energize our spirit so we can explore the wondrous gift of intelligence. Those who want to limit their perception of the world to the pages of an old religious tome are completely missing the point of being alive. Religion the tool, or, religion the weapon, take your pick.

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5 Comments
  1. Sean permalink
    May 22, 2008 10:19 am

    Leftdog;
    Saten does not have to plant trees when all he has to do is plant ideas. He’ll just let man do the rest. Remember the only thing
    evolving in this world is the theory( and yes I said THEORY) of evolution. The Bible has not changed in all these years (example the dead sea scrolls and modern day text are both the same).

  2. Sean permalink
    May 22, 2008 10:13 am

    Evolution and Creation are both religious beliefs.
    Nether can be proved or disproved both have to be taken on faith.
    And if you believe in Carbon dating show me some one that was around when the sample was formed and can testify to it creation, not basing on assumptions.

  3. August 22, 2007 7:18 pm

    Hi…I’m a reporter for a website called WebProNews.com and I was hoping to possibly set up an interview with you regarding the government’s hopes to monitor blogs. Thanks.
    ~Kara

  4. luminaria permalink
    August 19, 2007 2:05 am

    [Deep breath] The bible/koran/talmud/tora were all written by men who invented an authoritarian god in their image to control the thinking (and thus the lives) of human beings. I submit that none of those books should ever have been written or read by anyone. Human beings get more truth from our own hearts and communion with others and the Earth than by reading such dictatorial, contradictory, and violent inventions. It’s long past time to protect children from their harmful influences.

    Great blog you have. Thanks for your comments on mine, and delighted to add you to my blogroll.

  5. civilizer permalink
    August 15, 2007 6:56 am

    Hell of a blog, Bosskitty; consider yourself blogrolled on mine.

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