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Creationism At The Zoo  
User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

Here, Kiddies, good luck with your learning.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/06/08/zoo.display.ap/index.html

[Edited 2005-06-09 06:30:42]

[Edited 2005-06-09 06:30:57]

[Edited 2005-06-09 06:31:13]


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
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User currently offlineLambertSTL777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 218 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

Oh god.. what's next??


Triple shifts everday 6/19 - 7/1..Won't be on much
User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 49
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 996 times:

I doubt the Hindu elephant and the American Indian inscription was placed there because of their religious significance in the first place. Jesus Christ.

BaylorAirBear



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4682 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 985 times:

Tulsa, Oklahoma - That's all I needed to know......... Thumper-town


"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
User currently offlineMKEdude From South Korea, joined May 2005, 1011 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 981 times:

Dear lord...protect me from your followers  pray 


"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline." Frank Zappa
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21634 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks ago) and read 975 times:

 banghead 

Quoting MKEdude (Reply 4):
Dear lord...protect me from your followers

And me.

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 964 times:

Welcome to Jesus-land, folks ! Travel back in time 300 years to a gentler, simpler age, when adultery was a hanging offence, and "Fair Trade for Africa" meant increasing the amount of rum you paid for a slave. Check your IQ at the turnstile...

User currently offlineNYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 961 times:

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 2):
I doubt the Hindu elephant and the American Indian inscription was placed there because of their religious significance in the first place. Jesus Christ.

You're right!! At the end of the article it says that the Hindu elephant was part of an exhibit showing cultural representations of the elephant worldwide -the Republican Party elephant was included in the same exhibit!!

But ooooooh no, that's discrimination against Christians! what an outrage! outrage my @ss. I wish these freaks would climb in a hole and go away.


User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 49
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 954 times:

Quoting NYCFlyer (Reply 7):
the Republican Party elephant was included in the same exhibit!!

Then I guess they'd better get an ass as well or Falcon84 will be calling them.

BaylorAirBear



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineOldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2091 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 950 times:

BEATI PAUPERES SPIRITU

Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit ...

... because they are so stupid to understand the world.  banghead 

Does someone can tell them that the Middle Ages are over?  banghead 

Axel

[Edited 2005-06-09 10:20:18]


Wer nichts weiss muss alles glauben
User currently offlineDamirc From Slovenia, joined Feb 2004, 726 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 931 times:

What the hell is going on over in the States?

Religion is fine ... but it seems to me, that too many people are taking too many things too literally. Which is fine and their right. But when they start forcing their views onto others .... it becomes a problem. W T H?

D.


User currently offlineBarcode From Switzerland, joined Dec 2001, 678 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 916 times:

Well, would it fly if somebody suggested a depiction of the Darwinian account (i.e. the truth)? Sometimes I wish we could ship all the fundies off to their own remote Island somewhere, or at least quarantine them to the US - but then the rest of the sane population will have to deal with their rampant stupidity .....

User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5395 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 891 times:

Quoting Barcode (Reply 11):
Sometimes I wish we could ship all the fundies off to their own remote Island somewhere, or at least quarantine them to the US - but then the rest of the sane population will have to deal with their rampant stupidity .....

I hear Ellesmere Island is absolutely miserable this time of the year  thumbsup 



South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 870 times:

Just a reminder:

"The new display will include a disclaimer that says it represents one view. City attorneys also advised it be placed alongside other cultures' views of creation."

You guys are seriously over-reacting.
ALL religion contains absurd teachings.
Why do you all get so worked-up about Christianity? Aren't you embarassed?

WGASA?



Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 49
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 862 times:

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 13):
Why do you all get so worked-up about Christianity? Aren't you embarrassed?

Because I am a Christian. Why should I be embarrassed? I'm not being a jackass over a statue of an elephant. Following their logic, they should now create exhibits representing all creation theories and all religions. Why the fuck do they have to cry about an elephant statue that is there for its historical/cultural significance. The exhibit isn't endorsing Hinduism.

BaylorAirBear



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 838 times:

Quoting Garnetpalmetto (Reply 12):
I hear Ellesmere Island is absolutely miserable this time of the year

Limit your problems to somewhere in your own country I suggest Sitka or Adak or somewhere else in the Aleutians chain. We have our own plans for Elsemere besides, think of what would happen to all the poor Musk Ox and Polar Bears up there if you dropped all those fundies in on them.

WrenchBender



Silly Pilot, Tricks are for kids.......
User currently offlineB744F From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 831 times:

If only the people who claim to be fundies actually followed the book correctly!

User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 797 times:

While I agree with the reasoning behind the vote, this is outright wrong:

Quote:
The new display will include a disclaimer that says it represents one view

So, unless I have misinterpreted this, the zoo (run by the city and hence the state) can claim one of the cultural views displayed represents theirs? Regardless of where this occured in the USA, last I checked I wasn't christian, they cannot be representing me, can they?

Quote:
She expressed qualms about the zoo delving into theological debate.

"I'm afraid we are going in the wrong direction," she said.

I'm with the Tulsa Zoo exhibit curator Kathleen Buck-Miser on this, there should not have been ANY religious tag on these animals, people who visit zoo's do not want to learn anything as long as it threatens their most cherished cultural believes.

Quote:
"I do not like the idea of scripture at the zoo," she said

Well I am a hindu and I wonder why the hell did your board vote to included it in the first place?? Either all or nothing, end of debate.

Quote:
Zoo officials had argued that the zoo does not advocate religion

That's not what was quoted above, where there would be a display noting which culture represents 'all of us'  Yeah sure

Quote:
and that displays like the elephant statue are meant to show the animal's image among cultures. The same exhibit includes the Republican Party's elephant symbol.

Golly, I didn't know that Jesus-lovers use an elephant to signify a demigod or saint to represent their almighty, go figure. Well that settles it, those "two hours of public comment from a standing-room-only crowd" should be punished for being ignroant. Lord knows I am not the one to decide their fate.  Smile

Sadly, some think they can.



The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
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