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Bill Nye slams creationism
August 27th, 2012
11:31 AM ET

Bill Nye slams creationism

By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

(CNN)–Famed TV scientist Bill Nye is slamming creationism in a new online video for Big Think titled "Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children."

"Denial of evolution is unique to the United States," Nye begins in a YouTube video posted on Thursday.  The video quickly picked up steam over the weekend and as of Monday morning had been viewed more than 1,100,000 times.

Nye - a mechanical engineer and television personality best known for his program, "Bill Nye the Science Guy" - said the United States has great capital in scientific knowledge and "when you have a portion of the population that doesn't believe in it, it holds everyone back."

"Your world becomes fantastically complicated if you don't believe in evolution," Nye said in the Web video.

Creationists are a vast and varied group in the United States.  Most creationists believe in the account of the origins of the world as told in the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible.

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In the creation account, God creates Adam and Eve, the world, and everything in it in six days.

For Christians who read the Genesis account literally, or authoritatively as they would say, the six days in the account are literal 24-hour periods and leave no room for evolution.  Young Earth creationists use this construct and biblical genealogies to determine the age of the Earth, and typically come up with 6,000 to 10,000 years.

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The Gallup Poll has been tracking Americans' views on creation and evolution for the past 30 years.  In June it released its latest findings, which showed 46% of Americans believed in creationism, 32% believed in evolution guided by God, and 15% believed in atheistic evolution.

During the 30 years Gallup has conducted the survey, creationism has remained far and away the most popular answer, with 40% to 47% of Americans surveyed saying they believed that God created humans in their present form at one point within the past 10,000 years.

Survey: Nearly half of Americans subscribe to creationist view of human origins

"The idea of deep time of billions of years explains so much of the world around us. If you try to ignore that, your worldview becomes crazy, untenable, itself inconsistent," Nye said in the video.

"I say to the grownups, if you want to deny evolution and live in your world, that's completely inconsistent with the world we observe, that's fine.  But don't make your kids do it.  Because we need them.  We need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future.  We need engineers that can build stuff and solve problems," he said.

Creationists' beliefs about the origins of the Earth are often a narrow focus, based in large part on religious beliefs, and while they reject evolution as "just one theory," they often embrace other fields of science and technology.

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In "The Genesis Flood," the 1961 book that in many ways help launch the Young Earth creationism movement in the United States, the authors write: “Our conclusions must unavoidably be colored by our Biblical presuppositions, and this we plainly acknowledge."  Their goal for the book was to harmonize the scientific evidence with the accounts in Genesis of creation and the flood.

The idea of creationism has been scorned by the mainstream scientific community since shortly after Darwin introduced "The Origin of Species" in 1859.  By 1880, The American Naturalists, a science journal, reported nearly every major university in America was teaching evolution.

"In another couple centuries I'm sure that worldview won't even exist.  There's no evidence for it. So..." Nye ends his video.

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Creationism • Science

soundoff (14,640 Responses)
  1. tokecode

    And on Sunday Jesus rose from the grave and ate the brains of all of his followers.....

    August 27, 2012 at 7:55 pm |
  2. jason

    This is also the argument – your lying to children – "think of the children" I think that was from Simpsons. In Bill's worldview, why would it be wrong to lie to children? He's giving a moral absolute, and has nothing to back it up with, if it enhances my survival value, I can lie all I want ~ isn't that what many people do anyway?

    A biblical worldview – I am not lying, I am telling them the truth.

    August 27, 2012 at 7:55 pm |
    • Red Stripe...Yea Beer

      ....and has nothing to back it up with

      -----------------------–

      yea, nothing to back it up...ok...nothing but 99% of the world's leading scientist and years of research, studies, and peer reviews.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:58 pm |
    • jason

      Hitler had millions of followers – where they right? 99% is a made up number, that isn't based on actual verifiable facts – 30 minutes of looking online would tell you that. Majority vote does not equate truth –

      Biblically God doesn't need any of us, and there isn't many people being saved

      August 27, 2012 at 8:04 pm |
  3. Woodrow

    I find it funny that Christians believe in some book that was written 2000 years ago and humans have been around for 50,000 to 200,000 years approx..What happened to the other 48,000 to 198,000 years? Religion is about as truthful as the US Government.

    August 27, 2012 at 7:55 pm |
    • jason

      your argument is invalid – If they are biblical Christians – they believe in a supernatural God, logic, and that the world was created in ~6000 years – Don't make a strawman and attack it – it's arbitrary

      August 27, 2012 at 7:57 pm |
    • Tim T

      Renenber that on judgement day

      August 27, 2012 at 8:12 pm |
    • Tim T

      Remember that on judgement day

      August 27, 2012 at 8:12 pm |
  4. ChristardMingle.com

    I have never seen a blog pro-create like this before.

    August 27, 2012 at 7:54 pm |
    • Red Stripe...Yea Beer

      yea...the evolution of this blog is amazing.

      August 27, 2012 at 8:00 pm |
    • I'm not a GOPer, nor do I play one on TV

      4800 posts from 11:31am EDT to about 8:00pm EDT.

      That's an average of 9.4 posts per minute. It seems to have slowed down a bit, so we can assume at one point it was well over 10 posts per minute.

      10 posts per minute is one post every six seconds, all afternoon and into the evening.

      August 27, 2012 at 8:01 pm |
  5. cutedog2

    Regardless if one is a Creationist or an Evolutionist, nothing stalls ingenuity more than believing there is only one true answer. Sorry Bill Nye, your ideas offer no more hope of pushing people forward than those you accuse of hoding it back.

    August 27, 2012 at 7:53 pm |
    • ChristardMingle.com

      cutedog, it would really be impossible for you to more wrong and ignorant.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:55 pm |
    • Moby Schtick

      That's why it's stupid to beleive in gravity? There's no question of evolution occurring. As to the specifics, there's plenty of debate and room for advancement in the field. Your challenge is unfounded.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:56 pm |
    • jason

      Moby – your confusing evolving – changing, with Good to you evolve – bait and switch fallacy – your being arbitrary

      August 27, 2012 at 7:58 pm |
    • Moby Schtick

      @ Jason

      Nope, and you're confusing "your" and "you're."

      August 27, 2012 at 8:02 pm |
    • Ron

      Wow...so then we must be holding progress back because we deny Hitler's version of biology? Sorry, but when something is disproved over and over and over again holding on to it as valid just doesn't make sense. There is no Master Race just like the Universe is more than 10,000 years old. The biblical writings should be taken in historical context. Writing about an incredibly complex subject in ways that primitive illiterates can understand is the result. Otherwise the Amish have it right?

      August 27, 2012 at 8:04 pm |
  6. laughnow27513

    People that deny creation, for the most part, are God haters. They know God exists. They know without a watchmaker there can be no watch. They see the DNA machine, and know that machines dont create themselves from nothing. Nevertheless, because they hate God, they cling to their laughable theories. God laughs at them.
    In the end, its the age old issue of sin, knowing right, embracing evil and darkness, and as a result, hating God. Real scientists, those that dont choose to ignore what their eyes see and empirical data shows, know for a fact that the universe, this speck of mud called earth, and human beings were created by God.

    August 27, 2012 at 7:52 pm |
    • Sean

      As a christian may I say that you are an idiot?

      August 27, 2012 at 7:54 pm |
    • Moby Schtick

      You don't seem to understand how science works. That's a larger issue than whether or not either your or I believe in god, I think.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:54 pm |
    • anobody

      Make sure you put away your gun cleaning rags and oil this time.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:56 pm |
    • the other guy

      Hard to hate something that doesn't exsist. Religious types find plenty of people to hate, don't they?

      August 27, 2012 at 7:57 pm |
    • ChristardMingle.com

      laughnow, if I believed in god and likewise believed he sat around laughing at his children I would in fact hate god. However, you can't hate was isn't real.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:57 pm |
    • DonnerParty

      We won't miss you after the rapture.Will we?

      August 27, 2012 at 7:58 pm |
    • J

      This speck of mud? How about the billions of other specks out there? And if God supposedly loves everyone, should He exist, why would he laugh at those who deny His presence?

      August 27, 2012 at 7:59 pm |
    • slack_daddy

      God Haters? I dont beleive but like the "Fairy God Mother" who could hate her?

      August 27, 2012 at 8:01 pm |
    • Reason255

      (laughs at laughnow27513)

      August 27, 2012 at 8:02 pm |
    • mariner v

      God just told me that he would prefer that you didn't speak on his behalf. He told me that you don't have the facts or the eloquence to speak on his behalf. He also told me that the phrase GodHaters is an oxymoron and he would never use an oxymoron even if his existence depended upon it. He also told me that he can speak for himself and doesn't need anyone to speak for him, so he would prefer it you don't do it in the future or he is going to reach out to you and you won't like it. He also told me that the reason he has chosen me to speak for him is because he doesn't like you but he likes me. He also said that he'll speak for himself the next time but right now he has a sore throat.

      August 27, 2012 at 8:07 pm |
    • bigboxes

      Sounds like the American Taliban. The more we understand about our origins the more we understand about God. Adhering to a literal interpretation of Genesis is silly. Even the Jews don't do that. When scientists discover another link in the evolution chain or find a distant star it just makes me marvel at God all the more. I don't believe in him less. Science should not be feared. God gave us the ability to reason. We are able to makes sense of our observations.

      August 27, 2012 at 8:10 pm |
    • TheChosenJuan

      Hating god is as ridiculous a statement as hating unicorns.

      August 27, 2012 at 8:35 pm |
  7. KXD

    Our species is already doomed. We'll probably end up starving ourselves out of existence due to rampant industrialization, deforestation, overpopulation, etc..

    That's if we don't blow ourselves up first.

    August 27, 2012 at 7:52 pm |
  8. dave

    To all the people who do not believe in god or hell,what if you wrong, your in for a big surprise, from someone who has survived brain cancer, four tia's , three hurricanes, diabetes, asthma, copd, and gurd, with no scientist being able to explain it, i think i'll stick to praising God and giving him all the glory for every breath i take

    August 27, 2012 at 7:51 pm |
    • uncommonsense

      What about the 1,500 people a day that die from cancer? Why was God not there for them?

      August 27, 2012 at 7:53 pm |
    • KXD

      you praising your deity doesn't prove its existence.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:54 pm |
    • Boing

      Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die.

      August 27, 2012 at 8:07 pm |
    • God

      Thanks Dave...now don't forget to drop a few bills in the collect basket...(sucker)

      August 27, 2012 at 8:07 pm |
    • TheChosenJuan

      Wow, for someone who believes in a god and in a heaven, you sure go out of your way to stay alive.

      August 27, 2012 at 8:37 pm |
  9. Nancy Breault

    Science is proven fact. All of you who don't believe in fact have nothing better to do than make fun of someone? Get over yourselves. You're wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 27, 2012 at 7:50 pm |
    • jason

      LOL this comment...Nancy – Science is a tool, now facts may be proven using the tool of science, but those facts go through a lens of a human being who has a worldview, a bias, and a belief system. It is used by people – now Scientism sounds a lot more of what your religiously talking about

      August 27, 2012 at 8:01 pm |
  10. Anon

    Debating creationists on the topic of evolution is rather like trying to play chess with a pigeon — it knocks the pieces over, craps on the board, and flies back to its flock to claim victory.

    August 27, 2012 at 7:49 pm |
    • Josh Prause

      I loved Bill Nye as a kid....now I have lost ALL respect for him. I feel sorry for him actually, he'll know the truth one day, we all will and most people wont like it either

      August 27, 2012 at 7:53 pm |
    • furianxo

      Human evolution has not been proven... there are so many gaps, its hardly debatable. We have apes, monkeys, baboons, chimps (im not concerned if i mentioned two of the same), but yet, they have not evolved. However, there is no arguing, in my opinion, that some form of animal evolution has taken place. I think its natural, and a part of God's plan.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:53 pm |
    • sybaris

      furianxo

      you are a very confused person and suffer from moving too many goal posts to fit your religion

      August 27, 2012 at 7:56 pm |
    • Anon

      Jesus the imaginary motherfu*ker can go screw himself.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:56 pm |
    • furianxo

      what ever Sybaris.... i go by logic, not what the guy next door, or tv told me.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:58 pm |
    • Anon

      Extreme cognitive dissonance is more like it and religious scientists are the worst sufferers.

      August 27, 2012 at 8:02 pm |
    • RichardSRussell

      furianxo opines that: "Human evolution has not been proven"
       
      This is true only in the sense that "proven" is a concept in mathematics, not science. In science, all findings are held tentatively, subject to being overturned if better evidence comes along. With respect to natural selection — the leading hypothesis about the FACT of evolution, which has been challenged like no other hypothesis in history — none ever has. It's as solid as anything in all of science, which is why it's been rewarded with one of the highest accolades science can bestow on anything: They call it a "theory"!

      August 27, 2012 at 8:05 pm |
    • Religious scientist

      furianxo: you are describing the idea of "special creation", where everything other than humans evolved. It's an appealing concept, but I wonder, if God created us from scratch, why did He use so many parts from other animals? The vast majority of our genome is the same as the chimp's.

      August 27, 2012 at 8:07 pm |
    • Anon

      Special creation = Religious cop out based on the three abrahamic desert religions.

      August 27, 2012 at 8:12 pm |
  11. furianxo

    Christians who preach creationism (world is 10k years old) are worse than the salem witch hunters. They are uneducated, and don't know the first thing about the Bible. The bible is NOT a book of answers... its is a book of stories. God's time is NOT our time... to think so, only shows your ignorance. What took God seven days to do, could have been billions of years in our time and there is absolutely no arguing that point.

    August 27, 2012 at 7:48 pm |
    • furianxo

      Also... to argue that this is no God, shows supreme ignorance as well. Nobody on the planet knows the secrets of the universe. We are not even close. Our minds cannot even comprehend an infinite universe, much less what was before the universe, etc, etc, etc.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:51 pm |
    • sybaris

      again, just make it fit that's the beauty of religion

      August 27, 2012 at 7:58 pm |
    • furianxo

      Same thing Sybaris... you spew your opinion, but offer absolutely no basis for it.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:59 pm |
    • Anon

      Tell your precious god Yahweh/Jesus/Jehovah to go fu*k himself in a 3some.

      August 27, 2012 at 8:06 pm |
    • skeptical

      .....What took God seven days to do, could have been billions of years in our time and there is absolutely no proof for that point.

      -there I fixed it for you

      August 27, 2012 at 10:10 pm |
  12. Lance

    One of most basic laws of science is the Law of the Conservation of Energy. Energy cannot be created or destroyed; it can only be changed from one form to another.

    What's this say about the relationship between mind and brain? Is the mind independent from the brain? Could the mind be energy that exists even after the brain is dead? Millions who've experienced classic NDEs would tell you the answer is yes.

    Whats this say about the Big Bang and the creation of the universe?

    August 27, 2012 at 7:48 pm |
    • Moby Schtick

      Very, very little.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:50 pm |
    • I'm not a GOPer, nor do I play one on TV

      The conservation of energy presumes a closed system.

      Energy can change form from kinetic to chemical to electrical. Once the body dies, the electrical energy in the brain stops as the metabolic system stops converting chemical energy. The latent chemical energy remains.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:53 pm |
  13. MiKe

    I understand the need for separation of church and state. What I don't understand is the hypocrisy that is carried on in this thread. I am in no way a religious person. I was, however, brought up as a Christian. The problem I am seeing is the majority of people on this thread willing to comment are atheists bashing those of religious faith merely because of said faith. Society isn't what it used to be and the religious zealots aren't as prevalent. What gives the non-believer the right to be so hostile. Last time I checked, evolution has been taught in schools for as long as I can remember (I'm 33yrs old and taught in the Georgia public school system). Why not teach both theories and allow the children to develop naturally into whatever adult their early childhood stimuli creates. Lets not resort to pass transgressions by keeping certain aspects of our society out the education system. The last time I checked, that was called persecution.

    August 27, 2012 at 7:48 pm |
    • MiKe

      Past, not pass. My bad.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:49 pm |
    • ICStupidppl

      Why not teach both concepts.?

      Well why not teach 50 concepts? Are you OK with teaching Hinduism, Wiccanism, Judahism. How about Islam.
      Probably not right. Cause those other ideas are just plain "Stupid", says the Christian.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:51 pm |
    • Religious scientist

      Mike, I was with you until you said that "both theories" should be taught. Creationism is NOT a theory because (1) it is a tenet of faith, not observation, (2) it does not lead to useful predictions about the natural world, and (3) it is a supernatural idea, so it cannot be disproven.

      August 27, 2012 at 8:01 pm |
    • 13monkees

      Because creaionism is not at all science. It is soley religion. You do not teach religion in a science classroom. There is no controversy other than what the religious assert. ALL sciences have tested evolution and they have all proven it. Creationism is not a theory, creationism is a hypothesis that is mostly untestable and therefore useless. All creationists try to do is poke holes in evolution and they have no problems with misrepresenting evolution in their claims. They seem to think that if they can disprove evolution, then the God idea wins. It doesn't, thye still offer no evidence at all that a god exists. In order to make the claim that a god created anything, you must provide evidence of this being. They have none.

      August 27, 2012 at 8:01 pm |
    • davidp

      Creationism is not a scientific theory. It should not be taught in a science class along with evolution. Maybe it could be taught in a philosophy class.

      August 27, 2012 at 8:02 pm |
    • MiKe

      @ ICStupidPpl,
      This is exactly what I'm talking about. A civil conversation is lost on people like you, those unwilling to compromise. You reply in an inconsiderate tone and wonder why people with faith are the problem.

      August 27, 2012 at 8:02 pm |
    • MiKe

      I stand corrected and realize that using the word theory in relation to creationism is incorrect.

      August 27, 2012 at 8:05 pm |
    • Gordon Singh

      What else are we supposed to bash Christians, as a group, for?

      If a group of idiots thinks 1+1=5, they could be the nicest people, but they are opening themselves up to a fundamental level of criticism that cannot be constructive. They are idiots.

      August 27, 2012 at 8:07 pm |
  14. Blackflag

    Although I am an atheist I fully respect the right of people to practice any religion of their choosing within the boundaries of the law. With that said, your religious practices should be personal and private. The moment your "beliefs" (not facts) start spilling over into politics, education and other matters that affect me you have crossed the line. The teaching of Creationism in public schools in America is completely and utterly unacceptable.

    August 27, 2012 at 7:47 pm |
    • Ralph N

      Athiesm has no more right to be taught in schools than creationism. Both are a system of beliefs about how the universe came into being. To favor athiesm over creationism in any setting is inconsistent and prejudicial. The real problem is that tyrannical athiests like Bill Nye are unable to accept any other belief systems than his own. You think the thoughts that you believe have value.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:58 pm |
    • 13monkees

      Ralph, I have noticed that believers have been trying to lump atheists in with your faiths by claiming atheism is a belief system. Atheists lack belief in any gods therefore we have no dogma or "beliefs." We accept proven science that actually explains how we got here rather than blindly accepting ancient writings. They are not equal at all. Atheism is not taught, science is taught. Schools have no business in stating what stance people should take on the existence of gods, including yours. Science makes no claim on the existence of gods, it simply explains how things in the universe work. There are numerous believers that accept science.

      August 27, 2012 at 8:08 pm |
    • Anon

      Atheist = Non-belief in supernatural beings such as gods, devils, etc due to zero evidence, hence not a religion (no creeds, dogmas, etc). Get it though your short memory spans.

      August 27, 2012 at 8:09 pm |
    • Ralph N

      13Monkeys get real. You're poor at playing with words. Athiesm IS a belief..... in NO GOD. It's still a belief in how the universe was created. And... science still hasn't "proved" how the universe was created. Its still nothing more than an alternative creationist belief. And I accept science as far as it will go. And for your information one of the Hebrew interpretations for God created the world in 7 days is "period".

      August 27, 2012 at 9:03 pm |
  15. kelly51

    I thought Leonard Nemoy died or is this frea Bill Nye a cousin? I swear on my soul I will never stop teaching my children the Gospel.

    August 27, 2012 at 7:46 pm |
    • ChristardMingle.com

      kelly why do you think child abuse is ok? You are unfit as a parent.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:47 pm |
    • Bob

      Great post ChristardMingle. I was thinking the same thing about kelly51. Indoctrinating kids with religion is child abuse for sure.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:49 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      Completely uncalled for. Way to overboard.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:49 pm |
    • kelly51

      On the contrary I'm an excellent parent and I love my children more than my own life. Say what you will. I know God is.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:50 pm |
    • ChristardMingle.com

      Dream on kelly. You can't be a fit parent when you intentially lie and brainwash children. It is abuse by definition.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:52 pm |
  16. wade moran

    So if evolution and darwinism are true, then it should also be true that survival of the fittest should reign, and government handouts should be stopped because it's just throwing off the whole theory and natural order.

    August 27, 2012 at 7:45 pm |
    • ChristardMingle.com

      Wade, you don't even know what survival of the fittest means you uneducated dolt.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:46 pm |
    • kelly51

      I love it! Perfect reply.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:47 pm |
    • Moby Schtick

      Indeed, right wingers are definitely more darwinistic than they would like to believe.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:47 pm |
    • Sean

      that.... That's how survival of the fittest works
      ...

      August 27, 2012 at 7:47 pm |
  17. Woodrow

    If you believe in creationism you are by and far the stupidest person on the planet. The sad part is the good ol USA has a lot of stupidest person on the planet.

    August 27, 2012 at 7:45 pm |
    • i12bphil

      And yet most of them are smart enough to know there is no such word as "stupidest"...

      August 27, 2012 at 7:47 pm |
    • kelly51

      really? "stupidest" LMAO You must be from Canada, huh?

      August 27, 2012 at 7:48 pm |
    • RichardSRussell

      i12bphil opines: "... there is no such word as "stupidest".
       
      "Stupid" is an adjective. Normal English practice is to intensify adjectives by adding "-er" and max them out by adding "-est". Thus "stupider" and "stupidest" are perfectly normal forms, as any on-line dictionary will confirm for you.
       
      The exception is that there are no comparative or superlative forms to any adjective expressing an ultimate. Thus something can be "unique" but never "more unique" or "most unique".

      August 27, 2012 at 7:55 pm |
    • furianxo

      most Christians do not believe the world is 10k years old. You only see this because its such a stupid idea and the media feed on it. The Bibles description of time is easily mistaken for Human time, and not God's time.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:56 pm |
    • furianxo

      Richard, if enough people use it... it will become definition. It's just the way it is... ain't it?

      August 27, 2012 at 7:57 pm |
  18. Mr Mars Rover Robot

    Hi guys! Just up here doing experiments on Mars!
    Jesus didn't know what a planet was, lol!

    August 27, 2012 at 7:44 pm |
  19. Friends

    PHOEBE: Ok, Ross, could you just open your mind like this much, ok? Wasn't there a time when the brightest minds in the world believed that the world was flat? And, up until like what, 50 years ago, you all thought the atom was the smallest thing, until you split it open, and this like, whole mess of crap came out. Now, are you telling me that you are so unbelievably arrogant that you can't admit that there's a teeny tiny possibility that you could be wrong about Evolution?

    Phoebe > Bill Nye

    eat it

    August 27, 2012 at 7:44 pm |
    • uncommonsense

      Wow, a sit-com is the best you cancome up with?

      August 27, 2012 at 7:47 pm |
  20. jason

    Didn't Voltaire say "in 100 years the bible will be gone" then He died and was buried and the french bible society bought his house and used his word-press to make bibles

    Truth in Time goes hand in hand

    The Bible will outlive us all, because it is transcendent. it's promises are true – the Church lives on, the Scriptures live on, in 100 years from now, your life will not matter – the only thing that will matter is what you did with Jesus Christ

    August 27, 2012 at 7:43 pm |
    • Anon

      Actually thanks to the internet Christianity will probably die sooner.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:47 pm |
    • Bob

      No, it will only outlive us because paper often does, and because some memes are pervasive and persistent, regardless of whether or not they have any truth to them.

      Get over your nasty religion already. The world will be better for it.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:47 pm |
    • RichardSRussell

      "the only thing that will matter is what you did with Jesus Christ"
       
      Omigod! Did they find the body?

      August 27, 2012 at 7:51 pm |
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